Steve, Rich, Brad, Bob - 1966
West Coast Boys
AKA: Daybreak
Spokane, Washington
1966 - 1969


Bob "Moose" Smith ~  Guitar, Vocals
Brad Smith ~ Drums, Vocals
Rich Bade -  Bass, Vocals
Steve "Weasel" Strange -  keyboards - M-3 Hammond
Jerry Hubert ~ Bass, Vocals

Virgil Smith ~ Manager
Cliff Berger ~ Booking Agent

West Coast Boys in 1968  - Image courtesy of Steve Strange

I was a member of a Spokane rock group that played the Northwest area for about seven years.

We started in 1966 as The West Coast Boys, and then in 1969, we added a girl singer and changed our name to Daybreak.  We were voted the best rock group in Spokane, couple of years running.

We performed all thru the Inland Empire; at such spots as The Rock, Ratskellers, WSU, University of Idaho, Spokane Coliseum, Tiffany's, SCC, Canterbury west, U of Montana, Whitman College, etc.

Our booking agent was Virgil Smith and then later, Cliff Berger of Universal Systems Analysis in Spokane.

Steve Strange, July 2007

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Last Update:  13 July 2007
Credits:  Steve Strange
Band #  2262