Top Pocket

October 19, 2018 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Top Pocket Promo Shot October 2018-1

Throughout Top Pocket’s 33 year storied history the band has endured an early change of focus (from R&B to Jazz), one break up, one reunion (that has lasted 15 plus years to the present day), a few members leaving to be replaced by the two current members, an expansion from 4 members to 6 and throughout the long history that is Top Pocket, two of the six current members (Michael Bergauer and Don McDougall) remain, having been in the band from the very beginning. Another focus change happened when Paul Stouffer joined the band and was strengthened even further when Robin Habermehl joined in 2011; the band went from playing standards to focusing on performing their own original material, both in live performance and on record [2011’s “11:11” and 2016’s “rocket in my (top) pocket”]. The band is very pleased to have had Alex Showdra join the ranks this last year; bringing not only his vast talents on guitar but adding his songwriting skills to Robin’s and Paul’s. With a number of tracks already in the can for a new album, Top Pocket plans to complete that album in 2019.

Robin Habermehl: Saxes and Flute
Paul Stouffer: Keyboards and Harmonica
Alex Showdra: Guitars
Michael Bergauer: Basses
Sean Habermehl: Percussion
Don McDougall: Drums

Here is a clip from the Waterloo Jazz Festival….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc_x3Bqdz8g UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival 2015.
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