The tremendous challenge facing any band performing a tribute to the '60s is the ability to play such a diverse range of musical styles. That challenge is vigorously conquered by the This Is The '60s musical troupe. The band's note-for-note live recreations of each tune is a testament to their skill and the many months of work that went into making This Is The '60s a top-quality musical production.
Joan Burton (Guitar/Harp/Vocals) Joan is a recording artist with more than 15 years in the music industry. In addition to vocals that captivate an audience with its range and flawless control, she is an accomplished guitarist and pianist. Originally from Rochester, New York, Joan performed in a wide variety of acts, most notably an all-original group, The Joan Burton Band. On her first CD, "Only a Moment Away," she worked with Starship's legendary guitarist Craig Chaquico. On her latest CD, Joan teams with Lou Gramm of Foreigner, who co-wrote one of the songs with Joan and produced three of the tracks. She has appeared on stage with Greg Lake of ELP and Richard Marx, and has opened for Paul Rogers, Electric Light Orchestra, and Peter Frampton. Joan now calls Myrtle Beach, South Carolina home.
Scott Leftwich (Guitar/Vocals) Scott is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who hails from Winston-Salem, NC. His indie rock band, Scott Leftwich & the Atarians, was selected to open for Journey and Def Leppard in 2006. He has also performed with Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley and other national acts at venues across the country, including LA's Whiskey A-Go-Go. He has written and recorded soundtracks for a number of independent films and has recorded six CDs, including Love in 2012 which received critical acclaim from national publications and music blogs.
Daryn Owen (Bass/Vocals) Daryn began his musical career in 1983 as a guitarist/vocalist with Solution, a touring show band. Expanding his horizons in 1990, he joined Mystic Pie, a popular progressive/jazz rock ensemble. Daryn also worked for six years as a front-of-house sound engineer with Apex Sound & Lighting. He returned to the stage in 2006, performing with The Reach Band at festivals and venues in the Carolinas, and then with Smokin', a touring tribute to arena rock.
David Krol (Keyboards/Guitar/Vocals) David hails from Charlotte, North Carolina and has been touring professionally since the age of seventeen. He has performed with The Beach Boys, Kiss, The Producers, Eddie Money, The Grassroots, Pat Travers, Joe Davis, and The Rossington Collins Band. In 1999, he founded Smokin', an arena rock tribute act that has toured extensively. Dave is also an experienced audio engineer and road manager. His musical strength lies in his chameleon-like versatility and the ability to coax a wide range of instruments from his multiple keyboards.
Eddie Darst (Lead Guitar/Sitar/Vocals) Eddie got into music as a drummer in 1968. After a few years he switched to guitar, which has been his passion for 38 years. After playing in rock and funk shows through the '70s and '80s, he formed the band Mere Mortals in 1995 and released two CDs. In 2004, he opened a 48-track recording studio, Blue Wynds, and established an Alan Parsons Project-style studio venture called Line of Fire which released two CDs on Tribunal Records. In 2007, he joined the arena rock tribute Smokin' , before joining This Is The '60s. Eddie lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Freddie Trumbower (Drums/Percussion) Freddie has been playing drums since 1969. With his trademark versatility, he is just as comfortable playing Ringo Starr fills in a Beatles tune as he is pounding through complex John Bonham triplets in a Led Zeppelin number. Raised in a suburb of Chicago, his early ventures into music were in symphonic and jazz bands. In 1983, he gravitated to rock, playing in a number of metal and classic rock bands in the Midwest, including Passion Killer and regional favorites Hanover Fist. His versatility brought him studio session work ranging from country music to hard rock. Freddie now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Dara Creswell (Dancer/Vocals) Born and raised in North Carolina, Dara has been an enthusiastic dancer from a young age. She has been dancing consistently for over two decades, many of those years on the Dance Specialties Illusion Dance Troop, a competitive team that travels across the country. Dara is a recent graduate of UNC-Charlotte where she danced with the school's dance team the "Gold Dusters." Recently she has been using her dancing talents as a member of the Checkmates, a dance team that performs at Charlotte Checkers hockey games and at community events across the Charlotte Metro area.
Anna Rednour (Dancer/Vocals) Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Anna keeps busy working as an actor, dancer, singer, and musician. Even at the tender age of nineteen, she has already amassed an impressive resume in the performing arts world. She can be seen as a principle dancer in the Warner Brothers motion picture A Cinderella Story 3, as well as the films Hunger Games and Break Up. On stage, she has appeared as both a dancer and singer in regional productions of The Wizard of Oz, Jungle Book, Swingtime Canteen, Alice in Wonderland, Charlotte's Web, and The Big Bad Musical. Anna has also performed as a featured dancer and voice soloist at Walt Disney World.