Bruce Gaetke - I was born on October 19, 1958 along with my twin brother, Brian in Northern California. We were exposed to music virtually all of our lives. From my Grandparents playing dixieland Jazz to my Mother singing Gospel music for Word Records, we were constantly surrounded by music.
While living in Southern California, my Cousin, John Friesen , of the band "Player" encouraged me to take some lessons and practice, Practice, PRACTICE!!!!!”
At the age of 14, I picked up my first real drum set. Sadly, later that same year my father passed away from cancer. It was a difficult time. However, my music became a refuge and a place of peace during a time of deep sorrow.
One day, a high school buddy took me down to the local Tower Records store. I came across an album titled “Song for America” by Kansas. I had never heard anything like it before and I played the thing until the vinyl wore out. So, like any hardcore fan, I BOUGHT ANOTHER ONE. I was hooked!
All of a sudden my eyes, uh EARS were open to a totally different kind of music. PROGRESSIVE ROCK. ELP, Yes, King Crimson, Kansas, I ate the stuff up. It was a fantastic time to be a musician. Progressive Rock had taken hold and I wasn’t letting go. I did the typical top-40 dance bands gigs to help make a living. But deep down inside I couldn’t shake the progressive rock bug.
In May of 1980, Some events happened in my life that required me to take a deep look inside. I was feeling lost and needing a change in my life. A friend told me about Jesus Christ. After some searching and thought, I accepted Christ in my life and I never looked back.
Later in the Summer of 1982, I was asked to step in for a band whose drummer had quit. It was his first real taste of serious touring. That woke me up!!! I had no idea how much time and energy it took to “hit-the-road.” It was brutal, exhausting and downright maddening, but it was one of the most exciting things I had ever done.
Now getting to this band Time horizon! Ralph Otteson the keyboardist, approached me to help mix an album he had just finished tracking. During the project, we became fast friends and soon found ourselves forming said band, Time Horizon.
The other two original members were David Dickerson on Guitar and Steve Gourley on Bass. With the original members we recorded the first CD "Living Water".
“There have been some changes in the band since the beginning. David Dickerson has gone on to pursue a different musical direction in his life. Sadly, two years ago, Steve Gourley while working for human rights with World Vision in Cambodia suddenly passed away. We miss you Steve.
Dave Miller replaced David Dickerson on Guitar, and Allen White has assumed the position of Bass Guitarist. During this time, "Transitions" our second CD was produced.
Now we have David Bradley Mau on Lead Vocals and Michael Gregory on Lead Guitar. With this six man team we have recorded our latest album, "Power Of Three".
It's amazing how wonderful music can be when the Creator is in the midst of it all. The Lord has blessed me with a great group of brothers who are like minded Spiritually and musically. What else could I hope for. Thank you Lord!
Name: Bruce Gordon Gaetke “Bruski”
College: Delta College, Heald Technical College
Major: Computer Science / Computer Networking
Favorite Color: Sapphire Blue
Favorite Book: The Bible (New International Version)
Favorite Fictional Book: The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
Favorite Movies: Apollo 13 and Avatar (both have great special effects)
Favorite Food: Mexican and Indian.
Favorite Quote: “You were made by God, and for God,