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Meet The Band

Jim Guten

// guitar & vocals

 

When I was a kid hearing Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry I was immediately attracted to these exciting new sounds. Then, the Beatles blasted me sky high. I was hooked on rock’n roll for life. I’ve been playing guitar and singing ever since. When my old high school buddies called to get together, we plugged in and here we are pickin’, singin’ and grinnin’.

Bruce Nemovitz

// guitar & vocals

I was in the Lovin’ Kind in high school. When Steve, our bass player, called and said, “Let’s bring the band back, our fans need to hear us again!” I jumped at the idea. Now I love to share our music with those who grew up with the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. Real Estate is my day job, but the Lovin’ Kind is my passion.

Howie Gollup

// keyboard player

 

I was born and raised in the "Capital Court" area of Milwaukee, and returned here to practice Pediatrics after my formal medical training was completed. Back in High School, I often listened to Lovin’ Kind, as we all attended John Marshall High School. So, it’s a strange and wonderful twist of fate that I eventually found my way onto the keyboard with them. Classic Rock is the most varied and influential period of Rock 'n' Roll, and I hope people enjoy listening and dancing to us as much as we enjoy playing!

Char Goodavish-Guten

// percussion & vocals

 

After a few years of piano, violin and guitar in grade school and high school I ended up with some sketchy knowledge of music theory and a mild interest in mostly popular rock and roll. When I met my husband in 1977 my musical interests expanded exponentially and they haven’t stopped yet. I have learned to incorporate percussion in a household full of guitar players which resulted being in a rock band making music, singing and dancing with these great guys!

Don Schiewer

// bass guitar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have been playing guitar since the late seventies.  At the turn of the century,  "The Remedies" were formed with two friends to play acoustic classic rock.  In 2009, I started to record, produce and manage my young and talented daughter "Jenna Lynne".  After a break from music for a few years, I decided to work on my bass chops and join a rock and roll band.  I am happy to have found the Lovin'Kind! 

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Kerwyn Splude

// drums

I bang on things.  When I was little, I banged on my mom’s pots and pans.  She yelled and told me to go outside.  I found some big sticks and banged on my dad’s garbage cans.  He yelled and grounded me to my room.  I lead a very confused childhood.  I really enjoyed banging on my little brother until Dad banged on my head.  That spoiled all the fun.  I tried banging on the pews in church, but Mom banged on my fingers. They gave me a drum and had me sit by the singers, but I was too loud for church.  So every month I go to talk to this really nice lady who tells me to bang on a pillow.  It doesn’t sound like much, but it helps me feel better.  Then one day Jim called me and said I could bang at his house.  He introduced me to his lovely wife and all his friends.  Everyone said I banged really good and I could come back anytime.  I think that’s why they’re called Lovin’ Kind!. 

Alex Medina

// percussion

 

 

 

I am a Milwaukee native by way of two supportive parents born and raised in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico 

I have been studying music since the age of 7 but fell in love with percussion in my teens while trying to discover my roots and who I was as a person. At the moment I am studying Puerto Rico’s oldest indigenous genre of music called Bomba but that doesn’t stop me being playing some classic rock with the good people of Lovin’ Kind. I truly believe music is a bridge that connects all people no matter where they come from or how old they are. If we ever get a chance to meet or jam out, know that bridge is everlasting. 

Kevin Williams

// percussion

 

I started playing drums at the age of nine in Brooklyn. My influences were rap, reggae, and Afro-Latino music. I currently teach and orchestrate an African drum group through Browning School and Silver Spring Neighborhood Center where I’ve worked as a First grade teacher for 12 years. I’ve really broadened my musical pallet by delving into the world of rock and roll!

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