Green Beaver consists of a three piece band, which includes John Negro on vocals and guitar, and Dave Taylor on drums and vocals.
For more information on each members' Bio, click on their respective links.
John Negro started playing guitar a bit later than most other players of his time (no date given).
Basically self-taught on a mixture of mainly blues, a small amount of Pop, Jazz and Jazz/Rock fusion. He has an affinity for ‘Fender’ Guitars particularly the ‘Stratocaster’. Started playing in bands for many years in his hometown Perth, Western Australia.
In September 1985, he decided to move across the continent to Sydney fulfilling a promise to a close musical brother, and to further pursue his musical interests. He continued to play in many bands around Sydney until the birth of ‘Green Beaver’ in 2001.
Hendrix, Robin Trower, Lonnie Johnson, Hillel Slovak, Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson, Frank Zappa, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Ry Cooder, Lightning Hopkins, Fred McDowell, Peter Green, Kenny Burrell, S.R.V., Oscar Peterson, Weather-Report, The Sound, Mallard, Col. Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Matt Finish, Temper Temper, Return to Forever, What is This, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Beatles, Free, Capt. Beefheart, Dylan, Steely Dan, Jonny Winter, Taste and believe me the list goes on.
Dave Taylor has played drums for different types of bands but his biggest gig was his first one. It was a punk band called “The Popes” and we played to 3,000 Catholic School kids a Brisbane’s Festival Hall. The band split up immediately afterwards (before actually).
Other bands include:
“Immaculate Crows”— Indie rock band, received airplay on 4zzz (Brisbane). “Playa”— cover band, made the finals of Queesland Rock Awards, also supported Ian Moss. “Ivy St Big Band”— Party band: 3 guitars, 3 singers, 2 horns. I told you it was big “Sanity Assassins”— Sort of swampy punk rock, supported Hoodoo Gurus and also the Scientists. “Samaritan Sometimes”— Gothic band similar to Siouxie and The Banshees. Release 5 track e.p. called “Happy New Fear.”
Then there’s his “claim to fame” which was playing some Easybeats songs on stage with members of the Easybeats.
Sander Begeer recently came over from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where he played double dutch rock bass for many years, in different bands.
For the last years, he played mostly with the pop rock four-piece “The Steady Itch.”
They had to let him go for a taste of Sydney, but he stumbled upon a “Green Beaver.”