is a group of four multi-dimensional musicians:
Rick Houle – Bass
Frank Seeberger – Guitar
Ed Weber – Keys
Garey Williams – Drums
Each member is well established as both an in demand sideman, as a studio musician and music educator. Performing music by Mike Stern, Steps Ahead, Chick Corea, John Scofield, Pat Metheny and others, their cohesive sound is expressive, adventurous and world class.
Speechless Live at Doyle’s Public House
MEET THE BAND
A student from Berklee College of Music, Minneapolis music scene(Ricky Peterson, Eric Gravatt, Dick Oatts, Gordy Knudtson and more) and Seattle(Jay Thomas, Marc Seales, Julio Jauregui, Carlos Cascante, Dave Peterson, Hans Teuber, Darin Clendenin, Rick Mandyke, Milo Peterson, Eric Verlinde and so many more). Rick plays in many styles, many bands. Pocket is Rick’s thing.
Guitarist Frank Seeberger has been performing and teaching professionally for over 28 years. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Frank studied with jazz greats Mick Goodrick, Gene Bertoncini, George Russell, and Charlie Banacos. He’s also a top local studio guitarist, with many movie scores, commercials, video games, and albums to his credit. Frank has performed live with numerous jazz legends such as Gunther Schuller, Curis Fuller, Sam Rivers, Ernestine Anderson, and national smooth jazz artists Jackiem Joyner, Dominic Amato, and Darren Motamedy. In addition to Samba to Soul, Frank is also a member of the Full Circle Jazz Ensemble, and jazz trio Collaborative Works.
Edward K. (Ed) Weber
At age 9, Ed began playing keyboards. His interest in jazz, r&b and funk, along with living in Hawaii, lead to diverse musical endeavors—Aloha Stadium organist for the Hawaii Islanders AAA baseball team, and performing with local Hawaii artists Jimmy Borges, Gabe Baltazar, Paradox w/Azure McCall, Nueva Vida, and the Hawaiian Style Band. Since moving with his family to Seattle in 1998, Ed has worked with many local artists, like Darren Motamedy, Korla Wygal, Rebecca Rosenberg, and the late Edmonia Jarrett. He also has performed with national artists Ernie Watts, Freddie Hubbard, Bill Watrous, Nestor Torres, and Tiger Okoshi. Ed is Nearly Dan’s musical director.
Garey has played drums professionally in the Northwest since the 1980s working with numerous bands and many notable jazz musicians including Diana Krall, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Eddie Daniels, Barney McClure, Howard Roberts and others. Garey has also performed with many local jazz artists and big bands including The Jazz Police, The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Roadside Attraction and recorded with the Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra and the Full Circle Jazz Ensemble. As an educator, Garey has been teaching over 30 years, has studied with some of the world’s greatest drummers and has amassed countless hours of performing and recording time as both a band leader and sideman. Formerly the drummer for the Seattle based fusion trio, Ecstasy In numbers, Garey has been reviewed and published in Modern Drummer, Rhythm Magazine, Percussive Notes and numerous regional and local newspapers. Garey endorses and conducts clinics for Ludwig drums, Paiste cymbals, Innovative Percussion sticks, Remo drumheads and Latin Percussion, and is the author of The Hi-Hat Foot and Drummer’s Guide to Big Band distributed by Alfred publishing.