Erin Moffat – Vocals and Flute
Erin started her singing career fairly late in life, finding her voice on stage as a member of the FASS Theatre Company while completing her studies at the University of Waterloo. Soon after, she joined Kitchener Waterloo Little Theatre and hasn’t stopped singing since. In addition to KWLT and FASS, she has had featured roles in musicals with Stratford Community Players and Perth County Players. Erin was also the lead singer for the Kitchener band Six Minutes to Midnight, and can often be found singing the National Anthem at local sporting events. From 2014-2017 she was the vocalist (and flute player) for the acoustic duo Erin and Company, performing in local bars, festivals and senior homes. Currently she is performing as a solo entertainer in senior homes.
She began playing flute at the age of 13, and picked up the clarinet a couple of years later. She has performed with the Waterloo Concert Band, the University of Waterloo Warriors Band, the Argonotes, the Guelph Concert Band and the Kitchener Musical Society Band. Currently, Erin is a member of the Iron Tonic Jazz Band, where she plays Alto Saxophone. She also loves playing in pit orchestras for musical theatre, and since 1998 has performed with Royal City Musical Productions, The Community Players of New Hamburg, UW Drama, Stratford Community Players, JM Drama and others.
Find out more at erinmoffat.com
David Rahn – Guitar
Richard Finch – Guitar
Richard (Rick ) Finch is a longtime resident of the Waterloo-Wellington area, and it’s there that he joined his first rock’n roll band in the mid 1960’s. A committed left-hander, he borrowed his older brother’s right-handed guitar to play in his first band, and he’s played guitar upside down ever since!
The very apt nickname, ‘Lefty’, has followed him through a variety of Southern Ontario rock bands including some notables; Wheelhouse, WN Show Band, Chevy and the Hub Caps, and The Cartunes. Not unlike many fellow musicians of the 60’s his love for the music trade was born on that fateful evening back in 1964 when the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan show; ‘I knew instantly that I wanted to be in a band. I immediately rounded up a bunch of my buddies and convinced them that we ought to start a band. The fact that none of us played a musical instrument seemed only a minor impediment to our success!’ The dream eventually faded, but his love for live music persisted over a five-decade career. ‘I think I’ve played every dusty dance hall and backroom speakeasy between Windsor and Montreal. Some of my best memories are of playing the smaller, quaint venues, but I have to say that back in the day, performing sold out shows at the iconic LuLu’s Roadhouse always got me excited.’
When he’s not polishing his guitars, he’s probably polishing his Harley, or his Piper Colt (it’s a plane not a gun – whew!!) while listening to classics from the 60’s. Oh… and he likes to quote Plato from time to time; ‘Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything’, but sometimes a Homer Simpson quote is more fitting; ‘Stupidity got us into this mess, and stupidity will get us out!’ For now, Rick continues to enjoy the mess!
Andre Perrella – Bass
Andre has an eclectic musical background. He grew up in the 1970s, a very troubled and musically confused time. He would watch local bands thumping out “Smoke On The Water” out of garages, then switch on the radio which could have been playing “Disco Duck.” Somehow, he emerged from that turmoil with an ear for a steady groove of bass rhythm. Andre has played in several bands ranging from country, bluegrass and classic rock. He continues to play for his church’s folk choir and band. He draws much inspiration from great bassists, particularly from James Jamerson, session bassist of Motown’s Funk Brothers.
Mike Somes – Drums