greg carvlin
You can’t say Greg is a confectioner, but he’s earned the sweetest nickname in the band. Known affectionately to his BDH colleagues—and a growing number of fans—as Mr. Chocolate, the Mount Lebanon resident has been laying down sweet grooves with the band since February 2008.

Born New Year’s Day 1957, Greg lets his fingers do the walking along an assortment of four- and six-string bass guitars, helping to keep the rhythm section flowing. He also lends his rich soulful voice to several BDH favorites, including the J.J. Jackson classic But It’s Alright.

Greg’s been influenced by musical greats such as Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, Chris Squire, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford and Abraham Laboriel. His favorite musical acts include Steely Dan, Weather Report, LA Express, Eagles, Yes, Genesis and Return to Forever. He’s a veteran of the bands Backstreets, Roadrunner, Blues Doctors and The Interceptors.

When he’s not serving up tasty bass riffs or belting out sweet vocal melodies, Greg works as a software systems engineer and enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.

"BDH is a close-knit group. We have a
variety of experiences and influences,
so it’s not always a smooth mix, but it
never fails to be interesting.