Augie the K is a veteran guitarist that stormed the Jersey Pub circuit show-casing original and cover songs throughout the 1980-90's. In those days of slamming guitar chords he was often referred to as The Detonator and The Gangster of Love. No song was taken prisoner and every note barked from his Stratocaster guitar of unspoken truths. Originally based out of the backwoods of Northwest Jersey, he was a founding member of Speed Limit, The Fanatics, The Generations, Broadway & Tulsa, Sharkbite, Acoustic Dawg and Dirty Dog. His guitar playing spans musical genres from blues to punk to rock to R&B and rock 'n' roll. Whether acoustic or electric guitar, his guitar playing motto is, "play it like you feel it or until your fingers bleed." With The House Rockers, Augie the K continues on the path of taking no song a prisoner with spirited lead guitar chops and vocal lines that reveal the hidden story of lyric song.
While holding down two full-time jobs, first in criminal justice and now in higher education, Joe has played the drums periodically for over 45 years. He began by studying jazz percussion as a teenager and now focuses on rock n’ roll and blues. However, he enjoys an eclectic variety of music and attending a variety of concerts. Joe favors Ludwig drum kits and Zildjian cymbals, having used them for years. He started in high school garage bands, then continued on and off over the years with local bands and jam sessions in the north and central Jersey areas. His favorite drummer is the late Buddy Rich, and also respects Ginger Baker and Bobby Colombo.
Terry's love of music was nurtured by his parents listening to Ella, Bessie, Satchmo, Miles, Monk, Brubeck, and more. Influences included a grandmother who watched Lawrence Welk each week and played a huge organ in her living room, and a bunch of girl cousins sitting on the stoop listening to Dion, The Supremes, and so many more. At age nine of ten, he started with a Sears Silvertone guitar and some folk albums. Concerts were had a big impact; The Beatles at Shea, The Village basement clubs, The Filmore, Woodstock, and live music brought it home. Now retired from full-time work, Terry feels fortunate to have the time to expand his learning and to play and share the moments only music can bring.