Under Pressure

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Under Pressure
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It's Too Funky In Here
Background Information

Origin

Detroit

Genre

Motown, R&B, Funk, Top 40

Years Active

2010 - Present

Website

theunderpressureband.com

Members

David Sanchez - Lead Vocals, Sax, Percussion
Mike Tashjian - Guitar, Vocals
Guido Milligan - Bass, Vocals
Randy Gacki - Drums

Past Members

Brian Roelandt, Don Johnson, George Canterbury, Ryan Maceri, Randy Streicher, Jeremy Nutting,

About

Under Pressure is a Metro Detroit cover band formed by David Sanchez to showcase some of the finest talent in the mid-west with musicians that are serious about entertaining and the music they play. If you want to hear Current, Dance music, Motown, Classic Rock, Country or Smooth Jazz, They can do it all!

Biographies

From Website

David Sanchez

Lead Vocals, Sax and Percussion

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David is a classically trained musician earning his bachelor degree at Central Michigan University. While at CMU David performed at Carnegie Hall twice. He also performed at the North Sea Jazz festival and the Montreux Jazz festival in Europe. David has performed in a variety of local bands including big bands, cover bands and original artists. He finds himself comfortable in the studio laying down horn tracks for various local artists in the Detroit area. David is responsible for forming Under Pressure.

 


Mike Tashjian

Guitar and Vocals

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Mike has had a strong passion for music since he was very young and started playing the guitar after being inspired by the music of Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles. He is a graduate of McNally Smith College of Music with a bachelor’s degree in guitar performance and has experience playing a variety musical styles. After performing in top 40 and show bands on cruise ships Mike returned to the Detroit area to share his love of music with as many people as possible through performing and teaching.

 



Guido Milligan

Bass, Vocals

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Guido has logged hundreds of hours recording with local and national acts. He's recorded with producers Vini Poncia (Kiss), Tim Patalan (Sponge) Jim Vallance (Bryan Adams) Ben Grosse (Breaking Benjamin, Alterbridge). Musicians Anton Fig from David Letterman and Loverboy's drummer Matt Frenette. He toured the U.S. with England's and Red Ant Record's Mexico 70 which opened for The Wallflowers, 10,000 Maniacs, Sister Hazel, Blessid Union Of Souls, Cowboy Mouth and Counting Crowes. He was also in the local band Coda who opened for Steve Vai and Zug Izland who opened for Twiztid and The Darryl Plumer Concept who opened for Vinnie Moore, Robin Trower and Mark Farner. From originals to covers, he brings it! His bass playing will have you out of your seat!!

 


Randy Gacki

Drums

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Born and raised in Detroit Randy grew up hearing his two brothers Stan and Dan playing drums in the basement and wanted to do what they could do. They were the biggest influence in his life. Randy has played many different styles of drumming. He started out playing weddings at age 14 doing Polkas, Waltzes ,Fox Trots and different Latin beats. He later played in rock bands like The Original Poney Express that became EZRA, opening up shows at Harpo's for bands like Robin Trower, Loudness, and Y&T. Randy has played with some local hi profile bands like The Reputations Blues Legend Robert Noll, Stewart Frankie, The Reefermen, and the late great Bootsey X. He has also done studio work, including a session with the late great Ron Asheton of The Stooges. He was a member of the Rock A Billy band the Twistin Tarantulas for 5 years playing at a lot of car shows and touring Alaska, Colorado, Wisconsin and all over Michigan from the U.P to Grand Rapids. Randy hits the drums with energy and intensity.

 


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