Meet The Band

Doug Hubert (guitar, lead vocals): Originally from Queensbury, NY, Doug is a Binghamton University graduate and veteran science teacher who has guided hundreds of young people through the hallowed halls of Union-Endicott High School where he also heads up the highly respected Science Research and Medical Pathways programs. A completely self-taught guitarist, Doug has been performing for over 20 years. Doug plays Taylor and Takemine acoustics and occasionally the Les Paul.

Eamonn Hubert (lead guitar, vocals): Eamonn is an award-winning 11-year-old guitarist who has been performing publicly for 5 years; he also plays violin/fiddle, ukulele, mandolin, bass guitar, piano, saxophone, and is pretty good on the banjo and drums as well! Eamonn has Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and a stutter but he also has perfect pitch which occurs in roughly 1 of every 10,000 people. Settle in for an informative lecture should you happen to ask him about guitars, guitar pedals, dead guitarists, Minecraft… Eamonn plays a Fender American Elite Strat, 2019 Gibson Les Paul Standard, a 2019 Duesenberg Caribou, a custom Kanile’a ukulele, and Taylor and Takemine acoustics.

Eamonn performed at the 2016 NY State Blues Festival after winning 2nd place in the KJ James Memorial Scholarship competition against other kids ages 18 and under.

In 2017, a casting associate for Broadway’s School of Rock the Musical stumbled onto some of Eamonn’s YouTube videos. He was invited to NYC to audition for the principal child role of Zack Mooneyham– he knocked it out of the park and they loved him, but they thought he was a bit young at the time. They kept him on their watch list, and he auditioned twice more before landing the role of swing in December 2018. He had his debut as Zack in Cleveland on March 13, 2019 before 2,000+ cheering fans, a dream come true. Returning home in June 2019, Eamonn spent 20 weeks touring the US and joined his very talented Broadway peers in wowing the crowds 19 times in several states. What a ride!

Gordie Gottlieb (bass): Gordie is a guitar player and bassist who has been playing for more than 15 years. He was formerly with the band Motortramp and now plays bass for AlGoreRhythm and Floating Down. When he’s not playing, you’ll find Gordie spending time with his wife Megan and their two children or enjoying the outdoors.

Steve “Shimes” Shimer (drums): You’ve probably heard “Shimes in the Morning” on Cool 106.7, and 95 the MET in Elmira. He’s been the Equinox Broadcasting – Operations Manager for 20+ years. Shimes has been drumming since 1975 and started out playing with marching bands and drum corps, taking up the drum set later. He was been the U-E Tiger’s Pride Marching Band Drumline and Winter drum line Head Percussion Instructor from 2005 to 2018. Shimes is also the Public Address Announcer for the Binghamton Devils AHL Hockey team and has served as the BCVMA hockey announcer since 1997. Shimes plays a PDP X7 drumset, and uses Pro Mark drumsticks.

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