Battle of the Lawyer Bands
Thursday, June 20 • 5 p.m. – 7: 30 p.m.
Get ready, the Biltmore will be rockin’…
Back by popular demand is the battle of the bands!
Returning to the Battle from their victory at the 2011 Convention are
Tucson’s roadhouse rockers, Los Big Grandes. Los Big Grandes are
Judge Philip Espinosa (keyboards and vocals), Hardy Smith (vocal and
guitar), Chris Smith (vocals and lead guitar), Keith Leon (drums),
Gene Goldsmith (bass), Peter Akmajian (percussion) and Gary Blank
(drums, percussion & vocals). Get ready to ride hard, Amigos!
Looking to unseat the 2011 champs are:
The Gotes, who boast that they can rock until the cops shut them
down and then defend themselves against any charges. The Gotes
include Pima County Assistant Public Defenders Frank Leto on drums,
Richard Kingston on bass, Kevin Burke on guitar, and Staci Vierthaler
on keyboards. To keep them within budget, Paul Lovelis from
Administration joins them on the trombone. To add to their academic
prestige, the Gotes feature UofA Law Professor Susie Salmon on
vocals. And if he feels like he can stand spending his evening at a
convention filled with lawyers, Electrical Engineer David Price will
And, Guilty as Sin. This band covers rock classics from Melissa
Etheridge, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Fleetwood Mac and others.
An offshoot of the popular Valley band Crazy Finger, Guilty as Sin
features lawyers Leon Silver (bass) and Dan Orenstein (guitar), along
with a handful of the usual suspects: Claire Sinne (Vocals), Thomas
Oliver (guitar) and Bryan Hawkesworth (drums).
Vote for your favorite band as they compete for cash prizes and enjoy
a fun evening with colleagues.
Emcee: Booker T. Evans
Drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided.
“Silent Auction GivingVoice to Justice”
Come see which groups built the gift baskets to be auctioned! You can bid on one of
the many baskets created and offer support for the groups that will win prizes! Help raise funds
for a great cause – Access to Justice!
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