Jeff Pogas Solo Acoustic Guitar/Vocal Entertainer/Freelance Guitarist For Bookings * email@example.com * Jeff plays a wide variety of cover music including Rock, Country, Pop, Jazz & Blues Schedule * Private Events are not listed * 6-2-19 - Rockin' Roosevelt, Roosevelt Park, Arnold, Pa - noon-8pm - 11 featured bands on main stage - I will be hosting the acoustic acts on the 2nd stage 6-8-19 - Rivertowne Brewery, Export, Pa - Kay-Lynn & JP Acoustic Duo - 7pm-10pm 6-9-19 - Parkview Bar & Grille, 907 E. 1st Ave. Brackenridge, Pa - 5pm-8pm - The Gruuve Quartet - Jeff Pogas(Vox/Gtr), Mike Huston(Vox/Bass), Angelo Bruni(Vox/Drums), Larry Enzo Belli(Lead/Rhythm Guitar) - Classic Rock, Country, Blues, Variety 6-21-19 - Double Tree Hilton, (Maxwell's Lounge) 340 Racetrack Rd. Washington, Pa - Duo with Piano Bar Entertainer Ron Soltis - 7pm-10pm - doubletree3.hilton.com 6-22-19 - Zala's Cafe, Herminie, Pa - The Gruuve Trio (Dave Wells/Vocals/Percussion - Mike Huston/Bass/Keys/Vocals - Jeff Pogas/Guitar/Vocals) - 7pm-10pm 6-23-19 - Silver Shores Restaurant, Conneaut Lake, Pa - The Gruuve Duo with Dave Wells on Vocals/Drums - 4pm-7pm - silvershores.net 6-26-19 - The Blind Pig Saloon, New Kensington, Pa - The Gruuve Trio (Dave Wells Vox/Drums), Mike Huston (Bass/Vox), Jeff Pogas (Gtr/Vox) - Classic Rock, R&B, Blues, Country, Variety) - 7:30pm - ? - Dave Wells Welcome Home Get Together 6-28-19 - The Moonlight Inn, 1011 Bell Vue Rd. Vandergrift, Pa - The Gruuve Duo - Dave Wells(Vox/Drums), Jeff Pogas (Vox/Gtr) - 8:00pm - 11:00pm - Variety 7-5-19 - Silver Shores Restaurant, Conneaut Lake, Pa - Solo Acoustic - 5:00pm-8:00pm - silvershores.net 7-17-19 - Hotel Saxonburg 3rd Wed of the Month Open Mic - 6:00pm-9:00pm
BIOGRAPHY Jeff began playing the guitar at age 14 after being inspired by Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song, as well as many other Bands including CountryJoe and the Fish, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, and pretty much anything that he heard. Jeff enjoyed figuring out melodies by ear including The Popeye Theme, The Star Spangled Banner, and other cartoon themes, etc. He took private lessons for 3 yrs. before joining a band playing local bars, clubs and weddings. He also played with many other bands before deciding to head to Hollywood, CA to attend GIT( Guitar Institute of Technology) which is part of Musician’s Institute. He graduated with honors in Sept. of 1988, then returned to Pittsburgh where he taught private guitar lessons and worked with a band called Hot To Trot.From 1991 – 2003, Jeff worked on cruise ships playing many styles of music, working with 3 different bands on Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and Holland America cruise Lines. Jeff is a full time Guitar, Bass, and Ukulele Instructor, as well as playing Solo, Duo, Trio gigs and working as a freelance guitarist. Most recently he has worked with the following local Pittsburgh bands including Dr. Zoot, Metro, The Kim Alexander Band, That 80’s Band. Jeff enjoys audience interaction, and taking requests.