Band Member Biography

Calico Ridge's bandleader is a multi-faceted performer and BMI-affiliated songwriter who has won numerous awards locally, statewide and nationally in vocal, entertainer,  instrumental and songwriting categories. Charly has performed in styles  including country, rock, pop, blues, reggae, classical. 
An experienced vocal and instrumental arranger, Charly co-produced a CD of her original songs. Her music can be heard on over  200 commercial radio stations throughout the US, Europe and Australia.
Professional affiliations:  BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.)
Songs written by Charly on Calico Ridge play list: One Fine Day, Heart's Desire, Is it Too Late, Dancin' Tonight, Turnip Truck
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From Reno, NV, Victor has been involved in an eclectic range of musical endeavor most of his life, including singing in a barbershop quartet, playing trombone in a Dixieland jazz band, and bluegrass banjo. Victor’s formal training includes record production and sound engineering at the college level, piano and music theory. Early musical influences are from his dad’s old green tube radio pouring out Hank Williams, Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn.
Vic - Bass & Vocals
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Tulsa, OK born and bred, Bob grew up in a musical family in which everyone sang and played an instrument. One of Bob's earliest memories is of hearing his mother sing. At the age of 6, Bob began playing rhythm guitar. Inspired by the Beatles, Bob went on to play other styles of music including jazz, classical, 40’s & 50’s standards and classic rock. Bob found his musical home in country music, with Chet Atkins and Ricky Scaggs as major influences. Bob has been a fixture in the San Diego  music scene for the past several years. 

Bob - Guitar  & Vocals
Mike - Drums

Michael Jay Mcgrogan was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Mike started private drum lessons at 10 years old followed by years of study and acceptance into the Los Angeles Music Academy(LAMA) Drum Program in Pasadena, CA where he graduated in 2005. At LAMA, Mike studied under drummers such as Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey and Dave Beyer.  For the past several years, Mike was active as a studio drummer and performing live in the LA music scene.  Mike currently resides in San Diego and continues his musical conquest by teaching private drum lessons and performing live.

 

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