|Richie grew up in Farmingdale, Long Island where his parents owned the local record store. He was infected with R & R when he listened to the drums on “Hey Baby” by Bruce Channel. He has been playing in bands since he was in his mid-teens, some of them opening for Sly & the Family Stone, Lovin’ Spoonful and Vanilla Fudge.
With his horror-character band The Children of The Night & later as Monsters, they recorded a few LPs, appeared on tv and toured Canada.
He moved to FL in 1979 and continued to record and tour. In 1985, he put together the house band for the Brickyard West; that band was the Fabulons, which became extremely successful, still plays today, and now includes Lu. They’ve met such notables as Oprah Winfrey and Dick Clark and appeared in the movie “The Boynton Beach Club.” The Fabulons were a featured band at the 50th Anniversary of “Where the Boys Are” on Ft. Lauderdale beach. Coincidentally, Lu’s former band The Lu White Band, also played there.
Richie’s latest gig is with Lu White & Friends and he vows to continue playing drums as long as he can!
|Dennis was born July 13, 1952 in Ellwood City Pa. 40 miles north of Pgh. Besides living in Youngstown Ohio from '70-74 when he was in College, he was pretty much in Ellwood or New Castle (a neighboring town, till '79.)
Dennis recalls, "I put away my baseball bat and glove Feb. 9, 1964, when I saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show."
Like many future musicians of the day, he immediately began to grow his hair, wearing it in bangs and taking guitar lessons. He formed his first band, The Noblemen, with a couple of kids from Jr. High School early 1965.
From there, he played guitar in various bands throughout high school, college (parties, talent shows, school functions night clubs, etc.) After graduating college in early 1975, he continued working in bands in a more or less, full time capacity; clubs, concerts, road work.
In 1979, Dennis moved to Florida and Taught Art Education for Broward County Schools for the next 35 years, all the while, still playing in bands.
In 1991, the bass player in Dennis's band left and the musician that replaced him decided he wanted to play guitar instead, so he lent Dennis his bass. That was all it took for Dennis, and it’s been "All About the Bass" ever since!
|Harry has played the guitar since age 15, and was involved in music long before that. Originally from Ohio, he grew up in So. California, and has lived in Idaho, Connecticut, Virginia, and Oregon. After many years in Boca Raton, Florida, he moved briefly to Oregon in 2007, and now back in Fort Lauderdale. He went to college at BGSU in Ohio, and studied vocal and guitar music at Mt. Hood CC in Gresham, OR. He also spent 6 years in the U. S. Navy as a nuclear trained electrician.
Performing music professionally for decades as a band leader and side man, he is constantly improving his skills as a guitarist, vocalist, and guitar synthesist. Although guitar is his main instrument, he can also play bass guitar, keyboards, drums, trumpet, and excels in computer sequencing. His original music has been on Radio, Television and Video and can vary in style from Rock to Country to Symphonic. During the late 70s he was a member of “The Great Divide”, in Portland, OR. The 80s brought a move to Delray Beach, FL and starting a few rock bands. One of which, “Mt. Everest”, toured all over Florida for 3 years, and recorded an album of original music. In 1984 he was in one of the first midi sequenced shows in Florida called, “T-1”. From 1992 to 1999, he performed weekly for 6 years with an excellent Country dance band, and was in demand as a sideman for 2 large Club Date Orchestras playing swing standards and popular dance songs. From 1999 through 2006, he was half of the very popular house band (the Tropicatz duo) at the CRAB HOUSE restaurant in Jupiter FL. During the seven year stay there he performed about 1300 shows. A change of scene in 2007 had Harry back in Oregon with an all original prog rock band, “Quadrivia”, a Byrds tribute, and a Beatles tribute called, “Revolver”. In 2011 he moved back to Florida and is glad to be back to stay.