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Biography

  • Years Active

    1981 – 2015 (34 years)

  • Founded In

    Seattle, King County, Washington, United States

  • Members

    • Wanz (1985 – 1992)

The Rangehoods were a Seattle based band from 1984-1996. They went through several member changes over the years. Members have included:

Steve Aliment ~ Bass
Bruce Hewes ~ Bass
Pat Hewitt ~ Guitar, Vocals
Don Kammerer ~ Drums
Tony Lease ~ Bass
Steve Pearson ~ Guitar, Vocals
Billy Shaw ~ Drums
Mike Wansley ~ Bass
Marc Willett ~ Bass

Steve Pearson, formerly of the Heats, started a new band with more of a Cowboy Rock sound. Known for their straight forward rock sound and Steve Pearson's lyrics, they were a very popular band with the local clubs. Bruce Hewes and manager Jim Shook were roommates at one time. Pat Hewitt and Jim spent many hours together in Pat's studio. Their relationship started in the seventies when Pat asked Jim to manage his band Wagon Wheel Willie with Pat Gosen of the Floating Bridge as the lead singer. The Rangehoods came into being when Steve Pearson joined the group from the Heats. The Rangehoods were actually the Pins before Pearson joined. The Rangehoods broke up after show casing in LA in 1996.

Little known fact is that Mike Wansley who played bass in the Rangehoods and goes by the Moniker TWanz, is the Wanz who sings the hook in the Macklemore song Thrift Shop. Look for him wearing the creamsicle suit in the video.

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