Having been inspired by the original Wee Jams, Dave spent the rest of the 60s starting several garage bands trying to reach that "Standard", eventually joining the Wee Jam fraternity in 1971. A relocation to Virginia caused a separation in service for 13 years, but he gladly rejoined when the opportunity presented itself. He is now living in Mascoutah, Illinois.


Vocalist Frank Czuri has been a Pittsburgh favorite since his days with the legendary Igniters in the 1960s. He signed his first record contract --with Atlantic--when he was just 18, and later went on to tour and record with two local rock powerhouses: Diamond Reo, which appeared on American Bandstand, and The Silencers, whose first music video aired the day MTV premiered. Through the years he also performed with The Jaggerz, PBS doo-wop-show favorites Pure Gold, and most recently with Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners. This East End boy is now happy to be harmonizing with the fabulous Wee Jams!


Bill was in the original Wee Jams in 1967 ("They wouldn't pay me, but I wouldn't stay away.") and co-founded Wee Jams II in 1971.   A classic car buff and soul record collector, Bill is retro all the way, from the antiques in his home to his rotary dial telephones.  He released several singles under his own name in the 80's, some of which can be found on the PATTI ANN CD.


Dan’s musical legacy goes back to the Molly Maguires, one of the Burg's most popular bands of the Sixties.  His soaring second tenor and positive "vibe" energize all who come into contact with him.  A dedicated family man, Dan and his wife Mary make their home in O'Hara Township, PA.


Barry is the group's songwriter, composing many Wee Jams' popular tunes including "Patti Ann." He originated the group in 1966 with some high school friends. ("I'm proud they are still my friends.") Barry plays keyboards ("the `Sam the Sham' of the new millenium") and bounds around onstage with abandon. He enjoys producing and collecting records, and currently lives in Phoenix, AZ where he continues to cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers.


An accomplished guitarist, Gordie brings the same sense of discipline and organization to the other facets of his life. He is known within the group as being practical and sensible, but also having a great sense of humor. Gordie joined the group during the Wee Jams II phase in 1971, and stayed as that group morphed into hard rockers "Father Maple." His steady rhythms are the backbone of the band. Gordie is now the recording director for the group.


Fred's abilities have enriched local, national and international entertainers for many decades.  In Pittsburgh, he was with the Igniters, Jimmy Mack and the Music Factory and Friends, with Frank Czuri, recording for Atlantic Records.  He also backed many of our favorite vocal groups as a backing musician for the Pittsburgh Old Record Collectors' Club (PORCC).  He worked with Billy Price and the Rhythm Kings, and with Pete Hewlett as RCA recording artists Sweet Lightnin', among many others. Nationally, Fred toured with phenomenal blues guitarist Roy Buchanan.  More recently, he represented the Western PA Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, and was part of the Nied's Hotel Band at the Bitter End in Greenwich Village, NY.   He also was a keyboardist and musical director at the Blues to Bop Festival, in Lugano, Switzerland!


Scot played in various high school pop, jazz and concert bands before attending West Liberty State College in 1993, where he studied music theory, percussion and piano. He played with Zappa-inspired prog satire group ESP from 1994-2000, both locally and on the east coast, especially Baltimore, New York and New Jersey, releasing the CD "Bye Bye, Blee" in 1999; then joined Persephone's Dream afterwards for several years, recording the concept album "Pan: An Urban Pastoral," which won critical acclaim around the world. Scot also plays percussion in various local musicals while taking on special recording projects.


The word "multi-talented" could have been coined to describe Hal Weiss. His trumpet stylings have played behind acts as varied as Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners, Five Guys Named Moe and the Pittsburgh Banjo Club. His vocal range is breathtaking: he once filled in for Philadelphia soul legend Brenda Coates of Brenda and the Tabulations. Hal coordinates the booking of the exceptional horn players that constitute the Wee Jams Horns.

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