We are a group of musicians hailing from Boulder County, Colorado. We call ourselves Back Stabbath.
Our drummer, Mike Gullekson a.k.a. Squid has thirty years plus playing many styles but his favorite is in the vein of Bill Ward. He has played in bands that opened for nationally acclaimed acts such as the Tubes, Rick Derringer, and Bill Haley and the Comets.
While forming Back Stabbath, Mike, Dave, and Tom searched for a bassist to perform the melodic and powerful bass lines of Geezer Butler . Jamestown's perennial rocker, Gary Paul Dunn was chosen to join the project. Gary's hard driving rock sound, combined with the explosive drumming of Mike Gullekson, creates a rhythm section that loves to explore the intricate patterns of Black Sabbath's musical legacy.
Tom Williams was born in Galax, Virginia, a region widely known as an epicenter for bluegrass and old time music. He started playing guitar at age twelve and has been at it ever since. Though Tommy is adept at many musical genres, his tastiest specialty is laying out the spicy rock licks of the likes of Tony Iommi, while adding his own brand of chili pepper. Having started playing Sabbath music as a young teenager, this band is a natural fit for Tommy .
Dave Emmitt started his musical career at age twelve, playing harmonica and guitar while living with his parents, two sisters, and brother Drew in the former Hank Williams' Nashville home.. His acting and music career blossomed early on with parts in musicals such as Oliver and Oklahoma! In recent years he has played and sung in local bands The Cosmic Soul Surfers and Swamp Koolers with published CD's under both projects. More recently he has appeared as a guest harmonica player with national touring artists Leftover Salmon, local sensation Clay Rose and the Gasoline Lollipops, and was recently a guest soloist on Great American Taxi's 2016 Alaska tour. Dave's acting ability coupled with his pounding rock vocal style make him a force to be reckoned with ! Dave Emmitt is the quintessential Mr. Osborne.
Dave (Ozzy) Emmitt, vocals, harp, percussion
Tom (Tony) Williams, guitar
Gary (Geezer) Dunn, bass
Mike (SquidWard) Gullekson, drums
So glad I had you play at my party ! Super fun and entertaining! I am convinced you will carry the Sabbath Spirit onward! Love you guys, thanks Rick W.
One of the best Tributes I have seen! No hyperbole! These guys are great! S.Hull
Was very impressed! These guys put on a show !! V. Bedan
I want to be at every Back Stabbath Show ! They're different every time!, but consistently rock the house! B. Teags
Well done ! H .Hodge
BACK STABBATH SET LIST
SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH
INTO THE VOID
FAIRIES WEAR BOOTS
CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE
LORD OF THIS WORLD
HOLE IN THE SKY
HAND OF DOOM
NEVER SAY DIE
A BIT OF FINGER