The Band

Five Way Street is made up of seasoned musicians who all have a love for classic rock. We made a specific decision to choose cover tunes that weren’t being played by other local bands. Baby boomers seem to love the song mix.

FRED COY

Bass, Vocals:

Fred has been bottom feeding on music since he was 12.  From baritone to tuba to string bass, he went straight for the bottom line of the music.  He loves playing the bass because “every band needs one” Over the years he’s played all kinds of music – rock, folk, country, jazz, Dixieland, Tejano, bluegrass, Tex-Mex, big band, polka, you name it.  He previously played in the wedding band Time Out, the folk duo Pete and Fred and the cover band East to West.

MARK GALLEGOS

Drums/Percussion: Mark has been playing drums in Tucson since 1978. He began his Tucson career with local swing band Gypsy Wind, and followed up with pop eclectic band The Iguana Brothers. For approximately 10 years he played with Tucson notables The Desert Cadillacs where he opened for acts such as The Beach Boys, America, Rascals, Coasters, Drifters and many other classic artists. Mark began serious percussion studies with George Lawrence in Nashville (Poco, Delbert Mcclinton,Susan Tedeschi,Little Milton, Diamond Rio and others), and continued studying with local great Brian Harris for an additional 5 years. He has attended hundreds of workshops and clinics including drum set and percussion studies with Geraldo Piloto in Havana, Cuba. He continues to be one of the first call drummers in Tucson due to his ability and knack for various musical styles.

JOE MURPHY

Guitar, Vocals: Joe is among the youngest member of the group, the newest to Tucson, and is formerly the band member with the longest (and most) hair. Joe has been playing in bands back East, and we have yet to stump him on pretty much any musical style from any era (even tunes popular before he was born!) Joe is a walking encyclopedia of musical knowledge, trivia, and mimicry. One of the band’s favorite sayings during practice is “Focus, Joe!”

GREG ROBINSON

Keyboard, Vocals:  When Greg isn’t teaching piano to many, many students both privately and at our local community college, he’s jamming with Five Way Street and laying down various keyboard riffs to beat the band!  Formerly of the band Vintage Sugar, Greg is a master at teaching music, playing music and living the musical dream of performing live!

MIKE SERRES

Guitar, Vocals: Mike has been playing guitar since he was about twelve and bugged the teenage bass player next door to teach him a few chords. He sings and plays a variety of instruments, but mostly guitars. Mike has played in folk duos (Serres and Dina, Cox & Serres) trios (White Horse), high school garage bands (ZED), and a variety of other musical configurations. The majority of his musical career has been spent as singer and guitarist in the Desert Cadillacs, one of Tucson’s top cover bands. In the Cadillacs, Mike has had the good fortune of opening for a variety of major music acts including Chuck Berry, America, and the Beach Boys. Mike loves to play most kinds of music including jazz, country, classical, pop and rhythm and blues, but there’s a special place in his heart for rock and roll. Because Mike loves harmony (in music as well as in life), he’s not apt to play solo, since there’s no one to harmonize with.

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