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Television actors will join the Band From TV at NAMM 2012

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Phyllis Pollack

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The Band From TV will perform at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show 2012, the annual music products industry trade show’s Celebrity Jam, which will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center’s main lobby stage.

The performance will be open to registered attendees of the NAMM Show and their invited guests. The live gig will take place in celebration of the110th anniversary of the NAMM Show, which historically attracts top musical talent for four days of performances, celebrity autograph sessions and instrument demos, as thousands of music product manufacturers and retailers gather to display and purchase musical instruments that will most likely end up in retail stores. The largest brands, as well as smaller ones, bring their newest and upcoming instruments, speakers and other technology to demonstrate for retailers.

Band From TV members who will participate in the concert include drummer and founding member Greg Grunberg of NBC’s Heroes and Alias and also the creator of TalkAboutIt.org; Jesse Spencer (violin), who is currently starring on Fox’s House; James Denton (guitar) from Desperate Housewives; Bob Guiney (vocals), who appeared on The Bachelor and is now the host of HGTV’s Showhouse Showdown; Adrian Pasdar (guitar), of Heroes and the new series Ultimate Spider-Man; Scott Grimes (keyboard/vocalist) from American Dad, ER, and Robin Hood, Anthony Ruivivar from NBC's Third Watch and The Adjustment Bureau. Band From TV is all about giving. All the celebrities in the Band have a charity that they support with the majority of the money raised from gigs and the band's CD & DVD being donated back to help the charities in their endeavors. Additional guest actors and other personalities will also be invited to jam with the band.

Greg Grunberg said of the up coming gig, “We are honored to once again be asked by the fine folks at NAMM to perform some of our favorite covers for all of the amazing people that love making music just like we do,” says Greg Grunberg. “We have been lucky enough to have played for thousands of people over the years and raised millions of dollars for our charities, but playing the NAMM Show is both a thrill and the most intimidating show of the year for us. Having said that, it is also the show where we get the most support and love from the audience. It’s a great event celebrating everything music can do to make the world a better place. We use music to help others, but get so much love in return. Thanks NAMM!” CONTINUE READING BELOW THIS ADVERTISEMENT.

Hugh Laurie of the television show "House" has also played with the band, although he did not play at NAMM last year. Among his musical stints, this fall, Laurie played at the Los Angeles club the Mint, along with his band Let Them Talk.

The invitation-only music trade show is planning to welcome more than 1,400 music exhibitors from 90 countries to the show, which runs Thursday, Jan. 19 to Sunday, Jan. 22. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the media is invited to NAMM’s Media Preview Day for a first look at the Apps. & Gaming Pavilion and twenty of the NAMM Show’s most innovative and buzz-worthy music instruments and products.

For live, up-to-the-minute events during the 2012 NAMM Show, visit namm.org or follow www.twitter.com/nammshow or Like www.facebook.com/nammshow

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