Steve Cabot: and finally...
Steve is one of the founding members of the Dozers. A captivating performer, Steve has a wonderful stage presence and a beautiful singing voice. He also has an uncanny ability to emulate the dulcet tones of some of the 50's and 60's beloved musical artists, such as Roy Orbison and, yes, Elvis Presley! Musically versatile, Steve also plays guitar, keyboards, sax and drums. Steve is the band philosopher and intellectual, as well as being the Dozer voted most likely to create some on-stage mischief!
Mark joined the Dozer organization in 1983. Extremely talented and multi-dimensional, Mark has the most formal musical education among the group. The Dozers' primary keyboardist, Mark also plays the saxophone, flute and bass guitar, as well as contributing strong vocals. Mark has knowledge of many other facets of the music business, including arranging, engineering, and production. Mark's work composing music and soundtracks for commercial clients and television documentaries has garnered him two well deserved emmy awards. We're proud to have him as a Dozer!
Before sharing the stage, Mark and Rick shared parents! Rick, the elder of the Frye brothers, joined the band about six months after Mark, and has been making an important contribution to the Dozer sound ever since. A seasoned professional, Rick is known as the quiet one." A low key, mellow guy until he gets on stage, his exuberance on the drums is only controlled by the fact that he has to sit down to perform! Rick has a great sense of humor, and the boys will often repeat on stage something that Rick has said off-mic. Rick's smoky singing voice adds another dimension to Dozer vocals.
Tony joined the Dozer organization in 1993 as a singer and guitar player, and is a whirlwind of enthusiasm. He reawakened in all the Dozers the pure and heartfelt love for music that inspired them to be musicians. At the end of a long road trip when everyone is red-eyed and bone-weary, when it's three in the morning and home is still hours away, Tony will quietly start to sing in his beautiful soft voice. The others stir, and one by one, join in, the lines of exhaustion melting from their faces. To so inspire others, and to be able to touch the very souls of those who listen when he sings, make Tony's a very special talent.
Craig is the newest member of the group, joining in early 2001, but has been friends with the Dozers' for several years. Craig's instrumental guitar CD "Finger Tones" was produced by Mark Frye and recorded in the Dozer studio in 1997. Craig has been a professional musician for 30 years and has performed with many well known groups that include McGuffey Lane and Roger McGuinn of the Byrds. The Dozer bass player also has great talent on guitar, piano and vocals. Craig's enthusiasm for the oldies genre is obvious as he brings to life such artists as Buddy Holly and Carl Perkins. He is a true talent and an asset to the Dozers.
Phil Dirt was born in 1981 on a cold, lonely night, in a dark and smoke filled barroom. Those who were lucky enough to be present at his birth probably had no idea that the event they witnessed would have such a long-term effect on the music community. Who would have guessed that in just a few short years Phil Dirt and the Dozers would have traveled the continent performing to screaming fans and standing ovations; have several albums to their credit; have appeared on local and national televisions; and been the focus of dozens of newspaper and magazine articles? Yes, Phil is a figment of the Dozer imagination and only exists in our hearts. And yet, Phil has become a symbol, a patriarch, an eccentric but favorite uncle, and the gleeful little kid in all of us. He reminds us that you're never too old; that life is short, but good; yesterday is as close as your favorite memory and some good songs; today can one day be a favorite memory; and tomorrow can be... well, Phil thinks you can find the answer to that yourself!