Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Piano, Background Singer, Trombone.


My name is Duane. I began taking lessons on the guitar at age 10, I started putting bands together at age 12, playing dances, parties and some weddings at age 15. Then my whole focus became on writing commercial quality original rock music. I began creating songs at the age of 4. Had my first songbook at 13 and 250 songs in it by age 15. During one 3 year period, I wrote 180 songs, self published 12-CDs.
Now I'm interested in playing a variety of music with the ever evolving band project. Southern Rock, Classic Rock, blues rock.
I also like harmonizing vocally. Although I'm mostly a bass singer.
Easy to get along with. Professional skill level.

Screen name:
Member since:
Aug 23 2009
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
55 years


Influenced by the best songwriters, musicians, singers and bands from the late 1960's through the mid 1980s. The who's who of music from A to Z. Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Blues Rock.
Aerosmith, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Allman Bros, Bad Company, BTO, Clapton, Chicago, Climax Blues Dire Straights, Doobie Bros, Eagles, ELO, Foreigner, George Thorogood, Heart, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, Super Tramp, Three Dog Night, Van Halen, ZZ Top

Members Of Band

Drums, Bass, Guitars, Keyboards, Sax and Vocals. I've played in trios up to 8 pieces. A 12 pc Chicago style band would be fantastic.


Guitars: Strat, Les Paul, Gibson SG, Yamaha 12-String, 6-String
Roland XP 80-Work Station Synthesizer. PdP 5 pc Drum Set, P.A.
Mic's: Dynamic, Large Diaphragm Condenser and Small Diaphragm condenser mic's. LED Lights. Mackie Mixer. Pro Recording Software, Cake Walk Studio and Producer. Logic Pro X, Tascam.
Focus tie Interface, JBL Desk Top Speakers, Computers: Apple, Gateway, HP.



Past Events

Come see the Hilltop Ramblers Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the North St. Paul VFW.