Guitarist/Vocalist Brian “Beno” Detmers is a South Dakota native who’s been playing live and doing studio work since he was 17 years old. With a resume that includes Aaron Baron, Pressure Point, Flat Cat, I-90 West, The Freeloaders, The Neo Johnsons, The Glory Holes, Stranded With Norman, Life B4 Color, Hotel Oblivion, and The Cartwright Brothers Split Pea Band, he’s forgotten more about live performance than many will ever know. Beno has shared the stage with more dead people than Keith Richards, played on more recorded tracks than the 1985 Chicago Bears, and has now officially performed “Brown Eyed Girl” for the last time…ever.
Drummer Dick Bartling, a native of Brookings, SD, toured full-time in the early to mid-80’s with three of the region’s most successful rock bands: Aaron Baron, Pressure Point, and Ivory. In recent years, he has performed with jazz greats Mike Miller, Matt Wallace, Ryan Kisor, and Justin Kisor. He has also performed and/or recorded with Life B4 Color, Hotel Oblivion, The S.D. Jazz Orchestra, Dan Mahar, The Blue Healers, Victoria Pennock Band, Chris Champion, Short Fuse, Pete Good, John Stewart, Art vs. Money, and Flat Cat. In addition to Guilty Pleasures, Dick occasionally plays with The Hegg Brothers Band, Dakota Jazz Collective, and DNR.
Keyboardist/Vocalist Evan Jones began playing piano at age 5 and was heavily influenced by the pop music he heard on AM radio throughout his youth. Shadowfax was his first band in his early teens. While in high school at Sioux Falls Washington, he was a founding member of Wakefield. The band went on to become one of the most popular regional rock acts of the 1980’s. Other than Wakefield reunions, Evan took a 22 year break from music as he moved away from SD to pursue his Engineering career and raise his family. He returned to the area in 2010 and began performing as a solo artist, which he continues.
Bassist/Vocalist Craig “Gumby” Olson was born and raised in Minnesota, spending most of his early life in Marshall. He started his first band at age 13 and continued to perform in several working bands throughout high school. He toured across North America in the late 80’s and early 90’s as a technician for the Sioux Falls based band Crash Alley and was nicknamed Gumby. In 2004, Craig moved back to Sioux Falls from Arizona and began performing again, most notably with Ramrod Hamster.
Guitarist/Vocalist Mike Dresch, a Sioux Falls, SD native, saw Paul McCartney and Wings play “Band on the Run” on TV at age 6 and it left a lasting impression. His band history includes Simon Sez, Closet Monster, and Swim and he’s shared the stage with Alice Cooper and Great White. Mike owns and operates Cathouse Studios, one of the region’s most popular recording studios. He’s worked with Bryan Carlstrom (Alice in Chains, Offspring), David Huff (Giant, White Heart), Angelo Moore (Fishbone), The Spill Canvas, Ron Keel (Keel) and the Badlands House Band, War of Ages, Nodes of Ranvier, and others. He has engineering/producing credits on Sire, Victory, and Facedown record labels. Mike also plays bass, keyboards, and drums.