Bike Night with Vini Lopez
Vini "Maddog" Lopez
Vini started playing the drums in 1964 when he met Buzzy Lubinsky, who played drums along with records at teen dances. He went on to play in many bands with Sonny Kenn, Bill Chinnock, Danny Federici, Garry Tallent and many more. Formed Child/Steel Mill with Bruce Springsteen, Danny Federici and Vinnie Roslin. After that he joined the Bruce Springsteen band which went on to become the E Street Band. Vini does extensive work all over the world for The Light of Day organization for Parkinson’s disease awareness. Member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the New Jersey Hall of Fame with The E Street Band.This is his 55th year on the Rock scene around the world. Vini now plays with Gary C and Jon Brice In The Wonderful Wino’s!
Gary has been Playing guitar and singing at the Jersey Shore since around 1965. Back then there were many teen clubs, and dances for bands to play at. His inspirations for taking up the electric guitar in 1963 were artists like Chuck Berry, Scotty Moore, Duane Eddy, and more. In 1964 the british invasion inspired him to really take the guitar seriously, get in a band, and play in public. By 1967 He was playing in Hullabaloo clubs in the area as well as Clubs in Asbury Park. When the famous Upstage Club opened in 1968, Gary’s band Little Joe and the Kokomos played there a few times.
The band had local ace drummer Johnny Reo, and now famous sax player Eddie Manion formerly from E Street Band. Since the sixties, Gary has played with several Asbury Area Bands including Stone Blue, Big Danny and the Power 13 Blues Band, etc. Gary has earned induction into the New Jersey Blues Hall Of Fame in 2015. Currently he plays with Rock And Roll Hall of Famer Vini Lopez (The Wonderful Wino’s) from the E Street Band, plays solo blues, and duos in the Asbury Park area.
Brian has been a DJ for weddings and at clubs, along with other events since 1995. He has been DJing NEO Largest Bike Nights Since 2011, and routenily hosts bike events in Sheffield, Medina and Valley View. He was also the DJ on American Choppers when they debuted a bike in 2012.