WALKING TALL is a Rock/Classic Rock band with a touch of New Country, formed by Jimmy "Vegas" Tuttle and Bret Santti. The band plays original material and has a "Songs first" policy - writing about relatable and common themes in life, that are both memorable and melodic. The material is presented in concert in an entertaining and engaged way, making them the band to see in live entertainment. Bret and Jimmy are influenced by Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Elton John, Journey, The Eagles, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flats, Lone Star, and Jason Aldean, just to name a few.Combining all of their collective past professional experience, the past catalogs and song writing machine of Jimmy and Bret, co-Lead Vocal duties, as well as three & four part Harmony Vocals and top notch live shows - 'Walking Tall' will be a force to be reckoned with well into the distant future. They recently released 'Walking Tall - Volume 1' (April 2014 / Produced by Tesla's Brian Wheat and Frank Hannon). 'Walking Tall - Volume 2' will be released in October and the band will be touring extensively in support of the albums - with tour dates forthcoming. Having built a loyal following of fans locally, they are fast reaching even more music lovers and growing in popularity globally. Just since April they have seen all of their social media explode into astounding numbers for such a short time. With an old school approach to music and a new school approach to business, they are forging their own path, writing their own rules and Walking Tall . . .
Walking Tall Band Members:
Jimmy “Vegas” Tuttle: Lead and Harmony Vocals / Guitars.
Jimmy is the heart and soul of 'Walking Tall' - A consummate entertainer. A very prolific songwriter whose auto-biographic writing style started it all off, penning the vast majority of the band’s first album entitled - 'Volume 1' and contributing all lead vocals to the album. In the past, Jimmy has played with touring and recording artist' 'Vamp Le Stat’, ‘Planet Zero' and has played the Northern California club scene in various other well-known rock & top 40 bands. Jimmy has recorded for Retrospect Records, Kivel Records, Columbia Records, and J Street Records and has toured extensively. Currently preparing to tour and writing for the third record with Bret and hit songwriter Andre Pessis.
Bret Santti: Lead and Harmony Vocals / Guitars / Piano
Recognized for his charismatic stage presence and vast songwriting skills, Bret is the primary songwriter on 'Volume 2' of which he also Produced and sang all lead vocals. Previous popular Northern California area bands include; ‘Black -N- white’, ‘Tux’, ‘Strutter’, ‘Mad Emotion’, and ‘Santti’. He has toured, produced and recorded 8 albums and countless demos for various labels. Bret also has experience working on the management side of the business. He has worked with legendary A&R man Don Grierson and other notable people in the industry. Currently preparing to tour and writing for the third record with Jimmy and hit songwriter Andre Pessis.
Tom Frost; Drums, Harmony Vocals.
Walking Tall's touring Drummer. As a professional recording and touring Drummer, Tom has 25 years playing experience,16 years teaching experience. He Has been on 5 national tours, performed on 6 internationally distributed albums and performed on several local/unsigned albums. Tom has also Written columns for Sac Music News. His professional experience also includes the following: Produced/engineered tracks for such bands as: Miss Crazy, In The No, Some Fear None, Machete, Fudi, Big D & The 4 Skins, The Hate Armada, Split Self, Minus Halo, Scott Allen Project, and The Matt Gage Band, The Rio Linda Creepers, The Realists. Has worked with artists/producers: Michael Rosen (Santana, Green Day, Arethra Franklin), Bob Kulick (Kiss, Meatloaf), Billy Sherwood (Journey, Styx), Frank Hannon (Tesla), Brian Wheat (Tesla), Gary Hoey, and Joe Fraulub (Danzig), Patrick D. Olguin (Black Eyed Peas, Cake, E-40)
Jeff “Bones” Hueston: Bass Guitar.
Walking Tall's touring Bassist. After leaving phoenix in the 70's and heading to San Francisco Jeff then fell into the bay area music scene and never looked back. After some prompting by Kingfish guitarist Robbie Hoddinott, Jeff began a career as Bass Player for several Bay Area and National acts including , Kingfish (Country Rock), the Peter Wolf band ( Blues/ Rock), Bohemian Knuckleboogie ( Jazz /Funk), San Francisco legend Merle Saunders (Jazz /Blues), DC Cannady (Blues Rock), The Skindivers (a covers party band), Bautista (Latin Rock), Juan Escovito (Latin) , Johny Nitro( Blues) , as well as "hired gun" gigs and his own projects "P.A.L." and 'Hard Knocks'.
Comfortable in any genre from Funk to Country, Latin to R&B, Jeff keeps a full schedule playing live and in the studio locally and nationally.
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