We are seasoned musicians/entertainers. We play the "oldies" with a bit of a twist. From Elvis and Chuck Berry, to The Beatles and Dave Clark 5, we play Rock n' Roll the way it was meant to be played.
Performing is our first love. We are high energy, and spread the fun when we play.
We have the ability to play and run a successful sock-hop. Having knowledge of so many oldies, their artists, and the dances that were popular back then. We will share trivia facts about the oldies, and we can teach/demonstrate many of the popular dances. Twist, Mashed Potatoes, The Pony, the Jerk to mention a few.
In the doo-wopp era, vocal harmonies were a huge part of the music. We sing in three part harmony and bring those memories right back to you and your guests.
You will find, as we have, that in this day and age, the oldies are popular among all ages. Great dance music, fun listening music... you and your guests will be more than happy that you decided on The Responders!
Meet the Responders.
WAYNE HENGGELER – Lead singer/Bass guitar
Born at an early age, Wayne began his formal music training at age 9, learning to play the trombone. At the age of 15, he formed his first band “The Long Island sound ,” . singing and playing Keyboard. Wayne has had his hand in music and entertainment ever since. He has played several instruments – He says Voice is his favorite.
Wayne has had the pleasure of performing with The "Lettermen," Diahann Carroll, and
Micheal Martin Murphy.
Today, when not singing and playing with the Responders, you might find him teaching a voice lesson. As a certified vocal coach, Wayne has been teaching/coaching voice for
over 20 years.
After so many years in the entertainment business, Wayne enjoys singing and playing more than ever.
SAMMY RANGEL – Percussionist/vocals
Originally from Northplatte Nebraska, Sammy has played drums since 1968. In the 70's Sammy had the honor of being selected to study percussion under the renowned
Ronald Pringle. Through his career, a select group of bands have had the pleasure of playing with Sammy. He's held the beat for “Destiny” & “Wild Hair.”
Sammy possesses a rare talent in his ability to harmonize with his voice. As a backup singer, his voice and harmonies round out the vocal sounds of the Responders.
FABIAN SANDOVAL - Lead guitar/vocals
Fabian got his first guitar at the age of 14, and quickly broke all six strings. In 1971 while playing bass guitar with the band “Climax,” he opened for "Mitch Rider and the D
Detroit Wheels". He has also had the pleasure of playing with "Zephyr," "The amazing Rhythm Aces," The Animals," and "The Yardbirds." Fabian also lends his expertise in
vocalizing. As a singer, Fabian sings Lead and back-up. His unique voice and strong harmonies lend to the polished sound of the Responders.