Playing drums, singing backup vocals and interacting with the audience, Tim Kelly is truly a guy who makes you feel free to groove about the cabin. Widely known in the Kansas City area’s music community, Tim has played the better part of 20 years, including a stint with the Lonnie Ray Blues Band.
Along with bassist Dave Swiercinsky, Tim is a founding member of the Groove Pilots and also serves as band manager, booking agent and social director. His relentless energy toward the local scene has helped many KC-area musicians schedule performances and share stage tales with each other.
Dave “The Candyman” Swiercinsky propels the band on bass and vocals. The Candyman has classical training on both the upright bass and the French Horn. On stage, he plays a variety of 4-string, 5-string and upright basses. On vocals, his renditions of Johnny Cash tunes are always popular with the GP crowd.
Dave's additional duties include setting up the band’s sound system, so he has become the closest thing the Groove Pilots have to a mechanic. And given his day job making Valomilk chocolate, we like to say that Dave is the sweetest-sounding bass player in Kansas City.
A rocker that’s been circling the KC area for many years looking for a place to land,
Danny Button brings soulful lead vocals, keyboards, guitar, and harp in for a landing with the Groove Pilots. Danny released a 45 vinyl record with his first band in high school and went on to play the circuits of the Midwest in a traveling bands. He’s paid his dues and has been rocking both sides of the state line since the 80’s in bands such as Blind Pony, the FuzzTubes, Sugar Bush, KC Meltdown, Knights Past and his Digital Dan &the Virtual Band solo act. Check him out at: www.dannybutton.com
The Boz is back! David Bostwick is one of the corner stones of the Groove Pilots. He is back now and we are very glad to have him. His keyboards, Guitar, Harmonica, and vocals are sure to keep you moving through the night.
Tim Newton and his incredible voice returns to the Groove Pilots as our lead singer.
Now we are ready to "Groove around the cabin!"
You deserve a good night out. Come and see us!