Guitarist John McCarthy had such a great time participating at the August 2006 Hartford WimBash, that he, along with his Rockhouse Method partner, Joe Palombo, thought it would be a great idea to bring the WimBash event to the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA.
So it was at the 105th NAMM show in January 2007 that WimBash debuted at NAMM. Sponsored by Rock House Method, Peavey, Spector, Trace Elliot, Dunlop, The Music Sales Group, Pearl, Drumhead, and hosted by music accountant Alan Friedman, the WimBash was known as “THE PARTY” of the 2007 NAMM show. Passes to the free WimBash event, given away during the NAMM show, became coveted – the line outside the club was so long, that people were actually paying to get a ‘free’ pass to attend the WimBash. The club quickly filled to capacity, with many hopeful attendees unable to get in.
Those lucky enough to attend the 2007 NAMM WimBash were treated to memorable performances by the likes of Bernie Worrell, Leo Nocentelli, Dave Ellefson, Vernon Reid, Angelo Moore (Dr. Madd Vibe), Stevie Salas, TM Stevens, Doug Wimbish, Mic Gillette, Skip McDonald, Bernard Fowler + many more.
Bernie Worrell (Parliament Funkadelic / Talking Heads)
Leo Nocentelli (The Meters)
Marc Rizzo (Soulfly)
David Ellefson (Megadeth)
Vernon Reid (Living Colour)
Doug Wimbish (Sugarhill Gang / Living Colour / Tack>>Head)
Will Calhoun (Living Colour)
Skip McDonald (Sugarhill Gang / Tack>>Head)
Bernard Fowler (Rolling Stones / Tack>>Head)
Keith LeBlanc (Sugarhill Gang / Tack>>Head)
Bobby Kimball (Toto)
Jonathan Mover (Aretha Franklin / Alice Cooper / Shakira / Julian Lennon)
Angelo “Dr. Madd Vibe” Moore (Fishbone)
TM Stevens (The Pretenders / Vanilla Fudge)
Randy Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive / The Guess Who)
Jen Lowe with Butterfly Stitch – Sonia Leigh & Vanessa Olivarez
F5 ( Dave Ellefson , Dale Steele, Steve Conley, John Davis, Jimmy DeGrasso )
Mic Gillette (Tower of Power)