Deb & the Dynamics is a Funky Rock ‘N’ Soul/Blues band that originated in 2003 in a small blues bar in Matlacha, Fl.
What started out as a trio with the guitar player playing a stomp box for a drum set, has through the years become a seven piece soul band that’s been rocking South West Florida for the past twelve years.
Debra Biela, Bass player/lead singer of the band brings powerful vocals in heavy groove to lay down the base of the band. Deb has been in the music business for the past thirty four years and has entertained most on most of the major festivals in the United States and Europe. Her experience with performing and watching the major artists while on the road, has been brought forth to the Deb & the Dynamic shows where the bands energy and showmanship is always a crowd pleaser.
The Dynamics are made up of some of the top musicians in the area and Dan Keady on guitar/vocals has been mastering his craft for the past 45 years. He has been a signed artist with Mercury Records in 1969 with his band Fort Mudge Memorial Dump in the N.Y.C. & Boston area. Dan has no boundaries to the style of music he can perform.
The Horn section made up of Newt Cole (Tenor sax), Donald Hulgas (Baritone Sax) & Matthew Rongstad (Alto, Tenor & Flute) have a great chemistry whose personality’s bring the fun and energy to the band.
Newt Cole, who started the band with Debra Biela twelve years ago originated in the Detroit area and was the band leader for major acts in the Michigan that landed him the opening act gig for Average White Band. Detroit Metro Times awarded Newt & the Salamander’s with The Best R&B/Funk award presented to him by Martha Reeves.
Donald Hulgas brings on the thunder with the shimmering solos of his Baritone Sax and his powerful stage presence. Don has played with all the major R&B bands in the South West Florida area.
Matthew Rongstad has just recently moved to S.W. FL. from Eau Claire, Wisconsin where he attended The University of Wisconsin for music. His musical talents has taken him all over the world Europe, Middle East, South America and the Bahamas where his long list of influences and style shine through his playing.
Willie Miller on drums/vocals, brings a soulful groove to the band. There is no mistake where the beat lies and the snare pops. Willie has had the experience of being on tour with an opening act for Pattie Labelle and has shared the stage with some of the great blues artists like Johnny Taylor, Bobby Womack and B.B. King.
Michael Baer is the Keyboardist for the Dynamics. His love for Jazz brings a great sound to the band that added to the other styles of players makes for the bands unique sound.