Hunter and the Dirty Jacks: Hunter & The Dirty Jacks comprise a virtual all-star "cast of Los Angeles and Orange County-area musicians that have been playing locally and regionally for over ten years apiece." (Helga Gendell, The Argonaut) Fronted by lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Hunter Ackerman, and anchored by Jon Siembieda and Carmelo Bonaventura on guitar, Aaron Barnes on bass, and Brian Lara on drums, "... the Dirty Jacks put forth an extremely high energy, emotionally compelling performance coupled with a rare combination of soulful originals and tasty covers." (Brenton Garen, Santa Monica Mirror) "The sound is rock and roll with a bluesy and soulful edge, ala the Black Keys, Rolling Stones, Black Crowes, Otis Redding, and Tom Petty." (Brenton Garen, Santa Monica Mirror) The band is very seasoned for all players being in their late 20s and early 30s. In addition to Harvelle’s, the bandmates collectively have experience playing several casinos in and out of state, House of Blues Sunset, House of Blues Anaheim, Coach House, Observatory, Still Water, Detroit Bar, and many other venues. They have collectively shared bills with bands of the likes of Tommy Castro, Eric Sardinas, Dave Mason, Walter Trout, Eric Lindell, Lee Ving, Dick Dale, Cinderella, War, and many others.