& captivating,.... Sgt. Pepper performs music by the Beatles and other British
Invasion artists at festivals, concerts in the park, charity fundraisers,
corporate events, wedding receptions & night clubs.
Although Sgt. Pepper focuses
on Beatles and other British rock & roll, they also perform many other classic
rock, soul & country tunes, as well as standards and bossa nova music for
Pepper’s members are well-known L.A. based musicians and singers who
have performed with major recording artists, leading music agencies
and/or other bands. They came together to form Sgt. Pepper out of a
mutual love of Beatles’ music.
Their timing couldn't have been better. Due to the
release of Beatles Rock Band, the re-mastered Beatles catalog and
anniversary of Beatlemania, national interest in Beatles music has surged,
proving once again that the Beatles are the most popular recording artists of
all time, with fans ranging from teenagers to septuagenarians
Tom plays lead
guitar for Sgt. Pepper and sings lead and background vocals. He began playing
guitar at the tender age of 11, soon thereafter forming his own band, The King’s
III, which played school dances and parties around his hometown of Dublin,
California. (In his teen years, Tom’s bands competed with Dennis Jones’ bands
for local gigs. See Jones bio)
Tom has been a professional musician
his entire adult life. A veteran of over 6,000 live performances and
recording sessions worldwide, he has participated in just about
every musical situation imaginable.
From the concert stage with Edgar Winter, Mark
Lindsay, Jan and Dean, Mitch Ryder, and Tom’s own band The Gurus, to
television (Bones and Glee), to intimate private jam
sessions with a variety of artists (Tom Jones, Pete Seeger, Joe
Walsh, and Steven Spielberg!), Tom has enjoyed a diverse performing
career, to say the least!
Tom also maintains a successful teacher/author career.
An instructor at the world famous Musicians Institute since 1989, he
is also the author of several popular guitar instructional books and
countless magazine articles. Tom is also the featured artist in a
wide assortment of guitar instructional videos, available both in
DVD form and downloadable on the web.
To learn more about Tom Kolb
Lynn plays drums and sings lead and background vocals.
Lynn was born in New Orleans, LA, and came to California by way of
Jackson, MS, and Memphis, TN. He has recorded or toured with Leon
Russell, Paul Butterfield, Dan Peek of ‘America’, Carole King,
Helen Reddy, Johnny Rivers and Rita Coolidge. He has also performed
with Mary Wells, Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits) the Drifters, the
Coasters, Bo Diddley, Little Anthony, the Shirelles, and the
Growing up, Lynn was not a fan of Beatles music. Instead, he was
enamored of “soul” music, which better suited his gravelly voice and
ability to belt out tunes. After joining Sgt Pepper, he experience
an epiphany. Playing Beatles’ songs live turned him on to the appeal
and power of the music. And Lynn’s ability to “belt” comes in handy
on Beatles’ tunes such as “I’m Down” and “Oh Darling.” Skins may be
the oldest member of Sgt. Pepper… but he is the youngest as an
admirer of all things Beatles. His energy on stage is felt by all.
Dennis plays bass and
keyboards in Sgt. Pepper and sings lead and background vocals.
Dennis began his musical training with piano lessons at the age of
five. At twelve, he took up the guitar. As a teen growing up in
Dublin, California, he played rhythm and bass guitar in Bay Area
bands throughout high school, often competing for gigs with Tom
Kolb’s bands. (See Kolb bio)
After enrolling at the University of Southern California, he studied
piano and gave his first performance on that instrument during USC’s
Songfest at the Greek Theater. At the end of his senior year, he
formed the rock band “Home Cooking” which enjoyed modest popularity
at several southland Universities.
graduating from law school and passing the California and Nevada bar exams,
Dennis formed Tom Thumb & the Hitchikers in 1984. That eleven-piece band
is still going strong and is a SoCal favorite of many corporations, charities,
private social clubs, country clubs, private schools and wedding planners.
Dennis started forming Sgt. Pepper as a tribute to the Beatles and other British
invasion artists. His first call was to Tom Kolb, a friend of 40 years. He also
enlisted Randel Kirsch, who had to bow out when he was asked to join the Beach
Boys band. Dennis is passionate about Sgt. Pepper.
the Beatles music and vocals is no small task and takes lots of practice,” he
explained. “But it’s definitely worth it when I see how much people enjoy
hearing, dancing to and singing along with the music.”
Dennis lives on a small
ranch in upper Ojai, Ca with a horse, two dogs and “too many cats.” He is a
partner in the Ventura, CA based law firm of Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones &
Feingold, L.L.P. He was named a Southern California “Super Lawyer” eight of the
last nine years.
guitar and sings lead and background vocals in Sgt. Pepper. Bill’s
earliest musical influence was being a member of All Saints
Episcopal Boys Choir from ages 11 to 13. Led by world renowned
Choirmaster/Organist Jack Nobel White, they studied at the Royal
School of Church Music in Berkeley and while on tour, performed at
Disneyland, Air Force Academy, and Grace Cathedral in San Francisco,
providing Bill with invaluable voice and ear training.
Bill turned professional in 1974 with a group from Texas called
Cahoots. During the ten years together, Cahoots played gigs from
Hawaii to New York City and the five-state area around Texas until
relocating to Malibu, California. There Bill learned studio
engineering and did session work on guitar and vocals for his band
and other studio clients including Daniel Moore (My Maria, Shambala),
who took Bill under his wing and taught him studio production.
1980 till the present, Bill has been a full time musician, playing
Country, Rock, Oldies, Cajun/Zydeco and casuals. His band spent
three years as the House Band for the Disneyland Hotel’s “Neon
Cactus” and performed for local and international crowds. His
country band, “Fort Worth West” released their debut CD on DJM
Records and can be found on the Internet and record stores
nationally. Fort Worth West was awarded the 1999 European Country
Music Association’s BAND OF THE YEAR, and two years previous Bill
won “Lead Guitar Player of the Year” from the California Country
Music Assn. In 2006 a new and challenging opportunity came Bill’s
way. He was invited to play the “Dickie Betts” role in Southbound, a
stunning tribute band celebrating the music of the Allman Brothers.
2010, Bill joined Sgt. Pepper, returning to the music that inspired
him in his youth. “Beatles music is so fun and full of energy” Bill
says, “that people just go crazy when they hear us. I can’t wait
until our next gig!”
To learn more about Bill Horn,
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David was a
cast member of the Broadway musical Beatlemania, in which he portrayed John
He has performed with a number
of Beatles tribute bands since then, as well as with The Rembrandts and with
such 1960's legends as Mitch Ryder, Tiny Tim, The Three Dog Night, Badfinger,
Herman's Hermits, and Dion.
To learn more about David Leon,
Peter is a full time paramedic and a part time John Lennon impersonator.
guitar, bass, drums, percussion, and piano. The Beatles continue to inspire him
musically to this day and he has had the pleasure of meeting Paul McCartney who
told him after discussing the show "Well, you certainly have the look!"
also had the rare opportunity to perform in Florida with Pete Best (former
Beatle drummer, prior to Ringo). Peter continues to write and record original
music and he is currently working on perfecting the sitar.
another alum of the Broadway musical Beatlemania, where he portrayed Ringo Starr.
He was also a founding member of Rain. He currently portrays Ringo in a
long-running show at the Saxe Theater in Las Vegas.
Bobby also plays piano and
guitar and has recorded an album of mostly original music.
portrays John Lennon in his own band, the Mockers, as well as many other Beatles
tribute bands, including the Mop Tops, A Hard Days Night and Number 9. His
impersonations are not limited to John Lennon, as he also performs in the Pink