Band Members

It’s been said that you never know what to expect at a Cadillac Groove show. Although we have guest musicians from time to time, our core group is what you’ll likely see on any given day. Culled from some of the best musicians around, Cadillac Groove has what many would consider an unfairly stacked roster.

Mike Metoyer

Mike Metoyer

Vocals, Guitar, Shenanigans
Mike is the de facto front man for Cadillac Groove and can be seen making guitar faces, dancing with the ladies, and doing his best to ensure that everyone has the time of their lives. You can usually spot him out in the crowd when he’s not melting faces from center stage.
Scott Evans

Scott Evans

Vocals, Guitar, Dad Jokes
Scott can usually be seen on a Cadillac Groove stage dancing, playing guitar, and generally trying to keep some semblance of order. As a certifiable Dad Joke master, Scott specializes in rhyme and pun-ishment. He’s also the shortest member of the band aside from the tip bucket.
Tim “Doc” Romanowski

Tim “Doc” Romanowski

Vocals, Keys, Beard
Doc is best described as a force of nature on and off stage. From boogie piano to screaming organ, Doc covers all the bases and gives Cadillac Groove all the swagger it ever needs. Doc is also in possession of, by far, the best beard in the group and an amazing purple jacket.
Ron “Spindaddy” Regnas

Ron “Spindaddy” Regnas

Bass, Vocals, Hugs, Dancing
Aside from being one of the best bass players around, Spindaddy is a human anti-depressant. Always smiling, cheery, and ready to rock, Spindaddy is world-renown for sweet grooves and great hugs.
Thom Dixon

Thom Dixon

Drums, Ringleader, Head animal wrangler and chief bottle washer
Cadillac Groove is Thom’s creation – putting together some of the best musicians around and getting them to all coexist without ego or drama while creating some amazing music. Aside from laying down some of the sickest grooves known to man and being a human metronome, Thom also has the extreme burden and curse of managing this group of misfits, miscreants, and mavericks.
Kevin Gawthorp

Kevin Gawthorp

Sax(es), Flutes, and Percussion
A venerable master of all things woodwind, Kevin can be seen holding down bari lines, tenor lines, flute lines, or just being dressed super snazzy for any occasion. Kevin brings a unique flavor to the Groove and is not afraid to make that sax growl when he's gotta.
John Harp

John Harp

Trombone, percussion
During the renaissance, a trombone was referred to as a "sackbut". John's super happy we don't call it that anymore. Honestly, the rest of us are too because 'bone just sounds cooler. After graduating from DePaul for Jazz Studies, John began research on the effects of trombone intergalactic travel. He subsequently ended his research when he found that a single trombone could, in fact, power the Death Star.
Carlo Isabelli

Carlo Isabelli

Trumpet, percussion
A highly respected member of the Chicago music scene, Carlo Isabelli is the latest addition to the group of rapscallions known as Cadillac Groove. Sure, you might be cool, but you're not "Carlo" cool. When he's not hitting stratospheric trumpet lines that make people say "wowsers", he's usually sitting poolside awaiting the next gig. Like a lion ready to pounce. But nicer and less likely to bite.
Chris Denman

Chris Denman

Sax, Flute, Percussion
So, what can we say. Chris has the energy of Buddy the Elf, the musical chops of Coltrane, the sensibility of a Hyundai, and the wholesomeness of apple pie. All in all, Chris helps round out the Four Hornsmen of the Funkpocalypse and when he's not jamming with Cadillac Groove, he's molding young minds into being the musicians of the future.
Heather Dede

Heather Dede

Audio Engineer, Birthday girl
There’s a reason that Heather’s last name is only one letter off of “Dude” – she’s just that cool. Heather willingly herds kittens by keeping the Groove sounding good. A consummate professional in all things sound engineering, Heather can often be spotted geeking out over new mics, analyzing the spectral output of a mix, listening through headphones that cost more than her car, and positioning microphones and speakers “just right” to ensure optimum sound efficiency. It’s also her birthday.