Runnin' Down a Dream--A Tribute to Tom Petty was started in 2009 by Mark Ingram as a way to both introduce new fans to the music of one of the greatest songwriters in rock and roll and to entertain existing fans with familiar hits and other songs that Tom Petty will never play again live.
The kick-ass band of experienced musicians will blow you away with their high energy and some interesting twists to the classic songs you love.
See you at the show!
Guenter Schulz - lead guitar
Guenter Schulz is an accomplished guitarist mastering a variety of styles, equally at home in Jazz, Electronica, Country, Rock and Pop. His love for handmade live music clearly shows in every performance.
Educated at the Blankeneser Konservatorium and the Universitaet Hamburg (both in Germany), Guenter Schulz's study of classical guitar and influence of Carl Orff and Stravinsky is apparent upon hearing his musical finesse. This training lends a cultured edge to his playing, and combined with the more contemporary influences of John McLaughlin, Goldie and Einstürzende Neubauten, unquestionably contributed to the success of KMFDM, the industrial rock group with which he was main guitarist, co-producer and songwriter in the 90s. With KMFDM, he recorded 9 full length CDs and recorded soundtrack work for Mortal Kombat, Johnny Mnemonic and Bad Boys, all the while touring extensively throughout the USA and Europe.
In addition to this work, Schulz has remixed music for Rammstein, Skinny Puppy, Dink, Front 242, Pig, Die Krupps, as well as produced remakes of songs by Smashing Pumpkins, Led Zeppelin, NIN, AC/DC, and Van Halen. He participated in location sound recording and soundtrack composition for the documentary "So Good, So Far", shot on location in Ghana, Africa, and has had his photographs published in entertainment magazines, including Spin Magazine, Max and various others.
In all, Schulz is credited on over 20 albums. Furthermore, over the last few years, he has produced 3 albums and toured with his band Slick Idiot, participated in the North American tour of "supergroup" Pigface, created various remixes for international bands, and has produced and recorded for a multitude of other bands. Furthermore Schulz was invited three times to tour Japan with his group.
Mark Ingram - Lead vocals
Mark Ingram studied at Vancouver Community College and Capilano College (now Cap U), singing in various jazz and classical choirs before going on hiatus. In 2008, he realized it was now or never and embarked on the rock and roll path which was the impetus for him to want to study music in the first place. After a couple of gigs fronting an established rock band, he put this Tom Petty tribute together in 2009 and later a blues rock cover band (Ingram Schulz) with right hand man Guenter Schulz. Original tunes are on the road map and he is enjoying the journey, learning by osmosis by playing songs of one of the best rock and roll songwriters, a man from Gainesville, FL by the name of Tom Petty.
Eric Lefebvre - Rhythm guitar, harmonica, bgs
Profile coming soon
Mike Young - bass
Profile coming soon
Tom Heuckendorff - keyboards, bgs
Profile coming soon
Aaron Klassen - drums
Aaron Klassen is a drummer hailing from Vancouver securing his spot in the city music scene.
After playing for years with various acts on Vancouver island, he made the move to Los Angeles in 2005 where he played with CFOX Fox Seeds winner “Sideshow”. While there, Aaron did various studio sessions, music videos and live performances.
He then made the move in 2007 to Nashville, commissioned to play with Taylor Swift supporting artists/CMA nominees and Billboard no. 1 artists “Love and
Presently Aaron is carving out a name for himself in the Vancouver music scene playing with various artists including Hot Panda, Proud Animal, Guenter Schulz
(see above) and several other projects.