The Gummy Sharks™ - Biographies

Brent Bennett has been working professionally as a musician for more than 25 years, performing his original music with bands in California and opening for such artists as John Waite and Echo & the Bunnymen. In Indiana, he played with the Roadapple band and Gypsy Runner in the early to mid-80s, performing at the Vogue in Broad Ripple on a few occasions as well as at Klipsch Music Center. In the 90s, he formed Stones Crossing with Rob York, playing lead guitar and fronting the band, and his involvement with Ballast resulted in the band's 2000 self-titled album, on which he wrote all the songs as well as providing lead vocals and guitar. He joined acclaimed roots-rock band Sindacato in 2004, contributing an original song to the band’s 2005 album, "The Cord." Later, he played with The Movers, American Stories Trio and Seldom Surreal before relocating to Florida and forming The Gummy Sharks with Terry Snyder.

Brent has released 10 CDs to date. His music is receiving international airplay on more than 100 stations worldwide, as well as college radio and internet television. Accolades include an Honorable Mention in the November/December 2008 lyric contest in American Songwriter magazine; Top 10 on in three different categories and being selected to work with Philip Morris USA in 2008 on a national promotion. "The Sign," from his first album, was selected as an alternate in the 2009 Blooming-Tunes songwriting contest.

Steve Frankel was born and raised in South Brooklyn, New York, and has been playing drums since age 12. He won his first Battle of the Bands at age 14 with the band Brain Child and played with The Bootleggers, then joined Mercury recording artists The Left Banke. He played in Greenwich Village with such artists as Steven Stills, Mama Cass, Joe Butler, Steve Boone, Woody Allen, John Sebastian and many more. After being invited by Roulette records to join the band First Crow to the Moon, he was then hired by Jay and the Americans to record and travel with the band. Steve has sat in on tour with Jonny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge as well as Mountain and The Dreamers. Living in New York, he started doing some studio work in Manhattan and at the start of the New Country era in the mid 80s, he formed the Stonewall Band with his wife Mary, a seven-piece country band that opened for such national acts as Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Mavericks, Diamond Rio and Steve Wariner. In 1995, Steve moved to Georgia and played with Crossover Band and filled in for the drummer with Jim City and The Legends for about a year. He most recently played with Rockasaurus in Atlanta for 16 years.

Terry Snyder was born in El Paso, Texas, and played with Brent in Seldom Surreal before both moved from Franklin, Indiana, to Nokomis, Florida, where they formed The Gummy Sharks in 2015.

The Gummy Sharks – Representative Song List

Ain’t No Sunshine
Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet
Already Gone
Another Saturday Night
Black Magic Woman
Can’t You See
Cover of Rolling Stone
Cripple Creek
Day After Day
Dock of the Bay
Don’t Get Hooked on Me
Draggin’ the Line
Fat Bottom Girls
Feel Like Makin’ Love
Happy Together
Heart Full of Soul
Hey Joe
I Fought the Law
I’m No Angel
Into the Mystic
It’s So Nice to Be With You
Jesus Left Chicago
Knock 3 Times

Mary Jane's Last Dance
Mercury Blues/Motorcycle Mama
Midnight Rider

Mustang Sally
My Girl
Pride & Joy

Proud Mary
Secret Agent Man
Shape I’m In
She’s Not There
Some Kind of Wonderful
Southern Cross
Squeeze Box
Stuck in the Middle
Sweet Caroline
Take It Easy
Tequila Sunrise
That Lovin’ Feelin’
The Letter
Third-Rate Romance
What It’s Worth
Who’ll Stop the Rain
Wish You Were Here