ABOUT THE BAND:
The Go Daddies band was formed in September of 2004, and hit the Tampa Bay music scene in January of 2005. Although the band is new, it is not the first time audiences will be seeing some or all of this veteran foursome. The Go Daddies band is a current rock/dance band with just the right amount of classics thrown in. The band possesses a full sound with three part harmonies and a song list to please every age listener.
The band is fronted by Oklahoma native Kyle Rohde. As a youngster in Muskogee, Kyle sang in church and the school choir while listening to the Austin Hippie Country movement (Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker), blues and R&B. Kyle, a skilled guitarist, played in local bands since age 14 before switching to vocals. “ I figured out one day that there are too many good guitar players and not enough good singers around. So, I thought I’d try my hand at singing.” Kyle’s band Cat Daddy had radio station KMOD’s most requested local Cd in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After playing the club circuit around Oklahoma and Arkansas and opening for acts like Leon Russell, Molly Hatchet, and Rick Derringer, Rohde moved to Clearwater in 2000 to work as a full-time musician.
Marc Dupuy has been a Tampa Bay resident for 14 years and has played drums for popular local acts such as Halcyon, The Greg Billings Band, and Soupbone. Hard hitting, tasty, with a simplistic approach, Dupuy adds a bit of social commentary to go along with his clockwork drumming. His recording credits include area favorites Ricky Wilcox, Anna Van Atta, George Harris, Stephanie Callahan, Steve Connelly, Rich Whitely, and Ed Wotil. Those artists run the gamut from pop to folk to punk to spiritual.
Guitarist Greg Nokura was born in Japan and spent time growing up in South Carolina thanks to the Air Force. Playing professionally since age 15, Greg toured the southeast with Top 40 bands from 1983 to 1985, then attended Berklee College of Music until 1988. After playing with an original act in Boston in 1991, Nokura moved to Florida and toured the east coast and played in the Hard Rock Café’s in Cancun, Mexico and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands with Wild Heart. He went on to play with Motel Funk and Electric Lady as well as assorted acoustic duo’s and trio’s in the area.
Long time Bay area bass player Eddie Pecchio completes the lineup. Youngstown, Ohio lays claim to recorded music’s most prolific bassist Chuck Rainey, as well as Daniel Pecchio (Glass Harp, Michael Stanley Band) and younger brother Eddie Pecchio. Eddie won a songwriting contest in the late seventies and then made his first of two albums with Cleveland’s Jonah Koslen and the Heros. Eddie moved to Florida and spent 2 years in local phenomenon Deloris Telescope. The early ninties saw Pecchio join Stormbringer/Steinhart-Moon, and even work on stage with Yes’s Alan White and Jon Anderson, and Grand Funk’s Mark Farner. Eddie has been an opener for Asia, The Beach Boys, and U.K.