American people of Peruvian descent
Ginger A. Pooley born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 22, 1980, is an American rock musician of Mexican and Peruvian heritage. She is best known as the former touring bassist and a backing vocalist for the Chicago alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. She is also a solo artist, and was a bassist of the California pop-punk band the Halo Friendlies.
Reyes has had a long musical career, playing in bands and writing songs since her freshman year in high school. Her first band was The Israelites, a Christian ska band from La Crescenta, California. She later replaced Cheryl Hecht as the bassist for the all girl pop-punk band the Halo Friendlies.
On April 6, 2007 rock rumor website Buddyhead reported that Ginger Reyes was the new bassist for The Smashing Pumpkins, replacing former bassists D'arcy Wretzky and Melissa Auf der Maur, in the new line-up.
Ginger Sling MySpace
Bass Player Magazine interview with Ginger Reyes
Reyes on Fender.com
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