I am the lead singer, lead guitarist and leader of the band. Jim and I played together as early as grade school. But it wasn't until 2007 that we decided to get a band going again. I had just taken a ten year rest from the music business, but longed for the energy and fun that came from the simple days of rock and roll. As a teenager I loved those days, plugging into an amp and just playing - no synthesizers or drum machines...just a few guys playing their hearts out. And we still play the great songs of many of my favorite artists: Ricky Nelson, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, CCR, Brian Setzer and the Stray Cats and Surf music(Classics and Los Straitjackets Covers). We also play the great hits of hometown favorites like Sam McCue and Larry Lynne and learned from listening to them wailing on the guitar. Come out and hear the classics that keeps rock and roll alive and well for future generations to enjoy!
It’s been a long and rewarding musical journey! After taking accordion lessons at my parents’ urging it became obvious I’d never land a gig in rock and roll. So at the tender age of 13 I tossed the accordion in favor of a bass guitar. The first song I learned on bass was the classic “Mr. Tambourine Man.” My first band performance was for a year-end assembly for my freshman class. It was one of the most thrilling moments of my young life and I knew then that playing in a band was the thing for me. I played with a band after high school called the Coalition. After that I got together with Paul Barry and Dennis Shaske and formed Barry’s Truckers. After a sucessful stint with that band I graduated college and took a job in New York City. Then came marriage to my lovely wife Kathy and fatherhood of three fantastic boys, which left no time for a band. But as any musician knows, you can take the man out of the music but you can’t take the music out of the man! So here I am today, still rockin. Come hear us!!