Tom RojasTom Rojas

Tom Rojas
Vocals & Rhythm Guitar

As the founding member of The Wedge Brothers, Tom handles lead vocals and rhythm guitar in the band. Since the age of 10 Tom has had a passion for playing guitar, a self-taught musician who is influenced by artists such as the Beatles, America, The Beach Boys, The Eagles, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Chicago, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, Carol King and Stevie Wonder. Tom is influenced by the music of the “singer/songwriters” of the 60s and 70s, having learned his craft to Eagles, Beatles, and America tunes. Along with his passion for this era of music, he also enjoys current music from Rob Thomas, Jason Mraz, 3 Doors Down and Green Day.
The Wedge Brothers has provided Tom many of the best memories of his life, including performing venues such as the House of Blues (New Orleans and Las Vegas) The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, as well as at the Metropolis in Toronto, Canada and the famous 1st Avenue 7th Street Entrance in Minneapolis, where Prince filmed Purple rain, as well as most major music venues in Las Vegas. Tom also plays solo and with other local artists in Las Vegas and when he is not on stage you can find him at some live concert event.  Tom recently had the opportunity to meet some of his childhood idols (who he also had the opportunity to open for several years ago), “America” backstage at a recent concert here in Vegas. He loves being in the recording studio and looks forward to spending more time on stage with his friends!

 

Tom’s Guitar Line Up includes:
Gibson J 185 Blues King
Gibson L-OO Parlor Acoustic Electric
Gibson Les Paul Custom
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Epiphone j 200
Gibson 339 Semi-Hollow Body
Fender Telecaster
Custom Fender Strat from guitar maker Rod Miller

Amplifiers include:

Mesa Boogie 2 x 12
Fender Blues 1 x 12

“And In The End, The Love You Take Is Equal To The Love You Make”
– Sir Paul McCartney


Steve Nation

Steve Nation
Vocals & Lead Guitar

 

Growing up in Seattle, Steve’s love for music brought him to Nashville to be surrounded by music and musicians. He spent 10 years in Nashville as his base, where his first album with The Edisons hit big with the indie crowd and took him touring hundreds of venues in nearly all 50 states and overseas. The days off the road in Nashville gave him the opportunity to build guitars for himself along with many artists including Steve Miller and Poison’s Brett Michaels. Steve settled in the city of Las Vegas, where he found his home performing with The Wedge Brothers, as well as in a country band called 4-Wheel High, where he also handles lead guitar and vocals.  Steve has written a number of songs over his musical career, many which can be found on iTunes!

 

Guitars:
Gibson: ES-335, Doubleneck
Fender: Tele ’52 RI, Strat Deluxe
Gretsch: Country Gentlemen, Corvette
Danelectro: ’63 Teardrop, Psychedelic DC59, Baritone
Rickenbacker: 330-6, 360-12
Steinberger: Klein, Baby Blue GL
Weissenborn: 1923 Model II

 

Amps:
Fender Blues Deluxe
Musicman 210

 

Effect Pedals:
Too many to mention (Most custom built by Bradford Lester, CO)

“I’d give my left arm to be ambidextrous.”
– Steve Nation


Jack E. Roth
Drums and Percussion

 

A Las Vegas native, Jack E. Roth has been the main Wedge stickman since 2006. As a former MCA / Universal recording artist and 25-year veteran, Jack has opened for everyone from Guns ‘N Roses, Aerosmith and Chickenfoot to Michael McDonald, Eddie Money and The Commodores, quite a diverse range! He’s also played in bands backing such artists as Randy Jackson, Debbie Gibson, Dee Snider, Sebastian Bach and Meat Loaf!  Jack is also the stickman for local Las Vegas rock band 3 Align, who continue to work their way up the charts in the music world!

He loves puppies and rainbows and long, star-lit walks on the beach… as long as he’s mildly sedated.

People say I’m crazy doing what I’m doing,
Well, they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin.
-John Lennon

Well, I’ve been around, but I ain’t never seen,
A guy who looks like a muppet, but he’s wrinkled and green,
Oh, my Yoda, Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda
-Weird Al Yankovic

 

 

 

 

 


Alex Preus
Bass Guitar

Alex started playing bass in the womb, and at the tender age of 11 years old performed his first solo gig! Alex was accepted to the Grammy Winning Las Vegas Academy of the Performing Arts, where he studied jazz. Following graduation, Alex was one of only 4 bass players accepted to the esteemed The New School, located in Manhattan, New York!
Alex is influenced by a vast range of artists, from Bach to Pantera, and enjoys a wide range of music tastes and styles. Bassists like Pino Palladino and Jaco Pastorius are among his favorite electric bass players, and he is also influenced by upright player Charlie Haden.
Alex performs with The Wedge Brothers, as well as other local bands where he enjoys classic rock, jazz, and other musical genres.

“Enjoys Pina Colada’s and Getting Caught in the Rain”


Craig HarrisCraig Harris

Craig Harris

Craig Harris
Bass Guitar

Craig first started touring when I was fifteen years old with the Velvet Knights drum and bugle corps from Santa Ana, California. With “VK” he gained great experience, and also through playing in high school jazz band (Ocean View High in Huntington Beach California) he learned to read music and explore many different styles of playing. After High school, he went on to attend Musicians Institute in Hollywood California from 18984-85. Attending the school in it’s original building with the original group of instructors those included: Jeff Berlin, Frank Gimbale, Howard Roberts, Jeff Porcaro, Joe Porcaro and many other great teachers and players. Since  his beginnings, he has strived to grow as a bassist and more importantly as a musician in general. In his current position with Cirque’s ZED in Tokyo, he is using many different bass related instruments those include:

Fender Marcus Miller five string
Yamaha JP 2 six string
Brubaker five string fretless
electric doublebass (BSX)
Godin A5 acoustic electric five string fretless bass
Toca Djembe (percussion)

Current and past solo recordings currently available on I Tunes:
Endless (Ingigo records- released worldwide 2007)
BASS TRAXX TOKYO (Ingigo records-released world wide 2008)

Artist toured and performed with:
Billy Preston (Rolling Stones, The Beatles)
Albert Lee (british blues guitarist)
Gary Puckett and The Union Gap (Lady Willpower, Young Girl)
Frankie Avalon (Grease, Frankie and Annette)
Bobby Rydell
Fabian
Sonny Turner (Platters lead vocalist)
The Champs (Tequila-50’s mega hit)
Cirque Du Soleil (Mystere-Las Vegas)
Cirque Du Soleil (ZED-Tokyo Disneyland)
The Young Americans (Hawaii tour, Boine Highlands summer theatre)
American Academy of The Dramatic Arts (rehearsal band)
Martha Reeves and The Vandellas
Mary Wells (Motown artist)
Helsinki Records (house musician, Sunami Relief concerts)
Geir Ronning (Eurovision artist representing Finland, bass Sunami concert Helsinki)
Little Richard (50’s legend)
Phyllis Hyman (Dreamgirls-Broadway, Blues bar cast)
Lou Christie (60’s artist)
Disneyworld (Flowerpower concert series)
Legends In Concert (Japan, Iceland, Mexico)
Sitmar Cruise lines (house orchestra)
Clarence Paul (co founder Jobet music-Motown, Stevie Wonder Conductor)
Rosanne (Talk show, TV personaity)
Manny Kellog (Billy Preston, Graham Central Station, Quincy Jones)
Entertainment Tonight
Wolfman Jack (50/60’s personality)
Del Shannon
The Platters, The Drifters, The Coasters
The Golden Boys (Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Bobby Rydell)
Little Anthony and The Imperials
Lenny Welch (Since I Fell For You)
PBS Television concert special (bass wih Frankie Avalon, Conductor/bass with Gary Puckett)
Tony Tillman (Bill Cosby opener, Helsinki 89-92)
Curly Muskgrave (Western music association top performer, bass on the award winning album “The Heritage”)
Numerous Broadway Musicals (various venues)
Toured with the Velvet Knights Drum and Bugle Corps from 1980-83 on various percussion instruments (Snare/quads/instructor)
Royal Carribean Cruise lines (Frankie Avalon, Gary Puckett)
Mike Zerbe (Air Supply drummer)

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