Experienced, talented, and seasoned musicians and vocalists who enjoy music and who are reliable. Whether it is a reception, dinner, party, dance, or other event, we will tailor the music/performance to meet your specific needs.
One of the clubs comprising the Westbrook Village Performing Arts Council (PAC), the band and the singers have performed at large stage events, car shows, block parties, dinner dances, pool parties, special events, and holiday gatherings at Westbrook Village and similar events and class reunions throughout the greater Phoenix area.
The band plays everyone's favorite classic rock & roll songs from the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's. Country Swing music is also available for Line Dancing. Check out our sample playlist. It's not only a trip down memory lane, but also a sample list of some of the best popular music ever written and recorded.
GUITAR & VOCALS
Steve is from the Bronx and he was introduced to music in the 4th grade. At the age of 14, he taught himself to play guitar. Based on his knowledge of music and chord theory, he also began playing the piano and keyboards and spent much of his early college life playing and singing rock & roll and folk music for campus audiences. It was also during college that he formed his first rock & roll band. He has been playing with bands continuously since then. Steve is the Westbrook Musicians band leader and enjoys playing with the group, as it inspires him to continue to improve his skills and just have a good time.
Bill started out as a Seattle area guitarist who has been studying guitar since September 1961. Since moving to Arizona in late 2016, he plays with the Westbrook Musicians and as a soloist. With the Westbrook Musicians, Bill plays lead guitar. As a soloist, he plays with a style similar to Chet Atkins. His repertoire is a blend of jazz and pop. He plays an amplified electric classical guitar. As a soloist, Bill has recorded two CDs. Bill has appeared on KIRO TV's Northwest Afternoon, performed at a wedding in Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman's Malibu residence, has toured as a backup musician in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Latvia, and most of North America.
"A life time” Seattle resident, Larry is a third generation multi-instrumentalist.
He started playing the Bass in 1967 and has gone on to successfully play many different styles of music with many of the Northwest's very best musicians. In the recording studio he has proven his knowledge and skill, known for his single takes and attention to the details to create a solid rhythm foundation.
Always "in the mood" to play, his current interests are Blues, Latin, R & B, Jazz, and Swing styles of music and is now a resident of Phoenix's Northwest Valley."
DRUMS & VOCALS
Jeff is a Brooklyn, N.Y. native who began playing the drums in 1958. He performed for 4 summers at various hotels and resorts in the Catskill Mountains during the early 1960's before spending time in the U.S. Army from 1965-1967. Jeff was a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for 9 years in Brooklyn and 32 years in Phoenix. He takes credit for never going "postal" during those 41 years, and only came close on one occasion. He has two sons, both of whom he considers to be smarter than their father. Having played at a few weddings and Bar Mitzvahs along the way before becoming involved in the Westbrook Village Players, he has been doing some acting for the last few years. Jeff got back into music recently as part of the Westbrook Village Musicians Club. He blew the dust off his drums and is glad to be back with a band.
KEYBOARD & VOCALS
Julie grew up in a musical family in South Dakota. Started piano lessons at age 5 and performed in recitals and contests. Julie also started singing in the 5th grade and performed with the girls’ choir, mixed choir and show choir throughout high school and college, receiving the outstanding vocalist award her senior year. Julie was also a contest accompanist for junior high vocalists and instrumentalists throughout her high school career. She also began singing in the church choir and directing the children’s choir.
She performed on keyboards and singing backup harmony with a band that was opening for Roy Clark. After moving to AZ she has volunteered playing, singing, and writing songs. She’s very happy and excited to get back to her musical roots and begin this new journey with the Westbrook Musicians Club.
Debbie, Shirley, Joanne, Linda, Sue and Sharon often appear at events with the band.
Sue Friess began playing piano at age 9, sang in the school choir, likes to sing karaoke and especially enjoys singing in the WBV Musicians Club.
Linda Hofman is an Arizona native with a love of music that began at a very early age and that continues today. She has played the piano and the clarinet and sung in her church choir. Linda enjoys singing with the WBV Musicians.
Sharon Witthuhn sang with her school chorus and the Village Voices, where she was also the librarian for several years. She also enjoys singing karaoke. Additionally, she built her own dulcimer, has played the autoharp and has taken organ lessons. She loves music and singing with the WBV Musicians Club.
Debbie Gibson has been singing since she was a young girl in both church and school choirs. She also took piano lessons for a brief time. She has been a member of the Village Voices for many years and is their past President. She is having fun learning the band's music and performing with the club.
Joanne Wlosek moved from Chicago to Arizona. Her music and performing background began in grade school and continued through high school. She is a member of the Village Voices and now splits her time singing with the Westbrook Village Musicians Club. She sums up the fun she is having by saying, "I can't believe I'm singing with a band."
Shirley Hess has always had a love for music and performing. She started singing at the age of 3, when she sang a song on a radio station in Pocatello, Idaho. Shirley has sung in many church choirs, in addition to a gospel band. After moving to Westbrook Village, she joined the Village Voices and later joined the Musician’s Club. Shirley’s passion is to bring joy and happiness into the lives and hearts of the audiences for which she performs.
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
You're Sixteen - Johnny Burnette / Ringo Starr
Bye, Bye Love - Everly Brothers
All My Loving - Beatles
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Love Potion #9 - Clovers / Searchers
I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
Sleep Walk - Santo & Johnny
That'll Be the Day - Buddy Holly
Locomotion - Little Eva/Grand Funk Railroad
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Walk Don't Run - Ventures
Margarittaville - Jimmy Buffett
Another Saturday Night - Sam Cook
Under the Boardwalk - Drifters
Twist and Shout - Isley Brothers / Beatles
Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
Runaway - Del Shannon
Calendar Girl - Neal Sedaka
Who'll Stop the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Burning Love - Elvis Presley
On the Road Again - Willie Nelson
Save the Last Dance for Me - Drifters
Ob La Di Ob La Da - Beatles
Cheeseburger in Paradise - Jimmy Buffett
Do Wa Diddy - Manfred Mann
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Wild One - Bobby Rydell
Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley
Peaceful Easy Feeling - Eagles
City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
When I'm 64 - Beatles
Hey, Good Lookin" - Hank Williams
Tequila - Champs
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Seger
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson
Only You - Platters
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley
There's a Kind of a Hush - Herman's Hermits
Hey Jude - Beatles
YMCA - Village People
Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
Chef Peter's Bistro - 17,300 Sun Village Parkway - Surprise, Arizona - 5:00 - 8:00 P
Fairway Views Halloween Party Westbrook Village-Peoria-Arizona 6:00-8:00 PM
Chef Peter's Bistro - 17,300 Sun Village Parkway - Surprise, Arizona - 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Nine Hole Couples Golf Club Holiday Party - Westbrook Village Vistas Ballroom - 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Vista Point Christmas Party - Vistas Ballroom - Westbrook Village - Peoria, Arizona - Time TBD
American Graffiti Singalong and Dance
Westbrook Village-Vistas Ballroom - Peoria, AZ-6:00-8:30PM
A Little Bit Country/Little Bit Rock N' Roll Dance
Westbrook Village Vistas Ballroom-Peoria, AZ-6:00-8:30PM
Watch a video of Jeff singing "Splish, Splash". The lead guitar solo is by Bill.
Watch a video of Sue and Joanne singing "Sweet Home Chicago". The lead guitar solo is by Steve.
Watch a video of Steve singing "Money", accompanied by the Singers., The lead guitar solo is by Bill.
Watch a video of the Singers doing "Yellow Polka Dot Bikini".
Listen to "Proud Mary" as sung by Julie
Listen to "Route 66" as sung by Jeff
Listen to "These Boots are Made for Walking" as sung by Shirley, Sharon & Debbie
Listen to "Sleepwalk" as performed by Bill
Listen to "Margaritaville" as sung by Sue & Linda
Listen to "Act Naturally" as sung by Steve & Julie
Listen to "World Without Love" as sung by Julie