DAVE BILLINGSLEY

Having been inspired by the original WeeJams, Dave spent the rest of the 60s starting several garage bands trying to reach that "Standard", eventually joining the WeeJam fraternity in 1971. A relocation to Virginia caused a separation in service for 13 years, but gladly rejoined when the opportunity presented itself. He is also the Praise and Worship Band Leader at the Southside Church of the Nazarene in Chesterfield Virginia.

LOUIS CIOPPA

Louie's introduction to the music business came in a classic manner: "on the corner. We used to sing on the corner, and the police used to chase us off. My idol was Frankie Lymon." And you can still hear echoes of Frankie in Louie's high tenor, which in the past has graced such Pittsburgh groups as the DeVilles and the Magic Moments.  He's known for his mesmerizing hand movements onstage, too!

DAN FERA

Dan is the newest Jam, but his musical legacy goes back to the Molly Maguires, one of the Burg's most popular bands of the Sixties.  Dan's 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 Sharpsburg, PA.

BARRY HAUGHIN

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 Boardman, Ohio, where he continues to cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

GORDIE HERBST

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.

DEVON LIPPMANN

Devon is the newest member of the group, bringing his own energetic and enthusiastic style to the Wee Jams.   He began singing doo-wop with the Braxman, an acappella group later known as 4Real. The group gained national fame by opening and sharing the stage with numerous groups such as The Vogues, Johnny Angel & the Halos, The Lettermen, The Drifters, and many more.

TOM O'HARA

For the past 15 years, Tom has and continues to play keyboards and sing with Chuck Blasko and The Vogues. Cousin to Danny's wife Mary, Danny recruited him to perform with the Wee Jams. Tom's musical tastes span many different genres, though he favors the soul of Stax and Volt artists. Jazz, R&B and Country Swing are also big influences. Doo Wop, however, is a "new frontier" for him. Tom and his wife Karen, are both Pittsburgh natives. They frequently travel to Nashville and also enjoy performances at Pittsburgh's Manchester Craftsman's Guild. They are also fans of cruising the Caribbean with the Smooth Jazz Cruise.

HAL WEISS

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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