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Sussex-Lisbon Area Music History Index

Rock n' Roll - Musicians and Bands Index

1960s-1970s [Note: When found, the graduation year, if from HHS, is indicated]

Abbey Road - Beatles Tribute Band

Dave Anhalt - member of Dawn of Creation band

Stephen Steve W. Bardele - 1972 HHS Graduate

Rick Bartelt - member of band Dark Star

Charline Bolin - 1977 HHS Graduate - guitar and vocalist on 1975 class album; "Your Song".

Bill Brown

The Blue Angels - an early band formed by Mike Truttschel and Rich Piontek

The Cavaliers - band from mid-60s, later called the Common Kind

Common Kind - band from mid-60s formerly called The Cavaliers

Duane Coshenet

Paul Francis Cotey - 1968 HHS Graduate;: member of The Cavaliers later called Common Kind

Dark Star - Band

Ken Davis - member of The Cavaliers later called Common Kind

Dawn of Creation band

John Denzin - drummer, that played in the Kenny Hottenroth Orchestra; also taught area musicians; a a Lannon police officer/sheriff

Steve Dorst - 1975 HHS Graduate - rhythm guitar and backup vocalist on 1975  class album

Dave "Doobie" Dubnicka

Rick Dzik - Germantown High? https://www.facebook.com/rick.dzik Bass player in Abbey Road band

Dan Evert or Everett

Robert "Bob" J. Fourness -1976 HHS Graduate;:

Gary Steven Fuller - member of Peace Valley Connection in 1973

Norm "Schnorman" or Norman G. Gauthier: 1947-2008;1965 HHS Graduate;:

Bob Griele - member of The Cavaliers later called Common Kind.

The Grindstone band

GT's (Great Tones) - band prior to The Reason Why

Patricia Pat Hernandez - 1975 HHS Graduate - piano  instrumentals on 1975 class album; "The Breakers". Patricia was a AFS student from Costa Rica

Bob Inda - "I always loved the sound of a trombone, had a couple of talented T-bone players in my old band. We were a 70s horn band, played a lot of Chicago etc. Peace Valley Connection was our bands name." April 4, 2013 FB

Brent Joecks

Dean Joecks

Del Johnson -1974 HHS Graduate;:

Jeff Jonas

Dawn Jones - singer

Mike Jurczyk - member of We Return band

Bryan Kanieski - 1976 HHS Graduate - flat pick lead guitar and lead vocalist on 1975 class album

David Dave S. Kearns - Dark Star band; 1974 HHS Graduate;:

John A. Keller - member of The Cavaliers later called Common Kind; 1966 HHS Graduate;:

Dave C. Kenney - brother of Mark Kenney, member of Peace Valley Connection and Dark Star bands, 1976 HHS Graduate;:

Mark Kenney - 1973 HHS Graduate;:

Sally Koch - 1976 HHS Graduate - piano instrumentals on 1975 class album

Jay Lauterbach - member of Peace Valley Connection in 1973

Thomas Tom H. Leipzig - 1971 HHS Graduate;:

William Bill A. Lonski - member of Thee Radicals band? 1969 HHS Graduate;:

Manhattan - band started about 1998 with Mark Kenney, Rich Piontek, Mike Truttschel

Kevin McQuestion  - rhythm guitar in Thee Radicals band, cousin of Mike

Mike McQuestion - bass guitar in Thee Radicals band

Chris Mooney - 1976 HHS Graduate, see Jym Mooney

Jym Mooney - 1975 HHS Graduate

"Bad Brad" Nettekoven - drummer in Thee Radicals band, from Menomonee Falls.

Dean Nolde - sax player

Joe Olkowski - member of band Dark Star; - 1975 HHS Graduate - guitar and harmony on 1975 class album

Peace Valley Connection band

Rich Piontek - guitar

George Andrew Pjevach - singer, guitar player; 1978 HHS Graduate

Jeffrey Pulvermacher

Keith Pulvermacher - Love Monkeys band

Steve Pulvermacher - drummer

Michael Pyle - 1974 HHS Graduate; was a member of The Shivvers, a fabulous band based in Milwaukee who were active 1979-1982. This is the cover of a compilation CD of their work that came out in 2006. Mike has been based in Boston MA in the years since, still making music. source: Jym Mooney via FB, June 14, 2015.

Gregg Greggo Alfred Randall - member of The Cavaliers later called Common Kind ; 1970 HHS Graduate;:

The Reason Why band

Craig Reese - drummer in Abbey Road band

Paul "Butch" Reicher aka "Tall Paul" - member of We Return band, played keyboards, formerly of Thee Radicals

"Tall Paul" Reicher - member of Thee Radicals band

John Reuter - member of Peace Valley Connection band

Revolutionary Kind

Greg Rewe - member of "Dawn of Creation" band

John F. Rickinger - Peace Valley Band, Sensation, Room To Move; 1971 HHS Graduate;:

Tommy Riewe

Room To Move - band

Steve Schumann - member of The Cavaliers later called Common Kind

Dave Segebarth - member of We Return band

Sensation band - John F. Rickinger

Sentry Custom Recording, Lannon, Wisconsin -

Jim Stevens - 1975 HHS Graduate - guitar on 1975 class album

Ken Stone - 1975 HHS Graduate - rhythm guitar, harmonica, vocalist on 1975 class album

Tom Sugars - member of "Dawn of Creation" band

John Sutte - Humanities and "Music Lab" teacher at Hamilton High School

Thee Radicals band - Bill Lonski and Paul Reicher (and maybe a Mathison or Bill Longdin?) Wayne Knight and Joe "The Politician" Beaudry managers

Michael Mike A. Truttshel - member of The Blue Angels band, The GTs (The Great Tones), The Reason Why, and We Return. Peace Valley Connection in 1973. Then Dark Star and Manhattan. Left Manhattan for The Britins in 1999. 1971 HHS Graduate;:

Jeff Turnbull - member of Peace Valley Connection in 1973

We Return band - also see Reason Why band:

1980s

Richard Rich T. Bagin - member of band Temperance; 1982 HHS Graduate

Bloody Bill & the Hemophiliacs - band

Mike Colby

Mark J. Dreckmann; 1983 HHS Graduate

Dennis Dubnicka

Bryn Fish

Christopher M. Goralski - 1980/1 HHS Graduate; music productions, radio station sound/audio engineer.
Christopher M Goralski - May 3, 2014 · Tomorrow is my first live broadcast at 96.1 WTCX. Owned by Radio Plus. Who also own Sunny 97.7 WFDL. And The Great 98 WMDC in Mayville ..... It's ironic because I did a lot of advertising for my productions at the Great 98 and last but not least AM 1170 WFDL I was out tonight at the Backstage Bar And Grill in Fondy. Every thurs fri and Saturday night live bands no cover charge ever ! Huge place good people And great music. ... Give you one guess who I sold advertising to tonight? Thanks John! I been old school cramming to learn all the new automated broadcast systems and the live remote broadcast systems. 181 page tech manual. I read all of it last night. RIGHT. And on that RIGHT note I'm signing off G-MAN over and out

Grand Temple - early 80s band

William "Bill" Johnson - member of Bloody Bill & the Hemophiliacs band; 1983 HHS Graduate

Legosy - late 80s band

Marc Micheli - Bloody Bill & the Hemophiliacs band

Mario A. Micheli - Bloody Bill & the Hemophiliacs band; 1983 HHS Graduate

Rich Nuss -band Silver Graphic

Gwenn Colleen Pjevach nee Kinnee - singer; 1982 HHS Graduate; also see George Andrew Pjevach - singer, guitar player; 1978 HHS Graduate

Mike Pyle - another Sussex musician. played in the Shivvers in the 80s or 90s, very popular around Milwaukee and got some attention in a wider audience (their works were released a few years ago on a CD from a Norwegian - I think - fan). source: Jym Mooney

Jim Rude - Bloody Bill & the Hemophiliacs band

David Dave J. Schmidt - member of Bloody Bill & the Hemophiliacs band; 1983 HHS Graduate

Mike Senger - played in Silver Graphic band

Silver Graphic - band, members: Rich Nuss, Mike Colby, Dennis Dubnicka, Mike Senger

Dave Strande - member of Add Cabbage band

Temperance - band, members: Mike Senger, drums, and Rich Bagin on guitar. Note: June 13, 2015 - Jym Mooney via Fb message: "Rich Bagin mentions the album his band Temperance appeared on with Silver Graphic. This is the 1981 album from the Humanities classes that I mentioned to you. It is called Soundstage '81."

Dave Turner - member of Temperance band

Curt Wieden - member of Bloody Bill & the Hemophiliacs band

 

1990s

Add Cabbage - see Bradley Larson

Sean Degayner - member of Mr. Nice Guy band

Randy Lee Gantner - member of Mr. Nice Guy band

Mark Hoth - member of Add Cabbage band

Rick Kapp - member of Mr. Nice Guy band

Kevin Kanieski - member of Mr. Nice Guy band

Bradley Larson who's in a local band called "Add Cabbage" contacted me about a music documentary they started in 2000, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2Y4KCPufzk

Scott Scotty David Meissner  - 1991 HHS Graduate

Mr. Nice Guy - band. Mr. Nice Guy is Rick Kapp, Kevin Kanieski (Bryan's brother), Sean Degayner, and Randy Lee Gantner. They cut a self-titled 1994 CD by a band called Mr. Nice Guy. Source: Jym Mooney.

Kelli Murphy Gonzalez; 1993 HHS Graduate, see Kelli and the Soul Mates - band. Kelli has been singing and writing songs as long as she can remember. She has been in various Milwaukee bands over the past 20+ years including, Big Nick & the Cydecos, Hallucidance, Lake Effect and Torn Soul. She enjoys singing all types of music, but early R & B and Soul is really where her heart is.     Source: http://kelliandthesoulmates.com/about-2/

Kelli and the Soul Mates - band; formerly named Torn Soul : Members: Kelli Gonzalez - Lead vocals Pete Saia - Guitar, vocals Ben Stuessi - Keyboards, vocals Jeff Tews - Bass, vocals Rick Hagopian - Drums Lauren Sperry - Saxophone Eric Sperry - Trumpet. Genre: 1960s Soul, R&B, Funk, Stax/Volt Records

Kevin Singer

Strange Behavior  - band played throughout 90s

Torn Soul - band - Members: Original members included: Kelli Gonzales: Lead vocals and percussion John Graham: Lead and rhythm guitar, lead and backing vocals Rick Hagopian: Drums and percussion Tom Tiedjens: Bass, lead and backing vocals Ben Stuessi: Keys and backing vocals Robin Graham: Alto sax, backing vocals Caitlin McKown: Trumpet Cass Struvé: Tenor sax. Genre: Sixties Soul | R&B | Ska | Reggae-Beat

Charlie Wiggins - member of Add Cabbage band

Don M. Wiggins; 1993 HHS Graduate; member of Hoi Pollo band

Dale Zyla - musician with band Shapes of Race Cars in California

 

2000s

Wayne Hoag 2007 HHS Graduate

Amy Sue Kenney - singer & guitar, daughter of Mark Kenney; 2001 HHS Graduate;:

Jay Matthes - vocalist/guitarist; 2002 HHS Graduate;

Brecken Miles - "Growing up in the sticks of Colgate, Wisconsin, music was bred into my genes. My dad, being a lifelong musician, wanted at least one of his three children to pick up the guitar and play. Listening to him play and sing, The Eagles and James Taylor for many years it wasn’t long before I was inspired to pick up the ole six-string. I was Handed my first guitar at age 10, my dad showed me the basic chords and strumming patterns. The first song I ever learned was James Taylor –Country Roads. Being eager to play, I would come home from school every day and play ​the same song for hours until one day my dad came in and said "

“Learn a new F*%^ing song or stop playing guitar”. From that point on I had plenty of nights falling asleep with a guitar in hand, bloody fingers, and broken strings. I was turned onto country music after attending my first Kenny Chesney concert and have been hooked ever since. Some of my influences are Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, James Taylor, and many more. My passion for music and support of my family and friends continually helps me strive to be the best!" source: http://www.breckenmilesmusic.com/#!about-me/cjg9

Thomas Tom Modl - 2004 HHS Graduate:

Phillip Phil A. Norby; 2002 HHS Graduate;:

Christopher Wanner - 2004 HHS Graduate

wyld stallyns - band; performed in Battle of the Bands 2003

Eric Zyla - musician; 2003 HHS Graduate; First Live Performance - Eric Zyla: July 22, 2011 · Saturday will be a great night. I'm so excited and thankful for everyone who will be coming out to see Jay Matthes and I play at Shooters bar in Sussex. For those who are unaware; if your interested in an epic evening where there will be live music and people getting straight WEIRD you might as well find your way to the spot.

 

2010-Present

Steve Adams - see The Underground Secret Fortress

Rick Bertoni - from Sussex, part of band "The Britins"

Jesse Cortez - member of "Lonely Hearts" band

Mark Cortez - member of "Lonely Hearts" band

Blake Kenney - member of "Lonely Hearts" band, nephew of Mark Kenney

Luke Kenney - member of "Lonely Hearts" band, nephew of Mark Kenney

Sam Llanas

Lonely Hearts

Majestic Mudd - see Scotty Meissner

Sammy Ray Marshall

Alex Rocker

Slowburn - band with Luke Vitkus

Luke Vitkus - rhythm guitar in band Slowburn

 

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