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.

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.

Drew is the newest addition to GTR but this is his second stint, having banged drums for us starting in 1987 and into the '90s. Drew has been playing drums since he was one, beating on his Dad's paint cans. At the age of five he started taking lessons at Yeager's Music Store studying with some of the best drummers in Baltimore. His first gig was at the age of twelve and he joined his first rock band, Under Siege, at fifteen. At twenty Charlie Higgs invited him to tour with Staggerwing up and down the East Coast from New York to Key West. That original stint with Great Train Robbery was next, opening for the likes of Molly Hatchet, .38 Special, The Outlaws, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Average White Band, The Gregg Allman Band, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. After leaving GTR in the '90s he played with The Cha Cha Boys, A2Z, Vatix, and The Bootleg Band. Drew took time off to raise his kiddos, filling in for GTR when asked over the years. He has played on his church's praise team for seventeen years as well as stints in the bands Small Miracle, Gram Positive, and The Joe Decara Band. Sewell's thunderous meter is back in GTR and locks right in with Dave's bass.