Joe Aguilar: Vocals, guitar
When Joe saw his first Elvis movie, Roustabout, at the Geneva Drive-In at the age of eight, his lifelong interest in the King's music was born. Later in life, discovering the primal early Americana sounds of Rockabilly and Rhythm 'n Blues produced by Sun Studio, Joe knew he wanted to be a musician. Having been lucky enough to witness the greatness of Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Bo Diddley, the Everly Brothers, Wanda Jackson, Brenda Lee, Jerry Lee Lewis, Scotty Moore, James Burton, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, the Righteous Brothers, and Johnny Rivers in concert, Joe is inspired by the memories of these performances and is constantly motivated to be a better musician. Joe's personal mission is to keep on boppin' till he can't bop no more — Amen.
David Evans: Lead guitar
David hails from Les Paul's hometown of Waukesha, Wisconsin and hopes to be playing guitar at age 94, like Les did before he passed away in 2009. David grew up listening to the Beatles and the Jackson Five and had access to a treasure trove of 45s. (A friend's older brother had collected every single to hit the Top 40 since 1958!) Ah, nostalgia…when in Waukesha, be sure to stop in at John's Drive-In. Best root beer in town since 1937.
Damian Hayden: Bass guitar, trumpet, vocals
Damian has played trumpet in a symphony orchestra, toured in a madrigal choir, busked with an a capella group, recorded pop demos, and performed in a touring punk band's guest band. But he would always rather play some blues or funky old soul. Or hockey. So this Canadian's picked up the bass guitar and trumpet again to play that old time rock 'n' roll with Hod Rod Jukebox.
Adam E: Saxophone, harmonica
Adam grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, the birthplace of rock 'n roll, hanging out in fine blues establishments and once sighting Chuck Berry in front of Blueberry Hill, where he reportedly performs to this day. After hearing Dex Gordon on the radio, Adam fell hard for the sax and rented a tenor before realizing how big the damn thing was. He hopes to retire someday to Panama to play in a Salsabilly band.
Scott Badler: Drums
Scott began his percussive career in Los Angeles, where he was known as “Skins” Badler. Besides anchoring Hot Rod Jukebox to a future top ten hit, Scott’s goal is to play alongside drummer Gavin Newsom. “Being in Hot Rod Jukebox is the next best thing to having a hot rod...or a jukebox.” Before turning in for the night, Scott likes to drum to Wipe Out.
Christine Marie: Vocals, piano, guitar
Christine was more or less a classical gal until she encountered Hot Rod Jukebox. In a past life, she sang with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and the University Chorus at UC Berkeley, and was a soloist at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland. When Hot Rod Jukebox is not performing, Christine and Joe return to their favorite roles, as the parents of an aspiring young rock star.