The Palm Gardens Band was founded in 1982 by bassist, Al
Amis and guitarist, David Wharton in San Francisco's Mission district and they
have been playing together ever since. Their direction from the start was to
develop a blues band that reflected the spirit of "The City". Not just covering
Chicago, Memphis, or Texas blues standards, their sound is more reminiscent of
New Orleans style "good time'n" blues and R and B.
Strong, engaging vocals mingling with trumpet and guitar
solos and a solid rhythm section combine to deliver a very unique and
The band members are:
The band has played countless local venues including
the Mabuhay Gardens, The Saloon, Decateur St. and The Union Hotel, as well as
many wineries, festivals, and corporate and private functions. Always with
return invitations, and always bringing a good time!
For Booking information firstname.lastname@example.org
Universal Life Church
Ordained Reverend Matthew Amis
Freelance Minister for the entire San Francisco Bay Area directing weddings, funerals, baptisms, running church meetings.
Rev. Amis was educated at the College of Marin majoring in health sciences and filmmaking and graduated with honors. The Universal Life Church runs in the family his great Aunt and Uncle are also ordained with the Universal Life Church.
Rev. Amis was a spiritual advisor with a homeless ministry for 20 years at Saint Raphael Catholic Church and audio production chief with Dr. Reverend Luzette Mc Donald from 1996 to 2000 with Comcast Community Broadcasting.
According to Matthew Brown, Supermarket Clerk
" I have been associated with Rev. Amis since 2007. I can say he is a nice guy and sincere in what Rev. Amis says. I am honored to be part of his website."
According to Laurie Goldberg, Teacher
" I have known Pastor Matthew for 30 years. He is a wonderful person working as a social media director for Comcast Community Television for shows on spiritual issues and recovering from drug problems won national tv production awards and he educated students with special needs since 2012."
According to Amy Bingamon, Non Profit Supervisor
"I knew Rev. Matthew Amis on the production crews of Bay Area Beat TV and The Recovery Station a show about recovering from drugs problems that tv program won a national tv award both programs were filmed at Comcast Community Television and I was very active with Pastor Amis when he founded the Marin Interfaith Youth Outreach a teen center that helped teens from broken homes we produced together dance nights and mentoring programs on all accounts he was a joy to work with since 1998."
According to Jennifer Oaks-Terrell, Healthcare Manager and Minister with the Universal Life Church
" I have known The Reverend Amis since his 20s we went to film school together at College of Marin and we both work in the healthcare field together. Rev. Amis was one of the managing editors on the College of Marin newspaper while on staff he supervised a team of reporters and did marketing for the newspaper for the College of Marin. The newspaper at College of Marin won national awards. He moved on to work in nursing homes since 2000 in nursing home programming and he is a friendly young man always willing to help those in need he has a special skill set to work with elders who have dementia he is a very good caregiver for that population I have known Pastor Matt since 1999.".