About Stanky Pockets
Miles Guzman – Vocals, Harmonica
John Tipton – Guitar, Vocals
Fleeb Thomas – Bass, Synth
Gary Lind – Guitar, Vocals
Andrew Davidson – Drums
Formed in the bars of Denver, CO in 2006, Stanky Pockets has become one of the hottest bands in Denver. They play their own brand of rock and soul and funk and roll. Stanky Pockets released their first album, Family, in March 2008. They have opened for Porter, Batiste and Stolz, Ekoostik Hookah and Kinetix.
Some of the members have been playing together for over 10 years. Being musical veterans, Stanky Pockets knows how to deliver a truly entertaining show with an emphasis on the enjoyment of the crowd.
Stanky Pockets is:
Miles Guzman/Lead Vocals and Harmonica
Miles has been playing harmonica for 16 years. His influences include Junior Well, James Cotton and John Popper. At the age of 19, while serving in the USMC, he found himself under the tutelage of Bob Jones (Michael Bloomfield Blues Band) and Epic recording artist Byl Leonard. Miles has performed for Don Ho while living in Hawaii. His song writing is honest and to the point. As a front man, Miles places a strong value on not only musicianship but also entertainment.
John Tipton/ Lead Guitar and Vocals
John has been a veteran of the Colorado music scene for 14 years and has been playing guitar for 21 years as an in demand session player and live musician. His main bands have been Chautaqua and Electric Side Dish. His other former/current bands are Dead Beats, Sticky Fingers, Polytoxic, The Trainwreckers, Dan Walker, Home, Eric Martinez and Lake Effect and The Hornbuckle Blues Band. Other people John has played with include Danny Hutchens (Bloodkin), Bill McKay (Leftover Salmon, The Derek Trucks Band), Bobby Bralove (Second Site, Grateful Dead), George Mcklowski (Joan Osborne, The Rolling Stones) and Dave Watts (The Motet).
Fleeb Thomas/Bass and Keyboards
Fleeb has been playing the bass for 17 years and is a multi-genre musician. He has played with such bands as Moment Of Release, Electric Side Dish, Schmocter and Octopus Nebula. He has shared the stage with musicians like Ray White (Frank Zappa, KVHW), George Porter Jr. (The Meters, PBS), Fred Wesley (James Brown, Greyboy Allstars), Sam Holt (Outformation, Widespread Panic), DJ Logic (John Popper Project), Willy Waldman (Snoop Dogg, Banyan), Dave Schools (Widespread Panic, Stockholm Syndrome), Lotus and Particle.
Gary Lind/Rhythm Guitar and Vocals
Gary has a BFA in Music/Audio Recording from California State University at Dominguez Hills. Gary has produced/engineered over 50 albums, including a number 21 on the Billboard Gospel charts (Higher Praise, Cloudless Day). He was FOH/Recording mixer for Dizzy Gillespie. He has worked with such artists as Wally Ingram (David Lindley, Stockholm Syndrome), Paula Abdul and Kevin and Bart O’Neil (The Busboys). Gary has played gigs with Moment Of Release, Widespread Panic, Sublime, Molly Hatchet, Seven Mary Three, The Wallflowers, Indigenous, Chris Duarte, The Spencer Davis Group, Canned Heat, Leon Russell & Edgar Winter, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Electric Flag, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Humble Pie, Buddy Miles & A Band Of Gypsies and Ginger Baker and has played for the inmates at the Nebraska State Penitentiary.
Mike Goletz/Drums and Vocals
Mike has a Professional Musician Diploma for live and studio performance for the McNally Smith Institute of Music in Saint Paul, MN. He has also studied with Gordie Knudtson(Steve Miller Band) and Marv Roberts(Midnight Rodeo). He has played with Baked Iguana and Tammi Gosnell(American Idol) and Electric Side Dish.
“Echoing a variety of artists from Blues Traveler and the Black Crowes to Steve Kimock and New Riders of the Purple Sage, Stanky Pockets nods to its roots-leaning influences while creating a sound of it’s own. Stanky Pockets have whipped up a sonic funk that’s absolutely delectable.” -Nick Hutchinson, Westword
“Stanky Pockets tore up the stage at Quixote’s. The Denver based band came out and played an awesome set. Arguably one of the best performances of the night. SP was in the zone. Stanky Pockets added the rock and roll element with ripping guitar and harmonica licks, very powerful stuff. True to their name, the venue had a touch of skunk when these guys came out.” -Mark Bacus, Colorado Jam Scene
Family – 2008
Tracks that have received airplay:
Bottle Of Wine