The band plays popular music from the past six decades of American music history: from the 1950's to today. The group was formed in the spring of 2007 to play special events at Gulfstream Country Club in Boynton Beach, Florida. The band specialized in tight and accurate versions of the Golden Age of Rock & Roll the 1950's and 1960's. The country club members quickly spread the news about the new band, and soon after, the group was playing at many other country clubs, private parties, and public venues in the Palm Beach, and Martin counties. As time passed, requests for newer music came to the band. So the group collected and has been playing dozens of songs from the 1970's, 80's, 90's, and 2000 up to today for their ever increasing fan base. To complete the package, the group wears matching uniforms or tuxedos or can dress casual for whatever the occasion might be.
Ryan Heidinger, Vocals/Guitar
Ryan grew up in a musical family where there was always music playing or someone humming a tune. He first started performing in a live band in 2007 with Ryan and the Rockers. He loves performing all types of music, but in his early performing days he was most inspired by The Beatles. He was ultimately pushed by bass player Chuck Henderson to perform oldies for the country clubs in the area, and they have not looked back since.
Rit Johnson, Lead Guitar/Vocals
Rit has been a music lover since childhood, but was inspired to pick up a guitar after seeing The Beatles perform for the first of two times at age 15. Originally from Indiana, Rit and family moved to Connecticut just outside of N.Y.C. in the sixties, which put him close to about the largest music scene in the world. There he started playing in bands and seeing performances by the biggest bands of the day like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Winter, George Harrison, and so many more at venues like The Filmore East, Madison Square Garden, The Electric Circus, Shea Stadium, and Woodstock. In 1970, Rit's band Tarraplane opened for Procol Harum, and John Sebastian in the town of Woodstock, N.Y. 1975 brought him to South Florida where he has been a resident ever since. He immediately began performing in local bands through the 80's and 90's opening for stars like Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Feat, Bachman Turner Overdrive, and The Temptations who brought him and a few other lucky people on stage to sing a verse of "My Girl". Definitely a career highlight. By the late 1990's, Rit co-founded the original blues rock band TC Blue. The band released three original CDs and performed a number of years at Ft. Lauderdale’s "Riverwalk Blues Festival". Rit also performed with TC Blue and other bands at West Palm Beach's "Sunfest" in 1986, 1999, and opened for Bonnie Raitt in 2002 who made a point of meeting the band after her show. In December of 2005, Rit's own "Can You Tell' from TC Blue's 3rd CD "Roll Of The Dice" reached #5 on Garageband.com's blues chart. 2005 & 2006 saw various songs from the CD played on American radio blues programs as well as American & European internet stations. National magazines such as Blues Revue, Big City Blues Mag., and England's Blues Matters gave excellent reviews of the CD. Big City Blues Magazine placed Rit's own "Cool Breeze" from "Roll Of The Dice" on their first compilation CD along with songs by Eric Burton, Steven Segal, and other national blues artists. In 2007, Rit co-founded Ryan And The Rockers with Ryan and Chuck and the rest is music history.
Chuck Henderson, Bass/Vocals
Chuck has been performing in the Palm Beach County area for the past 30 years and has backed national artists such as The Coasters and The Drifters, as well as performing with a variety of local acts. His main influences on bass are Paul McCartney, Chris Squire, and Geddy Lee.
Mark Gold, Keys/Vocals
Mark began playing music at age 5 and quickly discovered that he had perfect pitch. At a young age he had formal music education and classical training. He attended Long Island University with a major in music. He was a musical director and rehearsal pianist for many Broadway reviews from the 80's to current. Most of his life he has played a wide variety of clubs, private party's, weddings, and anniversary's. He joined Ryan and the Rockers in 2007. His influences range from Beethoven to Rick Wakeman.
Randy Haberstick, Drums
Born in Baltimore, MD. Randy began playing drums at the age of 15. He was involved in high school and college jazz ensembles. He went on tour multiple times with various bands ranging in styles from alternative rock to metal. Randy won the West Palm Beach Guitar Center Drum-Off store finals in 2010. He joined Ryan and the Rockers in 2012. His influences include Buddy Rich, Vinnie Coliauta, Steve Gadd, Marco Minneman, and Chris Coleman.
Currently working on home studio to eventually produce solo and band recordings.