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Ginger Sling

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Ginger Reyes (also known as Ginger Sling) is an American rock musician. She is a solo artist, but also was a bassist of California pop-punk band the Halo Friendlies and touring bassist for The Smashing Pumpkins.

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Reyes has been playing in bands and writing songs since her freshman year in High School. Her first band was []], a Christian Traditional ska Band from La Cresenta California. She was a member of California all girl pop-punk band the Halo Friendlies, replacing Cheryl Hecht on guitar. The band has been active since 1998 and been touring United States multiple times, including Vans Warped Tour, touring with Good Charlotte and Funeral for a Friend. The band also toured UK five times and has done two USO tours after 9/11 playing shows in Bosnia, Kosovo and Germany. The Halo Friendlies released an album for EMI’s Tooth and Nail Records and recorded a song for the Freaky Friday soundtrack in 2003. They also received a gold record for the sale of over 500,000 copies of the soundtrack. From 2001-2002 Reyes was also the bass player for the band Lo Ball where she had the opportunity to work with John Porter (The Smiths, Morrissey) , Michael Beinhorn (Hole, Soundgarden) and Jeff Russo (Tonic , Low Stars). She has also performed live with producer Linda Perry and fellow solo artist Sierra Swan.

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