Robert Emmet Dunlap - lead guitar and vocals
Lead guitarist Robert Emmet Dunlap is internationally recognized as a
phenomenal artist. "Boston Bob" has performed and recorded with
artists such as Delaney Bramlett, Dillon O'Brian, and Mary Black, toured
with Noel Redding, and brings an entirely new dimension to Orpheus Reborn.
His musical tastes and abilities are extremely eclectic, ranging from
jazz standards through rock, blues, Irish, and American folk songs. Bob
is also an accomplished songwriter. His song Mick Ryan's Lament
has been released by a host of artists, including bluegrass great Tim O'Brien on the album Two
Eric Gulliksen - bass guitar and vocals
Eric Gulliksen (known as "the Snake"), a founding member of
Orpheus, contributes a unique bass guitar style, sound and artistry. He
is a veteran of many rock bands and folk groups, and has been an independent
record producer and promoter with performances or compositions released
on at least twelve different labels in addition to those recorded with
Orpheus. In recent years he has worked in 23 countries, been a music collector
and archiver, and run a very popular mobile DJ service. He is also a
writer, poet and lyricist, and an
inventor with 17 patents to his credit. For a more complete biography, click here.
Currently, he and Steve are recording and performing as a duo known as Stephen & the Snake.
Check out Snake's poetry at the Stephen & the Snake web site!
Stephen Martin - guitar, harmonica and vocals
Steve Martin, the "fifth voice" of the original Orpheus and
a member of the group's "second incarnation," brings his wailing
harp, guitar and "slithery" voice to the group. Called the "Poet
Laureate" of Congress Alley (the controversial creative community
in Worcester, MA), his incredible word imagery and strange melodies provide
the foundation for much of the sound of Orpheus Reborn. His career has
included touring with major artists as well as independent record production,
and his songs and performances have been issued on many different labels
in addition to his efforts with Orpheus. He is also a freelance writer
and a political activist, very much involved in the struggle for Native
American equality. For a more complete biography, click here.
Currently, he and Snake are recording and performing as a duo known as Stephen & the Snake.
Check out Steve's writing at the Stephen & the Snake web site!
Jack McKennes - guitar and vocals
Jack McKennes, a second founding member of the original Orpheus,
consummate entertainer," rarely seen without his guitar. Much of
his career since his days with Orpheus has been as a solo artist, encompassing
folk music, rock and country. His solid guitar work and amazing tenor
voice have never failed to captivate audiences, whether he was a member
of a group or the only one on stage. Recently Jack has discovered an additional
talent as a songwriter, and Orpheus Reborn features several of his compositions.
Harry Sandler - drums and vocals
Drummer Harry Sandler, another founding member of the original Orpheus,
has spent his entire life in the entertainment business. In addition to
his talents as a drummer, he is also an accomplished guitarist and songwriter,
with a portfolio of well over a hundred songs. He has shared the stage
with such notables as Dennis Quaid, Jeff Baxter, Al Stewart, David Soul,
Hunter Thompson and Robin Williams, was "roadie" for Sha Na
Na, "cue card boy" on Wheel of Fortune, and had a stint as a
manager of a variety of television and movie stars. Harry was arguably
the "sex symbol" of the original Orpheus, where his exuberant
drum solos never failed to bring crowds to their feet.
Kathi Taylor - percussion, drums and vocals
Multitalented Kathi Taylor has brought far more than just a "touch
of class" to Orpheus Reborn. She has a degree in Percussion from
the Grove School of Music in Los Angeles, and plays piano and guitar as
well. Her skills with a wide range of percussive devices and effect generators
add variety and complexity to the group's rhythm structure and instrumental
melodic content, her clear alto expands and enhances the vocal arrangements,
and her very presence helps to keep the group's "rowdy side"
in check. In addition to being a world-class musician that has toured
internationally, Kathi is also an accomplished fine artist, and has lent
these considerable talents to
the creation of the group's collateral material.
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