Todd LaCasse was born in Upper Michigan but has been a lifelong resident of Sacramento, and has played bass and sang for nearly 40 years. He took bass lessons from an instructor based in Chicago, while stationed in the U. S. Air Force in the Upper Midwest. He studied music, theory, and composition while at Cosumnes River College upon returning to Sacramento.
He grew up in a household listening to all genres of music including the traditional country of Hank Williams, Sr., Patsy Cline, and other great country artists. And music by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, and all of the great Motown artists.
He has played on the road in Alaska, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and throughout California. He has played with the South 40 Band, TJ Michaels Band, Blue Moon Band, Jaime Starr Band, Brock Rollins Band, Hi Fi, What Next, The Living Daylites, and now Flat Busted. He has played in the bands of, or opened for such acts as Steel Breeze, The Coasters, and Lydia Pense. He has played many genres of music including: rock, pop, R&B, blues, jazz, funk, country, country rock, and reggae.
His bass influences include John Paul Jones, Tully Kennedy, Mike Brignardello, Jimmy Lee Sloas, James Jamerson, Nathan East, Bob Glaub, Jaco Pastorius, Tommy Shannon, Boz Burrell, Scott Devine, Darryl Jones, and Larry Graham, among countless others.
Playing in the band with Brian, Charlie, and Zach has been extremely enjoyable, with one of the areas best modern country bands. The crowds that come out to see the band always have a great time and bring the party with them. Laissez les bon temps roulez!
Charlie McGimsey grew up in the Sacramento area and has been playing drums since the age of 12. He has performed with some very well known bands and prominent musicians.
He began in Stoneground. The band had an incredible sound and produced four records on Warner Brothers. He later joined Steel Breeze which had a top 40 hit with "You Don't Want Me Anymore", and gold album on RCA. The band toured with Hall & Oates, The Who, and were involved in the soundtrack for the movie "Witchboard".
Charlie has performed with the legendary Bo Diddley, Peter Stroud, Sammy Hagar, Tommy Tutone, Eric Martin, and has toured North America, Japan, and Guam. Opening for acts such as Huey Lewis and the News, REO Speedwagon, Eddie Money, Jefferson Starship, Night Ranger, Peter Frampton, Ronnie Montrose, Edgar Winter, Loverboy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, BTO and many others.
Charlie is endorsed by DW Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Silverfox Drumsticks, HipTrix Drumsticks, Big Bang Distribution, and Kelly Shu Internal Kick Drum Microphone Mounts.
Zach Golub was born and raised in Sacramento, California. He began his musical journey at the age of 14 learning blues and classic rock songs. At 16, he began studying under classical guitarist Sean O'Connor, whom he took lessons from for 4 years while arranging rock and metal versions of his favorite movie and video game scores.
He has been writing and performing both vocal and instrumental music since 2010. He has continued to learn about different techniques and styles throughout his college career. He has performed and collaborated with original bands, and as an instrumental soloist performing jazz fusion, traditional jazz music, and now modern country.
His musical influences include: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, Kurt Allison, Adam Schoenfeld, J. T. Corenflos and many others. At 25 he is the youngest member of Flat Busted and brings a renewed energy, and revitalized attitude to the band.
Future plans and goals are to travel and study abroad as a linguist in France, Europe, and the Far East while pursuing his interests in world music and philosophy.