Will Mooney lead guitarist, lead vocals, writer
Will has an extensive background in guitar playing and is the primary songwriter in the band.   With varied influences that range from the Pixies, Ben Harper, The Tragically Hip, and countless others, Will has been mostly influenced by the underground bands of the years.   Will formed and lead the local Las Vegas band, Blyss for many years being the front man in original rock songs performed at many local venues including the Huntridge Theater. Will's unique choices of guitar chords and melodies lends itself to soulful rock that cries out with the complexities of daily life for the average person. Will takes on the lead singing on most Painted Shut songs and is also the lead guitarist on most of them but is also skillful in playing the bass.

Will's Gear:
Pacifica electric guitar
Fender Stratocaster electric guitar
1963 Stratocaster guitar
Heet Sound Products eBow
Peavey Digital Delay Pedal
Zoom Effects Pedal
Ibanez Tube Screamer
Fender M-80 Twin guitar amp
Vintage Fender Twin amp
Cry Baby Wah Pedal

Dave Worrell drums, back up vocals, co-writer
Dave's musical background includes playing trumpet for 9 years as well as playing drums and bass.   Dave's influences are diversified and include orchestrated music, varied artists such as Phil Collins, Mark Knopfler, Moody Blues, John Denver, The Tragically Hip, The Thornbirds, and many others too numerous to mention.   Dave also played in the band, Those Infernal Dogs, who was an offshoot of Blyss, headed up by Will Mooney, for a short period of time.   Dave has been called the king of harmonies as he is instrumental in developing the rich harmonies in Painted Shut.   In the band, Dave has played bass but is currently the drummer for Painted Shut and back up vocalist.   Dave has co-written some of the bands music as well.

Dave's Gear:
Pearl Export Drum kit
Zildjian and Sabian crashes
Sabian Ride
Zildjian Hi-Hats
Behringer Feedback Destroyer
Behringer Mixer
China crash

Joe Wilke bass, guitar, vocalist
Joe is an extremely talented and seasoned guitarist with many great influences.   Joe has the ability to play diverse and difficult music styles such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Rush, Jimi Hendrix, John Denver, Mark Knopler, and the Blues.   Joe was born and raised in Milwaukee but is currently living in Las Vegas.   Joe offers a sound of times past.   Joe is influenced by all music with a range of influences from Frank Zappa, Alex Lifeson, Alex De Grossi, Brian Setzer, Mark Knopfler, Paul Galaxy, The BelAirs, Diana Krall, and so many other greats.   Joe has a special place in his heart for Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix.   Joe's approach to playing is through a vintage standpoint.   In Joe's opinion, "tone is everything" and he goes to great lengths to make it happen.   Currently Joe is primarily playing the Bass in Painted Shut and according to him it's a "breath of fresh air" as his normal role is playing the front man in his previous bands including Joe's phenominal vintage band, Vintage Frequency and his conceptual music, A Cauldron Of Oddities. Joe is an established singer, songwriter, and elaborate guitarist and bassist.

Joe's Gear:
Geddy Lee signature electric P bass
Hartke bass amplifier
Hartke 4 10 cabinet
Hartke bass cabinet
Digital Delay
Chorus/Flanger
Wah Pedal




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