"Paul Alvarado gave everyone a run for the money with his monster guitar work as the sexy Lil G put it all on stage with their band Give Me Back My Wig." - Boogie Magazine
"Up and coming great band with a vision,
Give Me Back My Wig, talented star-studded performance, a grand show"
- Blues Music Magazine
"If you enjoy Blues served pipping hot, then Give Me Back My Wig Band should be at the top of your list to see." - Living Blues Magazine
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Like many bands that have been together as long as Give Me Back My Wig since 2001, band members have come and gone. Steadily the band has had the same band members for the past six years and they are featured on the 2017 release Big Wigs. And they are currently working on a new album.
Nominee Best Blues Album
Give Me Back My Wig is an American rock blues band known by their fans as The Wig Band. Their music is influenced by blues musicians like John Lee Hooker and Bonnie Raitt and rock bands like The Rolling Stones. The soulful-hued voice of Gail Stewart ("Lil G") is a product of the legendary early northern California music scene. She shares the spot light with legendary monster guitarist Paul Alvarado and a energetic talented rhythm section of bassist Colin McNeely and drummer Glen Maiden. Together they write and play raw, sincere rock n' roll favoring the rough honesty of their blues artist heroes.
Formed 2001 in Los Angeles California, hanging up some old mics and recording equipment the band was reformed in San Diego as it appears today. Their energetic live performances have garnered an enthusiastic following. In addition to their devoted fan base, over the past decade Give Me Back My Wig has played concert halls and festivals opening for artist as diverse as Stevie Wonder, Teena Marie, Dave Mason, John Mayall, Robin Trower, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Rod Piazza, Rick Derringer, Edger Winter, Robben Ford, Steven Seagal, Teddy Lee Hocker, Southside Johnny And The Asbury Jukes, Leon Russell, Chicago Blues Reunion, Billy Vera And The Beaters, Tommy Castro, Debbie Davis, Rick Estrin, Kenny Neal, Candye Kane, Savoy Brown and the list continues to grow each year. The band has completed their first full-length album, BIG WIGS.
Bands and musical acts from all over the world are often recognized based on their logo. The Rolling Stones have the Mouth, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have their Asterisk and AC/DC has the Lighting Bolt. While many of these logos are known, the story and meaning behind them are for the most part unknown.
The Give Me Back My Wig Band logo was designed by Drummer Glen Maiden in March of 2001. When approached by his band mates, after the presence of a fan at their rehearsals, in the early days. Apparently this fan was completely bald always sporting sunglasses and later it was learned he was homeless. After rehearsals band members would see that he received the reminding food from the craft table. Band members quickly give him the name "WIG MAN". He became the inspiration for the band logo, bald man with sunglasses. Their WIG MAN logo was born it is easily recognizable symbol of the band.
The first time this logo appeared was on a flyer made for a release party of the bands first CD "Not In Public" in 2001. And it was a few years later the band name was incorporated with the WIG MAN symbol. This came with the release of the "Last Minute Blues" CD in 2008 gain worldwide air play. The band quickly gained popularly in Los Angeles and over the west coast recognized by the southern California Blues community. The logo symbolize the dominance and supremacy bearing a string resemblance of their first fan the "WIG MAN".
March 2019 bench marked the 18th. Anniversary of their logo.