Band

Ovie Salgado

Ovie Salgado | Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

I began playing early because my dad was a musician, but I didn’t get serious ’til I started my 1st year in high school. I helped form a band then and have enjoyed performing since. Life’s obligations put my music on hold for a while. Then about 14 years ago I was invited to join a band that eventually became the “Basement Boys”. We played one or two gigs a year and one of the show was a fundraiser for local churches. We all went our separate ways about 7 years ago and that is when The Dynamics was born.

I have two major players that have influenced my musical journey. First my dad who bought me my first guitar and my dear friend Jose Gerena, who never let me short-change myself and always encouraged me to challenge myself.

Music has always been an integral part of my life, it is my therapy and what helps me keep my head on straight!!!

5 Questions:

How long have you been playing? Any instrument?
Since 1966.

Who are your influences?
My dad and my good friend Jose Gerena.

If, God forbid, you had to pick between the Beatles or Elvis, who would you pick?
Beatles.

What album would you want with you stranded on a desert island?
The 4 Season’s Greatest Hits.

What’s your favorite movie?
Blazing Saddles.


Wally Ayres

Wally Ayres | Lead Vocals, Bongos, Giant Miller Beer Bottle

5 Questions:

How long have you been playing? Any instrument?
Singing my whole life. Spent 20 + years as a DJ and Karaoke Host — weddings, graduation parties, block parties, etc. — Sang as part of wedding ceremonies. Finally decided to join a band 5 years ago. Percussion Guy: Bongos, Tambourine, shakers, actually anything to annoy the audience … Little Tyke car keys attached to a hand mixer, discarded shillings in a coffee can, meteorite shards on glass and corn.

Who are your influences?
Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden, The Everly Brothers, Iva Davies (Icehouse), Tom Johnston (The Doobie Brothers), Mark Lindsay, Mike Smith (DC5), Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night), Dean Martin, Todd Rundgren and Bryan Ferry.

If, God forbid, you had to pick between the Beatles or Elvis, who would you pick?
Elvis. Then Elvis, then Elvis.

What album would you want with you stranded on desert a island?
Roxy Music-Avalon

What’s your favorite movie?
Oh Brother Where Art Thou?


Bob Hill

Bob Hill | Bass, Vocals

5 Questions:

How long have you been playing? Any instrument?
58 years. On Guitar and Bass? 48 years. In other words … a good long while.

Who are your influences?
On bass, James Jamerson, Duck Dunn and Paul McCartney.

If, God forbid, you had to pick between the Beatles or Elvis, who would you pick?
Beatles.

What album would you want with you stranded on a desert island?
Buffalo Springfield: Again.

What’s your favorite movie?
The Wild Bunch.


Jim Glay

Jim Glay | Drums

5 Questions:

How long have you been playing? Any instrument?
49 years.

Who are your influences?
Drummers Hal Blaine, Earl Palmer, Buddy Rich and Louis Bellson.

If, God forbid, you had to pick between the Beatles or Elvis, who would you pick?
Beatles.

What album would you want with you stranded on a desert island?
Pretty diffucult to choose … in fact I couldn’t choose just one. Here’s 4: Duke Ellington – Up Town LP. Beatles – Revolver. Miles Davis – Kind of Blue and Jimi Hendrix’ first LP.

What’s your favorite movie?
John Ford’s “The Searchers.”


Scott Crucean

Scott Crucean | Lead Guitar, Vocals

5 Questions:

How long have you been playing? Any instrument?
I’ve been wigglin’ the wires for 38 years.

Who are your influences?
Jeff Beck, Phil Keaggy, Tommy Bolin, Frank Zappa, Mick Ralphs. On electric harp, Andreas Vollenweider.

If, God forbid, you had to pick between the Beatles or Elvis, who would you pick?
Beatles.

What album would you want with you stranded on a desert island?
Jeff Beck’s Wired LP.

What’s your favorite movie?
The Blues Brothers, Caddyshack, Mumford and The Answer Man.