"There are a number of fine retro sounding blues bands based in California. From Memphis To Greaseland will put Tip of the Top near the top of that list."

News and Announcements

So long, farewell....! 

March 27, 2013


It's been a wonderful journey but sadly Tip of the Top will be disbanding this summer after four incredible years of foot-stompin' merriment. We have enjoyed a phenomenal run  .. producing three smash-hit records, performing over a hundred shows annually, representing TGGBS at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and winning the love and support of all you beautiful fans across the country (and the world!). 

We (Jon Lawton, Frank DeRose, Carlos Velasco and Aki Kumar) will continue to collaborate on various projects here in the SF Bay Area as well as work on our own projects. Feel free to use our contact page to get a hold of any of us in the future. This website and our web store will stay up and running (in case you STILL haven't picked up your favorite Tip of the Top CD :).

We have a handful of shows coming up in the next fews months and if you'd like to come on out and support us it would be a wonderful thing! Our final show is on June 8th at a house concert in Santa Cruz; please stay tuned for details in the upcoming weeks...

Much Love & Gratitude,
Tip of the Top!