As “Cousin Dupree’s” founding member and leader, Terry has devoted his entire life to forming groups and creating music with many of the areas top bands. “No Compromise and the Kamikaze Horns”, “Brotherhood” and the popular 12 piece powerhouse band “Terry Walker Project” to name just a couple. Terry’s bands “No Compromise” and “Terry Walker Project” were picked for several years as entertainment for the PGA tour’s, “BC Open” and “Dick’s Sporting Goods Open” and the LPGA tour’s “Corning Classic”. Terry has appeared onstage with members of Toto, John Mellencamp, Hall & Oates, The Drifters, and several other national performing acts. Terry’s soulful voice and on and off stage charisma make Terry a sought after artist for many events and studio projects.
He’s been called “a soulful saxophonist who plays with passionate intensity.” Rob is a multi talented Brass/Woodwind player, and also a well versed percussionist. Rob has played and recorded roots-based music for ten years in the NYC Lower East Side music scene and performed on stage with The Worms, Blues Traveler, Joan Osborne, and Sylvain Leroux. Rob is also a founding member of several of his own bands to include, Unity Group, Alpha Brass Band and others.
An extremely talented singer/percussionist Lori is known for the remarkable warmth and power of her voice. The former Lori Bizilia has been professionally performing since her middle school days. Her musical heritage includes Midnight Shuffle, The Look (all girl band), Guitar Bashers, Music Unlimited Orchestra, Pillow Talk, The Switch, The Shakes, Precious (Pretenders tribute) and Another Fine Mess. Although she’s an accomplished studio and jingle talent, Lori’s pride and passion is the live show with performances throughout the northeast and NYC including gigs at the famed CBGB’s.
Debra discovered her love of singing at an early age. Growing up, Debra was the lead vocalist of numerous musical groups and in the 1980’s joined the band Stone. Stone released several songs but their 1st single “Time”, was an international success, topping the dance charts in Europe and making Billboard’s Top 100 Dance Chart in the US. Debra moved to the Southern Tier in 1998 and fronted the popular Badweather Blues Band in 2002 where she graced the stage with such blues legends as Ronnie Baker Brooks, Bernard Allison, Joe Bonamassa.
Tony holds bachelor and masters degrees from the Ithaca College School of Music. Tony is currently a member of the music faculty at Johnson City Schools (Johnson City, NY) and Broome Community College (Binghamton, NY). A member of Cousin Dupree and the Mario Desantis Band (Syracuse, NY), he also enjoys freelancing throughout New York State. Tony has performed with Aretha Franklin, Jack Jones, Helen Reddy, Crystal Gale, The Lettermen, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Platters, The Four Seasons, and others.
Dennis Winge (AKA Damodar Das)
Dennis has studied with some of New York City’s finest guitarists including Jack Wilkins and Ron Parmentier. Some of the names he has played with in the rock world are Clifford Carter (Paul Simon, James Taylor), Jon Cobert (John Lennon), and Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys). Dennis has worked with Bill Crow (Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan); Gene Bertoncini (Buddy Rich, Tony Bennett); Shunzo Ohno (Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock); Bob Meyer (Joe Lovano, John Abercrombie); David Budway (Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Regina Carter)
Mike has been playing piano since he was 5 years old, and professionally since he was 17. Equally adept in jazz, blues, rock and even classical, he has spent over 20 years listening to and learning to play Steely Dan songs, which he considers “challenging, yet wickedly entertaining and fun to play.” He has played with many bands and functions in the Southern Tier, including Badweather Blues and Ultra Vibe (where he occasionally puts his “keytar” prowess to good use!). He also has played with Panigma, Acoustic Expression, Miles Ahead Jazz, and No Compromise, as well as with Terry Walker as a vocal duo. Mike is considered “the glue that holds it all together: by the other Cousin Dupree members.
Steve began his 40+ years of professional drumming at the age of 14 in Huntsville, AL. A founding member of The Badweather Blues Band for their full 12 year run producing a CD of all original material with them. Steve also did some studio recordings down in Muscle Shoals before relocating to the Triple Cities, NY area in 1976. He has been a member of some 18-plus bands, touring the NY/NJ/PA area through the years with: The Bad Weather Blues Band, Magnolia Drive, Twilight City Blues Band, Mona Lott and The Love Dogs, The Po-Dunk All-stars, Secrets, Nexus, The Chester Taft Band. Current projects include: Cousin Dupree, (Steely Dan Tribute) and Ultra Vibe. Steve has had the privilege of sharing the stage with the likes of: Joe Bonamassa, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Bernard Allison, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Hubert Sumlin, and Jerry Portnoy.