THE GRAMBLERS

Steve Adams

Bass, Vocals
Bassist Steve Adams ties together many worlds, finding a meeting ground for feel-good jams, sparkling pop, dust-kicking country/bluegrass, all with a close eye on the deep groove of Motown’s James Jamerson. As the bassist for Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers and party-rockers ALO, Adams is a national touring veteran and festival regular. When songwriting from home, Adams fires up the drums, keys, and his trusty ukulele, which one can often find him roaming with at festivals seeking out a good jam. In fall of 2016, Adams started Los Gardeners, a project to explore band-leading through original material and deep-cut classics with a rotating crew of Bay Area musicians. Both off and on tour, Adams can often be found digging through the bins at local record stores, drawing inspiration from the great vinyl past to filter into his creative endeavors.

Mike Curry

Drums
Mike Curry has brought groove, backbeat, and musical texture to help shape the Gramblers’ genre-spanning sound since 2008. Affectionately referred to as ‘Curry’, he loves playing live shows with his Grambler family and gives everything to bring the best Grambler vibe to fans. Curry considers himself a classic Rocker with Country, Funk, and Soul influences.

Dave Mulligan

Guitar, Vocals
Dave Mulligan first met the Gramblers during the Driftwood sessions at Mission Bells studio, where he was recording his second solo effort “Runaway Blues.” By the time Driftwood was released, he had officially joined the band as rhythm guitarist & vocalist, and has been gramblin’ ever since. Dave can also be found playing shows with the Dave Mulligan Band, performing as an acoustic duo with his brother Mark Mulligan, or hanging out at his beloved Sierra Nevada Brewery singing the “Sierra Nevada Song” in exchange for free beer.

Deren Ney

Guitar
Deren is a guitarist and songwriter from the Bay Area. He has written or co-written several of the band’s songs. Allman Brothers biographer Alan Paul called him “a secret weapon of sorts, playing snappy, pungent guitar lines that accentuate and drive the music without overwhelming the songs.” He’s a multi-instrumentalist and is often seen playing melodica/keys in the Van Sessions. He’s also half of the country music duo, B-Western, with Carly Ritter.