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Repeat Offenders, a San Francisco Band

I was the keyboard player in several SF bands in the ’80s. Repeat Offenders was the only one that I was in on right from the beginning, along with Cary Tennis and Vicci Wong. When I got back from my year studying a Firenze (in Florence) my first band, the Dickheads—sorry, that really was our name—had replaced me with a second guitarist so I had to start over. What to do? First, I started teaching classical piano as my “day job” both on my own and through a Catholic school out in the Sunset. Next, I wanted to play in a band again. Naturally, there being no Internet at the time, I put up flyers looking for other souls with whom to start a band. Cary was a songwriter / guitarist and Vicci had an awesome voice. For some reason, none of the rhythm section guys (that’s bass and drums) actually stuck around for the entire life of the band, but our last bassist, Michael Wineke ended up sticking with me and we eventually married. He’s still here.

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