MGB is the Mic Gillette legacy band now led by Mic’s daughter, the band’s vocalist, Megan Gillette. Playing alongside Mic in 2016 has been one of my most rewarding musical experiences. Losing Mic in 2017 has been a loss to the entire musical community.
Mic, being the original Lead Trumpet player in Tower of Power, made sure horns were front and center in his band. MGB is both carrying on Mic’s legacy through his repertoire but has continued to evolve bringing new arrangements and compositions to the band’s arsenal.
Band members include me on Tenor Sax and vocals, Ryan Habegger on Keys, Trumpet and vocals, Clinton Day on Bass and vocals, Mark Foglia on drums and Jason Stewart on Guitar and vocals, Paul Giorsetto on Trumpet and Mario Bonilla on Trombone and Trumpet.
MGB plays serious horn band Funk, R&B and Jazz with a few Latin tunes thrown in to the mix. Folks can’t stay off the dance floor and Megan’s soulful vocals are reminiscent of Bay Area legends like Lydia Pence.