As Reggie B' (aka Reggie Bannister), I was raised in Long Beach, California, heart of everything. As far as I'm concerned, I learned how to become exactly who I always knew I should be. From the time I could talk I would tell you what I wanted to be. I wanted to be a singer, an actor and a politician. Unfortunately in today's political arena, I'm too honest to achieve the latter. Which is probably why we now live among the pines in Crestline, California (San Bernardino mountains) and a stones throw from Lake Gregory.
AAA Rating... Funk, blues and country-tinged rock...Reggie Bannister has a nice touch for song writing...the playing is excellent!' - Jon - Aiding & Abetting
... So, there I was, tired as hell and half drunk from one of the most brutal flights I've ever taken between L.A. and Chicago.
I drag myself, my guitar, and gig-bag off the plane at O'Hare, look up, and standing there with shit-eating grins, holding Heineken's for me. were my friends - who whisked me away to Riley's Rock house where I found my band that became the 'Jizz Wailin' Ya Doggies' when we recorded 'Fools Paradise.'
Former groups/bands and events:
At something like 15 years of age, I auditioned for and was chosen to be in the non-profit, performance group, 'The Young Americans.' Over the years, I was in 'The Greenwood County Singers (four albums and four singles), Stone Country (one album), 'Jamie Rush, 'DeCastro and Bannister (where we opened for 'Steppen Wolf and 'Iron Butterfly.' There were more... but, like the West Coast Bodega and ''The Good Band,' they've all moved into the Tequila Sunrise of years.