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New Year's Eve

The Wild Vine Bistro
December 31
The Banana Brothers
Reservations Recommended

Join us in ushering in 2012
bwah hah hah
Excellent food in a very elegant setting, full bar, great selection of wines. The have a wine club so check out the website.
The Wild Vine Bistro is a lovely room so stop in and say hi to Laura, the owner, for me.
The Wild Vine Bistro
18001 Bothell Everett Hwy
Bothell WA 98012
Call for Reservations (425) 877-1334

Papa Solo

 

 

Shows from 2010

The Taste of Edmonds
on the Main Stage
August 14th, 2010          
Saturday 8:30 to 10 pm
Greg Murat and the
Edmonds All Star Band
including members of
the Delivery Boys
and more Edmonds Legends

the line up
Dave Noren guitar and vocals
Greg Murat guitar and vocals

Ronnie Llinas guitar and vocals
Dale Fuentes flute
Jimmy Culler bass and vocals
Michael Daily drums and vocals
John Matthews percussion

Craig Cooke, Pacific Rim Talent, started an Edmonds tradition two Taste's ago of gathering many local musicians together for the final set on Saturday night. He suggested it be called the Edmonds All Stars. Ron Llinas put the shows together and invited many of our friends from the DB's and Banana Brothers This year Craig asked me to put the band together under the heading of Greg Murat band and the Edmonds All Stars. So far it is in the planning stages but promises to be an outstanding show combining classic rock and original music with some great people and musicians.
Please join us for a celebration of music, food and friendship.


June 26 Garden Party
Private Party
Renton Highlands

The Wild Vine Bistro
December 3rd 8-11pm
The Banana Brothers

8-11 Saturday night
Reservations Recommended
Excellent food in a very elegant setting, full bar, great selection of wines. The have a wine club so check out the website.
The Wild Vine Bistro is a lovely room so stop in and say hi to Laura, the owner, for me.
The Wild Vine Bistro
18001 Bothell Everett Hwy
Bothell WA 98012
Call for Reservations (425) 877-1334

Egan's Jam House
December 6th 7pm-8:30pm
1707 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107

The Banana Brothers

Phone: 206-789-1621

 


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Some stuff about Dale Fuentes. Latin Jazz Flutist
World Class Flutist Dale (Manolito) Fuentes
and Greg Murat at the Relay for Cancer Concert


GMB
Ronnie Llinas guitar and vocals
Jimmy Culler bass and vocals
Greg Murat guitar and vocals

Mike Daily percussion and vocals

Greg Murat solo_Photo by Andrea Murat
Photo by Andie Murat

 


New Year's Eve
Greg Murat Band
Greg Murat-Guitar vocals
Jimmy Culler-Bass vocals
Mike Daily-Drums vocals
Ronnie Llinas-Lead guitar vocals
John Matthews-Percussion, Congas, bongos, shakers, chimes, maracas wood blocks, claves, cowbells, go go bells, Roland HPD15 HandSonic Percussion Controller, small splash cymbals
The party was wonderful. The band was hot and the audience was beautiful and we had a grand time. Our trip up with Maggie and Rock Peterson on their beautiful boat, The Beach House, was just grand. It was a workout for the boys. I was unloading gear at 3:30PM in the afternoon and was walking back to the boat after reloading the gear with the guys, at 2:30AM. A very long day.
Thank you too all the people who came out to party with us and bring in the New Year. There were a lot of them and they were a charming group. We were so happy to be there.
Thanks especially to Cynthia and Larry Mason who played a huge role in getting us in the door. We love you.
Oak Harbor, Washington 9827


It I had a band I wonder what I would name it
Some suggestions from family and friends who are all nearly asleep: Rapid Turnover, Planet 5, Hi Grandma, Spotted Leopard, Papa's My Name. Ronnie said GMB (Grandpa's Made Bald, I mean Greg Murat Band), The Beagles, The Islands, The Beach, Beach Beat, Beat Beach, The Reach, The Intervals, Fifth Circle, The Buffet, The Brunch, Tequila Cactus, Taken, The Fokkers, Folk Rock, The Gliders, The Sliders, Not the DB's, The Riders, Not Rice Again, The Friends, The Wizards, Dave's Not Here, The Lizards, The Blizzards, somebody stop me! Stop me now. I kind of like The Beagles for a harmony oriented folk rock band, anyway I need a name for the shape shifting band.

Photo from Provinces in Edmonds
   
September 14
Private Party
Oak Harbor, Washington 98277

Private Party Performance Dave Raynor on Lead guitar and vocals, Larry Mason on drums and vocals, John Matthews on percussion and vocals, Jimmy Culler on bass and vocals, Greg Murat on guitar and vocals.

Link to lyric pages

09/12/2009 03:30 PM - Private Party

Shows in August 2009
Going to see and hear the Summer Meltdown this year.

Solo Acoustic Performance at Sunday August 23rd
An Old Fashioned BBQ
at the Love Shack
1115 Old Polnell Rd
Oak Harbor, Wa
Benefits the Toddler's Learning Center
Featuring
Johnny Bulldog
with special guests
Janie & Joe, Funk-Mason and Greg Murat
.Sunday August 23rd 2-6p.m
Spend an afternoon in the sun with great
company, wonderful food and even better music.
Bring your own favorite beverage
Suggested donation $25 per person
Tickets available from
Toni Kotschwar
Marge Scribner
Cynthia Mason
Bayleaf Stores
contact specific to come soon


Shows in July 2009
I was a Delivery Boy for a day. Cool at Tulalip Casino..

Great sound system and fine engineers on the board at the Casino. It as a great time. Only thing missing was Rod Serling. It was sweet. Nice people in the audience. Recommendations to bands: read your riders, there are a lot of rules.

Performing July 24 5-8pm Tulalip Casino
Main Stage as part of The Delivery Boys
10200 Quil Ceda Blvd
Tulalip, WA 98271-9163
(800) 631-3313

Ronnie, Dave, Jimmy, Mike, Papa


Some Shows Gone to Yesterday...>>>>....

July 11th The Arlington Fly In (Free) by invitation
Para-phenalia Party
19018 59th Dr. NE, Unit # 2
Arlington, WA 98223
Arlington Airport 5PM
Dale Fuentes Flute-Percussion
Ronnie Llinas Guitar-Vocals
Jimmy Culler Bass-Vocals
John Matthews Percussion
Greg Murat Guitar-Vocals

Many surprise guest performers
It is such a secret we don't know who they will be

July 11th The Arlington Fly In (Free) by invitation
Para-phenalia Party
19018 59th Dr. NE, Unit # 2
Arlington, WA 98223
Arlington Airport 5PM
Dale Fuentes Flute-Percussion
Ronnie Llinas Guitar-Vocals
Jimmy Culler Bass-Vocals
John Matthews Percussion
Greg Murat Guitar-Vocals

Many surprise guest performers
It is such a secret we don't know who they will be


July 18th The Bite of Seattle (Free)
Mural Amphitheater 3PM
Mike Daily Drums-Vocals
Ronnie Llinas Guitar-Vocals
Jimmy Culler Bass-Vocals
John Matthews Percussion
Greg Murat Guitar-Vocals


JUNE 2009 Wednesday night Open Mic Mirkwood...6 PM
June 26th 7:30-11 Friday night
Mirkwood & Shire Cafe ($3)
Acoustic/ Barely Plugged
Greg Murat Vocals Guitar
Jimmy Culler Vocals Bass
Richard Williams Drums
John Matthews Percussion
Ronnie Llinas Guitar
Dave Raynor Guitar
117 E Division St
Arlington, WA 98223
(360) 403-9020
www.shirecafe.com
Contemporary Acoustical Neoclassical
Light Hearted Latin Jazzy Reggae RocK


June 27th Under the Red Umbrella (Free) Saturday
Noon until 1PM
19th & Grand
Everett,Wa
Greg Murat-Solo Guitar-Vocal


June 27th The Gallup Party-Private (invitation) Saturday
Renton Highlands,Wa
Ronnie Llinas Guitar-Vocals
Jimmy Culler Bass-Vocals
John Matthews Percussion
Greg Murat Guitar-Vocals


May 1st 7:30-11 Friday night ($3)
Mirkwood & Shire Cafe

Celebrate May Day with us
Great for the whole family


PaPa Greg Guitar Vocals
Mike Daily Drums Vocals
Ronnie Llinas Guitar Vocals
Jimmy Culler Bass Vocals
John Matthews Percussion Vocals
Contemporary Acoustical Neoclassical
Light Hearted Latin Jazzy Reggae Rock


117 E Division St
Arlington, WA 98223
(360) 403-9020
www.shirecafe.com


April 18th, 2009 7-9 PM          
Borders Books
4601 Point Fosdick Dr NW
Gig Harbor - (253) 853-2700
 
Cost: Free
Community joins together to raise money for the purchase of
a much needed wheel chair for a very special girl.
Benefit Acoustic Concert
Greg Murat with extraordinarily talented guitarist
Scott MacGougan



In January please come out to this special event:
Snohomish Woodstock ( click to view poster)
Woodstock Tribute Benefit Concert for
The Snohomish Community Food Bank
Sunday, Jan 18 (2009) 6:00pm to 10:00pm
at The Thumbnail Theater in Snohomish, WA
Cost: Students/Seniors $8.00 General $10.00
Purchase on line: Brown Paper Tickets (service fee)
Hosted by Volkert Volkersz, this show will feature many local artists including:
Wired!
Tim Noah
Jim McLaughlin
Rory Corbin
Vincent Allis
Jake Sand
Rachael Teixeira (aka Rachael Troy of "Precious Troy")
Magdalena (Maggie Smelser)
Jay Pulliam
Dean Edwards and band
BetZ
Michael Clune
Greg Cardinal
Straight from the Shed (David Douglas and friends)
Jam Club of Snohomish High School
Greg Murat
and others to be confirmed

Tim Noah's Thumbnail Theater
1211 4th St.
Snohomish, WA. 98290

In Concert

December 19th & 20th Snohomish
Tim Noah's Thumbnail Theater
I will be performing as part of the Tim Noah Kaddywompas Holiday Radio Show series at Tim Noah's Thumbnail theater in Snohomish both Friday and Saturday night. The show will go on and your trip to and from will be accompanied by a beautiful snowy landscape. It is a wonderful evening of fun and holiday spirit.
It is great for the whole family.
The show starts at 7 PM and lasts an hour and a half. Emmy Award Winning Artist Tim Noah is the star of the show and he is accompanied by a large and talented band. There are puppets and stories. You just have to see it. I will be playing some Murat tunes, two new Christmas songs and another song that is going to be a surprise even to me. Come join us for this evening of holiday entertainment.
Tickets: $15.00 adults
$12.00 Children (under 12) and Seniors (65 and over)
It is a great show so come out if you can.

Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater is located in an historic building in the heart of picturesque Snohomish WA. on the southeast corner of 4th St. and Ave D. Parking is available on adjacent streets and the entrance is on 4th St.  A handicap ramp is off the driveway on 4th.



          Columbia Winery
The John Matthews Band
John Matthews, Dave Raynor,
Papa Murat, Ron Llinas
Photos by Dale Antonsen
Richmond Beach Bar and Grill

 

In Concert

December 12th Snohomish
Tim Noah's Thumbnail Theater
Cost:$15

Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater is located in an historic building in the heart of picturesque Snohomish WA. on the southeast corner of 4th St. and Ave D. Parking is available on adjacent streets and the entrance is on 4th St.  A handicap ramp is off the driveway on 4th.

It was a great show and the start of much more involvement in the local music scene and a prelude to launching It's Real to Feel. Check them out. It is a great source of entertainment for the whole family.


 

October 25th, 2008 7-9 PM          
Borders Books
4601 Point Fosdick Dr NW
Gig Harbor - (253) 853-2700
  Poster
Cost: Free

1 Year Borders Anniversary and
Special Benefit Acoustic Concert
with Scott MacGougan


 


The benefit was a great success and a tremendous amount of fun.
We raised thousands of dollars for the Toddler's Learning Center. Thank you all and stay tuned for more. We (the band) will continue honing our show for the next event. Thank you all.
Peace and abundance. Greg

Andie and my anniversary!
August 17th Summer Pig Roast TLC
The Toddler's Learning Center Benefit
Time: 2-6 PM
Cost: $75 Donation
Location:

1115 Old Polnell Road
Oak Harbor

Larry and Cynthia Mason's Love Shack
Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island featuring
The Papa Murat Band in Concert
Larry Mason
Janie and Joe


Spend an afternoon in the sunshine with great company, wonderful food, and even better music.
On August 17th we will play a benefit show on Whidbey Island. The event will benefit the Toddler's Learning Center . Contact Cindy Mason for details and tickets.
Suggested donation is $75 per person and only 100 tickets are available. Contact Cindy at 360-679-7958. TLC Brochure Hope to see you there.
Our show will be an acoustically electric set in a new and refined light. Groove, melody and harmony.
A good time is guaranteed for all.
Larry Mason will perform first then
Janie and Joe will do a set. We will close the event..
Pig Roast with side dishes, beer and wine
Tickets available from Tan Kotschwar, Marge Scribner, Cynthia Mason and Bayleaf Stores

Papa Murat Band
Greg Murat vocals and guitar
Jimmy Culler bass and vocals
Mike Daily drums and vocals
John Matthews congas, bongos and Latin percussion

2 pm to 6 pm 1115 Old Polnell Road, Oak Harbor


This year has been for learning and growing and writing and continuing the journey. It is time to
play once again.
Two new CD's are nearing completion and should be ready for mastering soon.
The Fly In was a musical dream. Great players and wonderful friends. A good time was had to all. Thank all of you who came and listened or played, to Jimmy Culler for pulling us all together. A pleasant time was guaranteed for all!

July 10 2008 Private Party
Hanger 8
Jimmy Wright Lead guitar-vocals
Mike Daily Drums-vocals
Jimmy Culler Bass-vocals
Papa Greg Murat Guitar-vocals

Saturday July 12th, 2008
The Arlington Fly In
Para-phenalia 5 to Whenever
The band (as it stands committed at this point)
Mike Daily Drums-vocals
Jimmy Culler Bass-vocals
Jimmy Wright Lead Guitar-vocals
Scott MacGougan Lead Guitar-Keyboards-vocals
John Matthews Congas-Latin percussion

Papa Greg Murat Takamine Guitar-vocals

I am very grateful to know such an array of fine musicians to call upon for performances and to call my friends. I am grateful also for all the people who have come out to listen all these years. We made it this far, let's keep going. Thank you.

 

 


 

 

December 1, 2007  Noon until 2 PM
Gage Academy of Art
Live and unplugged in the Sculpture Room
This is the 8th Annual Drawing Jam
This is a wonderful event filled with artists and
musicians. If you are an artist it is the best $10
you could ever spend.

Gage Academy of Art
1501 10th Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98102
Tel: 206.323.GAGE
E-mail: Info@GageAcademy.org


September 15 Private Show
Thanks to friends and family of Hunter's Corner Store
We were grateful to be a part of Melinda and Shannon Ramey's Celebration. The local store is closing after 72 years of service to the community.

The band for this show is
Papa G on guitar and vocals and DR Rhythm
Jimmy Culler on bass and vocals
Manolito Fuentes on flute and percussion
John Matthews on Latin percussion


This was a magical evening of celebration and we did it right. People were thrilled with the music partly because they could see us having so much fun. John Matthews was bold and daring trying all kinds of new ideas and playing beautifully and tastefully. One idea he used that was especially effective was playing brushes on the timbales; sweet. Dale has developed his sound and invested in nice gear and his flute sounded fantastic. Jimmy had a corner spot for his bass amp and he got a nice fat sound and was on the money as well. Faith watched Kayden so Andie was actually able to come to the party for a while. That doesn't happen much so we were happy to have her there.


July 14th Saturday 4-8

Arlington Airport
Arlington Fly In
Papa with
Scott MacGougan vocals and guitar
Manolito Fuentes flute and percussion
John Coffey lots of sax
John Matthews congas and a pile of percussion
Mike Daily vocals and drums
Jimmy Culler vocals and bass
Greg Murat vocals & guitar


  It was truly a wonderful time for all at the Airport gig. There are so many great people who show up for Dan's party every year and he has made it a tradition to have the band there. We rolled out the tunes for over four hours and everyone was shining in the summer sunshine. Manolito was in fine form and added his Latin touch and percussive melodies. Scott MacGougan can paint harmonic beauty with just chords and he can get down and dirty and rip out the rock tunes. John Matthews was in his temple of tempo with surrounded by timbales, congas, bongos, woodblocks, bells and a host of percussion play things. Good times and good vibes. Jimmy had a great sound on his bass and was driving the tunes with his unique style and smile. Mike Daily pounded out the beat and tip toed in time when the tune called for it. It is always fun to look back and see Mike with his big smile in his element and making music. We are only as good as our audience and we were fine. I look forward to another party next year.


June 16th
The Renton Highlands
Keith and Linda Gallup's
Garden Party
The Three Burritos
Papa with
Con Llinas vocals and guitars
Jimmy Culler vocals and bass


The Three Burritos ( Ronnie, Jimmy and Papa) gathered for the Gallup gathering accompanied & supervised by Ronnie's brother "Jeno". This party is a musician's dream. Keith and Linda are such good people and great hosts. They made us feel at home and very welcome from the first moment. It was like being guests at the party rather than the musicians hired to play. Keith makes some world class beer and that is another reason we enjoy their parties so much. Fantastic food, drinks and company. In fact there gathering is one of a kind. Not only are the guests very appreciative, clapping after every song, but they become more attentive as the night goes on. When does that happen? The more they drink the better we sound. Just kidding. This is our second year doing this party and it is better every time.


May 5 2007 at Casa Feliz 6PM
206-818-7399
2620 Al Ave Sw,
West Seattle, Washington 98116


It was nice to be on Alkai, the evening was cool and
clear and I played outside. I ran into a friend from
Starbucks, Stan. It was a pleasant surprise to see him. Didn't see
anyone else I knew but it is cute little place looking
out on the water and the food was good.


 

Passport to Woodinville Weekend
I will be performing two days at the Columbia Winery
March 31st and April 1st from 11:30-3:30 both days.

The event is the Passport to Woodinville and unfortunately
even though a passport which is your ticket sells for $50 they
are all gone. Check them out and read about it if you are interested. Passport to Woodinville.
If you miss this one put it on your calendar for next year.
I am excited to be playing again. It has been too long.

 

 

JANUARY 25, THURSDAY 7-9 PM
STARBUCKS HEAR MUSIC

545 Bellevue Square

Bellevue Washington 98008 425-452-5534
Concert with Dee Robersin Jazz, R&B vocalist
with Jimmy Culler on bass.
Starbucks was a kick in the pants. We had a great time. There were three performers, Miranda opened and Lawrence closed the show. We played in the middle. I brought the PA in around 3:30 stored it in the back and at 6:30 we set up and did sound check. It is a very nice venue. Strangely the moment I plugged my guitar in it shorted out and I could get no sound. Weird. Lawrence let me play his Stratocastor. Dee smoked the place. Jimmy and I had a blast and Jimmy closed the show with Unchain My Heart. Thanks to Dale and Mary Ellen, and John for coming out and our friend Steve who came from Renton with his son. There was a very good crowd and we got a standing ovation. I hope we get to do it again. Photos

You should really check out this new artist I encountered on MySpace. You wonder how you get friend requests but I always check out the site of requester. Her name is Ofri Ben-David . She writes and sings beautiful songs in Hebrew. She is translating Siempre into Hebrew and will record it in the future..

Acoustic Solo Performance
I performed live and unplugged at the
Gage Academy of Art   from 10AM-12PM on December 2nd.
Sarah was modeling. It was a duo. Great fun.
DRAWING JAM
All-Day Drawing Festival
Gage Academy
1501 10th Ave. E
Seattle 98102



Last Show was in Sedona Arizona
with Freedom, Rob Peebler and Tina Malia
A celebration of Cheyanna's short life
at the Oak Creek Brewery October 19th


The Taste of Edmonds show was on the

Main stage August 11, 2006
7:30-8:30 with The Band Papa Rocks!


Columbia Winery Case Sale-solo guitar instrumentals

August 11  3:30pm-6:30pm
August 12 11:30am-3:30pm
August 13 11:30am-3:30pm

The Highlands Private Party

4pm-8pm August 12th
with Ron Llinas, Jimmy Culler

At Silent T Studios nightly

Photo from Benefit Concert for Cancer June 3rd
Jimmy Culler, Papa Murat, Manolito Fuentes
in Concert
Arlington Airport Fly In    Papa Murat Band & Jimmy Wright Band
July 8th 2 to 8 PM
Mike Daily, Jimmy Culler, John Matthews, Dale Manolito Fuentes,
Jimmy Wright, Ron Llinas
, John Coffey
This event was great fun and the band rocked.
Kayden danced in front of the stage.
Should have been there.

On Saturday night December 13th I performed with my friends Scott Drexler and Jimmy Culler at Tim Noah's Thumbnail Theater. Scottie and Jimmy are exceptional musicians and good people and I always enjoy spending time with them. Scott's congas were good support even though the tunes we played were pretty mellow and he kicked it up on Ditty Bop
Christmas with a hot harmonica solo. Jimmy laid down the bass lines that kept it all grooving and both he and Scott grabbed harmonies on Ditty Bop Christmas. It had me smiling.
  We were part of the variety show, TheTim Noah Kaddywompas Holiday Radio Show which included actors and numerous musicians. Tim is an amazing human being and consummate performer. I was honored to be on the same stage. It is a lovely venue in Snohomish with a cast and crew made up of fine and talented human beings. The show was quite enjoyable and entertaining. There was a lot of laughing, some stirring of emotions and a few lessons learned about life and people. Two of Tim's tunes were exceptionally uplifting to me: The Faces of Christmas, and All I Want for Christmas is Peace on Earth. The themes were so inspirational and his voice so clear and strong. The enthusiasm of the crew was contagious and their love and respect for Tim was evident. The show included Tim reading a story about a boy and his boomerang and it included sound effects for support. It was hilarious and it ended on a moral note of understanding and tolerance. The show also included a few of the commercials Tim has written for local businesses including one of my favorites, McDaniel's hardware.
A highlight of the evening for me was Madison McGuiness. She is a star to be born. Jimmy and I were talking and he said she sounds like a combination of Norah Jones and somebody else. I said she sounds like her. She has a beautiful and soulful voice and sings with emotion and poise while accompanying herself on the piano. Bravo!
Tim Noah's Thumbnail Theater, an intimate venue, an evening of laughter and joy in the fine little town of Snohomish awaits you. Tim is supported by a band of local musicians including some incredibly talented members of Snohomish High School. It was a great evening and quite an inspiration. I hope to be a lot more involved in a support role in the future. It was good to play again. The new Christmas song I Love Christmas Best (Here in the Northwest) was a big hit.
I have written a program for children called It's Real to Feel and I hope to bring it to the Thumbnail next year and I look forward to working with Cyndi and Tim as well. Two thumbs up for Tim Noah and The Thumbnail Theater.


The TLC benefit has a wonderful special magic to it for me as it happens at the Love Shack where Andie and I were married. What a perfect way to spend it: with friends making music and doing good and with Andie and Kayden right here by my side.
I am honored to be a part of anything Larry and Cindy put together because they only do things one way: great.
Larry has a duo with Carl Funk and they are really starting to bend some ears and turn some heads. Larry is a seasoned producer, singer, acoustic guitarist and drummer with a whole array of credits to to his name and fame. I hope to see a great turn out. If you can't come you could still contact Cindy and make a donation.
A special thanks to my wonderful band. They have all worked their butts off getting ready for the show. We have shown ourselves we can do justice to the gift of these songs and perform them with magic with just the four us. We are all very excited.

 Manolito
Dale
Fuentes



Provinces  remembering...

Dale "Manolito" Fuentes and I have been friends for decades and I am always honored to play music with this world traveling performer. Next year Andie and I hope to go down to Mexico when he does so we can play some music together, drink some tequila, and soak up the sun.
 

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