Topper

 
 

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. He lives in North Georgia with his son, David W.

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. He lives in Mississippi with his family.



Dwayne Jones
Bass, Vocals

Dwayne Jones is the newest member of Topper, joining the group in the Spring of 2012.

Dwayne played bass & sang in an original funk-rock band during the '80s, touring & opening up for Atlanta's Mother's Finest and Motley Crue, among others. After a twenty year career as an electrical engineer, Dwayne has returned to his musical roots, bringing his talent, outgoing personality and enthusiasm  to Topper.

Tony McGhee



Tony McGhee
Drums, Percussion, Vocals

Tony McGhee has been touring internationally with top recording artists, The Four Tops, Temptations, Wilson Pickett, EU, Chuck Brown and Egypt, as well as his own groups for over 25 years. He has 2 Jazz CD releases, 'Who Is Tony McGhee' and  'The Jazzy Side Of Smooth' to his credit, receiving worldwide airplay. Recently, Tony was involved with Bob Marley's right hand man, guitarist, Junior Marvin and The Wailers for a sold out 'Tribute To Bob Marley' concert at The Hamilton in Washington, DC. He has been associated with Topper for several years as a creative force in songwriting, recording and film projects. His world class drumming, percussion and vocals are a driving force in the Topper sound.