Buzz Ullrich 

Trombone, Trumpet, Vocals

Rick Gasparin
Lead Guitar, Vocals

Brenda Oberle

Lead Vocal, Piano

 Steve McCann


  Dwain McAfee

Trumpet, Vocals, Keyboards

Gary Morris

Duston Suits

Bass Guitar, Woodwinds

Larry Black


Big Shake Daddies

have provided high-energy music for hundreds of events.  From street festivals, fairs, receptions, parties, beer tents, grandstand entertainment, corporate events, car shows, and clubs.

Wide variety includes Soul, Rock, Motown, Rhythm & Blues, Classic Rock-n-Roll, and other music you remember!

The band features the talented Brenda Oberle as vocalist, backed up by a wall of horns, and a veteran rhythm section .  Professional, affordable, and memorable!!

If you want more band, with more variety for your event, just check our song list.  Or better yet, ask our fans or those who have booked us before.

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 Max Slazinik

Bari, Tenor, Alto Saxophones


Former Members and/or frequent guests of Big Shake Daddies:

          Bob Hagler, bass guitar

         Todd Anderson, co-founder, guitar, keys, trombone

         Jerry Werner, bass guitar

         Don Sellers, tenor sax
         Ben Coan, bass guitar
         Rob Buchanan, drums
         Terry Mosser, keyboards
         Mike Dean, trombone
         Melissa Andrews, vocals
         Linda Wilson, vocals
         Kris Pineda, piano & trombone
         Troy Morris, bass guitar    

         Mark Dawson, bass guitar

  Big Shake Daddies

  Current Lineup:

  Brenda Oberle
       lead vocals, backing vocals, piano,

  Gary Morris
      drums, sound

  Rick Gasparin
      lead guitar, lead & backing vocals

  Steve McCann
      congas, percussion, lead & bkg vocals
  Dwain McAfee
      trumpet, flugelhorn, organ, backing vocals

  Max Slazinik
      baritone, alto, tenor saxophones, 

      arrangements, bass guitar

  Larry Black



  Buzz Ullrich
       trombone, trumpet, lead & backing vocals

  Duston Suits

       bass guitar, woodwinds



The Fundamentals                           

      Gary & Rick are members of this light rock/country band based out of Hillsboro, IL


Vigor Mortis Band                             

       Dwain & Max are members of this rock/rhythm/blues 60s/70s band out of Taylorville, IL

Alton Symphony Orchestra               

        Steve & Gary add their talents to the percussion section of the Symphony Orchestra in Alton/Godrey, iL

Heritage Community Band               

       Gary and others participate in this concert band from the Gillespie, Staunton, Mt. Olive area 

LLCC Jazz Band           

        Larry and Duston are members of the Lincolnland Community College BIG BAND, Springfield.

Deutschmeister Brass Band            

       Buzz is a long time member of this popular authentic German Band from St. Louis, Mo

Scrap Iron & Gold   

         Brenda adds her vocal and keyboard talents to this gospel/bluegrass group from Hillsboro, IL  

American Federation of Musicians   

        All Big Shake Daddies members are proud members of AFM Local 88 !

Output Unlimited                               

        Many of our shows' sound reinforcement is provided by the professionals at Output Unlimited