The Boomers was formed from the foundations of many different musical experiences. Based on the idea that people in the twilight part of the Baby Boomer generation still loved listening, singing and dancing to the songs they grew up with while picking strawberries, driving around with their friends, dances in high school, or even reminiscing as they raised their children and saw their lives change before them.
We have chosen a select list of songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s, and even beyond, to take the audience back to a feeling of a simpler time of carefree living. We put our own spin on some of the best classic rock tunes of the time.
So give us a listen, sing along, and unquestionably, get up and dance!
|Finn Stovin came to Keizer from the Regina, SK area in 1962. From the time he was in his early teens, Finn loved to play guitars, even the one he made from plywood while at Whiteaker Junior High! Soon after, he was thinking bigger. Thankfully, things haven't changed!
Frank McAuley comes to us via the way of Santa Clara, CA, long before it was known as "Silicon Valley." Frank grew up loving music of the 60s and still has that passion. He also spent 20 years in the Air Force with assignments in England, Germany, Korea, Saudi Arabia and here in the states.
Mark Jones is a man that has an eclectic musical background! He grew up in music. His mother was an accomplished organist and high school choral director for over 20 years. Because of his great interest in singing, Mark was in junior high, high school and college choirs and ensembles. While growing up, he also had an appreciation of rock, pop and classical music. His early rock music influences include The Beatles, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Kansas, Yes, Little River Band, The Eagles and many many more. He particularly leaned towards music with rich vocal harmonies and the progressive rock movement. Mark taught himself how to play the bass while in high school, this after playing piano, cello and the guitar earlier in life. During this time, Mark was a member of an un-named school pop/rock band that backed up the swing/jazz choir.
|Dan vonTrapp hails from Syracuse, NY. Dan came to Salem in 1974 and has made it home ever since.
Dan knew at a very early age that he wanted to play the drums. He would sit for hours in front of the family console stereo and beat his drum (a coffee can with a plastic lid and a handful of pebbles at the bottom that would vibrate when struck) to Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass records and eventually the Beatles on the radio. Apparently his mother recognized a natural talent and soon thereafter enrolled him in a percussion class at his grade school. Since then, he's never stopped drumming. He continued his training into high school playing in the concert, stage and marching bands as well as drumming for the various choral and swing groups. It was at this point in his life when bands such as Santana, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and The Who caught his interest and took his drumming in a new direction.
After attending his first rock concert to see Grand Funk Railroad in 1972, he decided it was time to start his own band, so he and some high school buddies got together and Stained Glass was born. The trend continued for the next 35 years playing in dozens of bands. At one point, he worked during the day and played music at night 5 days a week! He also taught drums privately for many years and enjoyed doing clinics at some of the local grade and middle schools.
Drumming is Dan's passion and it's evident when you see him smiling when he plays. His biggest accomplishment however, is instilling that same passion in his son Erich, 25, who is a very talented drummer who is currently playing with The Grey Effect.
We learn new and retire songs all the time so this list is ever-changing! If you really want to know, we would be happy to email our current set list to you.
Let us know!