About the Band:
Lindsay George - Lead
Lindsay George is a talent that is hard to describe; one really has to listen to understand what she brings. Most people admire her beauty and smile at her kindness, but once they hear the power in her singing they leave their mouths wide open and dumbfounded. How she can bring such power and soul through her voice is anyone’s guess. Such a strong performance is almost out of place when one meets her and realizes how kind and humble she is. Lindsay began her love of singing meekly in a school choir but was already performing soul and blues at age 15. Once she was 17 she sang beside Shania Twain at the Thompson Bowling arena and just a year later was making her way around Nashville clubs and recording studios, including the debut album of American Plague and another project with the Lee Greenwood band. Back in Knoxville Lindsay sang and recorded with the band, Lost and Found, for 8 years, where she honed her style and control. Finally, Lindsay felt it was time to put together a band of her own. When starting Taboo, Lindsay could think of no one more perfect to sing next to other than her long-time friend and bass player, David Yocom, and the other musicians who have played with her in the past.
David Yocom - Bass Guitar
David Yocom is everything you want in a bass player: steady as a clock, thumping like a heartbeat yet delicate like a surgeon. He even sings lead on some songs and backup vocals on others. The small intricacies he does while playing bass keeps the whole band rocking together, and everyone looks to him for direction. David has been rocking on the bass for more than 25 years. He moved from Massachusetts to Maryville and began formally studying music. His talents have led him touring across the globe, but upon returning to East Tennessee he has become a well-established player in different rock, blues, soul and country bands. David may be modest in his ego, but he has the chops to lead any band.
Eric Wolburg - Guitar
Eric started playing the guitar after his parents refused him a drum set, and it didn’t take them long to realize it was the perfect idea. He first started playing lead guitar at age 13 in a blues band, and by high school his rock band was playing all over his hometown of Knoxville, TN. At age 19, he was playing funk and started becoming fascinated with jazz. After studying music at The University of Tennessee he couldn’t get back to his roots playing rock and blues fast enough. Luck would take him to Nashville and in a country band that toured the Southeast and Midwest. While in Nashville, Eric also became a recording engineer recording country, rock and even rap artists, but he always managed to have a rock band on the side. Although his experience has brought him across several styles of music, rock and roll has always been Eric’s favorite, and he brings that rocking edge to Taboo.
Brett Knaffl - Keys
Brett has a great style on the keys. He has been with numerous bands around Knoxville, and currently works with 2 different bands. Brett has had the priviledge to play with some big name people, such as Lee Greenwood band and Canadian artist Chris Cummings. He has performed extremely large venues including 10,000 plus people at the Freedom Hall in KY. Brett has also had the opportunity to play around the US, Canada, Ireland, Turkey just to name a few. He has been playing keys for over 25 years and knows just about everthing that you could want to know as far as piano and keyboards are concerned. As well as playing with the band, he is very passionate about playing in his chuch band that performs for more than 2,000 people a week. Everyone seems to be grabbing at him. He knows just how to bring the funk and touch to each song to make it full and vibrant. To say he is an asset to the band is an understatement.
Charles Crisp - Drums
The influences on our music come from numerous great artists! When you come out to cut loose with us, you will hear Led Zepplin, Joss Stone, Aretha Franklin, Heart, Pat Benatar, Michael Jackson, Journey, Dion, Sam Cooke, Beth Hart, U2, etc.