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Meet the Band

John Pappas
John E. Pappas: Guitar
He lists Jimmy Page, Alex Lifeson, David Gilmour, Tommy Castro, and Stevie Ray Vaughan as his favorite guitar players.

John began playing professionally in 1987 as a soloist in coffee shops and on local college campuses. In 1996, as a founding member of San Diego's Black Cat Bone, he turned to the blues. When he's not gigging or recording with Triple Shot, John shares his love for music with his guitar students.

Scot Campbell
Scot Campbell: Bass
Scot lists James Jamerson, Chuck Rainey, Victor Bailey and Ron Carter as top influences.

After playing drums in grade school and French horn in early high school, Scot picked up the Bass at 15. Red Rabbit was his first pro band and during the 70's he worked in several incarnations of San Diego's popular King Biscuit Blues Band. Scot began playing with Triple Shot in February of 2007.

Matt Gittelson
Joseph Hager: Drums
Joe's influences include: Dave Weckl, Steve Jordan and John Bonham.

Joseph has over 20 years of professional music experience. He brings dynamics and versatility to both the stage and the studio. Joe studied with jazz great Tony Monforte in New York and now keeps a busy gig calendar in San Diego with a variety of top bands. Visit his personal page at for more about Joe, including sound samples.