This six-minute video is a Pel & The Pelicans song sampler, with clips from 12 cover songs that the band performs.
Songwriter, guitarist, and bandleader Pelham "Pel" Houchin is a veteran of the SF Bay Area music scene. He has been an active musician and songwriter since the late '60s and has a passion for playing live and sharing the pleasures that music conveys. He has played bass and guitar in many types of bands and now fronts The Pelicans. The Pelicans came to be in the summer of 2011 and have been gaining new fans wherever and whenever they perform. They play several songs from Pel's solo CD "WTF" that was released in May 2011 and released their first CD, "Take Flight", last summer.
Pel & The Pelicans play Americana, blues, country, Celtic, rock, folk, and original songs. They cover songs by Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Merle Haggard, Steve Earle, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, Marty Robbins, Roger Miller, Tennessee Ernie Ford, The Traveling Willburys, Roy Orbison, Dr. Hook, The Highwaymen, Willie Nelson, The Searchers, The Band, Tom Petty, and many others.
Instrumentation includes: acoustic guitars, flute, stand-up bass, mandolin, electric guitar, penny whistle, percussion, and drums; vocals with harmonies.
The band is available for.........
Anniversaries, Awards Nights, Bachelor Parties, Banquets, Birthday Parties, Casinos, Christmas Parties, Clubs, Community Events, Conventions, Corporate Functions, Country Clubs, Cruise Ships, Dinner Dances, Festivals, Fraternity Functions, Fund-Raisers, Graduation Parties, Grand Openings, Hotels, Jingles, Movie Soundtracks, Picnics, Private Parties, Proms, Resorts, Restaurants, Reunions, Studio Sessions, TV Soundtracks, Weddings, and just about any event you may have.
Some of the fine establishments the band has had the pleasure of performing at are: Coastside Art Gallery in Half Moon Bay, The Villa Roma Cocktail Lounge in Redwood City, The San Gregorio Store, Apple Jack's in La Honda, The San Benito House in Half Moon Bay, and Harbor Village Farmer's Market, The Old Princeton Landing and La Nebbia Winery. See the Gigs page for current listings.
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Pel & The Pelicans are:
Pelham Houchin-- guitar, mandolin, vocals, songwriter
Gary McArthur--saxophone, flute, vocals
"Uncle Bob" Huber-- guitar, vocals
Rob Christian-- bass, vocals
Paul Newman-- drums, vocals
Ari Altieri -- keyboards
And don't forget Erik Nielsen and Michael Jepsen, our alternate drummers.