TERRY LUTTRELL: Lead Vocals ( REO Speedwagon/StarCastle ) Terry was the Original Lead Singer for REO Speedwagon and was on the first album released by REO. Terry was also the lead singer for StarCastle, and an accomplished songwriter earning 8 GOLD & PLATINUM RECORD AWARDS. Terry has recorded at some of the Most Recognizable Studios in the World including: THE RECORD PLANT Los Angeles, LE STUDIO Montreal, SARM STUDIOS London and others. He has also produced the bands Screams, South of Georgia, and Jett. Over the years he has performed many concerts at iconic venues and major stadiums in Seattle, Dallas, Chicago, Ohio to name a few. These venues also included Kiel Auditorium in Saint Louis, Fillmore East and West, Los Angeles Coliseum, and The Montreal Olympic site. These Tours were with Great Bands like RUSH, VAN HALEN, FLEETWOOD MAC, HEART, JOURNEY, AEROSMITH, BOSTON, STYX and many more.
Over the last 15 years Terry has been performing around the country with a few different bands like Tons O Fun, and performing songs that range from Chicago to Deep Purple along with REO songs at venues that include Summerfest in Milwaukee many years in a row to Corporate Shows, Theaters, and festivals. When Covid hit and everything went on pause Terry decided he wanted to do something special and that was close to his heart. To start performing some of the songs that he had recorded on the first album with REO SPEEDWAGON. He joined forces with Michael Mesey, long time drummer for Head East and Chuck Berry to put together a Show. So, Terry is now putting his talents into performing songs from the first REO Album along with some of REO's Greatest Classic Hits. He is planning on touring with his new High Energy Band Nationwide. Terry has spent many years touring with some of the Greatest Bands and Artists from around the world, and is highly respected in the music community. He is very excited about this new Band and looks forward to performing these timeless songs for fans everywhere.
MICHAEL MESEY: Drummer ( Chuck Berry/Head East )
As the go-to special show and traveling drummer for Chuck Berry for many years, Michael Mesey had a blast creating explosive moments on stage with the legendary musical pioneer all over the country, Yet one of his most cherished memories is a moment on a tour bus, when Berry was listening to a blues tune, turned to him and said, "This is how I want us to play the blues - because when it's time to rock, you rock me. No, I mean, you REALLY rock me!" Mesey split his time for many years between high profile gigs with Chuck Berry and recording and touring with famed St. Louis based Classic Rock Band Head East, including performances with Sammy Hagar, Boston, ZZTop, REO Speedwagon, Heart, Cheap Trick and many others. His time with Berry includes shows at legendary venues like The Fox Theatre in St. Louis, The Show Boat in Atlantic City, Bayside in Miami for the Super Bowl, in front of 66,000 at Busch Stadium and performing "Johnny B. Goode" for a live worldwide broadcast from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena CA for The Voyager project. Michael has also produced and performed on an all-starversion of "Johnny B. Goode" featuring one of the last studio performances by legendary pianist Johnnie Johnson, in addition to Michael McDonald (who sang lead vocals) and saxophone legend David Sanborn. Also interesting to note, Mesey owns the only Chopper drum set in the World and has been featured in many articles around the world including Drum Magazine, Music Connection, Motorcycle USA and Thunder Roads Magazine. This drum set was designed by him and built at a custom motorcycle shop for his band American Greed that performed and received many awards over the years at the L A Music Awards, Producer Choice Awards in Hollywood and Las Vegas. Michael Has worked over the last few years producing a Live album from a recording he played on in 1986 with Chuck Berry. He went to Abbey Road Studios in London to have it mastered by Sean Magee who has mastered some of the greatest Bands and Artists ever. Now Michael is embarking on a new exciting project with Terry Luttrell (The original singer for REO including the first Album) performing songs from the first Album and some of REO's Greatest Hits.
MIKE BAUE: Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals
Mike has been performing for many years in and around the country and has done opening shows for many top National Bands . His High Energy style of guitar playing fits perfectly to accomplish that Gary Richrath sound.
GREG SHUTE: Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Greg played, wrote and recorded with Michael Mesey years ago. He also played with Michael in a band with lngrid Berry and some shows with Chuck Berry. Greg has played with National Artists and has toured with them out of Florida and other big cities in the country. Gregs piano performance along with that Big 83 sound fills out the keyboard parts needed for this band.
WILL POLAZZO: Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Will is a rock solid progressive Bass Player. He has played with some of the best musicians around and has performed many shows over the years. He has performed over 10 years of that time together with Mike Baue in a band which creates that tightness needed to bring that full REO Sound.
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