Bill Gunn grew up in Glasgow Scotland, beginning his classical training on the piano at age four. At age 14, he heard the Beatles play, and quickly learned to play guitar. Moving to Canada with his family, he formed his first rock and roll band at age 15 with fellow students.
He went on to play keyboards and bass in bar bands and later wedding bands. In the early 70s he played with Grandma’s Cow – a heavy rock band that played material from the likes of Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath.
Bill moved to the United States in 1978 to attend college, working in banking and finance while completing a BS in Accounting and a MS in Applied Psychology and Statistical Analysis. He continued to play in part time bands through the years as his work with IBM took him to many states and several countries. Bill played cocktail piano at Kennedy’s in Manhattan and with a trio that did events and parties including the New York Ballet Company.
After his long career in the computer industry, Bill took a break from it all and played piano bars with Carnival Cruise Lines for two years. Making Tampa Bay his home, he found like-minded musicians in The Time of Our Lives band.
Bill’s beautiful piano and funky synth/organ work help make this band flexible and solid.