Freddy Pink - Image 'borrowed' from their website
Freddy Pink
Bainbridge Island, Washington
1978 - Present


Kirk Allen ~ Drums
Coreena Brown ~ Backing Vocals
Ron Cole ~ Trumpet
Darrow Hunt ~ Saxophone
David Loy ~ Keyboards
Marty McGehee ~ Bass
Kia Pierce ~ Backing Vocals
Bennet Pullen ~ Bass
Mike Stoican ~ Guitar
Gordon Yancey ~ Vocals


Larry Anderson ~ Trumpet
John Benedetti ~ Trumpet
Peter Blossom ~ Guitar
Jeff Bodine ~ Drums
Bill Bone ~ Alto Saxophone
Art Bromage ~ Guitar
Doug Canning ~ Trumpet
Wes Carter ~ Bass
Richard Cole ~ Saxophone
Thea Cole ~ Backing Vocals
Billy Cray ~ Tenor Saxophone
Dori Craze ~ Vocals
Rich Dangle ~ Guitar
Gregg Deener ~ Bass
Penn Edwards ~ Drums
John "EJ" Erickson ~ Saxophone
Nancy Erickson ~ Backing Vocals
Richard Evans ~ Bass
Paul Fessenden ~ Saxophone
Jon Goforth ~ Saxophone
Jeff "Icky Pink" Grothe ~ Guitar
Lee Haldorsen ~ Saxophone, Vocals
Kevin Hall ~ Drums
Kevin Hall ~ Trumpet
Park Hall ~ Baritone Saxophone
Larry Jones ~ Keyboards
Robbie Jordan ~ Tenor Saxophone
Gene Laukkonen ~ Saxophones
Henry "Hank" Larson ~ Guitar
Chris Leighton ~ Drums
Dewy Marler ~ Saxophone
Jeff Mason ~ Trombone, Harp
Davin McLaird ~ Drums
Marc Miller ~ Bass
Rick Novido ~ Guitar
Eric "Pops" Popowicz ~ Keyboards
Steve Raible ~ Bass
Valerie Rosa ~ Vocals
Jack Scott ~ Guitar
Les Shelton ~ Bass
Jim Smiley ~ Keyboards
Terry Smith ~ Drums
Bobby Speer ~ Trumpet
Mike Stoican ~ Guitar
Steve Swanson ~ Trumpet
Rob Usher ~ Drums
Ed Vance ~ Keyboards
Mike West ~ Saxophone
Rick Wiley ~ Drums

In Memory of

Rich Dangel
Robbie Jordan
d:  13 March 2010

Freddy Pink... formerly Freddy Pink and The Eastside, Freddy Pink and The Fabulous Kirkland Brothers, and originally Freddy Pink and The Hightops

The band started on Bainbridge Island, became the house act at a joint called Sinbads in Poulsbo playing six nights a week for a year and a half.  We played primarily Kitsap and Jefferson Counties the next six months before breaking into the Seattle Wheat Germ Circuit i.e. The Rainbow, Mr. Bills, and The G-Note as well as the Pioneer Square scene.  Although a very fun dance band and a favorite at Larry's, The Central, and Doc Maynards, the group was honored by playing the opening slots for Tina Turner, The Drifters, Smokey Robinson, Johhny Rivers, Little Richard and Tower of Power.

The group continues to evolve with top-O-the line seriously experienced, very long resume players, and a lot of new original material however, Tower Of Power, The Sons of Champlin, and it's good old fashioned, Bluesrock Roots are still the bands calling card.

Gordon Yancey, Freddy Pink Band, August 2005

We opened for Powder Blues, and a really wild night opening for Sly Stone. After our set, the horn section crashed the stage and played the show with Sly.

Gene Laukkonen, January 2006

Visit The Freddy Pink Website

Steve Swanson, Ed Vance, Gordon Yancey, Greg Jones
Robbie Jordan, Peter Blossom, Steve Raible

Freddy Pink About 1983 - Courtesy of Steve Raible

Some of the Pacific Northwest music groups represented  in members of this group include:   Wailers, Alive and Well, Floating Bridge, Proof of Purchase, Reality, The Reputations, Butterbean, Smoke, New Blues Brothers Revue, PNW All-Stars, Old Farts Band, Sledgehammer, Time Machine, The Rooks, The Rich Dangel Big Band, Rich Dangel Quartet, Good StuffCharlie and the Tunas, Sparky and the Starfires, Big Dog Revue, Kingbees, Maia Santell and House Blend, LIttle Bill and the BluenotesDiamonds Vocal Band, Kinetics, New Deal Rhythm Band, Thin Red Line, Skyboys, Rod Cook and Toast, Big Stick, Mountain Heath, Play it Again S.A.M., Puddle Jumpers, Scott Rosburg, Duffy Bishop Band, 3-D, Thirsty Leaches and many other Northwest bands.

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Last Update:  30 July 2014
Credits: Gordon Yancey, Paul Fessenden, Gene Laukkonen, Jeff Grothe, Ron Cole, Steve Metzker, Steve Raible, Ed Vance, Doug Owens
 Band # 1875