Dave Boylan (lead vocals, guitar)
Based in Boulder CO, Dave Boylan has been a regular on the front range music scene for many years. From his early days with The Feds in Boulder, to his solo time with The Dave Boylan Band, Dave has written hundreds of songs, released multiple CD’s, and has garnered songwriting awards and recognition from local festivals such as The Folks Fest in Lyons Colorado, to as far away as Merlefest in North Carolina.
Dave has also been fortunate enough to share a stage with many national acts, including Dizzy Reed from Guns and Roses, Firefall, America, Jefferson Starship, Edgar Winter, Bruce Cockburn, John Prine, Big Head Todd, and an amazing night at The Buffalo Rose in Golden, playing lead guitar for Bo Diddley. One night even found Dave swapping acoustic tunes with Michael Franti at a small gathering in Vail. As Dave told it, “Mike was awesome…it’s was 5 below and he was barefoot. He saw I was nervous and said “it’s all good, I’ll go first”…a really nice guy and a legend all in one. Then I was like, great…now I have to play one?”
And as a die hard Bruce fan, Dave jumped at the chance to front this amazing group of musicians. Though challenging and seemingly impossible at times, Dave puts his own spin on “Bruce”, while never straying far from the passion and sweat that has been Bruce’s gift to rock n roll all these years.
I suppose it can be said that it’s virtually impossible to equal the swagger that guys like Keith Richards and Bruce Springsteen tuck behind a worn out Telecaster.
But sure as shit, Dave comes pretty close.
Bob Giusto (saxophone, harmonica, vocals)
Bob Giusto remembers exactly where he was in 1976 the very first time he heard the Born to Run album. He was immediately hooked on Bruce Springsteen’s music, an affinity that has not diminished through the years. He first picked up a saxophone in high school, and Clarence Clemons’ distinctive sound has always served as a standard to emulate.
While Bob did not remain active in the music scene of his hometown (Queens, New York, baby!) during college and his early twenties, his saxophone remained a part of his life as he would pick it up occasionally to play either the blues or some of Clemons’ famous riffs. Now a transplant to the Denver area, Bob has reignited his passion for playing music. For several years he has been active in the local blues scene, playing at a variety of jams around town. He has also gigged with Alan Knight and Company, The Closers, and Chaz DePaolo among others.
Thrilled to be a member of Born to Run, Live! Bob is absolutely impressed by the dedication and abilities of his bandmates. From their first rehearsals together, Bob has had a powerful sense that this band has the skill, passion, and work ethic to make great things happen musically. He knows audiences will feel the same once they see this great band in action.
Scott Wright (drums, vocals)
Scott started playing drums in 4th grade when the drummer in the 10th Mountain Division jazz band looked at his hands and said “man you are going to be a drummer”. A native of Northern New York State, he has been playing ever since. Through high school in a local band which ultimately played at the World’s Fair to this great project here in Denver, Colorado, Scott has played with recording artists and a Grammy winning producer, the most prolific players in country, rock, blues and funk, from the Northern and Western New York area for over 40 years.
During a 30 year career in education as a teacher and then school administrator, Scott continued to play in various bands and upon retirement he and his wife moved to Colorado in 2015 to be closer to their children. With the encouragement of his oldest son, Christopher who is a professional drummer and sound engineer in the Denver area, Scott began sitting in at various blues jams throughout the city. This led to joining a blues band and working on various other projects over the past 2 years.
Scott has said that Born To Run Live presents the opportunity to bring Bruce’s varied musical styles in all types of music from the jazz oriented Spirit in The Night to the straight up rock n roll namesake of the band. “To be able to play with the caliber of musicians who not only are extremely talented but extremely task oriented as well, is a blessing that few musicians get to do, especially when they’ve been around as long as I have!”
Gary Germaine (lead guitar, vocals)
Gary comes to us from a rich background of music and impressive skills on the guitar. Through the years, Gary has shared the stage with such diverse acts as Jason Isbell, The Psychedelic Furs, and Stevie Ray Vaughn, among many others. Couple that with a newly acquired taste for Bruce Springsteen’s music.
He also has an irrational fear of egg salad sandwiches causing him to scream “Don’t spray me Edward!” No one knows why.
Scott Hill (bass)
Bill Wyman…I mean…Scott Hill… is an English musician, record producer, songwriter and singer. He was the bassist for the English rock and roll band the Rolling Stones from 1962 until 1993. Since 1997 he has recorded and toured with his own band, Bill Wyman…I mean…Scott Hill and the Rhythm Kings. He has worked producing records and films, and has scored music for films and television.
Wyman… I mean…Hill… has kept a journal since he was a child after World War II. He has published seven books. Bill… I mean …Scott… is also a photographer, and his works have been displayed in galleries around the world. He became an amateur archaeologist and enjoys metal detecting. He designed and marketed a patented “Bill Wyman”…I mean…”Scott Hill signature metal detector”, which he has used to find relics in the English countryside dating back to the era of the Roman Empire.