Here are some other cool band projects that I’m part of part of. Click on the logos to visit the links.
The Tallywackers is fun Irish group that plays a cool variety of traditional and new Irish tunes. This is the perfect pub band for high-energy pint-tipping. Band members: myself (Vocals/Mandolin/Harmonica/Tenor and 6 & 12 string Guitars), Dave Niemeyer (Banjo/Tenor & 6-string Guitars/Vocals), Deb Niemeyer (Vocals/Harmonica/Percussion), Katherine Howard (Fiddle/Vocals), Brandon Storms (Drums/Vocals) and JM Roe (Bass/Vocals). Hire us for your St. Paddy’s Day party or anytime you wanna get your Irish on!
Dark Sky Ordinance is a pet project of mine that I’ve been toying with for quite awhile. Progressive rock with edgy and atmospheric guitars, analogue synth pads, dreamy melodies, abstract lyrics and unexpected musical turns. Fans of Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, Gentle Giant, Camel, Journey, Kansas, Be Bop Deluxe and Jethro Tull will dig this. A new studio album is a definite…live performance?….maybe. In the meantime I’ve released an archive of fledgling DSO material that I recorded many moons ago. You can check it out now on my MUSIC PAGE.
Radio Retro is a fun cover band project. We have two amazing female lead vocalists and have a blast performing an incredible repertoire that spans from the 60’s to the 90’s…”nuthin’ but the hits”! Our 80’s song selection includes some of my all-time favorite tunes. This band does very well at weddings, private parties and any event that needs high-energy dance tunes. Band members: myself (Vocals/Guitars/Keys), Brandon Storms (Vocals/Drums), Kelley Dickinson (Vocals/Percussion), Ryan Lindsay (Vocals/Bass), Meg Johnson (Vocals) & Jon Kemppainen (Vocals/Sax/Fiddle/Keys).
For the past couple of years I’ve been performing, producing and recording with Mark Stevens, of the popular ’60’s band THE DOVELLS. Mark puts on a great show with his His Story of Rock-n-Roll tour, which takes his audiences on a very entertaining trip through the formative years of American rock and roll. Mark not only plays all his own hits, like the Bristol Stomp, but also performs other popular songs of the era and imparts some cool and incredibly funny stories from his life-long experiences with some of pop music’s most iconic artists. Lovers of the golden era of rock – you need to see this show.
If you’re interested in booking the TALLYWACKERS, RADIO RETRO, MARK STEVENS’ History of Rock-n-Roll just gimme a shout right HERE. Thanks!