The Roadducks were formed in January of 1976 by Jay Nedry, Bob Gaynor, and Bill ‘The Senator’ Schmidle in the band’s hometown of West Springfield, Virginia. These 3 core individuals along with Bill Culver (Dec. 1976) have created a lasting legacy powered by 5,466 shows from the band’s hometown of West Springfield, Virginia. Along with stops in New Haven, CT (1977-79) and Virginia Beach (79-81) Th
The 2015 Roadducks consists of founder Jay Nedry (drums, vocals and management); Gary Thomas (front-man, guitar, lead vocals) ; Kevin O’Brien (lead guitar, vocals); Tom Sillis (Bass, vocals) the untimely passing of co-founder Bob ‘The Bopper’ Gaynor in May of 2014 was devastating to all of us who knew him and had the pleasure of enjoying his limitless talents and dynamic vocals. Bill ‘The Senator’ Schmidle is alive and quite well and playing guitar in Florida. Phil McCormack is still fronting Molly Hatchet and lives in Jacksonville. Dave Thorne is still leading a double life as Orville P. Fodderhead, noted computer genius, while still residing on the Golf Course in West Springfield. After conversations with Senator, Phil, Dave, and Bill Culver, and others, I have have decided to carry on with the tradition of the Roadducks. We have collectively played 5389 shows since March of 1976, in 31 States, while touring with some of the greatest names in the history of Rock. I have just taken over the web site and will continue to add info and data as my skill set develops on the computer. I will encourage pictures and stories and we will have a place for those to be added in the near future. I encourage everyone to come see the new version of the band as it is still smokin hot. We are doing some of the old songs, some R and B, and lots of timeless rock and roll. The band is still irreverent and satirical and will never take itself too damn seriously. Many thanks to all of the fabulous musicians who have played in the group, sat in, filled in, or just helped out. 39 years is a long time to something, and to continue to do it well takes a broad commitment of time, talent, and energy.