Caleb Quaye & The Faculty
Bio: Caleb Quaye has a worldwide reputation as a signature lead guitar player since the late 60’s and early 70’s. He is known most notably as Elton John’s original lead guitarist having played on all the “early stuff”, as well as numerous studio sessions for many other name artists, such as Harry Nillson, Beach Boys, Joan Baez, Al Kooper, David Foster, John Klemmer, Eddie Henderson, Dusty Springfield, Liza Minnelli, Brenda Russell, Joan Baez, Ralph McTell, Pete Townsend, The Troggs, Hall & Oates.
Charles Williams: Has performed or recorded with such artists as Philip Bailey, Andrae Crouch, Billy Davis and Marilyn McCoo, Stephanie Mills, Deniece Williams, The Midniters, Ry Cooder and Los Lobos, to name but a few. Charles continues to perform, write, arrange and produce across various genres of music while serving as pastor of Grace Chapel in Inglewood, California for over 17 years.
Robert “Pee Wee” Hill: an outstanding bass player and longtime friend of Caleb’s has performed or recorded with Billy Preston, Sly Stone, Jimmy Smith, Rufus, Chaka Kahn, Bob Dylan, T-Bone Burnett. He and his wife Michiko, herself an accomplished keyboard player own and run Masters Crib recording studio in Pasadena, CA.
Doug Mathews: an accomplished drummer in a diversity of styles has played with Phil Keaggy, Howard Roberts, Rique Pantoja, Rick Elias, Red Young, Tommy Walker.
having played NAMM for i think 4 years consecutively I believe that what makes our shows memorable is due to being a jazz/rock/Gospel fusion that has a good combination of clear structure and fun improvisation. this seems to make for a win win situation in which the audience enjoys the interplay of the band as much as we do playing the music!