Band Members

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Dennis Michael Cook "Denny" Vocals, Bass, Keyboards... the Original Hubcap... this is where the "Harvey" you've been looking for has been hiding... Dennis Michael Cook was born on October 15, 1948 at Georgetown Hospital in Washington DC. A graduate of Northwestern H.S. class of 1966 and Columbia school of Broadcasting in 1968. Denny was a year around player in Boy’s Club activities and won MVP awards in Baseball, Basketball and Football. Denny also made the Varsity team at Northwestern H.S. Along with Sports “THERE WAS MUSIC”. In 1956 at the age of 8 years old a friend came by and asked if he would come down to his house and listen to a 45rpm record. The song was Hound Dog by Elvis. Denny’s parents Eddie and Rita at this time were the proud parents of 5 children and on their way to 8 children so the luxury of a record player would not surface for Denny until Christmas 1960. His fami... View Profile
Tommy Dildy Keyboards and Vocals... he's always in a James Bond State of Mind, with "Sweet Green Icing Flowing Down", but only on Tuesday Afternoons... Tommy has been playing the piano since he was six, and gained an appreciation for all types of music, including classical, jazz, rock, country and rhythm and blues. He performed in Georgetown in the 60’s, and played down the street from Jan’s band, the Cherry People. Tommy was with the Reasons Why for several years, and his work with the band was commended in the British book, “Fuzz, Acid & Flowers.” Their album is a collectable work in the United Kingdom, valued at $300 to $400. During his career he has played on shows with numerous hitmakers, including Aaron Neville, Johnny Maestro (Sixteen Candles) and the Brooklyn Bridge, The Coasters, The Drifters, and The Platters.. He has appeared at many venues throughout the co... View Profile
Lorraine Allen "LuLu" Vocals and Keyboards... Lorraine Allen, formerly known as Lorraine Cohen was born in Arlington, Virginia on February 18th, 1954. She began her singing career at the age of 15, appearing in local bands playing for high school and church dances and battles of the bands. At the age of 17, she started working the Georgetown circut and the local Washington, DC nightclub scene. She was written up in the Washington Star newspaper by the entertainment critic citing Lorraine as “A Star On the Rise.” She has appeared in numerous D.C. bands such as: Starr, Fire and Ice, Liberation, Lightyear, Black On White, The Admirals, NightLife and Sinbad. Throughout her career, she has recorded radio and television commercials and performed and co-wrote a children’s play funded by the state of Virginia. Lorraine is married to Jeff Allen who was working for a florist in D.C.w... View Profile
Dean Andrews "Uncle Bubba" Bass, Keyboards, Elec. Guitar and Vocals... As a youngster, Dean always loved music, teaching himself piano and guitar. But it was the appearance of The Beatles in 1964 that inspired him to perform. At 14 yrs of age he was playing organ with Denny and the Hitchhikers at the Keystone Inn, and later played full time as one of the Hitchhikers. In high school, Dean performed with a number of local groups including The Intrigues, out of Perry Hall MD, The Cavaliers and the Belmores. In the early 70s, he was a founding member of Good and Plenty, working the ‘Greek Club’ circuit as well as several ‘social club’ affairs. In 1975, Dean joined The Bruce Westcott Group, a gig that had him performing from ‘Caesar’s Palace’ Las Vegas, ‘Tony Chance’s’ in Ft Lauderdale FL, to ‘The Bonfire’ in Ocean City MD and ‘The Pimlico Hotel’ in Baltimore MD. It... View Profile
Barry Holober "b" Drums and Vocals... Barry Holober was born on March 23, 1952, at the Washington Sanitarium Hospital in Takoma Park, Maryland. He is married and has one child. Barry and his wife Rebecca own a home in suburban Maryland. Rebecca works for the U. S. Government as an Education Specialist for the F.D.A. Barry’s son Evan will be starting his second year of college at Blue Ridge, in Harrisonburg, VA. He plans to transfer to James Madison U. next year. He has 2 sisters and 1 brother. His sisters still live in this area, while his brother now resides in Knoxville, TN. Throughout his childhood, the family resided in Hyattsville and Riverdale, Maryland. Barry felt from an early age that music was his destiny. His dad’s basement was full of instruments, including a set of circa 1940’s Slingerland Drums. "After my father passed away, I ‘inherited’ those drums, which (after s... View Profile
Michael Shipley "Mikey" Lead Guitar and Vocals... Michael Shipley was born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 2, 1954. Michael started playing guitar at the age of 17. He learned to play only by ear. Never having taken a lesson, Michael’s entry to the music world came through listening to Rock and Roll and Rhythm and Blues. Michael’s resume of bands were Roger Pace & The Dusty Shelf, Lee Shane & Springfever, Wintersunn, Cat Traxx, Bacchus, Sinbad, Spice and Nitelife, performing a repertoire of music from the 40’s clear through the current hits of today. Mike also opened for national acts such as The Producers and Quiet Riot. In the mid-80’s, Michael decided to play part-time music and work full-time. This is when Michael married Diane and started a family. Michael and Diane have been married for 24 years and are the proud parents of Blair Nicole and Kyle Michael. Michael has been in the... View Profile
Jay Cleaver "the Beav" Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax and Vocals... Jay’s Dad was a huge fan of Benny Goodman, thus pushing a clarinet in Jay’s mouth in second grade, moving to saxophone later in junior high school. Thinking about majoring in music, Jay went to Towson University but took a different path into a career in broadcasting. Starting out as an announcer at WLPL in 1974, he moved to WKTK (WQSR) and eventually into the TV industry at WBFF, WNUV, and most recently WMAR-TV2. The saxophone always was his hobby and passion during this time. In the mid-90’s Jay was instrumental in forming The Satellites, a local Oldies group known for backing up Steve Rouse on WQSR as “Stevie & The Satellites”. Not only playing in almost every local Baltimore night spot, he also had the opportunity to play in front of big audiences, opening for such acts as Paul Revere & the Raiders, Ronnie Dove, Herm... View Profile
Bob Linkous Crew Chief, Vocals, Keyboards and stage professionalism Guru...... View Profile
Johnny Bonneville "Johnny B" master stage tech and 'merch' promoter... Lesley Gore's "Johnny" as he takes her away on stage...... View Profile
Janie Noelte our leader, our chief, our manager and the 'littlest general'... she is the glue that keeps The Fabulous Hubcaps together...... View Profile
Justin Linkous- "The Hunk"... (has fallen very close to the tree...) professional stage and sound tech...... View Profile
Ethan Osborne - "Babe Magnet"... ('Magneto'... 'Mags' for short...) professional stage and sound tech...... View Profile