North Carolina born, and Georgia raised, Christopher Lee grew up with Southern Rock pumping through his veins. At age 11, he began traveling with original bands, making appearances nationwide.
Recently, he joined the band LynSkynyrd as their lead vocalist. Fronting a tribute band may have some artists shying away from the job, the challenge of imitation too great, but Chris jumped at the offer. The move would allow Chris the opportunity to step into the shoes of one of his idols- Ronnie VanZant, and that wasn’t something he could turn down.
Always dedicated to putting in more than 100% effort to his projects, he has spent countless hours doing his homework, studying any and all footage he could find, and taking those observations and using them to further transform himself for the role. Chris believes that fans deserve an authentic experience when they come out to a show, and that’s what he delivers.
While there may be other Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute bands out there, anyone attending a LynSkynrd show will quickly realize that the experience is something they won’t soon forget. Christopher Lee and the band deliver a show that is well rehearsed and authentic. Chris says, “I grew up on these songs, I’ve spent many of my nights drinking to these songs, and most importantly, a lot of these songs are the story of my life - the fans see that, they see I ain’t faking it hoss.”
Born and raised in the South, Southern Illinois that is, John has played guitar in many bands prior to creating LynSkynyrd in late 2018.
With LynSkynyrd he wanted to make a Tribute band that would be as authentic and true to Lynyrd Skynyrd as possible.
Putting his ‘92 Les Paul to work as lead Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington he found a match in playing style as well as mutual instruments.
In his capacity as musical director for LynSkynyrd being true to the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd is paramount, and John plays only Gary Rossington guitar solos as on the original recordings, as do all the instrumentalists in LynSkynyrd.
John uses all Gibson guitars and Peavey amps.
Growing up in Nashville, Tennessee Michael picked up his first electric guitar in 1966 for $75 from the window of the five and dime store. No amp in sight and disturbing no one for a time.
In hearing of Molly Hatchet in the early 70’s, an amplifier became a must have. Digging into Skynyrd, Blackfoot, The Outlaws and every branch that grew out of the Southern rock tree, Michael spent his spare time playing every Southern Rock tune ever written from that point forward. Really enjoying only Southern Rock for most of his 56 years on guitar.
In 1997, Michael formed, and still plays in “Bounty Hunter - Southern Rock Tribute Show”
Danny is a long time fixture of the Chicago music/blues scene that started with him sneaking into local bars to play while underage. He was then brought along by Melvin Tailor as part of the Slack Band where he learned slide guitar from blues hall of famer - JB Ritchie. He also went on a world tour with Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson as the band’s guitar tech.
Danny has had the pleasure to play with or open shows for great artists such as: Bernard Allison, Lonnie Brooks, Mary Lane, Los Lonely Boys, Chris Cain, and B.B. King. Danny was also invited to compete in the international Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tn. Danny also was signed to Electra Glide Records releasing his first cd- Danny and the Devils.
Danny’s love for Southern Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd started when he was quite young.
Danny says, “It’s a challenge and an honor to recreate the music of the Ronnie Van Zant era band with LynSkynyrd “
Wayne Evans is a professional recording and touring bassist.
Originally from Chicago, Wayne toured the east coast for 10 years opening for national acts like Savoy Brown, Rick Derringer, ELO, Heart, the New York Dolls, and Long John Baldry.
He has a unique style all his own. When asked what is the role of a bass in the band Wayne said, "The bass must be precise and stay in the pocket The drums and bass provide a solid foundation for the rest of the band to build on"
Scott Tomeczko was born and raised on the southside of Chicago. Scott started his musical journey playing the organ, accordion, and trumpet. As a teenager taking trumpet lessons Scott noticed a poster of Led Zeppelin on the wall and told his teacher “Hey, that’s what I want to do!, DRUMS!.” Scott enjoys many styles of music, and especially enjoys playing the part of Artimus Pyle in Lynskynyrd!
Jimmi Perrino has long been known as a dynamic keyboardist. Playing with Chuck Berry, after Jimmis solo, Chuck went to the mic and said,” That white boy can play the blues.” He played for years with Texas Flood, an SRV tribute band. And when the Boyzz reformed in 1993, he joined them. Comfortable with any genre, music continues to be his life.
Nancy has always loved to sing and write.She feels music is her lifeline. And to be involved in music in any form is her greatest passion.
Nancy is from Chicago, and spent her free time as a teenager and young adult supporting local musicians. She often will sing a duet with her brother, in theRod Stewart Experience. She has written lyrics for local solo artists as well.
She met Meg Skrypkun and joined Meg to sing as 2nd honkette in LynSkynyrd bringing a great female vocal blend to a fantastic band that’s keeping classic southern rock alive.
Nancy says, “Singing opens a happiness in my soul like nothing else. And lyrics, to me are so much more than words, they are a story, a journey inside the writers experiences. “
Growing up in Lake County , Illinois Carol has been involved with music from a very early age. Her first “gigs” were in nursing homes, where she sang and played the guitar as part of a duet.
Two things became clear to her : that she was a much better singer than a guitar player, and that she had a natural talent to sing and hear harmonies.
As an adult she started performing with the “Kracker Jack Pearls”, a female vocal group specializing in songs from the 20’s thru the 40’s.
in 2000 she began singing lead and backing vocals with a classic rock band “Full Tilt”. In 2005 she joined “Bounty Hunter Southern Rock Tribute Show”.
Carol is excited to perform with LynSkynyrd as one of our 2 beautiful Honkettes