MEET THE BAND

MEET THE BAND...

Dave is the longest running member of Great Train Robbery: 41 years and counting! Joining in 1980 he is the only member to have played on all 9 CDs. He is also one of the main songwriters. Playing full-time music since 1977, in addition to a thundering bass and leadership he and Freddie bring their acoustic duo to smaller venues. Those are some of the reasons he's known as "GTR Dave".

Freddie joined the band in 2016 and has an impressive resume having played live with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ed King and Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Skynryd as well as Charlie Hargrett from Blackfoot, Jeff Carlisi of .38 Special, and a bunch of session studio work in Los Angeles.

Billy has been playing music professionally since 1972 including the band River for sixteen years as well as stints with Fit to be Tied, Freestyle, Toothless Roosterman, Detour, and Hung Jury. Billy's first tenure with GTR was 1996-2000. He rejoined in 2010 because he loves playing with such dedicated musicians. Billy also occasionally joins Dave and Fred to make the GTR acoustic trio.

Learning rhythm while in his mother's womb, this fourth generation musician was born to drum and is one of the most sought out drummers under the radar today. He was behind a kit at age two, first club appearance was at age six with his father's band Lower East Side, and first tour at age 16 with Jamie LaRitz. By then Shawn already had over 50,000 hours of practice and playing under his belt. An Established Professional Independent Artist since 1986 he has played with over two dozen bands in Maryland, Florida, and Nashville including Never Never, Scared for Life, Naked Beggars, Bret Michaels, and Soul Circus Cowboys to name but a few. This is his second stint with GTR, rejoining in 2020.

Aaron didn't get into the music game until later in life but he has been making up for lost time ever since. His impressive vocal range had him fronting bands Shotgun Shack and Midnite Run before climbing aboard GTR in 2020. Aaron prides himself on capturing the essence and spirit of the original artist while belting 'em out through his voice. He can still hardly believe he is adding his piece to Great Train Robbery's legacy.