"Missing 3" happened by accident - the band "Moving Colors", a 6-piece band was asked to play a venue and there was only enough room to put 3 members on stage, so there it began - "Missing 3" was born!
We are a casual/crowd engaging band that plays a wide variety of music - classic to current rock like John Mayer, Stevie Ray, Beatles, Ben Harper, Tears for fears to The Black Keys.
BILL BROOKS - LEAD VOCAL & GUITAR
Bill Brooks was born in Denton Texas and picked up the guitar at age 14 but never really had any interest in playing it until the age of 19. Bill had three sisters who played drums, keyboards and bass and it was this band that he first started his career. They called themselves the "Brooks" and performed for many years until Bill felt the need to change directions and left to join up with 2 local musicians who were singers/songwriters who played bass and guitar. Bill left the Brooks and with Robin & Chris Creasman formed the band "Backstreet". Backstreet was very successful in Dallas with 2 hit singles and on the show Star Search. In 1988 Bill left that band d formed the band "Moving Colors" and is still currently playing and performing in the D/FW area.
Bill's favorite bands and artists are Matt Wertz, John Mayer, U2, Dave Barnes, Journey, the late great Stevie Ray. In his spare time he loves to go camping, bicycling around White Rock Lake with his beautiful wife and take his dogs to the park.
Joey Salvia - Lead vocal, Bass, ACCOUSTIC GUITAR, & HARMONICA
Brooklyn born Joey Salvia is a songwriter/musician who is also known for his work in broadcast radio (ESPN, Fox News, Cumulus, Westwood One). Salvia has spent most of his life performing & recording professionally. He and Bill Brooks met at the Dallas Guitar Center not long after Joey moved to Texas. The two hit it off by actually jamming together in the store! Aside from working together in Missing 3, these seasoned musicians also perform side by side in Moving Colors & Brooklyn-Dallas... a duo!
Joey's influences are Buddy Holley, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Steve Earle. His hobbies when he's not writing or recording are Lego building with his son Roman Coda, watching Downton Abbey with his beautiful wife Kaanji. Joey also enjoys traveling, film, inspirational books and lots of alone time.
For more about Joey, visit his official website: www.joeysalvia.com.
Rich Smith - Drums
Rich hails from southern Indiana, and started playing drums at the age of 4. In Dallas for 24 years, he has performed in the following concert venues: Fort Worth Bass Performance Hall, The Kessler Theatre, Sambuca Jazz Cafes (Dallas - Addison - Houston - Atlanta), The Potters House Church Dallas and Highland Park United Methodist Church. In addition, he has opened up for music celebrities such as Erykah Badu and Roy Ayers. Television appearances include: Daystar Broadcasting, BET, TBN, FOX4 Dallas, and UPN21 Dallas. Playing a wide range of music styles, this has afforded him the opportunity to also travel to Hawaii, Cabo San Lucas, Cozumel Mexico, and San Juan Puerto Rico for corporate events.