Boondock Brothers, born, raised and formed in San Diego, CA, is a rock act consisting of Michael Schenk(Lead Guitar/Vocals), Alberto Sandoval(Drums) and Shawn Peters(Bass/Keyboards/Mandolin). All three individuals deeply inspired by iconic musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Little Richard, Led Zeppelin, The White Stripes, CCR, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Alice in Chains, The Clash and much more. Boondock Brothers have played at notable venues in San Diego County including House of Blues Main Stage, Porter's Pub, Golden Acorn Casino, The Griffin, The Ruby Room, Soda Bar, Lestats, Tin Can Alehouse, The Shakedown Bar & more. They have also played live on KUSI's Good Morning San Diego, KWST 13 Yuma News. Their music is currently playing on FM 94.9, Rock 105.3 and SDSU KCR radio. Boondock Brothers represents the raw, uncut side of rock and roll and delivers an energetic, exciting show each time. They have been referred to by many as "the future of Rock n' Roll".
Boondock Brothers was formed by frontman Michael Schenk and drummer Alberto Sandoval after meeting each other at San Diego State University. Schenk had done some solo performing before realizing the potential of a greater project, one involving a fuller sound. That same year he met Sandoval. They formed a strong bond both musically and through friendship that continues to this day. After several months of playing bars and other local music venues such as The Griffin and The Ruby Room, Peters joined the band as the bassist. Similar to Sandoval, Peters was new to his instrument, but soon developed a mastery over his instrument due to his experience from spanish finger-picking flamenco style of guitar playing. Shortly afterward, the band had their first big show at the House of Blues' main stage. With the added bass and refined playing from the other members the show gained them significant momentum in the local San Diego scene. Even though the trio share common interests in music, all three have their own distinct talents derived from different artists. Michael, for instance, is heavily influenced by Robert Plant's vocal talent and Jack White's unique guitar playing. Among Schenk's other major influences include Jim Morrison, James Brown, John Forgerty and Prince to name a few. In short, Sandoval is a powerhouse drummer. In many ways his style resembles and is influenced by various drummers such as John Bonham, Dave Grohl, Matt Helders of the Arctic Monkeys to begin with. His drumming style reflects his general personality as he can be rather aggressive. The last and most recent member is Shawn "Paul Jones". His nickname stems from the fact that his greatest musical influence is the legendary bassist of Led Zeppelin, John Paul Jones. As his musical idol, he too plays several instruments including bass guitar, electric and Spanish guitars, mandolin, harmonica, ukulele, piano and keyboards. Another grand musical influence of his is the former keyboardist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Powell. Much of Shawn's music stems from his beginnings in flamenco guitar, which he played before anything else. All three members of the band are of Hispanic descent and two of them (Shawn and Michael) speak Spanish fluently.
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