Long time vetren of the central Illinois music scene, Gary (Wally) Wallace provides the low end for the Nickel and Dimes band. Raised on Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Lynard Skynard, Stanley Clark, and Frank Zappa, Wally has been playing the bass since he was 13 years old. Hearing bassist Peter Bailey play first with Slink Rand and later in Clockwork Orange, was the moment he knew he wanted to play bass. Wally currently plays a Michael Pedula 5-string through an Edan rig. Proudly using all American made gear for that all American sound.