Bryan started playing bass guitar at age 14 when the British Invasion hit the U.S., which was a natural transition from 1st chair tuba in the high school band and orchestra…and easier to carry! He played in two local groups during high school, the Futuras and the Uncalled Four + One. He had a big hiatus after marrying his high school sweetheart, Amy, and moving around the country for almost two decades before settling back in Louisville. The bass bug bit him again in the mid 90’s and he helped form the MOON DOGS and also played in the Dropouts. In his day job he is a pediatric psychologist with the UofL Medical School and Norton Children’s Hospital. Bryan is a big fan of classic rock and blues and loves nothing more that laying down the bass groove with the drummer!
Phil Duvall, Sr.
Phil Duvall, Sr. began playing music at the age of 10. He began as a violinist but soon realized that guitar was his real passion influenced by a group from Liverpool, England that changed music history, The Beatles. As is the case with many young people of his time, he was greatly influenced by many groups of the early 60’s. Phil has performed with many bands in the region and was a member of The Museum, Blue Rock, Cartoons, Autumn, The Fanatics, Goldbrick, Rhythmism, The Headstones Band and Rock Museum. These bands were very well known regionally. As a member of some of these groups he shared the stage with many major acts such as Foreigner, Spyro Gyra, The Brothers Johnson, J.D. Crowe and the New South and Firefall. Phil’s musical experience crossed a wide breadth of variety and styles providing a strong and varied musical foundation to build upon. He has performed Bluegrass, Country, and good old Rock and Roll throughout the years and has loved every minute of it.
Bill Mabrey started playing guitar at age 6. He still has his first electric guitar, a sweet 1957 Gretsch! It is one of many that he has acquired over the years. While in high school Bill taught guitar lessons and played lead guitar in local group called The CARAVANS.
Bill helped pay his way through College at Western KY University, by continuing to be a guitar instructor and playing in a group called Big Lick. He also played with several other groups, King Kong & the Swinging Togas and The Nashville Network All-Star Band while sitting in with other groups when time allowed him. After college he was off to climb the corporate ladder in the hospitality & entertainment industry. While working with CAESARS he was responsible for entertainment working with numerous artists such as Doobie Brothers, BB King, Vince Gill, Tony Bennett, Johnny Rivers, Little Big Town, Kool & The Gang, Michael McDonald, Big & Rich, George Jones, Randy Travis as well as a host of others. He recently retired as a Corporate Executive from a major hotel company and now resides in southern Indiana with his wife of 50 years, Shelia.
Bill enjoys all genres of music. If he had to name a favorite it would have to be the Blues. A few guitarists who have influenced him are Lonnie Mack, Eric Clapton, Chet Atkins and Les Paul.
Mark Tate has been a prominent percussionist/drum set player/educator in the Louisville area since returning to his hometown in 1985. He began his musical interest on February 9, 1964, when he watched Ringo Starr play with The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. From that time on, rock and roll drum set has been his great passion. While attending Thomas Jefferson High School, he played percussion in the school band, and drum set in the rock band The Museum (along with fellow ReVinylize member Phil Duvall). After high school, he attended the University of Kentucky, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in percussion performance. He then moved to St. Louis to earn his Master’s degree in percussion performance from Washington University.
Currently, Mark is a percussionist with the Louisville Orchestra, having played with them since 1983, and is their designated drum set player. He has taught percussion at Indiana University Southeast for 32 years, has an extensive private percussion studio at home, and regularly visits many schools in the metro area as a percussion coach and instructor. He has also played drum set for the Memphis Red Hots, a western swing/honky-tonk band.
Mark is an avid student of the history of rock and roll, particularly the early influences of rock from the 1940s and 1950s, as well as artists who are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His fellow band members call him “The Rock Historian”—just try stumping him on a Beatles trivia question.
The following drummers have been a big influence on Mark’s drum set playing: Ringo Starr, Jerry Allison, Clyde Stubblefield, Earl Palmer, Jr., Al Jackson, Jr., Mitch Mitchell, Ginger Baker, and all Motown drummers.