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aka The Bob O'Neill Project when we're out in Santa Cruz. Started out as a 3 piece band in 2009 performing Bob O'Neill's original music. The band consists of Bob O'Neill singer, songwriter, guitarist. Ron Fillmore on the drums and Guy "Guido" Valverde bass and vocals, and in the middle of 2011 the addition Jim Hampton on guitar and vocals have been Rocking stages all over Northern California. O'Neill and Fillmore started playing together since 1967 as a band called "Talon Wedge" just a couple of snot nose punk kids. The band evolved into one of Santa Cruz's most loved bands called SNAIL. The early days of SNAIL included many musicians such as Dave Kibler, Howard Dumble {founder of Dumble amps}, Jim Hampton replaced Howard Dumble, Larry Hosford, Victor Phillips, and singer, songwriter, guitarist Ken Kraft, just to name a few. O'Neill and Kraft kept the band going into the 80's with even more bassist and drummer personnel after Fillmore left in the late 70's for a real job and a steady paycheck. O'Neill and Kraft still get together for some gigs in the Santa Cruz area on occasion. 
  The Original Snail and or The Bob O'Neill Project have been out and about Rocking the club scene with the new CD and working on another CD as we speak.  If you get a chance to catch the act DO IT you won't be let down.

Contact: info@theoriginalsnail.com
The Original Snail