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Phil Driscoll

Phil Driscoll and Yurmama

House band at The Basement at the Chase

 

 

 

 

Phil Driscoll /Vocals, Trumpet

RIP Tom Roady /Percussion

Butch DiRocco /Drums

RIP Carl Pickhardt /Organ

Felix Robinson /Bass, Guitar, Piano, Trumpet

Rick Bielke /Guitar

Rick Calhoun /Drums

Jamie Oldaker /Drums

Dickie Simms /Keys

Sergio Pastora /Percussion

Denny Braun /Sax, Vocals

Terri Thompson-Braun /Vocals

Jay Marino /Guitar

RIP Gary Smyth /Keys, Vocals

Ed Kotowski /Drums

Jimmy Hinds /Bass

Marvin Horne /Guitar

Patty Driscoll /Vocals

 

 

Here's a GREAT Chase story about Phil:

 

My name is Dennis Wallace, grew up in St. Louis. Went to high school at southwest high, king highway & arsenal street 1969-1973. I played trumpet in the marching band, orchestra, & stageband of school at that time. Mr Robert Nordman (music director), took my best friend Bill Kuntz ( also a trumpet man) to the basement of the Chase to hear Phil Dricoll and the band.

While playing a rendition of Elenor Rigsby, Phil reaches to the bar, grabs a bottle, pours a ring around himself, then splashes his horn with the liquid and sets them on fire, while playing a solo higher than anyone at that time that l had heard.Fabulous, what an entertainer. That show has been embedded in my mind forever and ever. Soon after that, I found myself at the chase park plaza hotel every chance I got and was able to see Phil and the band several times.those are the best memories in music that I have. Soon after that experience I was able to meet Bill Chase and Dr. Severinsine, but those are different stories

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any info about, or photos or recordings of this band, PLEASE email me at: greg@dejawho.com

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