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 "The Parrot Troupers" (also with Jeff). She performs with "The Jazz Time Big Band", "The Rhythm Makers Jazz Orchestra", Kankakee Municipal Band, River Valley Wind Ensemble, and pit orchestras for the Kankakee Valley Theatre Association and Limelight Theatre Group. Lori 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.
Brian Schubbe - guitars, vocals
Brian has been playing guitar and singing since he was 13. He has been in many bands over many years, some of which performed his own original songs exclusively. Born and raised in Peotone, Brian has traveled the U.S. making music, performing in clubs and at major music events. We are excited to have him on board ready to "just roll" with us!
Robb Burgess - guitars, vocals
Robb has been playing music since he was 15. He has played guitar and toured
with original acts "KK" and "Written In Red". The former having reached #30 on the
Records and Radio charts with the single "Giving It Away". Rob has also played in many local cover bands, winning two Kankakee Area Music Awards with the acts "Dirty 30" and "Withershuns". A veteran of live performance, he has opened for such national acts as White Snake, Warrant, Great White, Chubby Checker, and more.