As of May, 2017: Taking a holiday hiatus from the band. Looking to rethink and regroup. I may be looking for a new musical direction in the future. We'll see.

My band, Backseat Romance, played top forty rock and roll mostly from the 70's and 80's, along with a few country tunes and some from the 60’s and 90’s. We wanted our musicians happy so I’d listen to everyone’s input about songs we chose.
We wanted to make the audience smile, sing, dance and let go. We were more of a "connect/interact with the audience" than a strictly performance band.
I have included an example of a working song list.
The pictures and video here show various previous version of my band.

About me: Minor in Music Education, Western Illinois University. I have taught or performed music all my life. I had my own band (lead vocalist), Backseat Romance (top 40/rock and roll) in the early 80s. I have performed in other bands: CrossConnected, The Jimmy Dunn Jazz Band, A Touch of Class, and was a member of my church worship team for 15+ years. Provided bands and musical entertainment to Chandler Unified School District for yearly district-wide pep rallies held at Chandler Center for the Arts.
Have played in bars, done corporate gigs and private gigs here in the Phoenix Valley of the Sun.

Song List:
Back on the Chain Gang
Black Magic Woman
Boot Scootin' Boogie
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Fast As You/Pink Cadillac
Harden My Heart
Harvest Moon
Heard in a Love Song (flute)
Honey I'm Home - Shania Twain
If I'd Been the One
Jet Airliner
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
La Bamba/Twist & Shout
Light of Day - Joan Jett
Long Train Runnin'
Love Her Madly
Love's the Only House
Me & the Boys Bonnie Raitt
Middle Of the Road
Mission of Mercy -The Motels
Mr. Soul/Satisfaction
Mustang Sally
One Way or Another
Radar Love
R.O.C.K. in the USA
Rock Steady Bonnie Raitt & Bryan Adams
Rock This Town
Summer of 69
Walk Like an Egyptian

Screen name:
Member since:
Jan 04 2014
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week


Bonnie Raitt, Heart, Pat Benatar, Chrissie Hynde, Sheryl Crowe, Grace Potter, Linda Ronstadt, Patty Smyth/Scandal, Shania Twain, Stevie Nicks, Martina McBride, Maria Muldaur, Martha Davis/Motels, Annie Lennox, Marilyn Martin, Winona Judd, Vonda Shepherd, Rosanne Cash, Alannah Myles, Margaret Becker, Susan Ashton, Christine Dente, Rhonda Gunn.
Bands with great harmonies: Eagles, Beatles, Bob Seger, Orleans, Firefall, America, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Doobie Brothers, Styx, Fleetwood Mac, Everly Brothers, Hollies, Jackson Browne, Little River Band.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Soprano:
Background Singer:
Vocalist - Alto:
Other Percussion:
Rhythm Guitar:


Alesis QuadraSynth, Korg R3 Synthesizer/Vocoder, Yamaha YPG-235 Keyboard, Roland Keyboard/Guitar Amplifier, Sennheiser e935 vocal mic., Gemeinhardt soprano flute, Tambourine and other percussion. Harmonica(just a bit), Fender Strat (learning rhythm guitar).