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Brews Band

FB_IMG_1559484548851.jpg The Maltose Falcons Brews Band at Southern California Home Brewers Festival in 2016. Photo Credit: Irene Cook

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    Celebrating their 29h Anniversary in 2019, the Maltose Falcons Brews Band first played together in February, 1990 at the Anchor Brewery in San Francisco, doing a jam set during the party hosted by the brewery's employees recognizing the Maltose Falcons Home Brewing Society as its honoree as California Homebrew Club of the Year for 1989. The band played at the first several Southern California Homebrewers Festivals and continues to perform at selected beer-related events in Southern California.

    There are no ringers in this band! All members have been homebrewers in their careers and all are active members of the Maltose Falcons Home Brewing Society. Current band members are:


David Anderson: Founding member. Lead and rhythm guitar.
Bruce Brode: Founding member. Keyboards, lead and backing vocals, wind instruments.
Joyce "The Voice" Batters: Band member since 2015. Lead and backing vocals, hand percussion..
Bucky Batters: Band member since 2013. Electric bass, electric guitar, harp, lead and backing vocals.
Jane Fontana: Guest band member since 2006. Alto sax and vocals.
Peter Sheppard: Band member since 1994. Acoustic guitar, bass, trumpet, flute, percussion, lead and backing vocals.
Brian Vessa: Founding member. Drums, lead and backing vocals.

The Band at Maltose Falcons 30th Anniversary Party

Doug Harlan Shows His Licks

Peter Sheppard Belts A Tune

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