Bio

The Middlemen have been playing classic (power pop) rock around Austin since John Groves and David Delguzzi got together in 2000. We’re professional players who work with other ensembles and bandleaders when not working with the Middlemen – but the Middlemen repertoire holds a special place in our hearts!

John Groves – Guitar, Vocals, Bandleader

John Groves grew up in the Chicago area and moved to Austin in 1985 after graduation from college (music and physics…go figure). John is the keyboardist and bandleader for Soul Machine – an 8-piece Motown oriented band that plays wedding receptions and corporate events. John also plays regularly as a solo & ensemble jazz & pop pianist / vocalist, and as keyboard player with venerable Austin show band Hot Wax.

John was the musical director and promoter (as well as singer, keyboard player and guitarist) for the DarkSyde Show, a live Pink Floyd tribute show performed by a 9-piece band at the Hideout Theater and the Long Center in 2009. John played rhythm guitar and keyboards in the 2009 Austin production of Love, Janis – the Janis Joplin musical, at the Zach theater in Austin. John is threatening to organize other art-rock extravaganzas, including a Supertramp tribute anchored by a live performance of Crime of the Century (he’d love to hear from you if you’d buy tickets to that).

John’s family appreciates the fact that in addition to music, he does engineering work in the computer industry.

David Delguzzi – Bass, Vocals

David Delguzzi is a hard driving bass player and a strong singer.  Not much is known about his past, but his grooves do the talking.

Bruce Logan – Drums, occasional vocals

Bruce Logan has been playing professionally since 1976 in all styles including jazz, rock, and country.

Bruce moved to Austin in 2000 after ten years in Los Angeles as a member of The Uninvited. The band released six CDs on indy label Roarshack Records before being signed to Atlantic Records in 1996.  The band’s eponymous Atlantic release, The Uninvited, was produced by Thom Panunzio, who also produced albums for The Rolling Stones, Reverend Horton Heat, No Doubt, U2 and many other world-class artists.  A mainstay in the Los Angeles music scene and winners of the MTV Beach House Band Contest in 1995, The Uninvited regularly shared the stage with such acts as Chris Isaak, Blues Traveler, Cheap Trick, Violent Femmes, and Hootie & the Blowfish.

An active member of the American Federation of Musicians since 1977, Bruce appears on the compilation CD Hottest Unknown Guitarists and has performed with Peter Tork, Burl Ives, and Buddy DeFranco. Most recently he completed a trip to London backing up George Tomsco of the Fireballs and Bob Spalding of The Ventures.

Bruce has played locally with Albert & Gage, 3 Balls of Fire, Redd Volkaert, Billy Dee, The Hollisters, Cornell Hurd Band, Dane Sterling, Eddy Hobizal, Soul Machine, the Jazz Delegation, Jo Carol Pierce, Roy Heinrich, and many more.

Bruce has been teaching drums since 1976 and many of his students have gone on to successful musical careers. He accepts students of all ages and skill levels.  Click to contact Bruce.

 

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