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Dr. Dave (vocals/guitar/banjo/fiddle), from McCordsville, IN., holds a doctoral degree in education. He played his first professional show at age 15. "It was a teen dance on a Sunday afternoon. At the end, each guy in the band got $5 and all the girls really liked us. I knew then, this was what I wanted to do."
Favorite All-Time Band: Poco
Musical Influences: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, James Taylor, Earl Scruggs, Garth Brooks, and Keith Urban
Favorite Non-Music Activity: Fishing
Favorite Food: My beautiful wife's (Joanne's) Chili
Dr. Daveism: Having the ability to make people happy through music is a blessing you "must" take advantage of.
Siesta Key Lei Stanhope (guitar/vocals), from Norwalk, CT., has been rocking stages and dazzling crowds with incredible guitar licks since a very young age. Extremely versatile with dynamic licks for the many styles of music performed by the Dr. Dave Band.
Favorite All-Time Band: Lou Reed/Velvet Underground
Influences: Miles Davis, Eddie Van Halen, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, & Mozart
Favorite Non-Music Activity: Surfing, Yoga, & Weight Training
Favorite Food: Mediterranean
Lieism: "Art is Freedom"
Phil Roth (bass/vocals), from Long Island, NY, has made his mark as a great bass player both in New York and in Florida. Performing with top acts in both states, Phil always lays down the solid foundation for the band.
Favorite All-Time Band: Beatles, Pink Floyd, Little Feat, & Keith Urban
Influences: Jack Bruce, John Paul Jones, & Paul McCartney
Favorite Non-Music Activity: Exploring the Florida suncoast and relaxing on the beach
Favorite Food: Italian
Philism: Watching the sunset from my favorite beach with my wife, Kathlene, and playing great shows in the Dr. Dave Band for our wonderful fans is "As Good As It Gets."
Tom Haack (drums/vocals), from Royal Oak, MI. is a dynamic hard working drummer that is the solid rock, and for the last 11 years, the driving force in the Dr. Dave Band. By the way, he is a U.S. Army veteran. He has been playing since high school and considers music a great outlet for expression.
Favorite All-Time Band: Beatles & Led Zeppelin
Influence: John Bonham
Favorite Non-Music Activity: Spending time with family (which includes his cats)
Favorite Food: Pizza
Tomism: I have a sincere appreciation for all our fans and "Music is Therapy."