My Story, a work in progress.
I was born, at a very early age, in Washington, DC on December 19th of 1953. We first lived in Vienna, VA until the age of five at which time the family purchased a 100 acre farm in Brandywine, Maryland. I attended Brandywine Elementary and Gwynn Park Jr. High. I grew up there as a farm kid with horses, cows, chickens, pigs and chores. My interest in music started there. We always had instruments around the house that my Dad played. Piano, organ, accordion, clarinet & others. We moved to Clinton, MD and I graduated from Surrattsville Sr High in 1971. After graduation, the family moved back to the farm.
My first working band was called the Scarlet Monopoly . Then came Slow Rush and onto the Half Moon Band. The groups career highlight was in 1972 opening for Bonnie Rait and Little Feat (with Lowell George) at PG Community College and simulcast with Cerf on WHFS Radio.
In the fall of 1974, the HALF MOON BAND and my older brother Rocky's HARVEY HUBCAP & THE DO RON RON merged to form what was to become THE FABULOUS HUBCAPS show band. The most memorable Hubcap performance was when we were invited to and performed at the White House to entertain the President and First Lady for the Annual Summer Press Corps Picnic.
I was the Hubcaps' "Leader of the Pack", until the fall of 2006 when I decided to leave life on the road in order to spend more time with family and pursue a solo musical career as well as serve on the Worship Team at Real Life Wesleyan Church in Mechanicsville, Maryland. I am still on staff as the Assistant Worship Minister today.
To date, I now perform a solo performance called "The Greatest Legends of Rock & Soul Show" and occasionally work with a most recent production, the Legendary NightCaps band. The group includes former members of the Hubcaps as well as the Nighthawks (hence the name "NightCaps"). You may also find me setting in on keyboards, guitar and vocals with local talent, most recently, I opened the show for rockabilly sensation Johnny Seaton and Bad Behavior. I also started entertaining at some local Senior Centers in an effort to offer quality entertainment to a much deserving and appreciative audience that is too often forgotten or neglected. A most rewarding experience.
Musical influences include Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Roy Orbison, Elton John, Billy Joel, Joe Cocker, Otis Redding, Yes, Pink Floyd , the Moody Blues and the Eagles. I cover all of these artists and many more during my performances.
My newest show is called "The Woodstock Experience", which brings back the groovy era of peace, love, protests and musical memories of the flower power movement. I'll be presenting the sights and sounds of the artists and the songs they performed at the legendary concert. CSN&Y, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Sha Na Na and many others. I hope to see you soon at a upcoming performance.
God bless y'all,