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Howard Miller   Guitar

Peter Winsted    Bass Guitar

Barry Brimingham   Drums

Tony Longo    Vocals and Harmonica


Founded in 1994, the P.C.B.Band aka: Pacific Coast Blues Band, has had many great members join and added to their line up over the years, and today’s line up has never been better... The band is lead by singer songwriter Tony Longo (called the Tone). Blues music is in him and its got to come out. Born in NY, then transplanted to CA at a young age, he’s been soaking up the West Coast Harmonica blues from the greats like James Harman, Rod Pizza, William Clark, Al Blake, Tom Ball, Kim Wilson,and Mitch Cashmere just to name a few, and learned by playing harmonica to the Vinyl records of the greats like Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Big Walter, Sonny Terry and Brownie MeGee and Howling wolf, since the late 70’s. He was always been a blues man, playing blues songs with every band he joined or lead. Tony has honed his skills on harmonica and vocals, leading the band to create an up dated,  Rockin', West Coast Swing, and Chicago sound. The band’s guitarman is Howard Miller. Howard can and does play any kind of music, yet his passion is playing the blues and he knows what it’s all about! Having Howard can improvise and brought the band to a place that you feel and hear in every note of every song is happening and fresh with the authentic Pacific Coats Jump, Swinging, Chicago style down and dirty Blues. Wait till you hear him! On the Bass guitar, a man that makes up for 1/2 of the swingin’ jumpin’, and rock steady rhythm section of P.C.B. band, is Peter Winsted.  Peters’s been playing music as a professional for years with a variety Blues acts.  Few Bass players come close to his ability to lock in and and keep it tight! At the drums and keeping the beat with hands and feet is Santa Barbara’s own drum teacher and amazing multi talented Barry Birmingham. He started taking lessons and learned how to play drums at age eleven from many local teachers in the New York and in Southern California area.  By the time he was in junior high and high school he was playing in concert bands, marching bands, jazz bands and playing in local rock cover bands. As a for P.C.B., Peter and Barry are core players that keeps it right, every night! The P.C.B band has been performing in Santa Barbara in one form or another for over 20 years. They play from their hearts and you feel it! 


The band is honored that so many great players are willing to fill in when someone is ill or away with family! These players are the best you could ask for! They are all pro’s who really bring the band up a notch when we’re lucky enough to have them!


Howard Miller, Jeff Gies, Rick Reeves, Glenn Cantello, Gary Sangenitto, Jason Bray, Jan Garfinkel, Dana Olsen, Gary Howard, Andy Web, John Marx, Lenny Curly, Leo Vazquez, Jeff Gring, Eddy Gonzales, Shawn , John Harrison, Robert DiMeglio, David FMB, Mark Roberts, Danial Willingham, Gordon Jennings, Pat Longo, Rico Grande, Irene Fredici, James Antunez, Randy Cobb, Rick Ambrose, Scott Hatch, Steve Dinka, Tony Limjoco, Gary Lehmann, Steve Rogers, Jeff Green, Eric Montief, and Dan Skene .... Form all the fans of PCB band... Thank you all!



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