Promiseland Show Band
|Shane, Al, Harry, Kathy, Dwight, Tammy, Keith, Lynn, and Josh
|Dwight Icenhower and the Burnin' Love Trio: Kathy,
Lynn, and Tammy
About: The Promiseland Show Band
The Promiseland Show band is comprised with an ensemble of endless talent. Although the Promiseland Show Band
has not been together all that long, they are a crowd favorite and have quickly become a crowd favorite, gaining a larger
fan base at each show. In November of 2006, the band played with DJ Fontana, Elvis Presley's drummer for many years.
During that same show the Sweet Inspirations joined the Burning Love Trio
About the members:
Josh Waters – Lead Guitar/Vocals: A student of the “Old School Sounds, this 25- year-old has experience beyond his
years and it shows when he is on stage. He spent several years backing up one of the South’s top Blues Brothers
tribute groups before signing on with Lou Vuto at his Gatlinburg, Tennessee Theater.
Al Babyok - Played piano since age 4 and guitar since age 10. Began professional career in bands at age 14. He studied
music at the University of Connecticut and privately for 7 years. al has received musicianship awards for 3 consecutive
years at the Berklee Jazz Festival. In 2004, Al toured with Scotty Emerick on Toby Keith's "Big Throwdown" Tour. In
2003, he played with Ken Mellons at several fairs, clubs, and had two TV appearances. Al has opened for country music’
s top acts including: Toby Keith, Reba McIntire, Lonestar, Terri Clark, Marty Stewart, Trick Pony, John Michael
Montgomery, The Gatlin Brothers, Gene Watson, Josh Turner, Lynn Anderson,and Tammy Cochran.
He is able to play many styles of music including country, rock, jazz, and classical. Able to compose and arrange music,
write lyrics, sing and arrange harmonies, read music and charts, and play by ear.
Harry Gorrell —Harry is the bass singer and rhythm guitarist. He has several years experience with local bands and has
come in contact with some of the top entertainers in the business. He has learned from them, not only the music, but
more importantly, he has paid close attention to the things that please the fans. His recipe for a successful performance
is have fun, let people know you love what you are doing and do your best to see people go away satisfied.
Shane Henthorne— Shane hails from Marietta, Ohio. His first love is music and he thinks Merle Haggard should be
President. He puts his heart and soul into playing the bass guitar. He is also an accomplished guitar player but would
rather play the bass. Although this is his first real job with a working band, he plays like a veteran. His knowledge and
his input has proven to be a very valuable asset.
Keith Weber— A Chester, Ohio resident, Keith is the kind of drummer every band dreams of. His natural talent and his
never ending humor is a great morale booster for the band. In his earlier years, Keith played with some local groups.
He has come out of retirement after taking time off to raise his family and as become a very crucial ingredient for the
success of the group. There is never a dull moment around Keith and whether on stage or at rehearsal, his light-
and easy going disposition makes the hardest of jobs easier.
About: Burnin’ Love Trio
The "Burnin' Love Trio" has an interesting history: the group was formed through a fluke. Dwight and the band were
trying out a new keyboard player in the girls' hometown of Versailles, Ohio. They came to the Versailles High School
music room to rehearse one Friday night in September 2005 on their way to a gig in Michigan.
Lynn had always bragged up Dwight and the Promiseland Band, so she invited her friends to stop by and listen. Kathy
took her up on the invitation... Having just come from a great Versailles football game, Kathy was revved up and
started dancing to the guys' music. Pretty soon, Lynn and Kathy had jumped to the back of the band and began adding
back-up vocals and choreography as the band rehearsed.
Although these two were only goofing around, Dwight and the band liked the addition! Dwight's comment was, "That's
what we need! Back- up singers!" The group tried to convince the girls to join them the next day on their trip to
Michigan, but Lynn and Kathy didn't think they were serious.
At the end of the night, Dwight said to Lynn, "Promise me this: if you're ever down at your mom's (Meigs County),
you'll come sing with us." Lynn agreed, but still didn't think it could ever happen until Harry Gorrell (Lynn's stepdad)
called that following Monday, saying, "Dwight talked about having you girls sing all weekend. He seriously does want
you to sing. Will you do it?"
The rest is history. Lynn asked Tammy Hartzell, a long-time singing partner, to add the alto to the group, and the trio
About the members:
Tamala Hartzell— Tammy started performing in the 4th grade and has gone on to perform many theater roles, including
"Mae Peterson" in Bye, Bye, Birdie, "Joy" in Cinderella, and "Miss Hannigan" in Annie.
Tammy is also active as a wedding singer around the Versailles, Ohio area and was lead singer for The Misty Blues
Band while she was in college. In the 1990's, Tammy formed a female quartet called "Off the Staff" with another BLT
member. Also a director for community theater shows, Tammy studied theater in college. Currently working as an
Activity Director Certified for the Versailles Health Care Center, Tamala has two daughters, Kim and Crystal and states,
up for Dwight is a dream come true!"
Kathleen Magoto— Kathy's first performing experience was as a sophomore in Russia High School's plays. She has also
performed in the community show choir Rhythm Company, and has been taking dance for the past four years. Kathy
has performed the role of "Sister Robert Ann" in Nunsense and "Mrs. Potiphar" in Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat, all with Towne & Country Players in Versailles, Ohio. In high school, Kathy sang with a trio
school concerts. Little did she know she would one day sing with "The Burnin' Love Trio" and Dwight Icenhower!
Kathleen has degrees in business management and data processing, and now owns "House of Flowers and Gifts" in
Versailles. She is married to the town's postmaster, Steve Monnin. Kathy says, "Dwight is destined for great things,
and I'm just thrilled to be a part of it."
Lynn Blakeley— Lynn got her start on stage at Gallia Academy High School, where she was active in the band, choir,
show choir and musicals. Lynn's theater experience includes "Sister Amnesia" in Nunsense and "Anita" in West Side
Story, as well as a few professional shows, most notably Eden on the River, performed on Blennerhassett Island. Lynn
is a former member of the female quartet "Off the Staff" and has performed at numerous weddings, both as a singer
and an accompanist. A graduate of Ohio University, Lynn holds a degree in music and is currently the Choral Director
at Versailles High School. Lynn and her husband, Tim have two young children, Brooks and Tessa.