Hailing from Baltimore, MD Vonita began piano lessons in elementary school, and advanced to piano and music theory at Peabody Preparatory School. Her musical influences include classical, show tunes, jazz, and pop.
She loves singing harmonies and sang in her high school chorus and choir. Before graduating, she was a member of The Fyne Myst, a trio fashioned after The Supremes. They appeared on the TV show, Baltimore Breakout, played local clubs and venues, and opened for Smokey Robinson. She also played keyboard and sang back-up vocals in an all-girl band, Hugh's Production. Upon moving to Hagerstown, MD, she enrolled in the Evolution Rock School and played keyboard and sang with Adults Only.
Vonita is also music director and member of "Greater" the praise band at Robinwood Church in Hagerstown, MD. In her small amount of spare time, she enjoys writing music and lyrics.
Dean’s musical career started at an early age as he pursued the viola and alto sax. He performed in the school orchestra and band. He started piano lessons during his high school years. Dean was heavily influenced singing hymns in his church choir and the sounds of the organ inspired him.
His country and rockabilly influences came from listening to the radio with his parents. Here he heard the music of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Elvis, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and many of the legends from the 50’s and 60’s. These memories are still fresh in Dean’s mind. During his teen years, Dean started exploring the music of the 70’s which included The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and the Eagles.
While in college, Dean picked up the electric bass and started playing original music with a keyboardist and songwriter. In 1994 after college, Dean formed a band, Dino and the Grinders which played the club circuit in the Northern Virginia region.
In 1996 at the age of 25, Dean toured the Mid-Atlantic with Daryl Davis, leader of the Daryl Davis Band and former keyboardist for Chuck Berry. While touring with The Daryl Davis Band, Dean played with other artists such as Johnnie Johnson, Bill Kirtchen, Ron Holloway and other top artists in the Washington DC Metropolitan market. In 1999, Dean joined the Southern Persuasion band touring the Mid-Atlantic market. In 2000, Southern Persuasion recorded a CD titled, “Find A Way” for local release, where he wrote, arranged and recorded all the bass tracks.
Dean is known as a “play in the pocket” bassist. Join us in welcoming Dean to “The Spin-Outs" family and be sure to say hello to him at our next show!
...is from Greenvillage, PA. Mike picked up his first pair of drum sticks at the age of 14. Playing in different garage bands in his teens, he got his first break playing in a working band at 17. This Altoona based club band, Second Edition, played cover tunes of that day’s favorite artists such as The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and various doo-wop bands. Mike joined his first Elvis Tribute Artist band, The KC Band (later the Royal Express,) through 2008. Mike also played with "The Memphis Cats," a band which specialized in Elvis music from the early years.
Music took hold of Garry at the age of 12 when his parents got him his first guitar in his hometown of Scotland, PA. At 14, he and some friends started The Fugitives, a rock band that played school gigs, private parties, fairs, and carnivals.
After college, Garry played with very successful groups such as Crossfire, Redwing, and Atlantis. A few years later, he was asked to audition for a young, aspiring Elvis Tribute Artist; David King. It was the beginning of many years of friendship and playing in local clubs and various venues including The Whitaker Center which premiered, Elvis: The Man~The Music (a Live Rockumentary). He has played at The Capitol Theatre, Elvis Week in Memphis, and the Virginia Beach Elvis Festival.
Over the years he has shared the stage with such musical greats as The Jordanaires, Trisha Yearwood, The Bellamy Brothers, Mark Chestnut, and The Forester Sisters, to mention a few. After a taking a few years off, he reconnected with friend and local musician, Mike Park, to form The Spin-Outs with a primary focus to create a premier Elvis Tribute Band that plays for any Elvis Tribute Artist.
Garry’s greatest rewards are his strong faith in God, wife, daughter, granddaughter and grandson that provides tremendous support and unconditional love, the opportunity to perform with fantastic musicians, and getting to play for the fans!
A native of Baltimore, MD Robbie now resides in Pennsylvania. Elvis music has been a part of his life since he was a very small child. His dad would play the 1972 Elvis On Tour-original soundtrack album over and over because Robbie would cry in his high chair each time the record ended.
Robbie started playing drums and alto saxophone in school and later transitioned to guitar.
His biggest guitar influences are Jimi Hendrix, John Fogerty, Scotty Moore, Skunk Baxter, Tim Mahoney, Billy Gibbons and, of course, the legendary chicken picker, James Burton.