KEN WISSMANN (bass)
Ken Wissmann started playing electric bass in high school and turned off his volume when he really didn’t know a tune…the loss of bottom end went unnoticed. He switched to lead guitar for college gigs but quit playing professionally when he graduated. Flash forward to 1995 and the need to play out took him back to his current instrument, electric bass. He doesn’t sing back-up; he never played with anyone famous; he never opened for a nationally-known group; he always has fun and lots of satisfaction when he provides the bottom end for others. Since 2002, Ken has backed Robbie Limon in a 70′s-focused band and on-stage with two musical theater pieces honoring Hank Williams, Sr. and Buddy Holly. Reti*****t just isn’t in Ken’s vocabulary or heart. Rock on!
KEVIN ARCHAMBAULT (drums)
Kevin Archambault (Arch), started playing drums around age 7. Having been involved with drum & bugle corps at an early age (specifically the Boston Crusaders), Arch found his niche as a timpanist, which seemed to coincide with his adolescent dream of becoming a classical percussionist. He kicked around various music endeavors in his teen, including playing in garage and dance bands in the Boston (Mass) neighborhoods; as well musal theatre and orchestra in high school. He even went to Berklee as a high school senior on a community arts scholarship, however a broken wrist playing football limited his drumming for a few years in his late teen, and eventually, “life” just sort of got in the way. Music was put on the back-burner!
Having moved from Boston to Virginia in the late 80’s, after establishing his career as an airline mechanic, Arch quickly found the Shenandoah Valley ripe with music opportunities. “I played anywhere and everywhere” Kevin said when trying to reestablish his drumming career; having played with Ed McCurdy and Blues Rattlers; and with Susan Summers and the Solution, as well as many impromptu bands assembled for weddings, funerals, hoe downs, bar-mitzvah’s and orgies (just kidding) :) .
Since 2002, Kevin has backed Robbie Limon in a 70′s-focused band and on-stage with Buddy Holly. Kevin has also played in Wayside Theatre’s “Always Patsy Cline.”
HANK ZIMMERMAN (keyboards)
Hank Zimmerman first began playing live music at age 14 during the 60s “garage band” era, in Allentown, Pa. He bought his first electric piano, a classic Wurly, in 1964, joining the Golden Tones, a well-known local band. From there, he played in and out of country bands during U.S. Navy duty in Norfolk, Va. and continued on the Fender Rhodes in bands during college in Shippensburg, Pa. His first band in Shenandoah Valley was Four Score, playing Rhodes and Farfisa with Roy Harris, a Valley native who, in his young years had played with folks like Patsy Cline and Roy Clark. Hank joined up with Robbie Limon to play in his “An Evening with Buddy Holly” stage musical in 2008 and later had the good fortune to become keyboardist in the Robbie Limon Band.
PAUL MOSCHETTO (lead guitar, vocals)
Paul Moschetto Guitar & Vocals: Paul Moschetto is a Shenandoah Conservatory graduate who has been performing in the Shenandoah valley area since 1991. Paul is a multi-talented musician as well playing other instruments such as bass, electric and acoustic guitar, flute, percussion, and lead/backing vocals in all groups he has played with. He began his performing career in 1982 working under contract with James Turner Productions with the power trio Tempest and later East Coast Productions with the rock band The Ride performing up and down the Mid-Atlantic coast. In 1988, he co-founded the group Open Window which enjoyed much success throughout the 90’s as an acoustic trio. The group released a self-titled work in 1999 that included other musicians from the area. During this time he also played with various groups and the progressive rock bands Occidental Pygmies (late 80′s), Sir Reele (Original Music) from the late 90′s into 2001, and The EP Project (Original progressive rock). He also performed as a solo classical guitarist and with the elite classical guitar quartet Pumping Nylon (while at SU) during the 90’s. In 2002 he took a hiatus from performing before joining forces with Big Ed Reedy to form No Drama in 2006. The band enjoyed playing bars and events throughout the valley until disbanding in 2011. Paul was fortunate enough to be offered the job as lead guitarist and vocalist with the Robbie Limon Band in the summer of 2011 where he has been continuing his musical journey with a new passion and fire in his playing.