Oldies/Variety/Cover Dance Band
8762 Carriage Hills Drive Columbia MD 21046
Retro-Rockets knows that architecture is more than designing buildings. We work with our clients to craft memorable spaces.
Bob Jones ,"The Drumguy" - drums: Has been playing professionally for nearly 50 years, in such band as the The Sheraton's, then moving on as one of the founding members of Cindy & the Censations as well as a 23 year stint with The Sentries. He has also taught many aspiring drummers at Bill's Music House in Catonsville.
Charles Smith- saxophone & back-up vocals: Has been playing the saxophone since his father taught him many years ago. He played with many local and nationally known bands such as Seven Easy Pieces, Peck and Vikings, and Lawrence Mcneil and the Korvettes. He has played at the Sphinx Club and City View.
Glenn Bullion - lead vocals & guitar: Has played music in the Baltimore/East Coast area over 50 years. He has since played in other bands including The British Flags, Splendor Revue, Crackerjacks, Four’s Company, The Sentries (one of Baltimore’s top drawing dance bands backing such big name acts as Otis Redding, the Platters, Chubby Checker, and Ethel Ennis), and for 18 years, Glenn and the Gemtones. An accomplished guitarist, Glenn has backed performers such as Gary Puckett, The Drifters and Archie Bell. With his rich tenor/baritone voice, Glenn specializes in oldies music, but also loves country, classic rock, and Motown.
Iris Hirsch - lead vocals: Is a singer/songwriter who has been singing for over 45 years as both a solo performer and in groups including Partners in Song and The Baby Boomers. She has opened for well-known singer/songwriters David Wilcox, and Dave Nachmannoff. Greg Yost, a writer forMusic Monthly said, "It is clear that Hirsch is vocally gifted and she knows how to use it." She was named as one of Baltimore’s Top Local Female Musicians by CBS Local.
Established in 2007, the Retro- Rockets are a cover 50s, 60s, 70s band with five talented, veteran musicians who play a variety of musical styles. Band members have performed in the MD/DC/VA area for a wide range of audiences and take pride in their vocal and playing abilities.
Members of the Retro-Rockets:
Skip Harrison- bass & back-up vocals: Has played music for over 40 years with various artists and bands such as BuddyWilliams and the Kingsman, Ranging Country, Brushfire.Full Access, Danny and Marie Rose, Jay Stone's Band and Glenn and the Gemtones. He also played for 2 years in Nashville as a drummer with national musicians, such as Conway Twitty.
Oldies/Variety/Cover/Rock & Roll