Lead Vocal/Mean Tambourine
Aaron Henning was born in Cincinnati and raised on the open road. Aaron comes from a long line of musicians, all being keyboard players. His great-grandfather worked on accordions, his grandfather, Nelson Henning, is still locally playing shows for the Tri-state area today, and his father, the late great Dan Henning, was and is his biggest musical inspiration. In addition to being a professional musician, his dad Dan, was a recording engineer, studio producer, worship leader and pastor of his church. Throughout Aaron's childhood he would tour with his dad, as a roadie, all over the United States. Aaron played trumpet in High School (first chair!), but when he was 15, he saw a Styx concert and he put the trumpet away. He worked all summer and saved enough to buy his first Strat. Aaron played with his dad for the next 12 years until his dad's untimely passing in 2014. Now he looks to continue his father's legacy by making every note count. Aaron's style of playing is a sonic concoction of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, John Petrucci, Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, a gallon of passion and a dash of bringing honor to his father.
Gary began banging the skins with the school band at 9(actually it was more like a rubber pad that didn’t make enough noise), and started playing classic rock (when it was new) with Millcreek Express by 15. It was an awful name, but a great bunch of guys that could really rock! By 16 we had played just about every CYO dance and school mixer in the city and I was hooked on being part of a rock band. After working the bars and festivals with Borderline, The Gamut, and 12th & Midnight over the last 100 years, I’m really pumped about being back with The Gamut in 2009!! I feel 16 all over again!!!!
Music was always a part of JD’s life, since his dad was a DJ. His dad loved jazz & would always tell him, “listen to that bass”. JD started playing guitar at 14yrs & at 16yrs broke his arm high jumping. In his neighborhood, bands never had a bass player so he made the natural choice. He’s played with many bands & would love to mention a few; Walker Hill, Argon, Sass, The Christian Brothers (playing in Lake Tahoe, Reno & Atlantic City), The Sharks (WEBN Album project #5 “Don’t You Push me too Far”), The VAN-DELLS (recording several albums, touring most of the 48 states & Aruba), Roadhog, & Tapped Out… JD is also a sound tech. He’s worked with many national bands @ Bogarts including the New York Dolls, Greg Kihn Band, Brian Auger, Kenny Rankin, Jerry Jeff Walker…On the Local scene he’s run sound for Strong Current (Covington Landing), Brimstone, Eight Days a Week, Sweetbeats & Bad Habit… In the corporate world, JD’s been working since 1989 @ Buddy Rogers Music…