Band Bios

steve curry

Steve Curry

Guitar & Vocals

Steve has studied various guitar styles at the Musicians Institute in LA and toured or recorded with diverse artists as The Jacksons, Boney James, Jeff Buckley, and many more. He has also played as a session guitarist on multiple television and film tracks for Disney, Cartoon Network, Fox and writes the original music for Texas Gypsies.

Mike Sizer Sax and Clarinet

Mike Sizer

Sax & Clarinet

Mike won the Outstanding Composition Award at NAJE in Chicago, Illinois. Mike has played with many of the greats including Bob Hope, Ella Fitzgerald, and the Dukes. Also a talented arranger/composer, some of his arrangements are still used by the Dukes of Dixieland, and his work can often be heard on PBS.

Andrew Griffith Drums

Andrew Griffith

Drums

Andrew is a graduate of The University of North Texas with a degree in music. He has been a fixture on the local DFW jazz scene providing a steady groove for many well-known and legendary artists and musicians for over 20 years and has performed with The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis and The Ink Spots.

Andrew Griffith bass and vocals

JOhn Hewitt

Bass & Vocals

John plays bass and performs vocals for the Texas Gypsies. A graduate of the Arts Magnet High School in Dallas and East Texas State University, he has performed with many bands based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has traveled with Tina Mandrell, Clint Strong and Maurice Anderson.

Lebeaux

Lebeaux

Trombone

LeBeaux’s illustrious resume include performing with: Bonnie Raitt , John Fogerty, Tower of Power, The Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Joe Darensburg, Grover Washington Jr., Steven Stills, Kenny Rogers, Sammy Davis Jr.

Brook Wallace

Brook Wallace

Violin & Vocals

Brook plays violin and performs vocals for the band. She started fiddle lessons at age 5; and by age 9, she held junior division titles for Texas State, she has competed in National and International competitions.

Some of her numerous achievements over the years include Kansas State Champion and the Rising Star of Texas Award.

 

steve howard

Steve Howard

Trumpet

Steve went to Henderson State University and later, the jazz program at North Texas State University. Steve can be heard on hits such as Patti LaBelle’s Lady Marmalade and Paul McCartney’s Silly Love Songs. Steve continued to tour and record with Wings from 1975 to 1980, and he has also performed with Ray Charles, Dr. John and the Blues Brothers.