Debbie - 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,
The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, 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 - Taylor and Takamine 12-string acoustic-electrics, Shure & Samson
microphones, Armstrong flute.
Chris - 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.
Joe - 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
Mike - 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: Fender and Chapman guitars, Marshall and Traynor amps with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers.
Line 6 HX effects. Mike also proudly uses Keeley Electronics, Boss, MXR/Dunlop, Electro Harmonix,
and Mooer effect pedals. Mike plays with String Joy strings and picks.
Richie - Drums, Vocals
Richie is a self taught, play-by-ear drummer who started playing in his grandparents' basement at the
age of 6. At the time he used a three piece 1960’s Ludwig kit, which was given to him by his dad.
Richie is upbeat and very engaging with the audience and you can tell by his facial expressions that
he loves to play. Richie has been influenced by Van Halen, Sammy Hagar, LED Zeppelin, The Cars,
The Foo Fighters and The Beatles.
Gear - PDP (DW Drums), DW 7000 bass pedal, Sabina and Zyljian cymbals, Vic Firth drum sticks and