The Band


John Gunther

drums, lead vocals & yodeling

John has been singing and playing since the age of 12. He is a self taught musician. He picked up playing the drums at 9 years old by watching the drummer in his fathers' band. Not only is John the timekeeper of the band, but he yodels and plays the cowbells as well. John has been playing semi-professionally in Chicago, Florida and around the country for over 45 years.

Ken Marx

Ken Marx

accordion & vocals

Ken began accordion lessons at age 7 and after winning awards at the state and national level his professional career began at age 16. Ken received a degree in music from DePaul University and Master of Music Degree from Vandercook College. After retiring from his career as a middle school band director, Ken began performing on Alpine Musette accordion at several German venues in the Chicago area.


Martin Bappert

6 & 12 string guitars & vocals

Marty teams up with John for the second time in their musical careers. Marty has been playing the guitar since the age of 5. His guitar playing is like no other. He has worked with various German and American groups such as Stone Witness, Alpine Combo & The Bavarian Boys. his electric and acoustic guitar playing compliments our German style.

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