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Jeff Trost - drums, percussion
Jeff started playing drums in 1988, and performed with the Kankakee High School Show Choir, Mixed Choir, and Girls' Choir. After high school, he performed with Kankakee area bands "Western Male", "Infinity", and "Mesa" (with Lori). He retired from music for almost 20 years, until Lori called him to audition for "The Parrot Troupers". Jeff (along with Lori) is a founding member of "JUST ROLL WITH IT", but Jeff's wife gets credit for naming the band...and it's not just a name, it's a way of life...because no matter what happens, we "just roll with it!"
Lori Buckman - vocals, sax, flute, keyboard, percussion
Lori studied music education at Eastern Illinois University and Vandercook College of Music, and taught band, choir, and general music for 23 years in Kankakee area schools. She was previously in "2nd Time Around", "Vital Signs", "Mesa" (with Jeff and Erik), and "The Parrot Troupers" (also with Jeff). She performs with "The Swing Kings Jazz Orchestra", "The Jazz Time Big Band", Kankakee Municipal Band, River Valley Wind Ensemble, and pit orchestras for the Kankakee Valley Theatre Association and Limelight Theatre Group. Lori is the conductor of the River Valley String Ensemble, and is in demand as a private woodwind instructor, clinician, and adjudicator for student music events throughout Northeastern Illinois.
Bob Collins - bass, vocals
Bob's music resume includes over 40 years of diversified experience in the genres of Country, Blues, and Classic Rock. Bob has performed with many Kankakee area bands including "Pegasus" and the "After Midnight Blues Band" - 2013 Kankakee Area Music Awards "Best Blues Band" - who opened for blues artists Johnny Winter and Reba Russell, along with performing at Buddy Guy's Legends Blues Club and the Chicago Blues Festival.
Erik Mann - guitar, vocals
Erik Mann comes from a musical family and has been playing guitar and singing most of his life. He and Jeff first played together at high school events and in show choir in the 80's. During the late 80's and early 90's, Erik performed in "Mesa" with both Jeff and Lori. Later he performed with the area bands "Lighten Up", and "Smooth Move". Erik performed with "JUST ROLL WITH IT!" a few times back in the early days of the band, and is now on board full time!
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