Music: Variety Dance
Mr. Pink started as a lounge music trio with Greg Prickett on bass, Bill Longhorse on guitar, and Pete Coatney on drums. Playing all their favorite jazz , surf, and spy movie classics, they jammed every Thursday from September to December '96. Named after Steve Buscemi's character in the movie "Reservoir Dogs", they tried to epitomize that vibe through their music. In January '97 they hooked up with The Karaoke Kid of the Red Room in Dallas, Jefferson Stewart. Shortly after, the band embarked on a project combining their surf and rockabilly aesthetics with Jefferson's Sinatra/Dino style vocals. Along the way they have added some brass, establishing themselves as one of Texas'premier swing/lounge/party bands.