RockDaddy is a six-piece, fun-loving, premier party band. We play a wide variety of musical styles from Rock to Standards, from 50\’s to classic tunes of the 80\’s and 90\’s, from Swing/Jazz and Disco to today\’s hits. We love to entertain and become part of the celebration.
With great vocals, songs, and visual presentation, we create and sustain a great party atmosphere. With first-rate equipment that both sounds and looks great, our sound is excellent and never too loud, whether we are playing for 50 or 1,500 people.
Lead singer Kate Harris has written and sung professionally on recordings for motion pictures, television, and albums. Her writing and performances are included on both the movie and soundtrack release for the MGM feature film hit Legally Blonde. Other feature film writing and vocal performances have been featured in many films, including the Dreamworks motion picture What Lies Beneath. She has also written and performed on numerous recordings for television shows such as Star Search, Dance Fever, and The Entertainer. Kate is the daughter of world-class composer and arranger Johnny Harris, who has worked with such legends as Sammy Davis, Jr., Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Paul Anka, Diana Ross, and Lynda Carter.
Bassist Marty Buttwinick has been a working bassist for thirty-five years. He has worked with the Santa Monica Symphony, Willie Bobo, the Drifters, the Ink Spots, Edgar Winter, Cab Calloway, Martha and the Van Dellas, Ray Charles, and others. For ten years he was the music director/bassist/guitarist for actress/singer Karen Black in her singing & theatrical show “A View of the Heart” (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco). From 1980 to 1990 he led his own casual group, Raw Silk, in Southern California and led various jazz-funk trio ensembles as well.
Keyboardist Randy Heddon performed with many musical acts in the early 1980’s, including Peter Tork (The Monkees) and Steven Bishop. His original band opened for many acts, including Oingo Boingo, and The Motels. In the 90’s Randy traveled to Japan to tour with the jazz band Topaz. He spent the next 4 years traveling through Australia, China, Taiwan, Europe, Scandinavia, The Canary and Virgin Islands, with a variety of Pop, Jazz, and Funk bands.
Guitarist Rob Knowles, Drummer Rodger Gomez, and front man/singer Roland Savely started working together in the early 80’s and traveled the United States and Canada extensively with their pop/rock band. They enjoyed much touring success and have enjoyed performing and entertaining together ever since.