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The Toler Tucci Band
Dangerous Dan Toler has contributed his powerful guitar work to many well known bands including Dickey Betts & Great Southern, The Allman Brothers Band, The Gregg Allman Band, Toler Brothers and Townsend Toler Band. He also was a member of The Renegades of Southern Rock. Dan's fusion of Southern rock, blues and jazz create a most unique performance style which injects emotion and energy into each and every song. Dan's discography credits are pages long.
Doc Tucci plays guitar and sings both harmony and lead vocals. He has written much of Tucci's material blending his New York City roots with his more recent Southern rock/blues exposure. Doc has performed in shows with Dickey Betts, Joe Walsh, Dan Toler, and Jerry Jerome. As co-owner of Telstar Recording Studio he has worked with The Allman Brothers Band, Govt Mule, Townsend Toler Band, Dickey Betts and Great Southern, Nelson and Gregg Allman. Doc received a Grammy nomination for co-engineering Highfalls an Allman Brothers Band live instrumental in 2003.
HJ (Jake) Hansen initially hit the music scene as a keyboardist in the Pittsburgh area playing with Skeeter Hill, New Haven, Hurricane and Midnight Flyer in that region. While with New Haven Jake shared the stage with acts like Dr. Hook, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Elvin Bishop, Earl Scruggs and Asleep At The Wheel. He has extensive Hammond B3 and piano experience and blends in harmoniously with Tucci's song list. Jake is also a major contributor to the style and writings of TTB.
Michael Tucci provides the beat in Tucci's rhythm section. Michael the youngster in the group has studied with Gary Guzzardo, Jamo Vandebogart, Michael Finlay and James Varnado. Michael, Chaz and Harry provide a most solid rhythm section for the band. Together they fuse an urban funk feel with traditional Southern rock/blues to create the skeleton of TTB's music.
Don Richards who has played with various groups including keyboardist for George and Gwen McCrae's band adds keyboards to the group. Don also is an outstanding lead vocalist with a natural growl to his voice completing the Blues/ Southern Rock sound.
Chaz Trippy is a well known percussionist who for years was with the Gregg Allman Band. During his tenure with GAB he played along side Dave "Frankie" Toler on drums and Dan Toler on lead guitar. Chaz also performed percussion on the Dreams album for the Allman Brothers Band.
Harry DeBusk cut his professional musical teeth 35 plus years ago playing blues, rock and funk in the kinds of bars that get burned down by the owners for insurance money! Undaunted, but, educated, Harry bought new equipment and pressed on forming such popular Maryland bands as The Process, Staggerwing and The Cha Cha Boys. He has shared the stage with Eddie Money, The Thompson Twins, Foghat and many others. After moving to to Florida in 2011 Harry rediscovered his Southern rock, R&B and funk roots through TTB, and has been as happy as a laughing pig ever since. Harry can now fulfill his long-time philosophical outlook: Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance.
The newest member to TTB is sensational guitarist and vocalist Alex Keller who has played in various Florida based bands. Alex made his initial appearance with the band at the recent cd release show.