The Blenders
Seattle, Washington


Fred Becher ~ Guitar
Gary Hoskins ~ Bass
Joel Johnson ~ Keyboards, Vocals
John Kiper ~ Guitar, Vocals
Tom Lash ~ Drums, Vocals

This group, came together too participate in a northwest battle of the bands.  Put on by American Music here in Seattle.  The battle, took place at the Iguana Rockin' Cantina on pier 70.
The Blenders, were just a few of the last bands in the northwest to play Inguana Cantina, which saw many northwest bands grace its stage before it was closed the following year.  The filming of MTV's "The Real World" in 1998 delayed the planned remodel.

Though each member was a musician in their own right. Like many other bands, creative differences would seperate the Blenders.
Gary Hoskins, October 2005

Gary Hoskins, bass player of "The Unknowns"  and played bass for the Blenders.

Gary still plays on occasion with The Slightly Smashed Pumpkins and others.

Some of the other Pacific Northwest music groups represented in members of this group include:  The Nadz, Shelly and the Curves, The Unknowns, Slightly Smashed Pumpkins , 100 Proof, Hired Gun, The Backbeats, Mike Cox Band, Lifestyle, Panama, Merillee and the Turnabouts, Sweet Talkin' Jones, Cheesburger DeLux, Shotgun, The Bulldogs, Flight, Happy Gamblers, Everest, Cincinnati Rail, Warlocks, Superband, Thee Prophets, Giant Peach, Copper Butterfly, Tiny Tony and the Statics, Sunflower, Rock Kandy and many others NW bands.

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Last Update:   22 September 2008
Credits: Gary Hoskins
Band # 1803