The Blue Coolies

1989 - Present

greg
steve
tim
anthony
sean
A band of best friends that jammed classic rock covers in and around Fairport during the late 80's. Graduation and house parties were their main venues.

What they lacked in polish, they made up for with the chicks.

Various members of the Coolies still get together once a year to Jam.

The "New" Coolies 2007

Sean Barry - Vocals, Drums on 1,2
Anthony Ferrari - Guitar
Steve Guida - Bass
Ken "Casey" Gardener - Keyboards
Matt Connors - Drums
Greg Gribben - Guitar

Another year of noise is executed flawlessly by the Coolies! This year Casey Gardener was kind enough to come down and jam the keys. He is an old mate of Sean & Anthony from their band: "Rythmic Itch". Hopefully he will be a perminant addition! Greg was only able to sit in on a few tunes this year because of his work schedule. Long live the Coolies!!

Christmas Reunion Jam 12/2007 Recorded on a 8-Track.
01) Gimme Shelter
02) Superstition Jam
03) Simple Man
04) Statesboro Blues
05) Long Live Rock
06) Back Door Man
07) Jammy2
08) Wildflower
09) Chip Away The Stone


The "New" Coolies
2006

Sean Barry - Vocals, Drums on 1,2
Greg Gribben - Guitar, Vocals on 1,2, Harp, Slide
Anthony Ferrari - Guitar, Bass on 1,2
Steve Guida - Bass
Mike Thireos - Guitar
Matt Connors - Drums
Seano
Greg (GG)
Ant
Mike T
Matt & Steve

The latest version of the Coolies incorporates a 3-guitar assault with the addition of long time pal Mike T. California rocker, Matt Connors, has taken over the drum duties.

Christmas Reunion Jam 12/2006 Recorded on a 8-Track.
01) Bittersweet
02) Dylan
03) Peg
04) Sweet Leaf
05) Majesty Tragedy
06) The Ocean
07) My Guitar Gently Weeps
08) Sweet Talking Woman
09) Fly Like An Eagle

The Blue Coolies [MK II]

Sean Barry - Vocals
Anthony Ferrari - Guitar
Greg Gribben - Guitar
Tim Merkel - Drums
Steve Guida - Bass

Steve Guida and his bass join the Coolies band and free up Greg and Anthony to concentrate on guitar. The dual guitar assault enables to Coolies to tackle a wider range a rock covers.

Live Honeoye Falls 1990 Recorded on a crappy tune-box.
01) Crossroads
02) I Shot The Sheriff
03) Gimme Three Steps
04) One More Saturday Night
05) Ballad Of John And Yoko
06) One Way Out
07) Already Gone
08) Honky Tonk Woman
09) Statesboro Blues
10) Paining The Band
11) Stormy Monday
12) I Know A Little
13) Deep Ellum Blues
14) Breeze
15) Brown Sugar
16) Beast Of Burden
17) Dreams
18) Your So Bad
19) Norwegian Wood


The Blue Coolies [MK I]

Sean Barry - Vocals
Anthony Ferrari - Guitar, Bass
Greg Gribben - Guitar, Bass
Tim Merkel - Drums

GREATEST HITS LIVE 1989
The best from the summers graduation parties.
Recorded on 4-Track cassette.
01) Crossroads
02) Bullet The Blue Sky
03) 20th Century Fox
04) Bertha
05) Born To Be Wild
06) Sunshine Superman
07) Squeeze Box
08) Brown Eyed Girl
09) In God's Country
10) Long Tall Sally
11) Heartbreak Hotel
12) Hey Hey My My
13) BurninLove / Scooby / WKRP
14) Rain
15) Strange Brew
16) Beast Of Burden
17) If I Can Hold You Tonight
18) Low Down Ways
19) Stormy Monday 



Live at Huff's Graduation Party 6/24/1989 Recorded on 4-Track cassette.
01) You May Be Right
02) Bullet The Blue Sky
03) Hey Joe
04) Mary Had A Little Lamb
05) Heartbreaker
06) Cinnamon Girl
07) One More Sat Night
08) Dont Be Cruel
09) Stormy Monday
10) Deal
11) Born To Be Wild (Cut)
12) After Midnight
13) I Used To Love Her
14) Desire
15) Love Me Two Times
16) Still The Night
17) Cant You See
18) You Wont See Me (Cut)
19) Gimme Three Steps (Cut)
20) Beast Of Burden
21) Jefferson's
22) Rain


Live at Dedoszak's Graduation Party 6/25/1989 Recorded on 4-Track cassette.
01) Love Me Two Times
02) Saw Her Standing There
03) Jailhouse Rock
04) Still The Night
05) Bertha
06) Heartbreak Hotel
07) Born On The Bayou (Cut)
08) Teacher
09) Ticket To Ride
10) Mary Had A Little Lamb
11) 20th Century Fox
12) Come Together
13) The Jefferson's (Cut)
14) Rain
15) Burning Love - Scooby Doo - WKRP
16) Little Sister
17) Beast Of Burden
18) Red House


Live at Merkel's Graduation Party 6/11/1989 Recorded on 4-Track cassette.
01) Jefferson's
02) Southern Man
03) Highway Star
04) Sunshine Superman
05) Gimme 3 Steps
06) Teacher
07) Burning Down
08) Ballad Of John And Yoko
09) Little Sister
10) Cinnamon Girl
11) Deal
12) Bobby McGee
13) Bertha
14) One More Sat Night
15) 20th Century Fox
16) Low Down Ways
17) Stormy Monday


Live at Eagle Vale 6/11/1989 Recorded on 2-Track cassette.
01) Red House
02) Squeezbox
03) Crazy Little Thing
04) Saw Her Standing There
05) Stormy Monday
06) Love Me Two Times
07) Here Comes The Sun
08) Low Down Ways
09) Burnin Love/Scooby Doo
10) Crossroads
11) Long Cool Woman
12) Red House
13) Highway Star
14) You May Be Right
15) Teacher
16) Brown Eyed Girl
17) Get Back


Studio 6/1989 Recorded on 2-Track cassette.
01) One More Sat Night
02) One Eye Love
03) Young Lust
04) 20th Century Fox
05) No Woman No Cry


Live at Weinthaler's 12/31/1988 Recorded on 2-Track cassette.
01) Good Love
02) Good Golly Miss Molly
03) You Wont See Me
04) After Midnight
05) New Years Banter
06) Sugar Mag
07) Saw Her Standing There
08) Still The Night
09) Low Down Ways
10) Little Sister
11) Red House
12) Born On The Bayou


Studio 9/16/1988 Recorded originally on 4-Track cassette - Only a 2-track mix remains.

In the fall of '88, when Greg and Tim were back a school, Sean and Anthony recorded a demo of covers with old drummer: Mike Alberts.

Sean Barry - Vocals
Anthony Ferrari - Guitar, Bass
Mike Alberts - Drums

01) One Tree Hill
02) Silver And Gold
03) What If We Give It Away
04) In Gods Country
05) Helter Skelter
06) Original
07) I Remain
08) Cant Get There From Here
09) Driver 8
10) Sitting Still
11) Teddy Bear
12) Happy Trails
13) In The Jungle


Live at Farmview Studios 12/31/1988 Recorded on 2-Track cassette.
01) No Matter What
02) 19th Nervous Breakdown
03) Ticket To Ride
04) Heartbreak Hotel
05) Dont Be Cruel
06) All shook Up
07) Jailhouse Rock
08) Love Me 2 Times
09) Sugar Mag
10) Stormy Raindrops
11) Bertha
12) Rain
13 ) Scooby Doo
14) Sloopy
15) Good Love
16) La Bamba
17) Wipeout
18) Sultons Of Swing
19) In Gods Country
20 ) One Tree Hill
21 ) Red House
22) Dont Go Back To Rockville
23) Burning Down


Live At Mazur's "Beaverfest" 8/28/1988 Recorded on 2-Track cassette.

Set 1 :

01) Badge
02) Gimme Three Steps
03) One I Love
04) Crossroads
05) Ticket To Ride
06) Red House
07) My Michelle
08) Hey Hey My My
09) Stormy Raindrops
10) Love Me Two Times
11) Beast Of Burden
12) Sugar Magnolia
13) All Shook Up
14) Jailhouse Rock
15) 20th Century Fox
16) Saw Her Standing There
17) Sutans Of Swing
18) Long Cool Woman
19) Brown Eyed Girl
20) Get Back
Set 2 :
01) Cinnamon Girl
02) Still The Night
03) Young Lust
04) War Pigs
05) 20th Century Fox
06) War Pigs
07) Brown Eyed Girl
08) Get Back
09) Still The Night
10) Crazy Little Thing Called Love
11) Drown In My Own Tears
12) Behind The Wall Of Sleep
13) Gimme Three Steps
14) Young Lust
15) My Michelle
Misc Studio :
01) Needle And The Damage Done 02) American Girl



Live at Merkel's 7/17/1988 Recorded on 2-Track cassette.
01) Cant Explain
02) Strange Brew
03) Day Tripper
04) 20th Century Fox
05) Rain
06) Burning Down
07) Behind A Wall Of Sleep
08) Ziggy Stardust
09) Squeez Box
10) Walk Between The Raindrops
11) Come Together
12) Born On The Bayou
13) Gimme Three Steps
14) Beast Of Burden
15) Heartbreaker
16) Badge
17) Needle And The Damage Done
18) Cinnamon Girl
19) Still The Night
20) Bertha
21) La Woman
22) Sunshine Of Your Love