|Birth name||Ginger Reyes|
|Also known as||Ginger Sling|
|Born||April 22, 1977|
Chicago, Illinois, US
|Artists||The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Other associated acts||Ginger Sling, Halo Friendlies, Lo-Ball|
Ginger A. Pooley (née Reyes, born April 22, 1977) is an American rock musician who played bass for The Smashing Pumpkins from from 2007 to 2010. More recently she has played bass for Gwen Stefani and Lea Michele. She is an artist and songwriter who has released solo music under the name Ginger Sling. She was also part of the female punk band the Halo Friendlies. She has toured all over the world and her music has been placed on many television shows and films. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter where she continues to create music for various projects.
The Smashing Pumpkins[edit | edit source]
On April 6, 2007 rock rumor website Buddyhead reported that Ginger Pooley (then known as 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.
In March 2010, Pooley left The Smashing Pumpkins to focus on her family, stating:
|“||With sorrow and yet with much thankfulness for the opportunity to have played in the Pumpkins, I am sad to say that I can no longer tour with the Pumpkins. Although I've been blessed beyond belief over the past few years through playing with the Pumpkins, my priority now is to keep our little family unit together, which includes my husband and my baby.||”|
Ginger made a guest appearance during the Smashing Pumpkins' Record Store Day performance on April 17, 2010 in Hollywood, CA. She briefly returned to her duties and played bass during the rendition of "Bullet with Butterfly Wings".
- Total shows:
- First performance: The Smashing Pumpkins 2007-05-05 at Congress Theater, Chicago, IL, US
- Last performance: The Smashing Pumpkins 2010-04-17 at Space 15 Twenty, Los Angeles, CA, US
Personal life[edit | edit source]
During The Smashing Pumpkins' concert on February 16, 2008, at the O2 Arena in London, Billy Corgan announced that Reyes had recently become engaged. She married Kristopher Pooley on June 22, 2008, in Los Angeles. Kris is a professional musician who toured as Gwen Stefani's keyboardist and joined the Smashing Pumpkins on their 2008 20th Anniversary tour.
On April 6, 2009, it was announced on The Smashing Pumpkins' official website that Ginger and her husband Kris were expecting their first child later that year. It was announced via Twitter that on October 17, 2009, she gave birth to a baby girl, Talula Victoria Pooley.
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References[edit | edit source]
- utr.co.nz. "The Smashing Pumpkins Reveal New Lineup". Retrieved 2007-10-25.
- Ginger Sling. "Ginger Sling". Retrieved 2007-10-25.
- Buddyhead. "Gossip 04.06.07". Archived from the original on 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2007-10-25.
- Keith Phipps (2010-03-09). "Help Wanted: Pumpkins". The A.V. Club.
- "Smashing Pumpkins "bullet with butterfly wings" 2010 (record store day!)". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-02-21.