Karl Drews - Lead Vocals
Being the son of Opera Singer (Elizabeth Ann Jones) Karl was surrounded by Classical and Jazz music in his early years. Starting out singing, Karl sang briefly with the Texas Boys Choir until his voice changed. At the same time Karl started to play the violin, beginning his love of stringed instruments. After moving to San Diego, Karl learned to play the guitar at the age of 10 and started his first band at the age 13. At age 14 Karl switched to Bass and has been playing Bass ever since.
Karl has played bass guitar and sang with many bands in the Southern California area for over 40 years. They include “Clear Blue”, “Wharf Rat”, “The Remedy”, “Moment’s Notice”, “Graceful Duck”, “Cutting Edge”, “Full Circle”, “Illicit Behavior”. and the MCA recording artists “Clement Forrest”. Karl also played Alternative Rock with the late Peter Duchon from the San Diego based band “The Matter”.
KARL DREWS IS JM (i.e Jim Morrison in JM's Gang).
Bob Viele - Keyboards
Bob has been playing piano continuously since the age of 4 but has only played Keyboard in bands for the last 10 years. Bob took private piano lessons and classroom instruction through high school and studied music theory. Bob studied and played Pipe Organ in College. Bob has been a Doors fan since the 1960s and much of his interest in learning to play the piano and organ was inspired by Ray Manzarek.
Mark Hanley - Lead Guitar
Mark has been playing Guitar since the age of 10 and has been playing continuously in numerous bands except that took a few years off in the early 70s. Mark attended the Music Institute in Hollywood during his early 20s and completed 4 years worth of courses in 1 year. Mark plays Robby Krieger in JM's Gang.
Greg Hall - Bass Guitar
Greg has been playing Bass Guitar since the age of 16 and generally plays Bass and sings Lead Vocals in bands. His musical influences have been Bill Wyman, Paul McCartney, Van Morrison, Noel Redding, and others. Greg provides the driving bass line that is needed to make the Doors music more danceable.
Harold Broadhurst - Drums
Harold has been playing Drums for various bands for over 20 years and his main musical influences include Ringo Starr, Gene Krupa, and the drummers from the Grateful Dead. With the help of Richard and Greg he has made the rhythm section for JM's Gang a driving force that gets people up and dancing.