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Stephen Perakis Stephen Perakis

Steve started playing bass more than 4 decades ago and is a member of Honk Wail & Moan, Big Gritty, Disorder, Furs, Porterhouse Surf, Schtick, QED Jazz, Thunder Mustard, Totally Bogus, Yumbambe, Zancudo.

Writes pop songs, jazz, surf, blues, music for soundtracks and modern dance.

Has performed:
Art Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz, Reggae, Improvised game music, Polka and pop to southern slavic music. Post Modern chamber music and Opera Theater.


Musicians performed with:

  • Eddie Clearwater
  • Johnny Vidacovich
  • George Bedard
  • Benny Goodman Orchestra featuring Henry Cuesta
  • Louis Bellson with the Rick Brunetto Big Band
  • Cheryl Banks-Smith - former Sun Ra Arkestra member
  • Jerome Dillon - pre N.I.N.
  • Beetkeepers - opened for 10000 Maniacs, Marshall Crenshaw, Scrawl
  • RAYZER - opened for White Zombie
  • Sean Carney Band - winners 2007 International Blues Challenge, opened for Junior Watson, Keb Mo, Kenny Neal
  • Syrup - opened for Marc Ribot, Sonny Sharrock, Charles Gayle
  • Wheel Hoss - opened for American Music Club
  • Honk Wail & Moan, Porterhouse surf band, Schtick, Tommy Smith Quartet, Barry Chern's Noble New Clear Band, Bradley Mellen Quartet, Al Smyth's FBnCC, Dwight Lennox, Richard Lopez, Crazy Joe Tritschler, Dan Rowan, Liz Pennock and Dr Blues, Ricky Nye, Todd Hepburn, Carl Sonny Leyland, Mark Braun, Nova Madrugada, Lucey's Maze, Cathy Wicks, Sabor Latino, New Remnants Big Band, Avant Collective, Guy Lombardo Band, Jazz To Go Big Band, Wooden Soul, New Basics Brass Band, Heffy, Zivili, Yumbambe, The Delroys, Shakewells, The Midnighters, C

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    ”...one of the most inventive groups ever to make music.” Fritz The Niteowl, Short North Gazette

    “The most important thing about this is that it swings. I don't get to hear a lot lately that swings. I hear lots of jazz that skronks and jags from place to place but very little that actually swings in a head-nodding, foot-tapping, enveloping fashion.” The Aquarian Weekly

    “Their musicianship is dead serious but there is a refreshing sense of wackiness in their work. This band has a bundle of energy.” Option

    “Honk, Wail and Moan feature the talents of six individuals all swinging out

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