About Gearheart:

Gearheart is a Denver based rock power trio established in 2006.
Made up of accomplished musicians Todd Campos on guitar,
Tom Rinnert on bass, and Brett McEntire on drums. The band's
original music has been described by listeners as a cross
between Rush and Jimi Hendrix. Gearheart also plays a long
list of rock cover music. Gearheart occasionally shares the
stage with a list of hand picked honorary vocalists.

 Gearheart is:

 Brett McEntire

1. From- Marshalltown, Iowa
2. Influences- King Crimson (1969 - 1974), Emerson Lake &
    Palmer, Yes, Rush, The Beatles, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd,
    just to name a few.
3. Music Background- Piano lessons at age 6, marching and
    concert band in junior high thru high school (drums), played
    in various bands since 1978, Colorado Institute of Art -
    Music and Video program, self produced Ambient/Space
    music CD "Timeless Perceptions", various studio and live gigs,
    spending countless hours downstairs learning Neil Peart licks
    stroke for stroke.
4. 1st professional gig- New Years Eve 1978/79 at the
    Knights of Columbus Hall in Marshalltown Iowa
5. Most embarrassing moment on stage- Opening song at very
    first gig was "Color My World" by Chicago. The crowd was
    silent after it. Learned quickly that you NEVER open a gig
    with a slow song!
6. Favorite quote- “Too many people overvalue what they are
    not and undervalue what they are.”
7. Favorite meal- Mom's fresh fried potatoes and chicken kiev
8. Favorite cocktail- Don't drink
9. Where would you like to take a vacation- Would like to
    travel through Europe and also go to New Zeland.
10. Favorite piece of gear- Slingerland drum kit and
      Ensoniq VFX keyboard
11. If you were going on a long trip and could only take 3 CD’s,
      what would they be-
King Crimson - In The Court of the
      Crimson King, The Beatles - Abbey Road, Emerson Lake &
      Palmer - Tarkus
12. Favorite TV show- back in the day - The Odd Couple,
      Hogan's Heroes, All In The Family. Currently, The Big Bang
      Theory
13. Favorite sport to watch- Golf, Football
14. What was the last thing you regret buying- The condo I
      can't sell
15. What 3 people (other than family or friends), living or dead,
      would you like to have dinner with-
Neil Peart, Rick
      Wakeman, Robert Fripp
16. Other interests- art- mainly Salvador Dali, MC Escher
      and Norman Rockwell
17. What’s worse…having expectations that are too high or, no
      expectations at all-
Expectations that are too high
18. If you were God for a day, what would you do-Allow for
      everyone to glimpse the Reality of what they truly are.
19. Who is your favorite cartoon character, why- Bugs Bunny -
      what other character can do opera and make it interesting
      to listen to?
20. What’s the best prank you’ve played on someone- Not a
      prankster


 Todd Campos

1. From- Grand Island, Nebraska
2. Influences- Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, SRV, Satriani,
    Steve Vai, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nuno Bettencourt, John
    Belushi, Steve Morse, Zappa, George Carlin, Parents, Bill
    Parcels, Jerry Reed, Jr. Brown, Randy Rhodes, AC/DC, Walter
    Paton, Mohamed Ali, John Sanchez, Rene Heredia
3. Music Background- Colorado Institute of Art graduate -
    audio engineering, studied music theory at DU, private jazz
    guitar lessons, private lessons with Rene Heredia in
    classical/flamenco, recorded two full length CD’s and
    countless demo’s, most of all-thousands of hours alone
    learning with a guitar, playing in clubs since 1987
4. 1st professional gig- in 87’ my brother and I had
    our first real band and played a place called the Wooden
    Rails a few times in Grand Island, Nebraska. It was a
    roadhouse kind of place and the best part about it was our
    bass player was the only one old enough to be in there. The
    waitresses had to keep an eye on the rest of us to make sure
    we didn’t sneak any drinks. We always did and that’s what
    made it even better.
5. Most embarrassing moment on stage- Anytime I break a
    string time seems to stand still or if I play something wrong.
6. Favorite quote- “If you’re gonna be a bear, be a grizzly.”
7. Favorite meal- homemade enchiladas
8. Favorite cocktail- cold Bud Light
9. Where would you like to take a vacation- Super Bowl
10. Favorite piece of gear- a guitar left to me by my grandpa
11. If you were going on a long trip and could only take 3 CD’s,
      what would they be-
Johnny Winter-“Alive and Well”,
      Jimi Hendrix- “Essential Hendrix”, and something new that I
      haven’t heard yet by an artist I trust won’t let me down.
12. Favorite TV show- I can watch Pawn Stars all day long for
      some strange reason
13. Favorite sport to watch- college football
14. What was the last thing you regret buying- The time we
      went to Smash Burger before practice. What a rip off that was.
      All hype and no meat.
15. What 3 people (other than family or friends), living or dead,
      would you like to have dinner with-
Jimi Hendrix,
      John Belushi, and George Carlin
16. Other interest- Building things in my garage
17. What’s worse…having expectations that are too high or, no
      expectations at all-
Expectations that are too high
18. If you were God for a day, what would you do- Give people
      better tolerance for each other across the world
19. Who is your favorite cartoon character, why- Foghorn
      Leghorn. It killed me when he would go up to the dog and pick
      him up by his tail and whap him in the ass a few times and
      take off running. That still cracks me up.
20. What’s the best prank you’ve played on someone- When I
      was in college me and a couple of friends would wait until
      another friend of ours, Matt, would get home from work at
      night and go to bed. We would give him enough time to fall
      asleep and then go into his room. One of us would have a
      flashlight to shine in his face, another one of us would have
      one of those loud air horns you hear at sporting events, and
      another one of us would have a pillow. We would yell,
      “MATT, LOOKOUT FOR THAT TRAIN!!!” and then we’d blow
      that horn and he'd wake up staring straight into the flashlight
      and then the other guy would hit him with the pillow. He’d
      wake up with a look on his face that couldn’t be described
      in words. This happened a few times. It was too good to do
      just once.


 Tom Rinnert

1. From- New Orleans, LA
2. Influences- Had a friend growing up that was into all
    kinds of music from England (Budgie, Status Que,
    Black Sabboth, etc) I think I was most influenced
    by Judas Priest.
3. Music Background- My mother made me take piano lessons
    as a kid, first band was as a bass player, switched to guitar
    and played around Denver, hooked up with Todd and switched
    back to bass. Studied voice at the University of Denver.
4. 1st professional gig- I played a biker party in the
    foothills with friends. We called ourselves "Weeks Notice"
    because that's how much time we had to get things together.
5. Most embarrassing moment on stage- I had to quit a gig
    because my voice went out. There were only a few songs that I
    didn't sing so we had to stop playing.
6. Favorite quote- "An unexamined life is not worth living"
7. Favorite meal- Crawfish with corn and potatoes
8. Favorite cocktail- Scotch and water
9. Where would you like to take a vacation- I would like to
    follow my roots back to Germany.
10. Favorite piece of gear- I bought the fusion series PA
      from Mackie. We lovingly call it "Mama".
11. If you were going on a long trip and could only take 3 CD’s,
      what would they be-
Gearheart-“Bleed the Machine”,
      Dire Straights- “Brothers in Arms”, and something new by
      an artist I trust.
12. Favorite TV show- Bill Maher
13. Favorite sport to watch- football, college or pro
14. What was the last thing you regret buying- I bought some
      tapes that claimed you could have perfect pitch. They sucked!
15. What 3 people (other than family or friends), living or dead,
      would you like to have dinner with-
Alan Watts, Bill Maher,
      or Pablo Francisco
16. Other interest- Bike riding, video games, and education
17. What’s worse…having expectations that are too high or, no
      expectations at all-
Expectations that are too high
18. If you were God for a day, what would you do- Give people
      the awareness that they are, what the whole universe is doing,
      in the spot they call themselves
19. Who is your favorite cartoon character, why- The Tick.
      The cartoon was geared more for adults and they would keep
      the results of previous episodes. A character took a bite
      out of the moon, so every episode after that the moon would
      have a big chunk missing.
20. What’s the best prank you’ve played on someone- I've
      never been much of a prankster.