"HEARTBEAT" IS FOUR LONG-TIME ROCKERS DEDICATED TO THE GROUPS, SOUNDS AND MUSIC OF THE 60's, 70's and 80's...
GUITAR & VOCALS
Dr. Jim Keleher is newest member of HEARTBEAT and replaces Ray Buckwich who has moved to the East coast. Jim's musical background spans rock, country, doo-wop and gospel music. Jim brings his superb guitar playing abilities and singing voice which helps round out HEARTBEAT's tight harmonies. Please join us in welcoming Jim to HEARTBEAT and enjoy his singing and playing as much as we do!
DRUMS, PERCUSSION & VOCALS
Jim is the original founding member of HEARTBEAT and started playing drums at age 14 and joined his first band at age 15. Jim's musical influences include the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eagles, Motown sounds and Beach Boys. Drummers who influenced Jim are Hal Blaine, Russ Kunkel, Ringo Starr, Max Weinberg (Bruce Springsteen's band) and Danny Serraphine of Chicago. Jim has played drums and percussion in big band swing, top 40 country, jazz and Christian worship bands. Jim has sung in many choirs in past years and uses his vocal ability in HEARTBEAT with lead and background vocals in addition to keeping a steady, strong beat.
BASS GUITAR & VOCALS
Peter was born in St. Louis and moved to Tucson in 1974. Having played bass guitar since he was fifteen, Peter has performed in a variety of cover bands since high school. He has produced three releases of original music with two local bands. Hard rock is Peter's choice of music. Major influences have been Yes, Pink Floyd, Rush and Kansas.
LEAD GUITAR & VOCALS
Dennis brings his electric and acoustic guitar styles and vocal ability to round out the HEARTBEAT sound. Originally from Pontiac, Michigan Dennis was a member of Mystery Tour, a Beatles acoustic tribute band in Tucson for several years. Dennis brings a great background of playing classic rock and touring the US with high profile rock groups. Dennis is an expert on Beatles history and plays and sings dozens of Beatles classic hits.
And a special thanks to Nick Spacone, equipment / drum tech