Pretzel Logic Band Member Bio's


Peter Graham; Saxophone & Vocals

Played with Motown artist Martha Reeves. Performed with David Foster and Arthur Brown. Acted in scenes with Harrison Ford, Denzel Washington and Liam Neeson. Toured with Second City Comedy troupe. Currently also with 80's band, Materialmen.

Bob McAlpine; Guitar

Has performed with such diverse artists as Mary Wilson, Martha Reeves, David Clayton-Thomas, Gowan, Rik Emmett, Roger Whittaker, the Canadian Idol House Band & Joan Rivers. Theatre experience includes We Will Rock You, Hairspray & Hair. Plays on numerous CD's, TV shows & jingles & has written guitar columns for Canadian Musician magazine.

Michael Shotton; Vocals

Born in the UK, Mike Shotton has recorded with the likes of Boston, Guns & Roses, Triumph, Rik Emmett, the Spoons and his own group Von Groove. Currently Michael tours with the Jeans n' Classics Co. as a feature tenor vocalist with every major orchestra across North America singing the likes of Queen, Zeppelin, U-2 and the Eagles.

Tim Johns; Guitar

Played in Duke Ellington arranger, Ron Collier's A-Band at Humber College. Currently plays with bands the Meteors and Nightfly. In his over 30 years experience has backed up Steve Winwood, Jim Cuddy and Tom Cochrane and opened for Rob Thomas.

Turner King; Saxophones

Turner King has freelanced with The Temptations, the Four Tops, Frank Sinatra Jr., Deep Purple, Franki Valli, Johnny Mathis, Gene Pitney, Eddie Floyd, Gladys Knight, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Del Shannon, Jerry Lewis to name a few. He and the Chris Smith Band have currently released a single on American smooth jazz radio.

Dave Johns; Bass

Played with well-known Toronto R&B band, the Meteors, for over 20 years. Currently teaches and also freelances in a wide variety of bands. A founding member of both the 905 Band and Pretzel Logic.

Paul DeLong; Drums

Juno award winner has had multi-platinum success with Kim Mitchell. Career encompasses funk, fusion, jazz and Latin working with diverse artists likeTom Scott, Dominic Troiano, Colm Wilkinson and David Clayton Thomas. Performed at PIT and NAMM shows in LA. One of Sabian Cymbals most popular clinicians.

Don Baird; Keyboards (alternates with Grant Slater)

Former musical director for Second City. Performed on keys and guitar in productions of The Lion King, Tommy and Rent. Played with George Olliver, Billy Newton Davis and Triumph. Backed up Jr. Walker, the Drifters and Little Anthony. Awarded "Innovator of the Year" at Humber College for creating the MIDI and music production course.

Grant Slater; Keyboards (alternates with Don Baird)

Juno award winner has accompanied Etta James, Petula Clark, Colm Wilkinson, Natalie MacMaster, A Foot in Cold Water, David Clayton Thomas, Long John Baldry, Carol Welsman and Sharon, Lois and Bram. Grant has also performed in theatre productions of Hairspray and The Rocky Horror Show.

Carmela Long; Vocalist (alternates with Tracey Gallant)

Carmela is a long-time mainstay of Glass Tiger and the Alan Frew Band and with them has toured Europe, the US and Canada extensively. Her experience lends itself perfectly to the blend of harmonies integral to the Steely Dan vocal sound. A luminous presence on stage she is equally comfortable leading a band.

Tracey Gallant; Vocalist (alternates with Carmela Long)

Has performed internationally from Morocco to the Caribbean and has toured in the US with Jeans N Classic. Locally she tributes jazz artist, Nancy Wilson, and Little Feat, in the band, Dixie Chicken, holding nothing back in her passionate commitment to the songs. Her diverse CV includes shows for Pride and the Raptors.

Paul Mitchell; Trumpet and Fluglehorn

Has toured throughout the US and Canada. A regular performer, on stage and in the pit, with Drayton Entertainment. A regular with the Dave Murphy Band, he's also played with the Nomads, Sensation and Ascension. Musical credits include Anything Goes, Little Mermaid and Holiday Inn.


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