Community Memories

There’s a lot of information on this site, and we feel really lucky to have so many old photos, news clippings and memories of that time in our lives. We do, however, want to hear about YOUR memories of the Nitecaps – memories of gigs, the people you knew from the scene at the time, your visits to the Wutzit, The Continental or other Band Battles.

Please share your memories here, as we’d love to see them, or just drop a note to let us know you came by!

16 Comments

  • Chris Maddox Posted September 24, 2016 2:35 pm

    Always loved going to see you at the Wutzit Club. Loved the music and watching you dance. Glad we stayed friends all these years. Continued success!

  • Gail Salituri Posted September 24, 2016 10:48 pm

    Some of the best times of my younger life memories. It was what we looked forward to on the weekends. Yes, seeing you play at the Wutzit Club. You guys were great. Wonderful musicians. Wish I could go back in time, just to see it all, one more time. Thank you for all the great music.

    • Jim Bruno Posted September 30, 2016 1:48 am

      Thanks Chris. What can I say it was always great to see you out there. And it was wonderful to get to know you back in the day when we were all so young, and For us to be friends all the way till now..

  • Dennis Posted October 11, 2016 7:15 am

    Jimmy, How great it was to meet and talk to you about the ’60’s history in South bay and beyond. After reading your history, so much came back, about the Venues back then. You’re still a tremendous singer, and THANKS so much for passing these skills and PASSION on to others young and old a like. You’re passing on a GREAT GIFT. Please keep up the Inspiring work.

  • Dawn Nunes-Brown Posted November 10, 2017 8:31 pm

    Hey Jim, have to say the nicest and most real story about my dad Warren Nunes. Thank you so much. Great read. Take care.

    • Jim Posted February 6, 2021 2:39 pm

      Dawn Thank you for responding and I have to give you and many others a apology the way this website is suppose to work is when ever someone makes a comment I get a Email so I can respond for some tech reason I did not receive some of these responses.. well now I have…. Thank for your kind words… I as you can see your father was a giant influence on my musical life and also a friend I am very proud to be able to say Warren Nunes was my friend…

    • Jim Bruno Posted February 6, 2021 2:42 pm

      Dawn Thank you for responding and I have to give you and many others a apology the way this website is suppose to work is when ever someone makes a comment I get a Email so I can respond for some tech reason I did not receive some of these responses.. well now I have…. Thank for your kind words… I as you can see your father was a giant influence on my musical life and also a friend I am very proud to be able to say Warren Nunes was my friend…

  • tim kavanaugh Posted January 31, 2018 6:30 am

    great story about our friend, harvey leventhal

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  • Jim Satcher Posted June 15, 2020 9:04 pm

    I enjoyed reading about your band’s success winning the battle of the bands at the Wutzit Club. I was the program director and MC at the Wutzit 1962-64. Billy King and the Kingsmen were popular at the time. I brought Smokey Robinson and Miracles, Mary Wells, Sly and the Mojo Men (Family Stone) and Cascades to perform at the Wutzit. . http://jim-satcher.com/diamondjimshow.html .

  • DAVID J. NUNEZ Posted December 27, 2020 6:34 pm

    Jim Bruno,

    While I never had the pleasure of studying with you or seeing/hearing The Nitecaps perform, we’ve run in the same circles, during my “former life” as a single, gigging musician.

    Circa 1977, I was studying with Ron Veliz (a fellow student of Warren Nunes) at Guitar Showcase while a friend of mine, Adolfo Alvarado, was one of your students..

    When Ron moved down to L.A., he referred me to Dave Costa at Music Village, then, I was referred to Sandy Erickson. Sandy eventually moved away and referred me to Warren, since I had heavily studied just about every one of Warren’s books. Though I was only 18 at the time, Sandy thought that I was ready to study with Warren.

    ……Continued in comment 2 of 2……

    • DAVID J. NUNEZ Posted December 27, 2020 7:22 pm

      ……Comment 2 of 2…..
      In the Spring of 1980, I began studying with the greatest guitarist of all-time – Warren Nunes.

      He was such a fantastic player and teacher who taught me so much in a very short amount of time. He said that I just soaked it up like a sponge, which I attributed to my hunger and the fact that I had been well prepared by a long line of his well-prepared proteges.

  • DAVID J. NUNEZ Posted December 27, 2020 7:16 pm

    ……Comment 2 of 2…..In the Spring of 1980, I began studying with the greatest guitarist of all-time – Warren Nunes.

    He was such a fantastic player and teacher who taught me so much in a very short amount of time. He said that I just soaked it up like a sponge, which I attributed to my hunger and the fact that I had been well prepared by a long line of his well-prepared proteges.

  • DAVID J. NUNEZ Posted December 27, 2020 7:17 pm

    …….In the Spring of 1980, I began studying with the greatest guitarist of all-time – Warren Nunes.

    He was such a fantastic player and teacher who taught me so much in a very short amount of time. He said that I just soaked it up like a sponge, which I attributed to my hunger and the fact that I had been well prepared by a long line of his well-prepared proteges.

  • DAVID J. NUNEZ Posted December 27, 2020 7:18 pm

    ……. Though, I stopped studying with Warren circa 1983/84, I would check in with him occasionally via phone or by stopping into to see him at Showcase.

    It was truly heartbreaking when my good buddy, Gil Galvan – bassist extraordinaire and fellow Nunes’ student, informed me that Warren had passed away.

    What a talent and legacy he left behind.

    There will never be another Warren Nunes, of that, I am sure.

    I’m lucky enough to still have the tortoise shell pick that he custom made for me during one of my first lessons. I don’t even use it anymore and keep it in a small case as a memento of those times.

    Hopefully, you’re keeping on with the music making.

    Warmest regards,
    David Nuñez ❤️✌????

  • Apathy Posted February 6, 2021 2:14 pm

    Test to us

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