Ron Beaver on bass!

Ron Beaver on bass!

 
 

Bio...

Ron got infected with the punk virus in 1979 when Jeff Beahn, bassist from the legendary O.C. punk band, The Detours, turned him onto The Weirdos, Eater, Dammed, and the Germs.  It was then that Ron knew he had to play punk.  In 1980 and 81, Ron sang for The Assassins. The highlight for The Assassins was when they played one of the first punk festivals ever, Cal Slam Zero, with bands like The Middle Class, Agent Orange, Adolescents and Social Distortion.  After the split of The Assassins, Ron took up playing bass in 1981. Ron formed his next band, Soldiers Of Fortune, with friends Kevin Marshall, Glenn James and Jon Dorsey. S.O.F., played many backyard parties and various small clubs in the L.A. and O.C. areas, most notably The Cocoo's Nest.  Then in the early 1990's, Ron and Kevin Marshall formed the band, Flat Black. Flat Black played for about a year and during that time landed a spot on the Rikk Agnew's Smash Demos Compilation.  It was at that time, Ron had the privilege of playing with the talented Rikk Agnew. Rikk took up drumming for Flat Black after the original drummer left.  

 

In the early 2000's, Ron went back to singing duties and took up with The Assassins again.  Bass duties for The Assassins went to a young Kevin Stewart, now known for his time in the Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys. The Assassins' reunion only lasted for about one year.

In 2016, Ron got a call from old friends Ron Lucker and Eric Ferguson and was asked to join 390 as the bass player. Ron was a bit reluctant at first, knowing that Lucker and Ferguson were actually good muscians who knew their instruments well.  Ron gave it a go and was welcomed with enthusiastic arms.  Ron has been having a blast and is a very happy clam as a member of 390.