Rich Dacier - Lead guitar
Rich Dacier Rich has been playing guitar in various cover bands in Boston and surrounding areas since the early 90’s. He grew up listening to Aerosmith, the Rollng Stones and The Who whose guitarist’s had a huge influence on Rich. Other guitar influences include Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe Perry, Eric Clapton, U2’s The Edge and John Mayer. Rich is an amazingly versatile guitarist who brings a complimentary style, sweet tones and explosive leads to the dynamic rhythms of Dubble D & The Khaos Junkies.
Dave Kendrick - Bass guitar
Dave Kendrick Dave got tuned on to rock ‘n roll when he first heard Elvis sing “Hound Dog on the radio in 1955. Dave’s first concert was the Beach Boys at Worcester Auditorium in 1964. The following year he saw the Stones there. Dave formed his first band,” Men of Leather”, with friends that year. Dave later played with “Me, Him and The Other Guys” in 1967 for a short while and then took some time off to tend to school and family. He became a member of “High Rise” in 1991, which played the Central Mass area for the next 14 year before they split up. He’s also played bass in a 3-piece band called “Nadaze” since 1999. He joined “The Derelicts-A Midlife Crisis” in 2006 as lead guitarist. He joined “First Shift” in 2006, which he later left in 2009 after joining forces with Dubble D & The Khaos Junkies. So to say that Dave is a busy man in the local music scene is an understatement! Dave decided to leave the band in February 2011 to pursue other interests and spend more time with his family. We thank Dave for his contributions to our music and wish him all the best.
Dave Cuneo - Lead Guitar
Dave Cuneo joined Dubble D & The Khaos Junkies on January 1st, 2012 and immediately hit it off with Dubble D due primarily to their mutual love for the music of the Rolling Stones. Dave is an accomplished lead guitarist, formally with the band The Ballbusters, a band who toured all over the United States and Europe for years. Dave has his own guitar style of which all of the members of the Khaos Junkies adore; one that has been strongly influenced by the likes of Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix and many other classic rockers. Dave brings a great gritty, edgy sound to the band along with a cool stage presence that compliments the music and the energy of the Khaos Junkies. Dave always delivers an infectious grove to every song, guaranteed to satisfy all kinds of music enthusiasts. The band is honored to be blessed with such a talent as Dave Cuneo on lead guitar. Welcome!!
Stephen Shaughnessy - Drums, backup vocals
Stephen Shaughnessy Stephen first quenched his thirst to jam by beating upside down waste baskets and a lone bongo drum with marching band drum sticks lifted from his junior high’s band. Stephen is extremely grateful to his mother for all of her support and encouragement through the early years of his musical career. By his senior year in high school, he had joined “The Cases” – a 4 piece classic-new wave-punk band that toured Walpole’s keg party scene in the summers of ’80 & ’81. By the late 80’s to mid 90’s, he was drummer & vocalist for another quartet known as “The Irish Beat” bringing a blend of rock, country and traditional Irish music to the Boston club scene. Heavily influenced by the classic steady beat sound of Rolling Stone Charlie Watts and the more over the top creativity of The Who’s Keith Moon and the multi-rhythmic world beats of The Police’s Stewart Copeland, Stephen enjoys varied musical styles and was attracted to the variety of material and influences present in the formation and development of Dubble D & The Khaos Junkies’ first CD project.
Chris Wood...a.k.a...Woody - Bass guitar, backup vocals
Chris Wood (Woody) has been fortunate to play bass, keys, guitar (and even trombone from time to time) with many incredibly talented musicians in Central Massachusetts and elsewhere over the past 30+ years. Woody has learned something from all of them. From his start with Destiny at Westboro High School in the 80’s, to gigs with WoodenHatch, Murray’s Rule, Nearly Done, and more recently Voodoo Sky and Josh Briggs, it’s been a great ride and he’s now excited to be rocking out with the Khaos Junkies! Some of Woody's major music influences are the Beatles,Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, ELO and other iconic bands from the days when he still had bangs. Similar to Sir Paul, Woody is a perfectionist in terms of playing his instrument; in this case with the Junkies, he brings new found energy to the bottom end with his bass guitar. Rumor has it that Woody might even dance a little if you ask him nicely, but you’ll need to show up at the gigs to see for yourself........just don’t expect to see the trombone anytime soon in this rock band!