Biography


Brenda Oberle

Lead Vocal, Piano




Rick Gasparin
Lead Guitar, Vocals



Gary Morris
Drums




Jerry Werner
Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals

 
            Max Slazinik
     Bari, Tenor, Alto Saxophones




         Dwain McAfee
         Trumpet, Vocals





            Buzz Ullrich
  Trombone, Trumpet, Vocals


         


          Steve McCann
   Congas, Percussion, Vocals
         
 
 

Since 2005, based in South Central Illinois/St. Louis metro East,

Big Shake Daddies
  
have provided high-energy music for hundreds of events.  From street festivals, fairs, receptions, parties, beer tents, grandstand entertainment, corporate events, car shows, and clubs.

Wide variety includes Soul, Rock, Motown, Rhythm & Blues, Classic Rock-n-Roll, and other music you remember!

The band features the talented Brenda Oberle as vocalist, backed up by a wall of horns, and a veteran rhythm section .  Professional, affordable, and memorable!!

If you want more band, with more variety for your event, just check our song list.  Or better yet, ask our fans or those who have booked us before.

Big Shake Daddies are:

Brenda Oberle
     
  lead vocals, backing vocals, piano, percussion

Gary Morris
      drums

Rick Gasparin
     
lead guitar, lead & backing vocals

Jerry Werner
     
bass guitar, backing vocals

Steve McCann
      congas, percussion, lead & backing vocals
 
Dwain McAfee
      trumpet, flugelhorn, backing vocals

Max Slazinik
     
baritone saxophone, alto saxaphone, Tenor arrangements

Buzz Ullrich
       trombone, trumpet, lead & backing vocals
 

   SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC !

  Members of Big Shake Daddies also perform with numerous area   
   bands -, ensembles -  orchestras, - jazz bands,- community bands
.
   
 
   Alton Symphony Orchestra                                   http://www.altonsymphonyorchestra.org/
    Heritage Community Band                                                http://mycommunityband.org/
    The Fundamentals                                                                http://fundamentalsband.com/
    Vigor Mortis Band                                                             www.vigormortisband.com/
    Scrap Iron & Gold            
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scrap-Iron-and-Gold/200522766631605
    Deutschmeister Brass Band                                             
 
http://www.germanband.com/
    Blackburn College Band  https://blackburn.edu/prospective-students/majors/performing-arts/music/
    SIUE Music Events                                               http://www.siue.edu/artsandsciences/music/
    AFM Local #88                                                      http://www.afm.org/locals/info/number/88


   LIVE MUSIC IS YOUR BEST ENTERTAINMENT VALUE

    
       
         Former Members and frequent guests of Big Shake Daddies:

                                                        Todd Anderson, co-founder, guitar, keys, trombone
                                                        Don Sellers, tenor sax
                                                        Ben, Coan, bass guitar
                                                        Rob Buchanan, drums
                                                        Terry Mosser, keyboards
                                                        Mike Dean, trombone
                                                        Bob Hagler, bass guitar                                                       
                                                        Melissa Andrews, vocals
                                                        Linda Wilson, vocals
                                                        Kris Pineda, piano & trombone
                                                        Troy Morris, bass guitar    
                                                        Mark Dawson, bass guitar
                                                        
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