27_milesFront man SOLLY brings masterfully adept guitar work, a powerful, emotion-eliciting gravel voice and gift of gab personality. Our newest and most profound member, Kurt Custer, “formerly of Lynyrd Skynyrd” circa,”1990-94″ on Drums and back-up Vocals. In 1990, Ed King, from Lynyrd Skynyrd, called and loved his drum work on the Copperhead Road,”Steve Earle” record so much, he asked him to join Lynyrd Skynyrd and he did in November of 1990. He was with Skynyrd four years and performed all over the world. Custer currently plays with 27MILES since Feb 2009.
On Rhythm/Lead Guitar, Daniel Meier 34 years old and has been playing guitar since 5 years old. Dan has been playing in rock bands since he was 15 years old. I am originally from South Carolina but moved to LA 9 years ago with my wife and the former band Ultravibe. Dan has played all over Califorinia in multiple LA bands since: Ultravibe, Art Damage and A Fifth of Reason and now with Malibu’s finest 27 MILES. Main guitar influences are Angus Young, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Dean DeLeo, Daron Malakian, Kim Thayil, Adam Jones.
On Bass, Eric Rondell plays his Fender J Bass for that warm classic rock bass sound. Born and raised in beautiful Malibu, Ca he has played in various bands around southern Cali over the last 25 years. Is also currently in the local malibu cover band “Roman Helmets” His influences are Stevie Ray Vaughn, Hendrix, Skynyrd, Black Sabbath, Rush, Govt Mule, Tim Commerford of Audioslave etc..
Very Special guest and close friend to Solly of 27 MILES, Duane Betts, of the Allman brothers family sits in with us from time to time. He is an exceptional improvisational guitar Heroe, for those of you that don’t recognize his name his father is Dickey Betts of The Allman Brothers, songs he’s known for include but not limited too,” Sweet Melissa, Whipping Post, Forrest Richard “Dickey” Betts (born December 12, 1943) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer best known as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band. Duane currently plays with his father Dickey, in the Dickey Betts Band and also lives in Malibu and has his own band “Brethren of the Coast”