Meet Crash Pontiac
Utah's best oldies band!
Bass Guitar, Vocals
Bob (Bass, Vocals, Harmonica) plays the bass guitar and sings lead male vocals. He specializes in the imitation of the original artists. His resume of songs includes: Pretty Woman, All Shook Up, Unchained Melody, She Loves You, and La Bamba. Bob also plays the keyboard, harmonica, saxophone and the guitar. Bob joined the band in 1991. Bob is a family man, living in Salt Lake City with his wife and four children. Bob was born in West Germany before the wall came down. he has lived all over the western hemisphere since then, writing songs since he was nine years old. He borrowed a guitar in Argentina and decided that he loved music. After playing in a folk duo and an alternative music group, Crash found Bob. He soon became lead male vocalist and bass player.
Elaine (Vocals, percussion, keyboard) Elaine, Craig's wife and one of the original members of the band, sings female vocal and plays the keyboard. She also fills in with many handheld percussion instruments, rockin' the band.
Lead Guitar, Vocals
Doug (Lead Guitar, Vocals) plays lead guitar for Crash Pontiac & The Hubcaps. He started playing when he was a teenager in the east USA, and never stopped; his skill is unmatched. Doug joined the band in the 80's a few years after it formed, and has since become the band's manager. His guitar playing gives the band a bluesy feel and a subtle twist that is a part of the enjoyable sound of Crash Pontiac & The Hubcaps. Doug is married, and lives in South Salt Lake with his family. He also owns the Highlander Bike Shop.
Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Craig (Guitars, Vocals, Bass) has been in the band the longest of all of the members. He was instrumental (pun intended) in helping the band evolve into what it is today. He helped Crash Pontiac & The Hubcaps grow its roots over 30 years ago. He has seen the group through many changes, and always keeps a stability there with his wonderful rhythm guitar. Truly, 'Crash' would not be the same without his influence.
Keven (Drums, percussion): Note the second "e" in Keven's name. It is not a typoo...excuse me...'typO'. His name is spelled with two 'e's. Keven, a Utah native, is an incredibly talented drummer (you should hear him on 'Wipeout'). He started out playing the drums when he was 11 years old, imitating the mastery of Niel Peart of Rush and many other drummers. In High School, he played the music of the day as well. He joined Crash Pontiac in the late 80's after returning from two years in Australia. He can play everything with a degree of skill that is unparalleled on the local scene. Once you've heard him play, you'll be mesmerized by his rapidly moving drum sticks.
Diane (Violin, vocals) has been playing the violin for over 1,000 years. In her past lives, she has been a cricket, a strand of horse hair and a cat with a lot of guts. She spent many years singing in a sweet adeline group and directing her local church choir. She fills out the Crash Pontiac sound with the sweet sounds of her violin! Why pay upwards of $3000 for plane tickets and concert tickets to see famous Chinese violinists when you’ve got Diane right here in Salt Lake City?