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Colin Findley

Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals & Rhythm Guitar

Colin hails from the mid-west and has grown up in country music. He began playing in his father’s band ‘Kountry Kernals’ at the tender young age of 14.

Before moving to Florida in 2000, Colin played in Oklahoma City with the ‘Good Ole Boys’ featuring former band members of Alan Jackson, Roy Clark, Hee Haw and the Rascals.

Although he is the major driving force behind the ‘country side’ of THINK BIG, he can rock as good as the next guy!

 


 

 

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Jay Newcomer

Keyboards, Vocals, Harmony Vocals

Originally from Washington D.C., at the age of 15, Jay was a drummer and lead vocalist of his own group appearing throughout Washington’s hottest nightspots.

Jay took to the road in the 70’s and toured the U.S. and Canada for 16 years as a musical director / writer / arranger for the Joe Savage Band, a high powered, full production, multi-media rock experience.

Jay settled in Orlando, Florida performing at Disney Pleasure Island with Frankie and the West End Boys. Fans are able to enjoy his talents as the recent addition of THINK BIG.

 


 

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Joe Bolero

Saxophone

Joe is originally from Boston but has been involved in the Central Florida music scene for several years.

For the past 13 years Joe has been playing in the Blues Brothers show at Universal Studios Orlando. For the past 15 years he’s been playing with Tremors featuring The Earthquake Horns. Tremors has traveled from Europe to Hawaii and everywhere in between opening and/or performing with artists such as Ray Charles (R.I.P.), Earth, Wind and Fire, Glen Frey and Joe Walsh, Gregg Allman, The Dixie Chicks, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Melba Moore etc. Joe enjoys playing with THINK BIG when he is available.

 


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John Pumphrey

Drums, Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals

John hails from Baltimore, Maryland and first started playing drums at the age of 11.  His first break was playing with the local high school band called ‘MASK’

After leaving high school John then joined a band band named ‘ZIMMERON’ who caught the attention of RCA records.

At the same time John also recorded with MAX DAMIEN for the same label.  After touring for six years John moved to Orlando and has played locally with Niteflight, The Vibe and now is delighted to be a member of THINK BIG. During his career John opened for 38 Special, Beach Boys, Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer plus many more.


Mike Gironda

Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals

Mike is the “hometown” boy from right here in Winter Park, Florida, and has been playing professionally since 1974.

He has shared the stage with internationally known acts like the Coasters, the Platters, Molly Hatchet, Nantucket, Sam Butera, and Wildest.  His eclectic style of lead guitar has made him a favorite here in Florida and throughout the southeast, playing in some of the finest casinos, hotels, and nightclubs such as Resorts International Casino and Hotel, MGM Grand, The Venetian Hotel, Atlantis Resort Bahamas and many more!

He has been performing with Think Big since April 2015.

Mike also released a solo album in 1978 which quick gained attention and was featured as the album of the month in Georgia!


Darren Goff

Bass Guitar, Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals

 

 


We have been honored and privileged, over the years, to have had these individuals grace the stage with us.

 

 

 

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Gary Swinard

Lead Guitar and Lead & Harmony Vocals

Gary Swinard hails from the UK. His musical career spans four decades of performance, including working along side and in the company of artists such as Jeff Beck, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull and many more.

Gary Sings Lead Vocals on many Classic Rock songs.

Gary’s interest in country music started in the late 70’s touring with a popular British country band.

His last English band of 14 years, ‘Live N’ Kickin’, was known as one of the best classic rock bands
in the south of the country and was a frequent visitor to the main stage at Disneyland Paris.

 


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Barry Dean

Bass Guitar, Harmony Vocals

Born in England, Barry Dean is a product of the British music scene of the 60’s. He toured England and Europe with several bands and in 1970 became a founding member of “Oblivion Express” with world-renowned organist/keyboard player Brian Auger.

As well as playing bass, Barry wrote and co-wrote several pieces on the albums “Second Wind,” “Straight Ahead” and “Closer To It,” the latter being one of the few albums to appear on Billboard’s R&B, Pop & Jazz charts. Now a resident of Central Florida, Barry has also worked with “The Midnight Creepers” and now is happy to be a part of THINK BIG.

 


Pete Ballasy

Bass Guitar, Harmony Vocals


The Original Prairie Dawgs Band…Road Dawgs Band…Think Big!

L-R:

Chris Skoluda – Keyboards & Vocals

Gary Swinard – Lead Guitar & Vocals

Elliot Hart – Harmonica & Vocals

Colin Findley – Acoustic Guitar & Vocals

Kurt Bacon – Drums

Mark Richards – Bass Guitar