Wayne

vocals & Bass

Wayne has been performing in the Baltimore area since he was a teenager.  He began as a guitar player/singer, and played Rock & Roll, British Rock and Motown; eventually joining “The Deltas”, spending every weekend of the next two years playing clubs, bull roasts, fashion shows and a variety of other venues.   He decided to turn to bass guitar, when he helped establish the hard rock group “McKeever”.   After a couple years off, he helped form “Bits & Pieces” as the lead singer (no instrument).  The band stayed together for close to 15 years.   Once again he got out of music, but got back in as the bass player and singer for Bak Traxx.  After a couple years, he gave up the bass and switched to keyboards and rhythm guitar as the band moved into different styles of music.   After a 6 year run, he decided to make a change and created the duo “Wize Gize”, and then turned back to bass again with county artist “Jay Henley & Stonebroke”. 

 

During his time with Jay, he was approached about putting together another project, and helped to create “The Front”, one of Baltimore’s premier musical and vocal groups.  After spending several years with the band, he decided it was time to follow his other joy: boating.  The urge to play was still there however, and he eventually became a member of Zig Zag, as a Bassist and Singer.   He was approached by the Rebels, and couldn’t resist getting back into a group with a live horn section.  He shares the male leads and his bass work keeps the “bottom” hammered home.

 

He has performed on stage with “The Happenings”, “The Strawberry Alarm Clock” and “Len Berry” and opened for Gretchen Wilson while with Jay Henley.  He is noted in several sections of the book, “Baltimore Sounds, An illustrated encyclopedia of Baltimore musicians….1950 – 1980”.

Jeanine

Vocals & Keyboards

Jeanine has been a keyboardist, lead vocalist, and percussionist for several bands in the Baltimore/Washington area since the late 70s.  Her bands include: Amber, a wedding/private function band under the management of late Bernard “Bernie” Hynson, Sr. for 6 years, that played up to four times every weekend.  The band disbanded, and after a short break in music, Jeanine joined Choyce. This band was a 5-piece dance band which also played weddings, private functions, as well as some local bars. 

After two years, Choyce disbanded and Jeanine found herself joining Patuxent, which played in the Baltimore/DC area as a local wedding band.  She also played in a trio band, Triple Threat, as their vocalist/keyboardist/bassist, which lasted about a year before she moved out of state.  Several years later, Jeanine found herself back in the music scene where she joined an up and coming band, No Whiskey For Tori, as lead singer and keys. 

She later joined West Side Rocks and then onto Declassified band, a 7-piece dance band under the direction of Dick Mazza.  Declassified disbanded and after persuasion from the Rebels, she joined them in 2018.  She currently sings lead along with Wayne as well as plays keys.

Dave

Trombone

As one of the original members of The Rebels, Dave started with The Rebels in 1967 and quickly became part of the booming local band explosion.  He and Rennie Maxcy were known as the best 2-piece trumpet/trombone combo around because they made up their own brass arrangements, playing local venues such as the UAW Hall, Ellicott City Armory and others.

The Rebels evolved into the bands Pegg and Flaggstaff in which Dave was a member.  He also played short stints with the bands Deacon, Tremolos and the Assisted Living Band.  Maryland Entertainment Hall of Famer, Barry Gregory insisted on Dave playing in one of his bands.

In later years, Dave studied under Janice Owens through Peabody Prep.

Dave was the founding member and Director of the Salem Brass Ensemble, playing late Renaissance  and early Baroque music.  Two of Dave’s favorite composers are Giovanni Gabrieli and Georg Philipp Telemann.

Prince, Clutch, Frank Zappa, Crack The Sky and Chicago are favorite groups.

Christopher Bill is a favorite contemporary trombonist, arranger and composer.

Today, Dave enjoys being a member of today’s Rebels, playing with accomplished musicians.  Dave can be found in the iconic music encyclopedia, Baltimore Sounds and is easily recognized and known for wearing his Trademark Amedeo Chiappetta Red Italian Sport Coat.

dave

drums

Dave was one of the original members and co-founder of the band way back when.   The band, at the time, was thinking about calling themselves "The Revelations"; however, the name wouldn't fit on the bass drum head, so Dave came up with the name "The Rebels" as an alternative.    The rest is history.

 

Dave did change bands, playing with Pegg and Flaggstaff, performing as both local venues like the Eastwind and UAW Hall, and at the Pier Ballroom in Ocean City.   After playing with other groups for a while, he became homesick for The Rebels, and got back in the Group in 2014, and has been keeping the beat ever since them.  

 

Dave’s main influences in music were groups such as Chicago, Steely Dan, and the Doobie Brothers, which has provided him with a wide range of skills.   He enjoys performing and likes playing on a regular basis.

Bobby

Trumpet

Bobby started playing trumpet way back in 1974, and continued all thru high school.    He took about 5 years off after graduating.   One day he went and saw a band with a horn player and thought to himself, hey, I can do that!   So he bought another horn, took lessons, and within just a year or so, won an audition spot in a band called Brasswork, top 40, R&B, rock.   

He played with Brasswork about 8 years, and then made a change by joining Mary lLou and the Untouchables.  Bobby played with Mary Lou for nearly 20 years.

Over the years Bobby has worked with Joyride, Crowded Stage, The Headliners, Gene Vincentt and the Cadillac Cruisers, and various other groups in the tri-state area.

Bobby has also played Big Band Jazz throughout the whole time as well.   

On a personal note, Bobby is an auto mechanic by trade.   Sunshine and puppies are a turn on, rude people are a turn off, and he loves ice cream.
 

 

ELIE

Sax & other Woodwinds

Elie has been playing woodwinds since early childhood. He started on the flute, taking lessons from his father. In fourth grade he began learning the alto saxophone in school, quickly switched to baritone sax, and soon after taught himself the clarinet. Throughout grade school he joined every musical group he could, and won several Best Soloist and Best Saxophone Section awards at various big band jazz competitions throughout Pennsylvania.

 

He has studied with saxophonists Ken Ulansey, Andrew Neu, and Ian Sims. In high school Elie played in the rock/jam band Closet Communists. Throughout undergrad at the University of Maryland College Park he played at house parties with impromptu bands, some of which included members of Soul'd Out.

 

Since graduating in 2007 and moving to Baltimore, Elie has played with a variety of Soul, Funk, Rock, Jam, Jazz, and Pop bands, including Secret Language, Sound Makers Union, The Bumper Stickers, and Buffalo40. Elie joined the Rebels in June 2021, and can also be seen playing with SoulTET, of which he helped establish in 2015.

Dan

Guitar

Dan is a guitarist and vocalist performing with several bands in the Baltimore and Washington areas since 1976.  Dan has been playing guitar since age 10, and started performing publicly during his college years at the University of Maryland College Park doing Top 40, rock, and progressive music in the bands Mirage, Icebreaker, and Full House

In the 80’s, Dan moved back to the Baltimore area playing classic rock with The Core, heavy metal with Sorceress, top 40/rock with Snowblind, and horn-oriented rock with Brasswork.  Upon the breakup of Brasswork in 1992, Dan played in several 90’s classic, grunge, and alternative rock bands including Model Citizen, Reckless Abandon, 6 foot 5, and Mr. Wilson.  

In the 2000’s, Dan played more album-oriented classic rock with ZigZag, Meerkat Nation, Tenacious, and Ten Penny Saints.   In 2014, Dan formed the acoustic duo Bar Owed Time singing and playing guitar/mandolin/lap slide while doing atypical acoustic renderings of various artists including Steely Dan, Toto, Zeppelin, Tears for Fears, and Clapton. 

Upon retirement from Northrop Grumman in 2019, Dan joined the Baltimore area classic rock band ‘Who Knew?’   Dan has been a member of The Rebels since May 2021 handling guitar and lead/backing vocal duties.  Currently, you can see Dan playing with The Rebels, Who Knew?, and Bar Owed Time throughout the Baltimore area.