Mother's Little Helpers, Pittsburgh's premiere Rolling Stones Tribute band, is made up of four Pittsburgh natives, performing shows throughout western Pennsylvania. All are experienced music veterans with varied backgrounds that combine to bring out the best elements of classic Rolling Stones music.
This band is the dream of Jeff Pfenninger, a life-long Rolling Stones fan, whose love for the band inspired him to play guitar and sing. His intimate knowledge of the 50+ history of the Stones provides a unique authenticity to each song. This passion comes out in every performance, and his slide guitar is always a crowd pleaser. Jeff has been a member of a number of notable Pittsburgh bands, including the Science Fiction Idols, The Yards, and the Pump Fakes.
Joe Moore, who is on keyboards and vocals, adds a mixture of classical piano training, along with a strong blues and progressive rock background to the band. Playing live on stage since he was just 16, Joe emulates the piano styles of The Doors' Ray Manzerek, Billy Joel, and even Rick Davies. Joe compliments Jeff's lead guitar through Ian Stewart's classic Stones piano riffs, ensuring an authentic classic rock sound.
On bass is Darren Hamell, possibly the hardest working bass player in Pittsburgh, performing in no less than four different bands concurrently, including Egomyth, and The Closet Romantics. Darren is the backbone of the band, unassuming but precise in his playing, a solid rebel rocker in glasses.
Drums are managed by Dave Whaley, a South Side fixture, well known as much for his knowledge of music as his passion for Pittsburgh sports. Dave is also an experienced rocker, having toured for years with Pittsburgh metal and classic rock bands, and his skilled percussion work brings both energy and excitement to every performance.
Mother's Little Helpers has storied experience, playing everything from weddings to private parties, coffeehouses, and nightclubs. Some venues played include The Beehive in the South Side of Pittsburgh, where the band was the “house band” for 2010-2011, The Hideout in Oakland, The Baltimore House, Lava Lounge, The Kollar Club, The Inn Termission, The Rochester Inn, and The Steel City Saloon in West Mifflin.