The Weavils were formed as a studio
unit on January 29, 1992 and have been
performing together since that date.
He has also acted as assistant musical director
and guitarist for
Act Two/Mainstage Productions/Theatrix's versions of Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita,
and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
in the Fox Valley area.
He has also worked as a house soundman at
the Crystal Corner Bar,
the Portal Music Cafe, and The Annex in Madison.
Jeff also mixes for several bands including El Donk and PROG.
Jeff is a House Engineer/Producer at Area 31 Productions in Wisconsin Rapids.
He is also a seasoned veteran with hosting
Jam Sessions and has shared the stage with greats like Todd Rundgren, Buck
Dharma, Jules Radino, Jack Secret,
Clyde Stubblefield, Luther Allison, James Earl Tate, Willy Porter, "Steady Rollin'" Bob Margolin, John Primer, Michael Murphy, Michael Boyle, Kevin Stellman,
Tuck Pence, and Milo Plante...among others.
"Jeff has the kind of voice that ya just wanna cuddle up with, He is a passionate, talented cat and deserve the props"
- Albert Bouchard - Blue Coupe, the Brain Surgeons, and Blue Oyster Cult 1/22/14
"HEY FOLKS!!!! If you don't know these guys,
you ain't hip!! (Do people still say "Hip?") Jeff Gauss is one of the first
cat's I met when I moved to WI years years ago. He was impressive then,
and he's LEGEND now!!! His old Weavils' keys player, Jim, became my best
friend, and remained so until his passing. Mark Larson, his now keys cat,
is phenomenal!!!! And, funny!! That's a prerequisite to belonging to a
Gauss band!! Jeff plays in the true Brit style, and it's so damned refreshing
to hear someone render old styles with such new breath!! They don't merely
regurgitate like so many others, they re-interpret!!! Hey, go see 'em!!
The LIZARDZ. They definitely put the "Rock" back in Rock and Roll!!!!!!"
"Jeff Gauss is a crackerjack soundman and
knows that room and the Crystal's
- Jake ~Friday on My Mind~ WORTfm, Madison, WI 4/26/5
Jeff resides in Wisconsin Rapids and
serves as the main contact for The Weavils.
His blog can be found here:
*Jeff prefers Cleartone
I have tried many different strings over the decades of playing and performing (live and in the studio) but have never found something that could bend so well and stay in tune over multiple shows, until i found Cleartone. I never really paid much attention to the brand of strings i used until i discovered these. The way they hold their tone and tuning, even while bending WAY outside the normal realm, continues to amaze me. The durability - whether in a smokey bar, basement studio, outdoors, or a dusty theatre - is astounding! They also seem to last three times as long as other brands i have used! The residue from my hands has destroyed strings in the past but this has not been a problem with Cleartone, and that is something that amazes me.
I have also found that it takes A LOT to break them (and i have tried)!
They also carry great tone from low to high - and that's quite incredible.
THANK YOU for making such a high-quality product and teaching me that
string brand can make a HUGE difference.
Jeff "Weavil" Gauss
...and is also the co-producer of the LizardzBootz series
One of Jeff's productions,
It's hard to believe that three years have gone by since I had Bake Sale on the brain. I have been drooling for months, so it's time to dig in and put some in the belly.
We start out with a smooth mellow dish in "Intro," but don't let it fool you, because you are about to have your palate assaulted by "Drive." BS4 alumni Meantooth Grin, bring you "Intro/Drive" and it's that combination of sweet and salty, that I know you'll like.
Next we continue the slide into "Turpentine/Wade in the Water." Clovis Mann returns with another combo taste as greasy breakfast slides into Sunday morning brunch.
Michael Murphy & the Mob bring some comfort food to the table with Why "Get a Chevrolet." Once you try it, you will be glad to have them back and realize that an oldie can be a goodie.
Next it is time to wash some of this down. Here to help us do just that is Bake Sale first - timer Aaron Williams And The Hoodoo with "Drinking Blues." 2:57 PM is close enough to Happy Hour…I need a drink.
You better put that drink down or you will end up like Cadillac Pete and The Heat. They bring us "Rolling Pin." That woman will hit you upside your chin.
New to the Bake Sale is The Charles Walker Band with a little something for later on, to help burn off some of these tasty treats. "Boogie Woogie" will do the trick.
The Nitecaps stop in to add a little dipping sauce to whatever you want to spice up. "King Swing" will definitely do that.
Welcome to the dining room.
Returning from BS4 is Deep Water Reunion. They will get you past that, this is so good but I'm starting to get full point. Once you hear "I Came Here to Play," you know that you are in for the long haul and happy about it.
We are proud to have the talented pat mAcdonald make an appearance to serve us up some thump and stomp on "My Troubled Mind." It leaves us with more room in the stomach. Bring it on!
Another new dish, brought to us by Hounds Tooth, reminds us that whatever new thing we are eating, it is because of the dishes served before. "Blues is Truth" does just that.
Perry Weber & The Deville's have made an appearance and brought us a classic Midwest casserole. All the basics are there but nobody is talking about it because they are too busy eating up "Got My Room."
First timers, The Delta Jets dropped off a plate of greasy appetizers, with "My Baby Blues." I know you are supposed to eat them at the beginning but sometimes you go back to them during the middle of dinner, because they are so good.
The fresh dishes keep coming with The Playground of Sound's "Leavin' Suzanna." You may be thinking about having that second drink about now, because you have just been inspired to keep moving on with your journey.
That inspiration led you to fall in love with what you are now sampling. South End Blues Band brings us yet another new dish with "Love Tsunami."
Sometimes when you try something we haven't had before, you can't help but laugh when you taste it. "Crossdresser's Blues" by Queenie & the Blue Cats makes that happen.
Making his first appearance serving us since BS2 in 2001 is Jimmy Vogeli, with "I Know What I Like." Your foot starts to tap and you're thinking it's almost time for desert because you really don't deserve this much good stuff.
BS4 veterans the Jerry Henry Band return with "Sugar Momma." They will inspire you to clean off your plate, because desert is about to be served.
Desert is a three-piece course with classics on the menu. These deserts differ a little from the rest of the meal but they are familiar.
This newcomer inspires us to burn off some classic calories with "Walkin Shoes." Welcome Doug Kroening to the Bake Sale.
"Crucify" by Sue Dabaco and Wise Fools reminds me of mixing the cake with frosting, ice cream, chocolate syrup and your favorite candy all together in a bowl. It's all familiar and tastes good.
Aaron Williams And The Hoodoo will "Hypnotize" you, with their song of the same name. That is what you are going to need after taking this all in. Hey maybe that type of diet will work for me? Loosen your belt and hit play again. I dare you!
Bake Sale Volume Five CD
This song was engineered, mixed, and produced by me
at Area 31 Productions
In addition, Gep has played for such theatrical
"Jesus Christ Superstar" and "A Chorus Line".
Geppy currently resides in Oshkosh, WI with his wife and dog.
*Geppy gets his gear fixed and tweaked by Angeltone Electronics*
Each member of The Weavils contributes to songwriting and vocals.
The Weavils all-originals debut
CD Make it Happen and live releases
Live at the Barrymore (5.8.99) and Live at Cornstock (7.11.98 and 7.12.03),
as well as FOUR releases from the Vaults, are all available on this site.
KILLER art by David Schrader - 22th Year...