Band Bios and photos
Steve Eckert has been playing in rock and roll bands since the beginning of time (about age 13). He has also played in country and western and blues bands as well as for a traveling theater group. He has studied electric bass under the expert tutelage of Rick Giovannazo, John Clark (Bronstien Music), and Blue Bear, and is currently studying with Chris Dugan. Steve is one of the founding members of 5150. He also plays guitar and sings harmonies.
Norm Arslan is a bay area native from San Carlos who started out playing jazz and classic [?] trumpet as a boy. He was inspired to start playing guitar in 1971 at UC Davis by college friends who had a band. For the past 30 years he has studied rock, jazz, and blues with a number of teachers, including Tuck Andress (of Tuck and Patty), Bill Schray (Gelb Music), Barry Namm (Berkeley [Berklee?] School of Music) and Jerry Beltran (Barrelhouse). In 1989 he led the effort to gather together several experienced musicians and create 5150. He continues to study lead and rhythm guitar as well as lead and vocal harmonies.
[Are Mark Cate and Eric Getter still in the band?]