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.
EYES (Howard Eisenberg)- saxophone & back-up vocals: a professional musician since childhood. Four years in the 761st Air Force Band Baltimore music scene doing gigs all around the state with a trio called " TIME " til 1989 Moved to Maui Hawaii. Played with Mick Fleetwood (FLEETWOOD MACK) Willie Nelson, Gene Simmons (KISS) Dione Warwick, Burt Bacharach , and other artists of note. Featured on TWO HOKU AWARD winning Wliiie K albums (Hawaiian State Music Awards) and a Member of the top band in the state Jimmy Mac and the Kool Kats for 20+ years..
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.
Glenn Bullion - lead vocals & guitar: Was inducted in the Maryland Entertainment Hall of Fame. 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.
Oldies/Variety/Cover Dance Band
8762 Carriage Hills Drive Columbia MD 21046
Gary Cejnowski," Gary started playing drums around 1st grade in the church drum corp. Gary taught drums in the 70-80's and played with "Lavender Blue", a variety band doing weddings, dances, and assorted events, etc. from 1970-1989. He moved to Maryland in 1990 and started working with "Recall", which turned into "Glenn and the Gemtones", from 1990 until 2011.
Oldies/Variety/Cover/Rock & Roll
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