Nothing could seem to go right for Born To Be Wild 2014 Tour on Saturday afternoon, September 20 at the Tulalip Casino in Marysville Washington. Lines of communication were crossed with the promoter and casino which lead to no advertising prior to the show and the reader board outside was advertising them as a Frank Sinatra cover band. The band was suppose to take the stage at 5pm, but due to hold up by the casino, they did not start until 5:30, leaving the fans waiting in line for 45 minutes. It was a chaotic start to what would become an amazing show.
With all of those complications and challenges, the fans of Born To Be Wild 2014 Tour still showed up in force by spreading the word via social media. As Born To Be Wild 2014 Tour played, the venue fill up to its max occupancy with those who were walking by the Canoes Cabaret. Many were literally stopped in their tracks by the music pouring from the venue. From the hallway straight to the dance floor people flooded in to watch Born To Be Wild 2014 Tour. Playing two sets with a small break in between, the night was filled with soulful ballads, new originals and songs from Steppenwolf’s catalog. Each member was even given their own few minute break to showcase each of their fabulous soloing skills.
It is always a pleasure to watch Born To Be Wild tour 2014 play live. While they are older, each member appears 20-30 years younger, much like the kids they used to be on stage. Music can touch the soul and these guys always seem to touch the soul of both new and old fans alike.
Glen Bui – Guitars
Glen was born in San Francisco and spent his early years performing in the Bay Area. He earned a BA in Music from Cal State. At one time he took lessons from an up and coming guitar player named Joe Satriani while in Berkeley. Glen co-founded Pegasus while living in California, they were signed to Epic Records. He toured and performed for Steppenwolf Productions 2010-2013 and throughout the years performed with an original member of Steppenwolf before it broke up in 1976, many variations of the band playing Steppenwolf’s Greatest Hits evolved. Glen has performed with and backed many famous artists, Eddie Money, Cathy Metea, Lone Heart , Waylon Jennings, Frank Black of Hank Williams Jr and Waylon Jennings, Thunder Ridge, The Blues Trust Fund and HolyCross.
Goldy McJohn – Keys, Hammond B3
Goldy is best known as the original keyboardist for rock group Steppenwolf. Originally a classically trained pianist, he was a pioneer in the early use of the electronic organ (Hammond B3) in heavy metal.
Mike Setzer – Bass, Vocals
Mike has played bass for Nelson, Savannah Nix, The Current, The Rhythm Katz, and The Smokin’ Jays, as well as shared the stage with Leon Hendrix, Roger Fisher (Heart), Leroy Powell (Shooter Jennings Band), Arlan Schierbaum (Jemimah Puddleduck), and Brian “Dogboy” Burwell . He has opened for such national acts as Los Lonely Boys, Iron Butterfly, P.O.D., The Slip, Tealeaf Green, Lotus, and The Atomic Punks. He’s also toured and performed for Steppenwolf Productions.
Mark Mayberry – Vocals
Mark has a background in theater and has performed for the last 20 years singing for local Seattle bands.
Wayde Leslie – Drums
A lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, Wayde developed an immediate interest in the drums at the age of 7 while watching his musician brothers’ band play. By age 8 he received his first starter drum kit and began absorbing as many different styles as he had access too. At the age of 14 he purchased his first real drum kit and then began an intensive study period whereby at the age of 18 he began playing regularly in bar’s and pub’s. Self taught, Wayde can play in almost any style fluently but his interests are more based in Classic Rock and The Blues. A veteran of hundred’s of live performances Wayde cites among others: Neil Smith (Alice Cooper) Jerry Edmonton (Steppenwolf) Roger Taylor (Queen) John Henry Bonham (Led Zeppelin) and Tommy Aldridge (Pat Travers) as his main influences and refers to himself as a “Guitar Players Drummer” as he enjoys playing off the guitar player within the construct of an ensemble