Buzz Ullrich

 Trombone, Trumpet, Vocals

Brenda Oberle

Lead Vocal, Piano

Rick Gasparin
Lead Guitar, Vocals

  Big Shake Daddies are:

  Brenda Oberle
       lead vocals, backing vocals, piano,

  Gary Morris

  Rick Gasparin
      lead guitar, lead & backing vocals

  Bob Haglar
      bass guitar, guitar

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

  Max Slazinik
      baritone, alto, tenor saxophones, 


  Buzz Ullrich
       trombone, trumpet, lead & backing vocals

 Max Slazinik     Bari, Tenor, Alto Saxophones

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.


Former Members and frequent guests of Big Shake Daddies:

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

         Larry Black, 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


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 are in 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 

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 hailing 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

 Bob Haglar
        Bass Guitar, Guitars

Gary Morris

Dwain McAfee
  Trumpet, Organ,Vocals

Steve McCann
   Congas, Percussion, Vocals

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