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One of Long Island's Premier Live Music Groups

Available for Vineyards, Restaurants, Clubs, Concerts, Festivals, Cocktail Parties, Private Parties and
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Miranda Gatewood - Electric Bass/Vocals

An exhibiting artist, Miranda doubled back on the road not taken to play music, touring with such notable musicians as the late Blues Hall of Famer Sam Taylor, electric violinist Heather “Little Mama” Hardy and drummer Mario Stiano at the Baltimore Blues Festival and in clubs in Jersey and Pennsylvania; doubling up on high-energy Chicago Blues with Doug “Harmonica” McLean; laying down the “Nawlins” second-line feel with Tommy Keys; performing onstage and on the air with Hooch and the Bluesicians; Kane Daily, Kenny “the Rocket” Korb, Donald Hatcher and Holy Family and with guitarist/composer Johnny B. in three different bands: The Love Junkies, Folk Fiction and mandolinist Jennifer Roth’s Eastern Sky Band.

Losing everything in a fire in 1993, Miranda changed professions overnight, going from freelance photographer to fulltime bassist when Johnny B. got his old bass out of a pawnshop for her to make a gig later that week. The Long Island-born Miranda was a longtime member of The Mojos, playing 500 Fridays at the Eastport Luncheonette, numerous Bradstock festivals and opening for Blues legend James Cotton, Buster Poindexter and for Johnny Winter with Frank Latorre.

Self-taught on bass, she came from keyboards and singing in the choir and Baroque madrigals. Miranda has taught music theory and bass, loving bass as “the voice of rhythm,” and “the bottom melody.” She has recorded everything from Blues to Alternative Rock, Reggae and Gospel.

She keeps her Blues alive concurrently performing with Truck Stop Gypsies.

Miranda holds a M.F.A. in fine art, has returned to photography as the proprietor of Miranda Gatewood Communications, Inc. and is editor of Networking magazine, a Long Island business monthly. She is thrilled to be welcomed by The East End Trio and their fine musicianship.

Doug Morrow – Drums 

After attending the Berklee School of Music, Doug moved to New York City. He worked as a composer and percussionist for soundtracks and jingles, and performed in a variety of live situations. He has had the opportunity to work with some of New York’s finest players.

Doug expanded his work into television production and formed D.A.M. Video Inc. to provide a variety of music and visual production services. He has worked with such clients as HBO, NBC, Madison Square Garden, Jim Henson Productions, United Nations Television and PBS. Since 1998 Doug has taught as an Assistant Professor of Television Production at Hofstra University in the department of Radio, Television and Film.

On a personal note, Doug (a beach bum) moved his home from NYC to Rocky Point. He lives with is wife Diane and his son Antonio. Doug is known for his strong groove with a light touch along with having a good time on the band stand.

Michael Munzer – Vocals/Guitar

Mike graduated from C.W. Post College in the ‘80’s with a B.A. in Music Education. He studied classical guitar and voice and performed with many of the college’s vocal groups in venues like Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and a tour of Europe. Throughout college he was an active solo and duo performer playing all the popular wine and cheese café’s throughout Long Island. After graduating he decided to build a business career starting with what has to be a guitar player’s “dream job”. For seven years he worked for J. D’Addario & Co. (the world’s leading maker of guitar strings and musical accessories) as sales and marketing manager. Among his responsibilities were endorsee relations where he got to meet the most influential guitarists around – very cool.

In the summer of 2005 he decided to become more involved with the music scene on Long Island’s East End by performing regularly as a solo act at many of the wineries on Long Island’s North Fork. By 2007 Mike decided to expand his solo work into a trio setting as well adding Doug Morrow (a long time band mate from Rocky Point’s St. Anthony’s folk group) and Scott O’Hare (a musical friend of Doug’s and original bassist for the Trio). The groove and harmony began and the trio - Mike, Doug and Miranda - is now gigging in many directions – sweet.

Mike considers himself an acoustic guitar “junkie” with a small collection of beauties. 

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