ILLEGAL ALIENS BAND

Singer-songwriters
Cabin Lance (guitar, bass) and
Thom Parrott (guitar, bass, mandolin, keyboard, harmonica)
and friends make music in assorted combinations.


FIRST GIG AS "ILLEGAL ALIENS"

Autumn, 1980, Okie's, University and Central, Albuquerque. After this gig, a mixture of rock and reggae music, there was an amicable split along stylistic lines the eclectic folk-rockers kept the name while those who wanted to play only Reggae formed "Strictly Roots."

Cabin Lance, guitar, vocal, writer
Thom Parrott, bass, vocal, writer
Ron Hogan, guitar, vocal
Jah Rich aka Roots, drums, guitar, vocal, perc
Lion I, vocal, perc
George I, bass, vocal, perc
Jah Son, vocal, flute, perc
blond woman, keyboards, perc

BEGAT "ILLEGAL ALIENS"

Cabin Lance, guitar, bass, vocal, writer
Thom Parrott, bass, guitar, vocal, writer
Ron Hogan, guitar, vocal
Phil Hansen, drums
Caleb Miles, guitar
Ron Lipton, sax, harp, vocal
Ronna Kalish, manager
Danny Wilson, road manager

STRIPPED DOWN AND PROBABLY BEST "I.A."

Cabin Lance, guitar, bass, vocal, writer
Thom Parrott, bass, guitar, vocal, writer
Phil Hansen, drums
Caleb Miles, guitar

GRAHAM CENTRAL DISASTER GIG

Thom Parrott, bass, vocal
Cabin Lance, guitar, vocal
Scott, drums
Richard LePage, perc
dark haired male guitarist
Ron Lipton, sax, harp, vocals

THE NEXT ILLEGAL ALIENS

Cabin Lance, vocals, guitar, writer
Thom Parrott, vocals, guitar, writer
Richard LePage, drums
Ron Hogan, sax, harp, vocals
Rebecca Standifer, vocals, perc
Mike Manthey, bass
Tom Lewis, bass, guitar, vocals, writer

THESE PEOPLE PLAYED WITH CABIN AND THOM OFF & ON

Gerald Hanwright, drums (former Gold Rush)
Caleb Miles, drums
Bret Minken, keyboard
Claude Stephenson, fiddle, mandolin
Gordon Vessels, guitar
Tom Zigoni, drums
Jim Schwar, drums

THOM RETURNS FROM NASHVILLE JUST IN TIME FOR FAT CHANCE GIG

Cabin Lance, guitar, vocal, writer
Thom Parrott, guitar, bass, vocal, writer
Larry Steffy, drums, pa
Matthew Schwar, bass, guitar

THEN

Cabin
Thom
Larry Steffy, bass, pa
Jim Schwar, drums

THEN

Cabin
Thom
Larry
Rheinhardt Vogel, drums
Ken Carpenter, drums

BECAME "RESTLESS NATIVES"

Cabin Lance, vocal, guitar, writer
Thom Parrott, vocal, guitar, writer, harp, mando
Ken Carpenter, drums
Larry Steffy, bass, pa

BEGAT "SPOTTED OWLZ"

Thom Parrott, vocal, guitar, harmonica, keyboard, writer
Larry Steffy, bass, pa, vocal
Ken Carpenter, drums, guitar, vocal, writer
Eric Steffy, drums, vocal
Kristin Rawlings, vocal, guitar, keyboard, writer

ILLEGAL ALIENS -- HISTORIC GIGS

OKIE'S, Central & University, Albuquerque, NM; Autumn, 1980. Bar gig.

Private parties in UNM ghetto.

MAR'S HOTEL, Ronna, Cabin and Moses duplex apt, Albuq. Winter, 1980,81. Jam so Cabin could introduce me to Phil. Caleb lived next door and came over.

UNM BALLROOM. Spring, 1981. Afternoon concert at which Ron Hogan had an epileptic fit.

MAYOR'S RACE, Autumn, 1981. Cabin ran seventh in a field of ten, getting more votes per dollar than any other candidate.

LIMEY LARRY'S HALLOWEEN, October, 1981. Private party at which shots were fired and Cabin was sucker-punched.

SMOKE IN THE MAYOR, December, 1981, Civic Plaza, afternoon. Event for Harry Kinney.

SMOKE IN, Spring, 1982. Afternoon concert in Roosevelt Park, organized by David Earl Buck and thoroughly crashed by the police who committed over 30 officers for two to six hours, put one civilian in the hospital when a horse stepped on him, arrested two people, one for misdemeanor possession and one for what turned out to be tobacco, while coming within inches of starting a riot at an otherwise peaceful, friendly event.

FIREMEN'S HALL, Spring, 1982. Caleb quits. Phil joins him after the gig. Becky Standifer finds out Thom is not just a roadie.

GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION BATTLE OF THE BANDS UNKNOWN UNREHEARSED LAST MINUTE DISASTER GIG.

ALAN GINSBERG. Thom plays guitar behind the beat poet. Jim Schwar plays percussion. Thom and Jim meet at rehearsals for this gig and Jim winds up an Alien.

band members and related bands from memory, March 25, 1998


PEOPLE'S ENTERTAINMENT PROJECT
Non-profit service organization founded in February, 1999, by
Cabin Lance, Thom Parrott, Margaret Parrott and friends.
(Formerly Association of Volunteer Artists and Musicians.)

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