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1 Electronic Press Kit 805.794.7323


3 Big Adventure is a pop trio, known throughout Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties as a versatile, professional highly-respected, great-sounding band that sounds much bigger than it really is. Big Adventure first formed in the late 90s as a live tech duo, performing many of the current songs in the roster with CD or MP3 accompaniment created by the team. Adding live bass and additional vocals in 2005 enhanced our already large variety of songs. We usually perform as a tight 3-piece band but easily augment that to 4- or 5- pieces, depending on the venue. Check out our demo video link on the last page 805.794.7323 -

4 VENUES Big Adventure has been performing both as a duo, trio or 4-piece band since 1999 and has played all over California. 805.794.7323 - Cafe Fiore, VenturaW2O @ Watermark, VenturaStar Lounge, Ventura My Florist, VenturaJs Tapas, VenturaGoodbar, Ventura Bernadette's, VenturaElk's Lodge, VenturaVentura County Farmer's Market Keynote Lounge, VenturaO'Leary's Side Bar, VenturaMargarittavilla, Ventura Aqua Bar, VenturaTop of the Harbor, VenturaLookout Pub, Oxnard Pirates, OxnardEmbassy Suites Hotel, OxnardJoe's Bar, Santa Barbara Palms, CarpinteriaThe Hub, OjaiThe Hut, Ojai Cold Springs Tavern, GoletaNCO Club, Port HuenemePadri, Agoura Hills Azar's Sports Bar, Newbury ParkWinelover's, VenturaSheraton Four Points, Ventura Ventura County FairBig Fresno Fair, FresnoMarriott River Ridge, Oxnard Hyatt, Westlake VillageWhale's Tail, OxnardCandlelight, Ventura Amigos, VenturaGigi's Cocktail Lounge, MontalvoThe Tavern, Ventura Cafe Fiore, Woodland HillsMorongo Casino, Cabazon CA Elks Lodge, Thousand Oaks

5 songlist – constantly evolving (page 1) 805.794.7323 - 867-5309 - Tommy TutoneGentle on my Mind - John HartfordOver You - original Aint Nobody - Chaka KhanGood Times/Get Lucky - Chic/Daft PunkPeaceful Easy Feeling - Eagles After Midnight - J J CaleGots to Give Love a Chance - originalPapa's Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown Ain't That A Shame - Cheap TrickGrapevine (Heard it Thru the) - Marvin GayePhysical - Olivia Newton-John Aint Too Proud - TemptationsGravity - John MayerPleasant Valley Sunday - Monkees All Day and All of the Night - KinksGrazin in the Grass - Hugh MasekelaPlay That Funky Music - Wild Cherry Alison - Elvis CostelloGroovin - Young RascalsPlease Come to Boston - Dave Loggins All Right Now - FreeHang On Sloopy - The McCoysPretzel Logic - Steely Dan And I Love Her - BeatlesHarvest Moon - Neil YoungPride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan Anna - BeatlesHelplessly Hoping - CSNYRide Captain Ride - Blues Image Anytime - Arlo GuthrieHelpless - Neil YoungRoadhouse Blues - Doors Baby I Love Your Way - FramptonHere Comes the Sun - BeatlesRock Me On the Water - Jackson Browne Bang a Gong - T RexHey 19 - Steely DanRock Steady - Bad Company Best Things Come in Twos - originalHold Your Head Up - ArgentRocky Top - Boudleaux Brothers Billie Jean - Michael JacksonHotel California - EaglesRuby / Rawhide - medley Birdland - Weather ReportHouse at Pooh Corner - Kenny LogginsSail on Sailor - Beach Boys Blood and Roses - SmithereensI Cant Go For That - Funky TownSatisfaction - Stones Breakdown - Tom PettyI Can See Clearly Now - Johnny NashSecret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers Boxer - Simon & GarfunkelI Can't Stand the Rain - SealSentimental Lady - Bob Welch

6 songlist – constantly evolving (page 2 ) 805.794.7323 - Brown-eyed Girl - Van MorrisonI Feel Good - James BrownSeptember - Earth Wind and Fire Bus Stop - HolliesI Got a Line On You - SpiritShakin Shakin Shakes - Los Lobos Call me the Breeze - J J CaleI Got A Woman - Ray CharlesShanty - Jonathan Edwards Cant Find My Way Home - Blind FaithI Think We're Alone Now - TiffanyShotgun - Junior Walker Carolina - originalI Wanna Thank You - Z Z TopSigned Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder C'est La Vie - Chuck BerryI Want You to Want Me - Cheap TrickSomething in the Air - Thunderclap Newman Cherry Cherry - Neil DiamondI Will - BeatlesStayin Alive - Bee Gees Cold Shot - Stevie Ray VaughanI Wish - Stevie WonderStir It Up - Bob Marley Cookie Jar - Michael FranksI'm A Believer - MonkeesStone Free/Samba Pa Ti - Hendrix/Santana Country Road - James TaylorIn Your Eyes - Peter GabrielStrange Brew - Cream Dancin in the Streets - Martha & the VandellasIt's All Over Now - John AndersonSuite Judy Blue Eyes - CSNY Dancin in the Sun - originalIt's Alright - Curtis MayfieldSummer in the City - Joe Cocker Dancin with Myself/Sedated - Billy IdolJailbreak - Thin LizzySunshine Go Away Today - Jonathan Edwards Dark Side - Eddie & the CruisersJambalaya - Hank WilliamsSunshine of Your Love - Cream Daydream Believer - John StewartKilling Floor - Howlin WolfSunshine Superman - Donovan Dancin Shoes - Dan FogelbergKnock on Wood - Eddie FloydSuzy Q - CCR Dear Prudence - BeatlesKnockin' on Heaven's Door - Bob DylanSweet Caroline - Neil Diamond

7 songlist – constantly evolving (page 3) 805.794.7323 - Diggin on James Brown - Tower of PowerLast Time - Rolling StonesSweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd Do You Believe in Magic - Lovin SpoonfulLast Train to Clarksville - MonkeesSweet Melissa - Allman Brothers Dock of the Bay - Otis ReddingLight in Your Eyes - Todd RundgrenTake Me to the River - Al Green Don't Change Horses - Tower of PowerLimelight - RUSHTalk to your Daughter - Robben Ford Don't Cross the River - AmericaLittle Wing - Jimi HendrixTaxman - Beatles Don't Need No Doctor - Ray CharlesLivin It Up - Delbert McClintonTell the Truth - Eric Clapton Don't Stop This Train - John MayerLonely Too Long - RascalsTenth Avenue Freezeout - Springsteen Dont Think Twice - Bob DylanLove Dont Know - originalThe Magic in You - original Drive My Car - BeatlesLove Me Do - BeatlesThe Reason Why - Vince Gill Driven to Tears - PoliceLove Me Two Times - DoorsThe Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson Early Mornin Rain - Gordon LightfootLove the One You're With - Stephen StillsThe Word - Beatles Everybody Get Together - YoungbloodsLove Will Keep Us Alive - EaglesThem Changes - Buddy Miles Everybody's Talkin - Fred NeilLucky Man - Emerson, Lake & PalmerTired of Waiting - Kinks Fields of Gold - StingMargarittaville - Jimmy BuffettTore Down - Eric Clapton Feel a Whole Lot Better - ByrdsMellow Yellow - DonovanTupelo Honey - Van Morrison Fire - Jimi HendrixMemphis - Johnny RiversTurn Turn Turn - Byrds Fire - Bruce SpringsteenMidnight Hour - Wilson PickettTush - Z Z Top Fire and Rain - James TaylorMony Mony - Billy IdolTwo of Us - Beatles

8 short bios – guitar/vocalist jerry breiner 805.794.7323 - Jerry Breiner (guitar, vocals) is a Midwest native, though he has called California home since 1980 and has been a mainstay of the local Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara club and concert scenes since. Performing professionally since the age of 8, Jerry is a multi- instrumentalist on guitar, piano, organ, marimba/vibes, mandolin, banjo, dobro and percussion instruments, and he has performed and recorded as both a singer-songwriter and multi-tasking session musician and producer in St Louis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boulder, Nashville and Orlando, FL. Jerry was signed as a staff writer to Sony-Tree Publishing in Nashville for a number of years before moving to California, and he has played with or opened for acts as diverse as Al Stewart, Karla Bonoff, Mama’s Pride, Heartsfield, Emmylou Harris, Billie and the Beaters, John Batdorf (Batdorf and Rodney) and many others.

9 short bios – bass/vocalist chris longo 805.794.7323 - Chris Longo became involved in music at the age of 9, playing instruments ranging from trumpet to tuba. It was The Beatles, however, that ignited the desire to learn how to play guitar. Chris had the unique opportunity to see The Beatles perform at Dodger Stadium and he was hooked. While in school Chris was awarded 2 music scholarships, one of which was to study big band jazz with the Stan Kenton Orchestra at the University of Redlands. He switched to bass and started playing professionally while attending San Jose State University as a music major, playing many of the local clubs, then touring the country for a couple of years before ending up in Hollywood, CA. In 1976 he received a call to audition as the bass player for Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods, renowned for their 1974 #1 hit record “Billy Don’t Be A Hero” and their follow-up hit “Who Do You Think You Are”. He was selected from among 100 other bass players competing for the position. Chris toured the U.S. performing in concerts and TV shows such as Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve with Bachman Turner Overdrive before deciding to return to L.A. to start his own band with some Heywoods alumni.

10 short bios – drummer bob nichols 805.794.7323 - Bob Nichols (drums and percussion) is a native of Southern California. Playing drums professionally since the late 70’s, Bob has had extensive experience in a diverse range of music styles from rock, pop and country to r & b and jazz and has been a regular in the local club/concert music scene for many years. Bob is a seasoned session player having worked in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles and Nashville. Bob studied with legendary drummer David Garibaldi (shown here) during the 80’s, and has performed/recorded with Jim Messina (Loggins and Messina), Chris Hillman (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Desert Rose Band, Manassas), Randy California and John Locke (Spirit, Nazareth), Peter Lewis (Moby Grape) and many other artists and notable session musicians such as David Hungate (Toto) Buddy Emmons, and Johnny Gimble. Bob currently tours with Marley's Ghost.

11 805.794.7323 - Our band is highly adaptable to accommodate a wide range of event formats, from corporate retreat events, restaurants and clubs to weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, family reunions and others. As you will see on our website we have performed for many years in many different sized venues. In addition to 100s of songs on our ever- increasing song list, we can provide background, cocktail, or casual pre- recorded music during our We can also handle Master of Ceremonies duties so that you have one less thing to worry about at your event. We would be happy to work with you ahead of time to make your event a memorable one.

12 We are available in a number of different variations depending on the event and the venue’s requirements/needs: ~ As a three-piece (guitar, bass, drums with vocals), ~ As a four-piece (plus sax, female vocalist or guitar) ~ or as a five-piece band (plus sax, female singer and guitar) We are always on-time, We are easy-to-work with, and we’re fun… 805.794.7323 -

13 805.794.7323 - Here is our live video with a direct link to our YouTube channel. There are also a load of other live videos there as well – the live video is a true representation of what we sound like, without recording studio tricks or overdubs. Big Adventure EPK Live Video

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