Relax and enjoy the tunes you know and love, or get on the dance floor and enjoy some fun and nostalgia. Feel free to sing along as we crank out the tunes you remember best!
Steve started playing bass guitar at 15, where he played in bands during high school and college in the Brockton, MA area. He minored in composition and arranging in college, obtaining a degree. He also studied classical double bass and performed with several local orchestras in MA and ME after college, including the Southeast Philharmonic and Bowdoin College Orchestra. Steve has been bassist for many bands over a 40 year period in MA, CT, and TN. His experience here in East TN includes performing with The French Connection, 3CD, Trent James Band, Then Again, Caron, Owens, Sise, The Hitmen, Private Stock, and Uptown Moonlighting.
Ben started playing drums at age 12. His father, a swing-era drummer, taught him a few things and helped launch a lifelong interest. Ben played in several garage bands in his early years and was playing in dive bars and beer joints before he had a driver’s license or was of legal age. He joined his high school jazz ensemble, a 15-piece group who won several top honors and a statewide championship. He played with several “hair bands” during his years as a student at MTSU. After college, he did a southeastern tour with an RCA recording group named City Streets. Since moving to Knoxville, he has co-founded and played with The Northshore Band, Private Stock, Uptown Moonlighting, and now Knox Boombox.
Stacey has been involved with music her whole life. She started in the choir, but got involved in the marching band in high school and college. She taught elementary music for 13 years, then went into instructional coaching. She now works at South College when she’s not rocking out with the band.
Fred started playing ukulele at age 10, guitar since 13, and started playing local bands in Evansville, IN at age 18. He paid his way through college mainly playing in a regional band called The Pits. He continued to play in bands after graduation until moving to Knoxville in the late ‘90s. Life and career took over at that point until 2020, during which time he continued to play guitar with occasional gigs. In 2021, he was introduced to the Knoxville music scene as a solo acoustic act at local jam nights and with Retrospect until joining Knox Boombox in 2023. Fred also teaches guitar at the Joy of Music School and recommends all who find joy through music support that organization.
Ashley loves music, laughter, & soulful people. Any time all three are in the same place at once, she’s a happy girl. Ashley has been singing since she could talk and began music lessons as soon as she could read. Although she has been performing most of her life, she is an official member of a band for the first time since high school. (It’s been several minutes.) She is thrilled to be a part of the music, laughter, & soulful people who make up Knox Boombox.