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Gabrial McNair

Gabrial McNair (center) next to Gwen Stefani (left) on the Harajuku Lovers Tour
Background information
Born September 8, 1973(1973-09-08)
Genres Rock, Ska, Shoegaze, Reggae, Punk, Jazz, Classical
Instruments Trombone, Keyboard, Tenor saxophone, Guitar, backing vocals, drums
Years active 1993–present
Associated acts Smashing Pumpkins
No Doubt
Green Day
Oslo
Website http://www.gabrialmcnair.com

Gabrial "Gabe" McNair (born September 8, 1973) is a multi-instrumentalist and composer, most famous for his work in No Doubt since 1993 as a trombonist, keyboardist, and backing vocalist. He recorded and toured with Green Day during the Nimrod and Warning tours, playing trombone and tenor saxophone. He is currently in a band called Oslo where he plays the guitar.

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Early life and studies

McNair attended Glendora High School in Glendora, California. He played trombone in the marching band and snare drum in the Scottish Pipe Band. He was the first black drum major for Glendora High School. After graduation, he went on to study Jazz and Music Composition at Citrus College, before moving on to California Institute of the Arts to continue his studies with Charlie Haden, Alex Iles, Joe LaBarbera, and David Roitstein.

Collaboration

During the hiatus of No Doubt, he also writes and records with fellow bandmate/producer, Tony Kanal, in the studio on various recordings for Elan Atias, Gwen Stefani, and Pepper. McNair also works with Toby Record and his company All Ears Music, scoring films, documentaries, commercials, and television shows.

With Oslo

His band Oslo toured with Blue October in the Fall of 2006 on the Foiled Tour in the US and Canada. Oslo released their second full length album, called The Rise and Fall of Love and Hate, in 2007.

With Gwen Stefani

McNair performing on the 2007 Sweet Escape Tour.

In the late 2005, McNair went on tour with fellow band member Gwen Stefani on her solo Harajuku Lovers Tour. He has currently joined Gwen once again on The Sweet Escape Tour in 2007.

With Smashing Pumpkins

He joined the Smashing Pumpkins on their 20th Anniversary Tour, playing the trombone.

Selected Discography

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Simple English

Gabrial McNair
Born September 8, 1973(1973-09-08)
Genres Rock, Ska, Shoegaze, Reggae, Punk, Jazz, Classical
Instruments Trombone, Keyboard, Tenor saxophone, Guitar, backing vocals, drums
Years active 1993–present
Associated acts No Doubt
Green Day
Oslo
Website http://www.gabrialmcnair.com

Gabrial "Gabe" McNair (born September 8, 1973) is a multi-instrumentalist and composer.


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