Mark Minelli - vocals, keyboards, guitars, percussion
Mark started his musical career playing the violin in middle school, but decided that playing the piano and singing was more his style. He graduated from Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School, where he was a member of the swim team, and later joined the United States Air Force. Prior to playing in "JUST ROLL WITH IT", Mark performed with many area groups, including "The Minelli Group", with his brother, guitarist Jim Minelli. A prolific song writer, he is one of the founding members of "JUST ROLL WITH IT".
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 and Mark) 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 began formal music study at the age of 8, studying drums, saxophone, flute, clarinet, and oboe. She 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 is a member of "The Swing Kings Jazz Orchestra", "The Jazz Time Big Band", Kankakee Municipal Band, River Valley Wind Ensemble, and performs in the pit orchestras for the Kankakee Valley Theatre Association and the Limelight Theatre Group. Lori is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator for student music events throughout North-Eastern Illinois.
Bob "BobbyC" 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. We are excited to have Bob on board and sharing his musical talents with us!
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!