HOME BASE: Turlock
PLAYERS: Tim Allen, bass/keyboards/vocals; Aron Faria, guitar/keyboards/vocals; and Ron Meyer, drums/vocals
SOUNDS LIKE: The hard-working group Strange Brew plays a mix of hits form the 1950s all the way to the '90s. Its influences include The Police, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.
BACKSTORY: Strange Brew started as a group of five music majors from California State University, Stanislaus. Originally a jazz combo, the group changed its direction after its saxophone and trumpet players left. Now, a whole new genre and four drummers later, Strange Brew has been playing venues including P. Wexford's, The Queen Bean, Speakeasy, The Battered Beaver and Fat Cat Music House & Lounge. The group covers mostly music from the '70s and '80s, with oldies and modern rock thrown in for good measure.
QUOTE ME: "I feel lucky to be in the band and I'm enjoying every minute of it. We play songs I've never played before in other bands and songs most bands don't play, which makes the live show more exciting to watch." — Ron Meyer, drummer
NEW MUSIC: The band is working on a demo of original music with an independent label.
NEXT GIG: Strange Brew will perform at P. Wexford's Pub for its annual St. Patrick's Day party Monday. It also has shows at The Lumberyard Brewery in Sonora on March 29 and Hero's Sports Lounge in Modesto on April 18.