The lineup

The New Heather Glenn is...

  • Angel Reyes

  • Bobby Hudson

  • David Furnas

  • Colin Aiken

...influenced and inspired by the great artists of the Woodstock era, the British Invasion, mid-century Chicago and Delta Blues, and the first generation of Soul, R&B, Funk and Fusion, these musicians have known and worked with one another in many bands – including the original Heather Glenn band - since 1969. They have performed at well-known clubs, concerts, and music festivals throughout the western United States, and have recorded with artists and groups that have been featured on radio and streaming services in the USA, the EU, and Japan.

Featuring soulful grooves, soaring jams, and a dynamic approach to arrangement and performance, the playlist is altogether danceable, listenable, and - most importantly - fun, and demonstrates a love for performing and the shared social experience of art and entertainment.

Angel Reyes - guitarist, vocalist, Bandleader

Angel Reyes was the featured Guitarist with R&B singer Sylvester in the early seventies in San Francisco after Sylvester disbanded his group "Sylvester and the Hot Band " and fled to Paris, France. Upon his return to San Francisco, (courtesy of the French government, who frowned upon his particular kind, and especially if you could not prove that you had return air fair), He quickly formed another musical troupe with Amadeo H Barrios on Drums, His Brother Adrian Barrios on Bass Guitar and Horace Washington on keys and later Archie White on keys and added Angel Reyes on Guitar and in effect taking a pay cut to bring him onboard. It was well worth the pay cut but Sylvester didn't want his own pay cut - just his band members.  

Sylvester’s band quickly became the toast of the town, having sell-out crowds every night at their regular gig at the Cabaret Club, later to become Rock City and then simply The City. They also ventured down to sunny Southern California and played the Whiskey A Go Go in December of 1974 in Los Angeles. Before heading off to L.A., they played the famed California Hall on Polk St. in San Francisco, headlining over Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Anna Rizzo and the A Train and others, including Christine (Perfect) McVie who later joined Fleetwood Mac. He toured extensively throughout the Midwest, Canada and the Pacific Northwest Regions with recording artists the Francisco Brothers.

Angel has played with blues singer and Hammond organist Glenn Lane and the Soul of the Blues, with Sly and the Family Stone former madman drummer Anthony (Zap) Warren. He has also played with Lady Bianca in Sylvester’s band, backed Roosevelt “Booba” Barnes from Chicago, and Guitar Shorty. Recently he has been playing Northern Ca. gigs with friends Mere Mortals and with Willie G, which he joined at the same Time and has played the Monterey Blues Festival backing up delta guitar player Guitar Mac. With Mac he also has played the Mount Shasta Blues Festival and the California State Fair. He has opened for Johnnie Taylor, Bobby Blue Bland and backed Vernon Garrett, Joyce Lawson and B.B. Queen from Oak Park, Mi. 

In August, 1999 he was chosen by the Jimi Hendrix Family to compete in a guitar competition in New Orleans, Louisiana performing his rendition of You Got Me Floatin’ off of Axis Bold As Love. Later, he was featured in Vol. 3, Issue 6, Jan/Feb 2000 of the Official Jimi Hendrix Magazine - Experience Hendrix. He has also played at Eli's in Oakland, benefiting Sonny Rhodes, the Texas slide guitarist whose touring van caught fire while on tour in Florida. For the Last 12 years in December of 2016 He was the principle guitarist for Oakland by Way of Texas Blues Singer Willie G playing numerous Festivals and nightclubs too many to mention. Currently Doing Session Work and Live Performances with His Recently Reformed Group Heather Glenn hence the moniker “The New Heather Glenn”.

Bobby Hudson - drummer, percussionist, guitarist, vocalist

Perhaps best known as drummer, percussionist, and vocalist for The Rutabaga Boogie Band, Bobby is so much more than that. Groups including Lemon Jello, Miami, Forest Hill, and the second lineup of Heather Glenn are also part of his legacy. His projects as a recording artist began with tracks laid down in 1967 by The New Generation at the historic Icon Studio in Sacramento.

His involvement in music and entertainment go well beyond being a performer. Bobby has designed and built two recording studios, and in the 1970's he was very active as a professional audio contractor. During that time, he was highly regarded as Sacramento's leading JBL Professional Series dealer, and was a manufacturer/supplier to JBL for the iconic 4560 speaker enclosure.

Bobby's influences include such notable artists as Tony Williams, John Bonham, Hal Blaine, and Stan Lunetta.

David Furnas - bassist, guitarist, vocalist

David is the featured bassist on the 2009 fusion album Beyond Liquid Glass, recorded by The Conduit Trio. With its start-to-finish conceptual approach where the featured tracks are interconnected using short abstract compositions, Beyond Liquid Glass was popular with fusion and jam fans in the USA, EU, and Japan. David was also bassist and lead vocalist for The Continental Blues Band, which performed numerous times at the annual Silver City Blues Festival in Silver City, New Mexico, in the early 2010's.

In the Sacramento-Lake Tahoe region, David has been featured in many popular groups since 1969. Some of those lineups include Blind Chicken, The Surf Dukes, Mel Cooley Five, The Stephen Grace Band, Woodwork, Rococo, Farley, Justin Morgan, and the original lineup of Heather Glenn. A dedicated disciple of the electric bass, his influences include a broad range of bassists from James JamersonJack Bruce, and Carol Kaye to Jaco Pastorius, Jimmy Johnson, and Tal Wilkenfeld. He continues his bass studies with Roy Vogt, Professor of Music and Bass Chair at Belmont University, Nashville, USA; and Scott Devine of Leeds, UK, internationally renowned bassist and music educator.

David plays a bespoke 2014 Carvin XB75 (crafted by Dave Kiesel) of Mahogany, Maple, Koa, and Ebony with Elixir Nanoweb strings; a 2017 Fender American Elite Jazz Bass V in Alder, Maple, and Ebony with La Bella Deep Talkin' flatwound strings; a 2017 Ibanez SRH505F fretless bass with La Bella black nylon flatwound strings; and uses Gallien-Krueger, Yamaha, Electro-Voice, and Eminence amplifiers and speakers.

Colin Aiken - keyboardist, vocalist

Colin has been performing in groups since the late 60’s covering a variety of artists, as well as writing and performing original compositions.  In the 70’s Colin played with Southern Comfort, Big Marie and Bagshot Row. For the better part of the 80’s he played in Too Much Fun. He was also ½ of Peabody and Sherman, a computer based keyboard duet, and played bass in a couple of trios (Good Gravy and Alice Springs).  He returned to the full band format with The Lucky Dogs, a Stockton-based Rock band.  Next he moved on to the Americana group Home by Dark. Recently he’s been performing and recording with The BarTabs.   

His primary instruments are keyboards, beginning with a Vox Continental organ, then Hammond organ and Fender Rhodes piano.  Today he plays two modern keyboards, the Nord Electro 3 and Nord Stage 3. During his career he has played and recorded such keyboard classics as the Mini Moog, Prophet 5, and Yamaha Dx7. 

Colin has built and equipped 3 different home studios the latest of which is currently using UAD Apollo 8P hardware and ProTools software. 

Colin’s nfluences include Steve Winwood, Keith Emerson, Nicky Hopkins, Bruce Hornsby, Chick Corea and many other well-regarded keyboardists.