Lead & Backup Vocals, Guitar, Flute, Percussion
Deb is a classically trained New Jersey musician who began violin at age six and then switched
to guitar several years later when she found her passion for rock and country music. She also
plays flute and co-writes the band's original songs. She has been influenced by both rock and
country/country rock artists such as The Eagles, The Beatles, ELO, CCR, Linda Ronstadt,
Fleetwood Mac, and George Strait. Her love of music and entertaining are at the heart of
SunDog's performance. Deb founded SunDog in 2004, is past President of NJ Event
Professionals and is also the founder of The NJ Musicians Network.
Gear: Guitars - Takamine 12-string & Epiphone Acoustic Electrics, Shure & Samson
microphones, Armstrong flute.
Lead/Rhythm/Synthesizer Guitar, Saxophone, Lead & Backup Vocals
Chris has been playing guitar since he was 15 years old. He also plays tenor and alto saxophone,
and his work on synthesizer guitar and drum machine adds instrumentation and effects such as
keyboards, horns, strings, and even steel drums and marimbas.Chris also plays bass guitar and
co-writes the band's original songs. His dedication and energy drive SunDog. Chris has been
influenced most by Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Gear: Guitars - Fender Strats, Gibson Les Paul, PRS, Schecter, Brian Moore synth guitar; Selmer
Mark VI Tenor saxophone, Yamaha Custom Z Tenor saxophone, Selmer Alto saxophone, Roland
GR-33 guitar synthesizer, Roland SPD-S drum machine, Roland VG-99 Guitar System, BOSS
effects, Shure and Samson microphones.
Bass Guitar, Lead & Backup Vocals
Joe is an accomplished musician and veteran of the Jersey band scene who has played everything
from rock to funk to disco and has toured the country professionally. Inspired at age 17 by a video
of Jimi Hendrix, Joe started learning to play on a guitar given to him by his uncle, and his main
musical influence is classic rock. His talent, vast repertoire of songs, and his expertise in music
theory give SunDog a solid foundation. Joe also plays lead and rhythm guitar.
Gear: Fender, Gibson, & Epiphone guitars
Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Growing up hearing his dad's recording of Eric Clapton's "Layla" and his aunt's Led Zeppelin tapes
playing, Mike has always had an infatuation with the guitar and music. He took to playing his aunt's
acoustic guitar right away and jumped at every chance to get his hands on it. When Mike was 10 she
started teaching him basic chords, and shortly thereafter his mother and grandmother purchased him
an electric guitar start up kit. Fast forward many years, bands, music tastes, trials and errors to today
where Mike is more in love with the guitar and music than ever. His work with SunDog ensures great
musical production and memorable instrumentation in every song. Mike is also an accomplished
bassist and enjoys playing the drums.
Gear: Guitars - 1990s Fender Stratocaster w/ Texas Special pickups and 7 way switching, 2015
Chapman ML1, 2004 Ibanez SZ520QM w/ Seymour Duncan JB (bridge), 59' (neck) pickups, Sperzal
Locking tuners, 2000s Fender Telecaster (open C tuning), 2005 Epiphone Les Paul Standard,
Epiphone PR 5E/B Acoustic/electric guitar, Washburn XB102 Bass guitar. Amp - Traynor YCV50B 50
watt tube combo amp, 1x12 Celestion Vintage 30 speaker. Effects/Misc. - Dunlop Crybaby 535q
Wah, EHX Small Stone Phaser, Trex Effects Alberta overdrive, MXR BC108 Silicon Fuzz Face, Mooer
ElecLady flanger, Boss TR2 tremolo, Boss DD-20 delay, Boss RV6 reverb. Daddario Equinox Clip On
Steve is a classically trained musician who started his drumming career at the age of seven, and his
rhythms and style now drive SunDog's performances. Steve had his own successful wedding band
package during the 80’s and since that time has played with several local New Jersey bands and has
been active in an acoustic duo based in Hudson County. Steve has also written, arranged, and taught
at several Competing Band circuit high schools in Northern NJ.
Gear: Roland TD 25-KV V touring kit. Tama StarClassic acoustic kit, DW Design Series Acrylic 5-piece
shell pack. Roland SPD-SX-SE special edition sampling pads, and Shure microphones