ABBEY ROAD WARRIORS
MIKE EHRHARD - SADLY, WE LOST MIKE TO CANCER ON JUNE 21, 2018. A GREAT MUSICIAN, A REAL GENTLEMAN, AND A TRUE FRIEND. WE MISS YOU, MIKE.
Mike started playing drums professionally in 1972. He is the author of You're In The Band, a "play-along" book and tape package that sold in music stores throughout the world. Mike attended the St. Louis Conservatory from 1979-1983 and he plays all percussion instruments. He studied with John Kasica and the late Rick Holmes. Over the past 25 years Mike has studied with the late Jim Chapin and periodically studies with Kenny Aronoff and Chuck Silverman.
Mike plays in a number of bands in the St. Louis area including Everyday People, Abbey Road Warriors, Rockin' Chair, Gateway to Agape Choir, and Jazz 4 U.
During Mike's 27 year tenure at Drum Headquarters, he taught as many as 60 students per week. Mike's students continue to take lessons from him at Sidetrack Studio which is his recording studio. Sidetrack Studios is a professional "for hire" recording studio in Creve Coeur Missouri. The studio is not only equipped with digital technology, but is also equipped with a vibraphone, congas, timbales, a wide assortment of hand percussion instruments and of course two drum sets.
In Mike's words...
I am very lucky to pursue my passion... MUSIC!
DAVE SWEET - well-known performer and drum instructor to hundreds, Dave is the newest member of ARW and we are all grateful for his contributions to the group! More about Dave to come . . .
Jack's career started by studying music at the University of MO, St. Louis.He spent the next seven years touring with several road bands including Morning Star and Captain Jack. After returning to St. louis, Jack joined the local music scene and eventually created the Frilly & Miller Show - a children's music program - with his wife, Danette. Through this show, the Miller's have written many original songs, producing 4 CDs and an award-winning video series. They have written the Westfield Shoppingtown Kid's Club theme song, which is currently featured in 45 malls across the country. Jack also writes most of the music heard on the nationally award-winning children's cable television show, Kid's Town. Jack is the guitarist with the Bob Kuban Band and performs in a duo with his daughter, Ali.
Doug grew up (or pretended to) in St. Charles, MO. He earned a BA in Music Management from the University of Missouri St. Louis, and was the band director for a popular St. Louis show group from 1981 to 1995. From 1981 to 2001 Doug toured the United States (45 of them), as well as Canada, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Turkey, Nigeria, Kenya, Mozambique, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Cuba, Haiti, Panama and Honduras as a musician and road manager. He has taught guitar, bass, mandolin, and banjo in St. Louis for 25 years, and has performed in Country, Rock, Jazz and Dance Bands such as Bob Kuban Band, The Arrivers, Ralph Butler, Tiny Tim for 31 years.
Steve Hoover holds a B.A. in Music Education from SIUE. He taught music in the U.City and Ritenour schools for 17 years before deciding to become a full-time musician, producer, composer and arranger. Steve’s arrangements have been published by Clarus Music, and a children’s musical, co-written with his wife Kathy, was published by McGraw-Hill. Steve has been playing professionally since 1974 and has performed on trombone with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Fox Theatre Orchestra, the Webster University Brass Quintet and many other St. Louis area professional groups. Steve is the keyboard player with the Bob Kuban Band. He also performs with local trad jazz groups and with The Original Boneheads trombone quartet. Steve currently serves as Secretary / Treasurer on AFM Local 2-197.