Meet the Band

                       

Scott Macfeat - Guitars, Vocals

Scott

Guitarist and vocalist Scott Macfeat began playing and singing over thirty years ago. Joining the band Progress in 1980 Scott started his musical journey. The next ten years Scott found himself in Force Five, Times Square, Wired, Thunderstruck and County Line. After taking a break from bands Scott put together Red Thread in 2000.

Whenever Scott plays it becomes clear that he was influenced early on by great guitarist such as Jeff Beck, Joe Perry, Ritchie Blackmore, Jimmy Page, Steve Howe and George Harrison. 

2005, Scott made a big splash in the Lancaster area with the band, Off the Kuff.  Off the Kuff quickly got noticed. Unfortunately Scott had to move and Off the Kuff disbanded. Returning to the Lancaster area, Scott hooked up with his friend Dave Mutzabaugh  and put together OFF OUR ROCKERS.

 

Dave Mutzabaugh - Drums

daveVeteran drummer, Dave Mutzabaugh  has played in numerous bands over the years including –BitterSuite, Uncle Wiggley, Slapstick, Chickee LaVarr, Pressure, L.A. Rockers, Filthy Rich, Doc Roc and the Nuclear Dogs, The Stephan Nicholas Band, HYT, and now OFF OUR ROCKERS!

Listening to Dave play you will hear major influences such as Cork Young (Snake), Ringo Starr (Beatles), Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake, & Palmer), Bill Bruford (Yes & King Crimson), and Barriemore Barlow (Jethro Tull) all who have shaped Dave into the drummer he is today. 

A passion for all kinds of music has influenced his playing.   “I love classical music – there’s just nothing that gets me more excited than hearing a full symphony – it evokes so many emotions.”  Honky Tonk music of the mid 1900’s ,Pop and progressive music are also his favorites.  

Dave’s kit is extraordinary just to see.  A Tama floor tom and kick drum w/ Tama Speed Cobra double pedal; Pearl symphonic percussion toms and Pearl hardware; Paiste cymbals are only a few pieces of this left handed drummers impressive kit.  Behind him hang two huge Wuhan brass gongs.   “I’m not finished yet – it is a work in progress – I am interested in adding electronic percussion pads (or triggers), and special effects of sorts”.

When not drumming Dave loves to read, and has a good-sized library. His favorites are science fiction, horror, and biographies.  “I also enjoy writing and will be doing more of that when I retire.  My favorite movies / TV series are westerns, but I also love a very wide variety of comedies, ’60s & ’70s being my first choice”.

“I’ve been trying to be a drummer for 51 years, and I think I’m catching on to how it works.  I love to talk shop, so please don’t hesitate to approach me at our shows.”



Iggy Taylor - Keyboards, Vocals

Iggy

Award winning singer, songwriter and musician Iggy Taylor, started playing music at the age of ten. Teaching himself piano/organ and bass guitar, Taylor played in several East Coast cover bands. Iggy was introduced to Linda after playing a high school dance. They dated through High School and married shortly after graduation. Linda and Iggy have been happily married for 42 years!

Bursting back onto the Delaware music scene in 1999 as “Bad Betsy” Taylor began writing and performing his own songs. Independently releasing seven CD’s, Taylor’s music has been featured on local radio such as W.S.T.W’s Hometown Heroes, The Sherri Mullen show and The Dave Gaffney show. Media coverage has included both local and national publications. Joining the all original band, "Too Little Time”, in 2006, Iggy continued to make a difference through positive lyrics, music and actions. The band’s popularity quickly grew as the baby boomer generation found and appreciated the music they created.

Iggy joined OFF OUR ROCKERS in September 2015.

For more information or to listen to or buy Iggy’s music, please go to: www.badbetsy.com

Jeff Barninger - Guitar, Vocals

 

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Jeff Barninger’s musical journey is like a lyric from Bryan Adams’s Summer of 69. Maybe more Christmas of 66 that’s when Jeff got his first guitar and amp. First song was Louie Louie, next came Wipe Out and then the classic "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida".  Jeff hungered for more so in 1967 he began to take guitar lessons from Dale Fryberger and in 1969 joined Emery Frie. Jeff first jammed with now Rocker band mate, Dave Muztenbaugh in 1973. Later on Jeff bounced around in various bands including Fast Cookies and next the Jetz. 

 

Like many “rockers” Jeff took a vacation from music for about fifteen years to raise a family and rebuild a farmhouse. In 1999 music called him back and with the help of friend, Dale Duffy, Jeff joined Phantom Black. A few more years, a few more bands until 2015 when he joined Off Our Rockers.

 

Jeff’s knowledge of rock and roll is impressive as he can usually play any “rock” song from the past four decades simply from memory. A true “Rocker”.

David Sears - Vocals

David has a varied musical background. Starting with classic piano lessons in elementary school he broadened his musical skills picking up the trumpet and
daveguitar in middle school. While in Middle school he and several classmates formed the band Clockwork. Clockwork stayed together through High School and David continued playing trumpet in county and state orchestras and jazz bands. 

 After high school David continued playing guitar and singing at various Festivals and other venues. All through his life music has always been a constant source of enjoyment. He has been influenced by a wide range of music including classical composers Bach, Telemann and Mahler and progressive rock bands, like ELP, Genesis, Yes, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, Renaissance as well as Mike Oldfield, Little Feat, and  jazz artists like Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Gong and Weather Report. 

 

After moving from D.C. to Pennsylvania he enjoyed playing a variety of open mics and connecting with local musicians. In 2015 David and Lisa Thomas the founder of the band Sweet Ember performed several live shows. This relit the burning desire in David to be part of a band and in December of 2015 he became the latest member of Off Our Rockers. “It is a real honor to be part of a group of musicians with as much talent and history as these guys have.” “I look forward to 2016 being a Rockin Good Year.”

Eric Muench - Bass

Eric was born in the late 50’s to parents both of whom were in the bass section in the orchestra. He started playing the double bass in 4th grade and continued through high school. “Dad got me my first bass (and my current one) for Christmas of 1972. I Carried the Sunday Newspaper for about 2 years to save up for my first amp (a cool Kustom with lots of naugahyde)!”

His earliest band, Hazy Blue, was the first time he played live and in front of real people.    eric

Hazy Blue existed four years and “we were all Hempy High”. Early influences were The Allman Bros., Steely Dan, Mott the Hoople, Foghat, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie (RIP) and Todd Rundgren.  Next came Stratus.  A jazz/rock influenced band Eric played in for about 3 years. Stratus dovetailed neatly into his first opportunity play to play disco and almost play music for a living. “Loose” fell apart and Eric moved to L.A. to become a “rock star”. “There, I found I had to work for a living and played sparingly unfortunately and eventually became an adult.”

Returning to PA 20 years later Eric had increased his inventory to include a double bass and an acoustic bass guitar. With some help he founded a celtic/acoustic duo (Gladly Playe) that quickly became a trio, quartet and larger band throughout the next 10 years.

Except for playing at the Methodist circuit and an occasional jam the next few years Eric took a sabbatical from any organized bands of any sort. “That pretty much brings me to today and feel fortunate to be part of Off Our Rockers. The name just fits.”