Dennis Lee Roth Vocals
Dennis Lee Roth was discovered by Skitch Rockett while DLR was singing on the beaches of Los Angeles, California. Rockett was in the City of Angels to speak on the dangers of drugs as part of Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say NO To Drugs” campaign. Dennis was working out to keep his sculpted buns in perfect shape to match his chiseled chin. You see, bleach-blonde DLR has a five and a half octave vocal range, and when Rockett saw this for himself, he knew this was the front man for The Glam Band. Dennis’ singing influences include his cousin, Diamond David Lee Roth, who taught him to kick like a Rock Star, and Bozo the Clown.
Skitch Rockett Drums
Parts unknown (seriously). He showed up on a doorstep one morning wearing the sleaziest makeup known to man. We couldn’t tell if he was a circus clown or the shittiest New York Dolls imposter. Not sure about much of his background other than the fact that he received some type of schooling from a washed up band director, and slowly found his way on the club scene. Along the way he played with pretty much every group in the state, staying just long enough to earn enough cash for a pizza and case of beer.
Skitch is known as the “laid back” guy in the band. He rarely says much and doesn’t have an opinion on anything; just go with the flow. It doesn’t take much to rile him up and I think that shows in his playing. . . slow, methodical, and come to think of it . . . pretty boring. He takes the title of best looking member in the band at over 6’6”, wears a size 13, despises malted beverages and actively maintains a MySpace page.
Eric Johnson Drums
Eric hails from the great city of De Pere, WI where he lives with his wife Jenna. Early interest in music was inspired by his grandfather, Warren Johnson, horn player for the legendary Dick Rodgers Recording Orchestra. Schooled by one of the marquee music programs in the state, Eric began playing the club scene in his late teens and was a mainstay for the next 12+ years, performing at some of the biggest festivals in the state and with countless groups. He also spent seven years working at Henri’s Music and also taught privately. These days thing have slowed down a bit as THE GLAM BAND is his main musical venture.
JJ Deville Guitar
JJ was an east coast street rat with no foreseeable future until the fateful day he saw a Lita Ford video on MTV. Since then, he’s been playing pointy guitars and dressing like a chick. He went to LA which worked out well for a few years, but then the glam rock market crashed in ’91 and JJ had to take a job as Lucy Lawless’ stunted stunt double. After head-banging induced neck spasms forced him out of work, he was lost once again. JJ was able to convince a few other out of work glam rockers that the world was in desperate need of their services (let’s face it, the guys in this band have mental problems) and The Glam Band was born.
Jason Busse Guitar
When he’s not on stage with the Glam Band, Jason is probably teaching guitar lessons at Heid Music in Appleton or gigging with his band Road Trip. His diverse playing background includes country, blues, rock, metal, R&B, jazz, classical, fingerstyle, and percussive acoustic guitar. In his spare time, Jason speaks french, writes computer software, plays the violin, and torments both his cats and his wife Kristina.
Matt Savage Bass Guitar
Born at the foot of Stonehenge and voted most likely in the Glam Band to actually be mistaken for a girl while in stage makeup, Savage spent his teenage years as a roadie/go-fer for all the bands on the Sunset Strip. One day he swiped a spare bass from one of them (Nikki is still looking for it) and began to fake his way through gigs with his first bands “Sorry”, “Kwitcherbitchen”and “Nirvana” (who had to inexplicably change their name in the early 90’s). He hit rock bottom, literally, when he decided to go cliff diving in Acapulco after a week long bender. The Glam Band saw his story on the news and said, “We need to get that guy”. The rest is history…
Matt Hammen Bass Guitar
Matt grew up in a very musical family where Mom sang & played flute and Dad sang and played trumpet, trombone and later guitar. He started out listening to his parent’s classic rock music such as Pink Floyd, Ted Nugent, Fleetwood Mac, Heart & Kiss then gradually progressed to the then current 90’s staples in middle school listening to Green Day, Collective Soul, Nirvana & Metallica. He played trombone from 7th grade into college, including jazz band, symphonic band, trombone choir and UW-Milwaukee Panther Pep Band. He picked up bass in high school when his dad bought one on a whim to add to his guitar collection. He’s been playing bass for 19 years with 13 of those in various bands, including Boxkar, Hank’s Kaboose, Whiskey Trio and Sledgehammen.
Dee Flatt Keyboards
Hailing from Stockholm Sweden, Dee first broke into the business by tuning Keytars for the band Europe in the mid 80s. From there he toured internationally with bands Salty Cat, Gotthard?, and the Impotent Sea Turtles. Flatt’s career stalled in the mid 90s when his addiction to makeup and women’s clothing resulted in his removal from the International Keyboardist Society, as well as banishment from most public performance venues throughout Europe and the United States. Dee was left alone, forced to play fake gigs in front of a mirror in his basement. However, his luck changed when the blow-up doll The Glam Band had been using to play boards deflated(true story!), “thrusting” him back into the 80s music scene. Dee Flatt happily joined the band in the fall of 2013 and hasn’t looked back since!
Dave Schepp Keyboards
Behind the Aquanet and Man-scara is Dave Schepp, who resides in De Pere, WI with his wife Treena and 2 daughters Emma and Trista. Dave studied piano and brass at a very young age and holds music degrees from UWEC and UWGB. When not “Glamming” it up on stage, he is busy teaching concert band, jazz band, and the Phantom Drumline at West De Pere Middle School. Outside of teaching, Dave enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing daddy taxi for his family. Rumor has it that Dave borrows shirts from his daughters to wear at gigs but this has never been totally confirmed.
Randi Shenker Guitar
An illegitimate bastard child from the parents of the Shenker brothers (Michael and Rudolph of Scorpions and MSG group fame), Randi was forbidden access to the electric guitar at a young age and instead forced to endure years of grueling ballet and flute recitals. Despite having no decipherable literacy skills at age 14, Randi escaped his cellar as a stowaway on a ship to the U.S., where he acquired an insatiable addiction to Listerine and the guitar. Weeks later Randi was booted from TV series Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew for donning nothing but a White Lion T-Shirt while on set. During one of his 9 stays at Betty Ford, Randi developed and sold the patent for Fundies, the underwear built for two. The royalty checks went towards a new guitar, a tattoo of an elephant head and ears on his lower pelvis, more Listerine, and tickets to a Celine Dion concert where he met and was recruited by JJ Deville and Skitch Rockett. The rest as they say, is history.
Chris Larson Guitar
If you are looking for more information on Chris, you’ll have to come to a show. His bio writing stalled when he was confronted with the dilemma of whether or not to tell everyone about the massive sea shell collection he keeps scattered all over the beaches of the world. Maybe you’ve seen it?