Live Music by The Gearz at 3 Daughters Brewing in Downtown St. Pete.
Brent “Spoons” Winner (drums-vocals) switched from trombone to drums in the fourth grade, because his arms were too short! This instrumental switch turned out to be a fateful move, as he later met his dream girl (now his wife of 24 years) while playing drums at a “Gong Show” in Searsboro, Iowa – summer 1978. His percussion background is very diverse, including orchestral music, classic rock, rock-a-billy, drum-line, percussion ensemble music, and the blues. He has played with a variety of Tampa Bay area bands including the Dead Ichthyologists, Tone Benders, ACME Band, Walker Smith Group, Nelms/Chavers Band, Charlie Morris Band, and Dave Shepard and the Blues Riders.
Born: Long Island, NY
He started playing the guitar at 13. He grew up listening to British rock and blues. “Runway” moved to sunny Florida in 2003 and loves playing his music to the St. Pete locals.
Favorite guitar = Fender strat
Music influence: Hendrix, Clapton, Jeff Beck, Eric Johnson.