About Big Whiskey
George Steinheiser - Vocals
George has been singing in the Philadelphia area over the past 20 years. He has fronted Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Pop and Alternative style bands. George has been with Big Whiskey since July 2014 and his gritty vocals complement the band's and gives them that genuine southern sound.
Lou Carnation - Guitar
Lou is a veteran of the Delaware Valley Music scene. He has been involved with local music for many years. Most recently as the third lead guitarist for “Tuesday’s Gone”, a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band and the classic rock band “Famous Strangers”. “I grew up on that music, so I guess it’s in my blood and it’s the type of music that people of all ages can relate to. Playing in “Big Whiskey” is like being on vacation…… Fun !!!!!! The guys are incredible to work with.
Mike Peters - Guitar
Mike has been playing guitar since the age of 12. He has been in various local cover and original bands over the years, most notably, the original hard rock band “Slowly Going Deaf”. Mike's main influences are Van Halen, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica, Guns N Roses, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. “I love to play guitar and I couldn’t ask for a better group of guys to jam with.”
Billy Mendenhall - Bass
Billy has been playing guitar for over 20 years and has been influenced by Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Ozzy Osbourne among the many. He bought a bass a couple years ago to play in the rock cover band "Blackwater". That was when he realized his love for the bass and convinced Mike that they had to get this band started if for no other reason then to have fun, appreciate each others talents and play some great music. "Playing in front of a crowd of people singing and dancing along is one of the coolest experiences as a musician. Being able to do it with the guys of Big Whiskey makes it even better."
Bryan Bartleson - Drums
Bryan has been playing drums for over 35 years around Bucks County. His playing keeps the driving force behind Big Whiskey and pushes Southern Rock to new heights. He mixes up his drum kits according to the venues, either for smaller clubs or huge outdoor events. High energy and solid chops keeps every gig high energy. "It's great to be playing with Big Whiskey, and touring with these guys is a blast"!
Mark Patterson - Keyboards
Playing the rock scene for over 35 years, Mark was originally classically trained. He’s been performing up and down the East coast with bands such as Power Surge, UNDERKOVER, and recently Shootin’ Looks. Mark’s talents on the acoustic piano, electric keyboards and synthesizers help him shape the music to whatever the band is playing. The sound he creates with his keyboards in Big Whiskey, brings the authentic flavor of the classic Sounthern Rock music to the fans. “Come on out, get your shot of Big Whiskey, and party to the best Southern Rock around”