Meet the band
“POP ROCK WITH A GLOBAL INFLUENCE”
June 2013 brought the departure of saxophonist Stephan Goessl and the arrival of Texan guitarist Joe Gavito. And so, the current World5 lineup is once again complete. Pat Hunt, Randy Miller, and Joe Gavito have played and worked together as musicians, songwriters and producers for 30 years in the music business.
Pat Hunt - lead vocals, keyboards
Katy, Texas, United States
Pat Hunt has had a long and distinguished career in the music business. Beiing in business more than 36 years, his credits include:
'I Never Thought I’d Fall in Love Again' - Jennifer Holiday - writer
'After She’s Gone' - Mickey Gilley – writer/producer
'Forbidden Love' / 'Con Todo El Corizon'– La Mafia – cowriter
'I’m Gonna Make a Difference' – Shades Of Gray - writer/performer
'The CD Lifestories' – artist/producer/writer
'The Son' - Forgiven – cowriter
'Man Of Action' - WORLD5 - cowriter/performer
Pat has produced and played on many Cd’s for artist such as Johnny Nash, La Mafia, Mickey Gilley, The Franchise, Liza Lamb, Bob Garraza and Jimmy Edwards. He has been associated with 5 Grammy nominated projects winning one. He has also appeared with The Temptations, Al Jarreau, Patti Labelle, Willie Nelson, George Jones, The Pointer Sisters, Merle Haggard, Everette Harp and many others.
Other projects: Solo CD Lifestories
Randy Miller - bass, vocals
Austin ,Texas, United States
Born in Houston, Texas, Randy has been a part of the regional music scene for the last 25 years. In the 80’s he started the band Zen Archer, fueled by his songwriting, the band was selected for several 'best of albums' including KLOL, KRBE and The Arrow. DrummerBobby Ginsburg [Rod Stewart, Richard Perry] mentored Randy in the art of engineering and he was hooked. After the band went their separate ways he joined 'Walkee Talkee' who also enjoyed local radio success and was on the nationally televised Star Search.
In 1985 he built his first recording studio and mixed the song ‘Stationary’ as a solo artist that got regional radio play. He was then offered an engineer position at Sunrise studio where he honed his craft and was able to work with such artists as Bob James, Kirk Whalum and La Mafia. In 1988 he revived Zen Archer with a new lineup and the band became 'the most popular rock band in Houston, second only to ZZ TOP' according to a Houston Press poll. They put out 3 albums and we’re included on Z107’S Best of Houston compilation CD as well as receiving numerous airplays and playing several live broadcast concerts. They broke up in 1994.
With the success of La Mafia’s million selling albums, Randy was asked to design and build a recording studio for them. Houston Sound Studio was a qualified success with 4 Grammy winning albums produced there as well as a client list that included Marc Anthony, Kings X and Goldie Hawn for soundtrack work. He also wrote a song with Pat Hunt that was included on the Grammy nominated album 'Vida'.
In 2004 Randy released his CD 'Letters and Numbers' which is compilation of 20 years of songwriting and recording. It is available on cdbaby and iTunes. He also began working with Zen Archer again and in 2005 they began work on a new album. In 2005 songwriting legend Burt Bacharach hired him to record over 30 of his all time hits for his TV special.
In 2006 singer-songwriter Johnny Nash hired Randy to remix the classic 'I Can See Clearly Now' and is continuing to work on several new albums with him. In 2007 he produced the album 'The Gift of Brokenness' for Laura C . This album received international interest and was one of the top sellers on cdbaby last year.
He is now working together with WORLD5 as songwriter, bass player and singer. Randy Miller is working in Austin and Houston and continues to produce music that might change the world.
Webpage: Randy Miller - Productions
Steffen Goeres - lead & acoustic guitars, trumpet, fluegelhorn
Wellington, New Zealand
Growing up in Bavaria, Germany, Steffen’s initial musical influence came from his mother who was an opera singer. Encouraging her children to learn the piano, Steffen quickly became interested in many other instruments, including the trumpet. At the age of 11, he picked up the guitar and hasn’t put it down since. While his older brother discovered rock and brought an electric guitar home, Steffen was attracted to the jazz and funk music of the 70’s. It was that time - in his hometown of Deggendorf - when Steffen formed a jazz funk band with Raimund Breitfeld and Stephan Goessl of WORLD5. The band played their own compositions, won competitions and was a local sensation.
Steffen went on to study classical guitar and trumpet at the Richard Strauss Conservatorium in Munich, following that up with a year’s study in jazz guitar in Los Angeles. As a typical Student - broke - Steffen returned to Germany. His obvious skill on the guitar was quickly seized upon by many musicians, and he played everything from classical concerts to studio sessions to band gigs and tours in Europe. While playing in bands in Austria, Steffen met his wife-to-be from New Zealand. A couple of years later, they settled in Wellington, New Zealand, where he established himself as a professional musician.
Steffen also inspires hundreds of students through his teaching at secondary schools. Steffen released his solo CD - “A Dozen One Afternoon” - an album of 12 original compositions played on the nylon string guitar. Steffen’s professionalism and musical talents are indisputable, combining harmonic sounds, catchy melodies and smooth grooves. With his skills and experience delivering a quality listening experience to many musical genres, a call from his friend Raimund, to invite him to play for World5, reintroduced him to pop music.
Other projects: Steffen´s solo album on acoustic guitar A Dozen One Afternoon
Joe Gavito - Electric Guitars
Joe is a proud, 9th generation Texan, and has been a professional guitarist for almost 40 years.
Starting out his musical life in San Antonio, Texas as a drummer all the way through college, guitar decidedly became his weapon of choice after being fired as the drummer and then rehired, as the lead guitarist when the band he was playing with heard him play guitar one night, during a rehearsal break. His fate was then secured.After touring with show-bands in the 70's and 80's, he landed up back in Houston where he met Pat when he started playing with the band “Mason Dixon”.
This led to countless studio sessions at Mickey Gilley's studio and started a musical association and friendship with Pat that exists to this day. In 1991, after a 3-year stint in Nashville, working as a freelance musician and working for Gibson Guitars, Joe moved back to Texas to start a family and to play with Pat's band, “The Franchise”.
By 1995, Digital recording became a welcomed reality for this home studio enthusiast, and Randy Miller became his “go to” recording Guru. So now, the circuit was complete.Being a very quick study, Joe tracked and co-produced Pat's CD- “Life Stories”, played all of the guitars, and programmed the drums and percussion.
In addition to contributing electric guitars to WORLD5, Joe is producing Frank Martin Gilligan, and performs as a single artist in Southeast Texas.
Webpage : Joe Gavito - Music
Raimund Breitfeld - drums, percussion
At the age of four Raimund Breitfeld decided to help his mother, a concert pianist, by operating the pedals of the Steinway as she played. It didn´t take long for her to decide that it might be better for him to operate the keyboard instead of the pedals and he received his first piano lessons. Most of the radio stations didnt play classical music though, so for Raimund it was Pop and Rock music. This inspired him to make his own guitar.
One day while his parents left the house for some hours, Raimund grabbed his fathers violin. He did a little cutting with a saw and added some frets ... and Raimund's first guitar was born. Raimund's first pocket money came and a brand new electric guitar was unavoidable. Shortly after blowing up his grandparent's radio in an attempt to amplify his new guitar Raimund received a real amplifier as well.
During his high school days Raimund and his good friend Steffen Goeres performed together in several Rock and Pop bands. Steffen's skills on the guitar was so advanced that he was already doing solo concerts as a teenager. Steffen was so dedicated that he literally slept with his guitar. Raimund couldn´t keep up with Steffen on guitar and since there were very few drummers in their small town and their skills were moderate Raimund found his calling behind the drums. Drum lessons, music academy and the college of music followed and he ended up with a degree as a drummer and music teacher.
Crossing paths and playing together over the years in different bands Raimund and his friends,guitarist Joe Gavito , guitarist Steffen Goeres along with Randy Miller and Pat Hunt have joined together from all around the world to create the music of WORLD5.
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