Music Genre: 60's, 70's, Blues, Classic Rock, Funky, Motown, Originals, R&B, Reggae, Rock
Val Necko: Guitar, vocals
Val grew up in Asheville and got his first guitar at 14 years old. He was schooled in the blues and rock of his generation, influenced heavily by Albert King, Freddie King, Eric Clapton and Duane Allman. After moving to Greensboro in 1981, he has been performing in multiple local bands in the Triad area and participated as a session guitarist and producer for other artists CD projects. His deep love of the blues has now been channeled with new enthusiasm through this current endeavor with his Blue City Bomber brothers!
Carl Kindle: Guitar, vocals
Hailing from Oklahoma, Carl has played in various successful classic rock bands over many years since he was a teen. Learning to play guitar at 6 years old, he has been a fan of rock & blues throughout his music career. His vocal range is impressive and fits with the style of songs the Blue City Bombers play. Also, by being very involved with classic rock and contemporary worship bands, his experiences have provided him with priceless knowledge of sound, music, technique, and performance quality.
Ken Simonds: Bass
Ken picked up bass as a hobby at 16 but didn’t venture out to play his first gig until he was 31! He quickly grew passionate about the instrument and has been an active player in several local bands on the scene since the early 90’s. In his bass playing, Ken delivers a solid foundation, locking in the pocket with the drummer, often adding a melodic touch. He prides himself on outstanding tone, playing exceptional instruments and amps, propelling the quality of sound for the whole band. His bass playing credo: If it sounds good, it feels good!
David Wheeler: Drums, vocals
Dave has been playing drums since age 11, starting in Greensboro, and then on through the east coast, west coast and two brief tours in Europe in 1992 and 2001. Recording and live performance are two of his favorite things and when the band connects with the audience, he’s happiest. Influences include John Bonham, Tommy Aldridge, Keith Moon, Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins.