"I was thinkin' about something, got some stories in my head. Done some things in my life that I kinda regret. Didn't ever need a reason to do what I wanted to do. Good people get left out now I can't make it up to you. Yeah, we gotta get along." -Jason Montgomery (from the song "Tom Petty" on Gathering Stars upcoming release.)
Gathering Stars is a 6 piece Columbus, OH based pop band formed in 2018. Members are Jason Montgomery-vocals/guitar , Michelle Ishida-vocals/keys, Carole Walker-vocals, Bill Patrick-guitar/vocals, Kevin Grapski -bass, Carlton Smith- drums/vocals.
"I thought I was in a country band last year, but now I'm shredding funk solos." - Bill Patrick
The rhythm section started playing together as Jason and Michelle duo's backing band. Every rehearsal started out with a jam that became a far different sound than the songwriter duo and they had to form a new band for the new sound. Its like old school 70's pop/funk meets 2000's pop/rock and then the ladies roller skate over and take the mic.
Hey I remember you! Gathering Stars is a musician's band with very seasoned players. Carlton Smith is most known for his work in RC Mob and Howlin' Maggie, Michelle Ishida for fronting Mary Adam 12, Jason Montgomery for playing guitar in Outrageous Orange and fronting Help Is On The Way, Carole Walker for her solo work and as Heavy Weather's front woman, Bill Patrick for guitar picking in The Damnits and Kevin Grapski for bass in Lee Gallagher & The Hallelujah.
Come see us live at Comfest Goodale Park Gazebo 6pm Saturday June 23rd.
Debut record is in the works! We are currently tracking our debut record at Vital Studios in Columbus, OH. Like us on Facebook to see and hear video clips as we record.
We're working on a video also but in the mean time here's an iphone video from Comfest June 2018 sent to us by our friend Drew Layman. Thanks to everyone who came out for a gorgeous weekend. Gathering Stars is full of gratitude every day!