Ashford Court's rock star
By Cecile B. Corral -- Home Textiles Today, 2/25/2002 12:00:00 AM
CORAL SPRINGS, FL —
Bob Garfield is a home textiles sales rep by day for decorative pillow supplier Ashford Court, Brazilian towel ensemble manufacturer Conker Trading and bedding maker Sheridan Australia Bedding, and rhythm guitar player by night.
Garfield and the fellow members of ContraBand were have been selected as the house band to perform at the Comic Relief 9/11 event to benefit the families of New York's firefighters on April 6 at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts.
Actor Billy Baldwin will emcee the event and many "Saturday Night Live" alumni will perform, said Donn Grushka, a member of the board of the My Firefighter's Widows' and Children's Fund.
ContraBand is composed of two doctors, one attorney, one furniture sales rep, one appliance technician and Garfield.
"Our music is our common bond," Garfield told HTT. "It serves as an outlet from our hectic daily routines. It is also our passion."
The band was playing at a local sports bar when they were approached to donate time to act as the house band for the event.
"It is a great cause and we gladly accepted," Garfield said.
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