Guitar Player / Singer / Songwriter
photo by Todd Onweller
Specializing in finger style guitar, as a solo artist, Chicago based Bob performs original instrumental music and songs in concerts, coffee houses and festivals. He also performs extensively in pubs and private parties covering the music of the Beatles, Paul Simon, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, James Taylor, Barenaked Ladies, Damien Rice, Elliot Smith, and other singer/songwriter, folk/rock types.
Bob also works in a duo with Megan D., performing creative covers and originals with beautiful vocals and guitaring.
He also performs as Zipper Mackenzie with burlesque personality, Sadie O'Swirl.
A delightful vaudeville-ish singing duo.
A Little History
Before leaving Michigan for Chicago, Bob had a trio with his brother, Dan. The Gerics Brothers Trio (aka Painted Blind) with bassist, Nick Calandro, was an acoustic/electric trio performing the songs and instrumentals of Bob, Dan, and brother Rick; a bit of folk, folk/rock, and jazz.
Bob is a founding member of the high intensity instrumental string band, Third Nature (here's a tune). His back up credits include: Martha Reeves, Mitzi Gaynor, The McGuire Sisters, and The Platters. He has perfomed in many a show band, musical theater orchesteras, a resort swing band, and a cruise ship house band. He has shared the stage with: Canada's Connie Kaldor and folk legend Tom Paxton, and is a former member of celtic/jazz fiddler, Jeremy Kittel's acoustic duo and trio.
This is my brother, Dan. Click on his face to go to his facebook page.