Bio

Topper is a national circuit touring/recording band from Atlanta, GA, in business for over 30 years. They can cover virtually any style of popular music true to form vocally and instrumentally. Topper's original music is hard driving,guitar oriented rock,featuring the five octave range of singer, Pete George. They can also write songs in any genre of popular music.(Rock,Pop,Country,etc) Topper releases product on their indie record label, Ring Records.

The show, Voices Of Rock is just one example of Topper's versatility. The band's expansive song list can be configured to fit any occasion,whether it be concerts, clubs, casinos, festivals, corporate and private events.

This legendary band has toured all over the USA,as well as Europe and The US Virgin Islands. Topper has become an institution with it's incredible long, successful run as one of the best live bands to come out of the Southeast USA.

David Rode'
David Rodé
Electric/Acoustic Guitars, Roland GR-1 Guitar Synth, Vocals

David grew up living in the Panama Canal Zone,San Antonio,Texas,and Northern Virginia with his father,an Air Force officer/pilot,his mother and two sisters.

David started playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager,learning from blues masters, B.B.King, John Lee Hooker, and Buddy Guy. Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck and Roy Buchanan were also big influences. He is proficient in most styles of popular music. (Blues, Jazz, Funk, Rock and Country) His signature screaming guitar is a big part of Topper's sound. David has been band-leader / manager of Topper for over 30 years.

David is an endorsed artist with several musical instrument and pro audio companies. He currently resides in Fannin County, GA.

Pete GeorgePete George
Lead Vocals, Keyboards

Pete grew up in Decatur,Alabama,singing in school choirs and participating in high school athletics. He was taught to sing properly by his high school vocal coach /teacher, who realized Pete was born with an incredible, natural talent. A phenomenal singer with a five octave range.

Pete has the uncanny ability to nail the style of almost any major vocalist in popular music.

His voice has been compared to Steve Perry, Lou Gramm, Paul Rodgers, Don Henley and Sam Cooke to name a few. His lead vocals and song writing are featured on all of Topper's original material and recordings. Pete has performed with Topper for most of his professional career.

Pete lives in Mississippi with his family.

Billy J. Morris

Billy J. Morris / Drums, Vocals

Inducted into the *Louisiana Hall of Fame in 1999 (for his recordings “For Your Love” and “Love Has Made You Beautiful”), Billy J. Morris commands your attention from the stage, as he connects with his audience with a little Cajun charm and a whole lot of talent and magnetism. A polished frontman & drummer supreme, he belts out songs that he was born to sing. Billy J.’s Swamp Pop selections can be sung in English or Cajun since he is originally a native of Avoyelles Parish, also known as “The Cajun Crossroads”.

Whether singing in English or in Cajun, his unique vocal range and style are most sought after, and have only improved with age and experience.  He’ll quickly tell you, with that smile he always wears, “I’m not a singer...I’m a song stylist!”

Although Billy J has played with and/or opened up for numerous national and international stars (you’ve heard him countless times playing the drums on well-known hits), his true love is singing.

*The Louisiana Hall of Fame (Entertainment Division) – Lafayette, founded by Mrs. Lou Gabis, was incorporated in Louisiana in 1990.  It IS NOT related to the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame that was formed by Mike Shepherd in 2005.  The two organizations both honor entertainers and musicians but are two different entities.  The original Hall of Fame founded by Mrs. Gabis bears the Louisiana State Seal as well as the sitting Lt. Governor’s signature signifying its authorization, authenticity and recognition of the musician being honored.

(For additional information on Billy J. Morris, see his website at www.billyjmusic4u.com)

Randy Dunn

 

Randy Dunn, Bass/Vocals

Randy grew up in the Atlanta, GA area, playing bass in recording studios and live venues while still in his teens. He is also a skilled guitarist & vocalist. Randy was a member of Topper in the mid/late '80s when the band was doing resident performances at The Mint & Palace Station casinos in Las Vegas. He also played live venues throughout the Southeast and recorded with Topper during this period. Topper is proud to have Randy back in the band on bass with his impeccable precision, tone, chops, taste and unique personality.