Miko Reed – Vocals
Miko began her musical pursuits at a very young age, playing the piano and alto saxophone for a high school marching band. She started singing and playing keys in church with her father. Drawing on influences from gospel, R&B, funk, soul, and jazz, as well as playing musical instruments has helped develop her as an artist. Miko holds a bachelor’s degree in Visual & Performing Arts from Cal State University San Marcos, where she studied music, fine art, graphic design, and video production.
Besides staying busy with Groove Factory and Freeze Frame, she is currently working on her own funk, soul, and R&B band, Miko & the Magik Soul. You can find her online at Miko Musik as well as on Facebook and Instagram. When performing with Freeze Frame, Miko is known as Sheila Easton.
Graham Heath – Vocals
Graham Heath is a singer/songwriter originally from the United Kingdom. He began his musical career at the age of 10, when he first performed onstage with some friends at a local theater. He started writing his own songs at 14 and would go on to win a songwriting competition sponsored by Bill Wyman, bass player for the Rolling Stones. His prize was an invitation to record in the Rolling Stones’ mobile studio. He has also performed live on the BBC and in prestigious clubs in both Nottinghamshire and London.
Graham has toured as a lead vocalist and guitarist coast-to-coast in Japan, Canada, and the United States. He now lives in California, where he works as a video and audio producer in the music and tech industries. When performing with Freeze Frame, Graham is known as Guraham Guraham. Like Duran Duran. But Guraham Guraham.
Frank Sanchez – Guitars, Vocals
Frank Sanchez is originally from Santa Ana, California, and has called San Diego his home since the late 80s. He prides himself on being a versatile lead and rhythm guitarist, having played everything from tangos and disco to Top 40 and heavy metal!
Frank’s musical journey began at the age of 13 after begging his parents for a beat-up six string from the local thrift store. He was soon performing for school events and beyond. He joined Groove Factory in April 2017, having previously played with classic rock band West of 5 for 10 years. He has also played with Caliber, another local San Diego band.
Frank’s guitar influences include Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Edward Van Halen, and Neal Schon. When performing with Freeze Frame, Frank is known as Frankie Hollywood.
Dennis Hong – Keyboards, Vocals
By day, Dennis is a relationships/comedy writer (or is that redundant?), social skills coach, and student of Marriage and Family Therapy. By night, Dennis is an avid swing dancer and keyboard player. Dennis grew up playing classical piano, but then he found rock-and-roll and jazz, and he realized how much more fun those were. So shove it, Beethoven.
When performing with Freeze Frame, Dennis is known as Hong Solo. Because he grew up wanting to be Han Solo. And because he likes piano solos. Get it?
Joe McGowan – Bass, Bandleader
A professional bassist for 30+ years, Joe began his live music performances on the Sunset Strip during the height of the 80’s LA music scene. Performing on the stages of the Troubadour, Whisky a Go-Go, Starwood, Madame Wongs, Gazzarri’s, and the like, Joe honed his skills as a performer and musician. He has more than a few stories — a few of which he cannot repeat for legal reasons.
After moving to the San Diego area, Joe has played with some of the area’s top bands and took over managing and performing with Groove Factory in 2013.
Joe’s alter ego in Freeze Frame is Blitzkrieg Bob. Partly because he loves the Ramones, and partly because he drives the rhythm section like a Panzer tank.
Dan Ratican – Drums
Dan got his first drum set when he was 13 and started out playing along to 80s rock records in his living room. He was quickly consumed with music and has been a student of the drums ever since. Over the years he has played and performed virtually every style of music, from big band swing to symphony and pit orchestras, rock/funk/fusion/blues, and jazz. He has performed with several acts around San Diego and joined Groove Factory in November 2017.
When performing with Freeze Frame, his stage name is Tommy Lee Roth.
Sascha Shapiro – Vocals
Sascha Shapiro, aka Blue, has been a lover of music since she was birthed into this world. She started as a dancer and shifted her passion for singing at the age of 8. In middle school and high school, she performed in numerous musicals and was always known as the “triple threat.” She joined Groove Factory and Freeze Frame in June of 2016.
Sascha’s alter ego is Cherry Bomb in Freeze Frame.
Jerediah “Jedi” Cabatit – Vocals
Believe it or not, “Jedi” is not a stage name.
When performing with Freeze Frame, Jedi is known as Manila Ice. After the city, not the envelope.