GATOR & the ALL-STARS
WE ROCK
THE 50s-60s-70s-80s

IF YOU WANT BLUES INSTEAD OF ROCK, CHECK OUT OUR SISTER BAND--THE RAY REED & GATOR BLUES REVIEW. "Ray Reed & Gator blues band is really a treat. From Jimmy Reed and Freddie King to Ray Charles and the Wilson Pickett, they play it all with authenticity and the spontaneous feel of real South Texas Blues. Doesn't matter if it's the full band or the two of them on acoustics, if you like blues, here is the real deal." Carrie Rehorn, Fort Worth Star Telegram 

Gator & George Thorogood

Vocals and slide guitar master

At a casino gig with George. We had a great time that weekend. The Destroyers still rock big-time!

Gator & Buddy Guy

Guitar

Not only one of the greatest guitarists in history, Buddy is also one of the nicest guys you'd ever meet. He's Chicago thru-and-thru, but he loves Texas blues and rock and honored me by saying, "Gator you're another one of those Texas blues guitar slingers--- it must be in the water down there."

Gator & Pinetop Perkins

Piano

A great night with the man himself. The Grammy for best blues or jazz piano is now called "the Pinetop Perkins Award." The last time I was with Pine, we had a great night and, sadly, a year later he passed before I could visit with him again. Such an immense talent and such a sweetheart."

Gator & Jimmie Vaughan

Guitar

From my days in Austin, thru my casino years and now back in Texas, Jimmie has been one constant. Amazing true blues artist, superb band leader, and super good guy full of humility. If you don't know how good he is, he's the guy that Clapton chose to play at his wedding party in London a few years ago.

ABOUT
Gator & the All-Stars are an American band, based in Texas, whose roots run deep from rock, blues, jazz, country, and Americana. Gator's bands music has been used in 3 Hollywood movies and was the featured band at the international Juneteenth celebration which was broadcast to 42 countries live with Ms. Opal Lee and the US President.

But their real strength is their live events from bars to festivals to concerts to weddings. They feed off the fun of the crowd and it makes their events "real" and fresh every time. You never hear the same song the same way.

Steve Edwards on keys, Terry Strange on horns, Rockin' Rich Kay on bass/guitar, and Charlie Anchondo on drums add to Gator's guitar and vocals. They are all multi-instrumentalists, so you might hear a different twist on a familiar song. Often, Miss Carole Rose will bring her country skills and join the band for a special treat. Together they give you a tour down the greatest rock songs of the 20th century plus a little blues and country thrown in when requested.

Add Ray Reed, Killer Bug Morris and Alice Faye and you have the Ray Reed & Gator blues review show. Rock? Blues?  We got 'em both!
  • Dallas, Texas, United States

All Band members live in the DFW metroplex. We play just about anywhere and everywhere.

January 9,6,23, 30 --- Brock's Food and Drink Jan.20 - private party Feb. 6,13,20, & 27 Brock's Food & Drink Friday Feb. 16 --Wings  Sat. Feb. 17 - American Legion 

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Sept. 16 Granbury Blues Festival Ray Reed & Gator, TuTu Jones, Larry Lampkin & more Oct. 3,10,17,24,31 Brocks Oct. 27 -Rockin S on Lake Granbury Oct. 14 -- Rockin Blues Festival -Warren's Backyard Ray Reed & Gator Band Nov. 10 Pecan Plantation-Blues Night Nov. 7,14, 21 & 28 Live Granbury Jam at Brocks


  • Date: 12/5/2023 11:53 AM

Videos - this is a sample of the many types of music we play. We match the music to the client's request.

Bang a Gong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcqvXiLjAJw

She Stole My Heart
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa4E6_NoUb4

Neil's Remorse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZr4B6Rr9vE

Thousand Miles from Nowhere
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtedOSKpUw

Good Old Texas Night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x49cEIfyC1U

Foolin' Urself Again
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djo16i6WW6k

Fever
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGba8PDoME4

Old Man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTj_IqWs6-s

Great Balls of Fire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwqdTQ9v20A

My Babe has Cadillac Taste
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L26rXkrUdU

Can't Believe I told you Goodbye
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWYVNQ6yQb8




  
11/29/2023

No. 1 in North Texas

ReverbNation Rating Agency (2.9 million subscribers) Gator & the All-Stars rated #1 for Rock in North Texas (2023 ratings)

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12/1/2023

Single Hits

#1 most played song on ReverbNation for 12 weeks US - She Stole My Heart (Aug.12-Sept. 29) Top 10 Song Internationally 2 weeks She Stole My Heart (9-15 thru 10-31)

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11/28/2023

Gator & the All-Stars Two singles #4 in France and #5 in Germany

“From Gator & the All-Stars, She Stole My Heart, is currently playing worldwide on Radio, TV, Satellite, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and many more. It is a top 10 internationally. And now, their song Foolin Urself Again has broken into the top 10." --Nov. 2023 INTERNATIONAL INDIE RADIO CHARTS

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Press
“Gator & the All-Stars is a quintet that is the busiest band in Granbury and one of the busiest in Texas. With over 70 performances year after year, their mix of hits from the 50s to the 80s keeps people coming back for more.”
– Hood County News

“Musically, Gator and the boys are special. You hear hits, but not the same old tired songs that everyone else plays. When was the last time you heard a band that pulled off excellent renditions of Stones, Van Morrison, Beatles, Chicago, Allmans, Eagles, Tom Petty, and Jerry Lee Lewis all in the same set? With these guys, you experience songs that bring back memories. They never push their originals on the audience although several of their originals have attracted international attention this past year.” ----Thomas Louis, DFW music critic

“Gator and the All-Stars are the real deal when it comes to entertainment. They show the ability to use horns, piano and other instruments to enhance the standard guitar, bass, drums and vocals set-up of most bands.”
--Ft. Worth Star Telegram

"We heard them one night and hired them on the spot for our corporate party. Most fun I've had in years."
-- CEO of major Texas corporation