Players: Doug Hawkins-drums Jamie Miyares-bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals Geoff Abell-guitar, bass, vocals Tommygun is a minimalist, three-piece ensemble with guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums that came together in the spring of 2001 in Winston-Salem, N.C. Their sound involves edgy, quirky/cutting guitar, melodic/pulsating bass, tasteful/smashing drums, and some harmonizing vocals. Sometimes there is peace and quiet and other times there is feedback and unrest. Keyboards surface on a few numbers. Influences range from Guided by Voices to PJ Harvey to Fugazi to The Replacements. The band recently released their debut full-length entitled Recreation on Dec 20, 2004. Hawkins and Abell are both originally from Statesville, N.C. Hawkins has played with various local groups, most recently Hussie. Abell spent many years during the 90's with Chapel Hill-based Capsize 7, which released several 7-inch singles, an EP on Mammoth affiliated Hep-Cat Records, and a full-length CD on Caroline Records. On the Caroline label, Capsize 7 toured the US extensively and played shows on the side-stage at Lollapalooza 1996. Miyares, a popular Winston-Salem singer-songwriter and classical pianist for 15 years, made the transition into rock following an interview with producer Mitch Easter during her stint with public radio news, which resulted in her playing bass guitar briefly for a band involving Easter's girlfriend, Shalini Chatterjee.