Talented, Entertaining, and Fun; Rendezvous is for the most part, a classic rock band. The four members play Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Keyboards, and all sing lead and harmonies. All have extensive histories in the Cleveland music scene. The songlist is much larger than noted, with music from the 40′s to the present.
Keyboardist Bill Terry has been playing since before the synthesizer existed. As a result, he plays with both hands and both feet! We like to refer to him as “The Bill Terry Orchestra” because his orchestrations often cover more instruments than he has hands for! When he isn’t out competing in Jerry Garcia look-a-like contests, his incredible skills keep him in great demand as a sideman. Everybody agrees he’s the best, and it’s all we can do to keep chasing off people constantly trying to steal him!
Maintaining the weirdest collection of odd musical junk in the area, guitarist Geoff Kelleher was once a member of “The International Silver String Submarine Band.” He’d rather build or salvage it than buy it! The legend still persists that Johnny Carson once asked Jimi Hendrix on the Tonight Show how it felt to be psychedelic, and he replied, “I don’t know, you’d have to ask Geoff Kelleher.”
Before the advent of alcoholism, bass guitars worked with other instruments to make music. Fortunately, Bill “Ohio” Mortensen (the quiet one) was playing before all that soloing started. Nobody else can make a groove happen like he can. That’s why no other bass player has a State named after him. Well, maybe “Fuzzy” Samuels, but that’s different.
Fed up with a stagnant music scene, drummer Jimmy Nichols moved here, and changed his name to Mick Mansfield (the loud one). After many years he finally has both a city and a reformatory named after him. He also has a different drum kit for each day of the month. It is still widely believed he started the “Free Ashby Leach” movement.