Gina May Montel
the late 80's Gina has been in many San Francisco and Los Angeles
local bands ranging from pop, hard rock, progressive rock, alternative,
folk, new wave and funk bands. Among those bands were the Sweet
Hues, Mischief, SWARM, Candy From Strangers, The Faraday Effect
and the Watersigns along with numerous recording and performing
projects. Gina is currently endorsed by the Italy based cymbal company
UFIP International and can be seen
every July teaching drums at Day Jams. She is a contributing writer
to online music resources, one of which being www.chix-with-stix.com.
In a video with Mischief Gina has been seen in a local band segment
featured on MTV, viewed on local cable channels performing with
various bands, and heard on regional radio station giants such as
KSJO. In 1999 she was accepted to Berklee College of Music, which
led her to move to Fullerton California to attend the Junior College
there to complete her undergraduate music classes. Gina played in
the Fullerton College Big Band for 2 years and a small jazz combo
for one year. After graduating with honors
in Music Performance, Gina decided she missed playing the San Francisco
clubs and rocking out.
is also auditioning musicians to form an original project that incorporates
several different musical styles. Gina teaches in her Fremont studio.