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               GARY ZAK: BAND LEADER, BASS & VOCALS

   MATT MESSENGER: DRUMS & VOCALS

                                DOUG HUMBLE: SLIDE GUITAR & VOCALS

 
           
 
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GARY ZAKProfessional music career began while attending Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in 1976...

1976-1980 played bass with Smooth Talkin' & also Tri-Passage a blues-rock band

1981-1982 played bass with Tundra, classic rock, Cleveland, OH

1983-1986 played bass & trombone with R-Factor, classic rock & originals, Cleveland, OH

1986-1989 played bass with The Blue Hearts, blues, Cleveland,OH

2000-2002 formed the Outback Blues Band with George Rogers on Keyboards,  Salome, AZ

2008-2010 re-formed the Outback Blues Band with George Rogers who retired from the band in 2009. During this time, the band progressed

through several members, culminating today in a brilliant and talented line-up of professional blues musicians that now make up The OUTBACKS of Phoenix, AZ.

Favorite Music Styles & Artists: Classic Blues, British Invasion, Power Pop late 60's to early 70's.  Cream, Blind Faith, Clapton, Springsteen, Raspberries, Badfinger, Nilsson, Chicago, & T. Rex.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MATT MESSENGER: Mad Matt Maggott, a dynamic drummer with lead and backup vocals from New York City to the Arizona valley.  Matt has shared the stage with greats such as Twisted Sister, Molly Hatchet, The Outlaws and many more.  Remembered mostly for his contributions to Megaforce Records Recording Artists "Tortured Dog" and providing the beat for the New York City Madame of blues, Lex Grey.   

 

                                                                               

                          

  



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




DOUG HUMBLE: BIO COMING SOON.  Slide guitar & vocals.  He brings his talent and passion for the blues & blues rock to The Outbacks.  

 

 

      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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