On Stage


Mel Stahler
- Lead Vocals

Growing up in southern Ohio, Mel developed vocal roots deep in the Southern Rock vein. After a fifteen year run singing with the Larry King Orchestra, Mel has decided to go back to singing the music that he loves: Southern Rock. When you hear Mel apply his lyrical style to this project, we know you will agree he made the right decision.   



Bob Erickson - Bass

Bob is the melodic half of our rhythm section. Inspired by the likes of Jack Bruce, Mel Schacher and John Wetton, he brings a wide variety of styles to the stage and crafts them into a southern rock groove that keeps the bottom of our tunes thundering.   


Pete Herbig - Drums

Pete is a rock solid, in the pocket drummer. Heavily influenced by the Chicago blues scene, Pete was house drummer on the Jones cablevision show Guest list which promoted Chicago blues artists. Here is where he learned, less is more. Stay in the pocket and keep the groove. He was privileged to play with artists like Lonnie Brooks, Charlie Love, Tommy Giblin, Dion Payton, and Larry McCray on the show. Funky blues is the foundation for his style. Pete also played drums in the band Pink Freud, Pink Floyd tribute, for about 10 years plus many other local bands. Today he also likes Southern and Country Rock , Modern Country, Classic Rock, R & B, and Funk. Pete is the perfect choice for Buckshot Bully - Southern and Country Rock with attitude!!!!!

Special Thanks to three of our founding members - Jason Dirx, Rodney Watson (RIP) and Terry Prater