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.
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.
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.
Dexter (Dex) Hudgins
Drums, Harmonica, Vocals
Dex is a native Georgian, who grew up in Decatur and got his 1st drum set at 11 years old. Crossing the US from Georgia to California, from Texas to Illinois, Dex has played with many great artists including Ellen McIlwaine, Billy George, The Remnants, Cabin Fever, Ty Southerland & The Semi Automatics, Steve Radney, Terry Green, Chad Thomas & The Crazy Kings, “Mr. Politician” Bert Wills, Donna Hopkins, Sammy Blue, and Brian Ashley Jones.
In Chicago, Dex played the blues scene for many years and became a familiar face drumming behind great blues artists such as Hubert Sumlin, Harmonica Hinds, Sammy Fender, Todd Tijerina, Jon McDonald, Carl Davis, Elmo Bliss, Michael Bourne, and Tom Holland. He was the music director/drummer at the Chicago House of Blues Hotel for Mandi Loomis, working with local musicians such as Orlando Wright (Buddy Guy), Mike Wheeler (Chicago Playboys), and Daryl Coutts (Ronnie Baker Brooks) and also Atlanta guitarist Jeremy Graff (Riggs).
Dex is experienced in playing many genres of music from gospel, classic rock and roll, R&B, Soul, Blues, funk, punk and jazz as well as a seasoned vocalist and harmonica player.
Ron "Rolo" Rummage
Versatility and improvisation go hand in hand with Ron Rolo Rummage, Bassist / Vocalist. Armed with the ability to simultaneously play trumpet & bass parts to the amusement of an audience Ron also provides a healthy portion of uniqueness throughout performances with tight vocal harmonies and strong lead vocals to classic rock songs along with intense technical skill on bass.
Rolo has 47 years of professional music performance and has entertained audiences around the globe.