MEET ROH BAND

Mary West
Keyboards & Vocals

Born in Melbourne Australia, with a Greek heritage, Mary has lived in Tucson since 2001. She has a Bachelor Degree in Science and a Teaching Diploma. A true bi-linguist and as music  counts as a language - then tri-linguist.  Mary trained as a classical pianist from the age of 4. A Jill of many trades and a climber of several Corporate Ladders, which include Financial Auditing, Regional Operations Manager in the Telecommunications Industry, National Trainer and Greek Teacher. These days she is happy songwriting & teaching private piano lessons to children of all ages. Apart from keyboard and vocals, she is the Band Administrator, Treasurer, Songwriter and the Music Director for ROH Band.

Willy Smith

Rhythm Guitar & Vocals

Born in Baltimore Md., having lived and worked in Europe, Asia , the Middle East and numerous locations in the United States, Willy considers himself a child of the world. He has an MBA in Business Management, and a BS in Computer Science. After retiring from the United States Air Force, Willy completed a successful 19 year career as an Aerospace Operations and Systems Engineering Manager in Colorado. As a vocalist Willy has been performing in bands and theater productions since his teens. Having relocated to Tucson in 2016, Willy is very excited to explore the next step of his musical journey with the ROH Band and explore his songwriting!

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Jeff Tentschert

Lead Guitar

 

Jeff was born in St. Louis. He moved around following his career over the years, and has made Tucson his home the last 4 years.  He started playing the Viola at a tender age and made the guitar his instrument of choice since he was 15.  His education is in Physics however his career was in Software Development.  Jeff has played lead guitar in various bands around the country when time permitted.  As much as we’d like Jeff to stay with us, he is temporarily on ‘loan’ from his other commitments.  We are thrilled to have him play with ROH Band again, and now with Wok on board, we have to release him as promised.  You'll see Jeff  still with us through Feb 2020,.

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Joaquin 'Wok' Figueroa

Lead Guitar & Vocals

 

Wok is a California kid born and raised in the American Riviera. He traveled the world while serving in the USAF, and liked Tucson so much he decided to call it home in 2012. While continuing his IT career from the comfort of his own home, he finds time to indulge his passion for guitar. Wok is a fan of Country music, the Fender Telecaster, and the Buffalo Bills NFL team.  Wok is totally excited to join ROH Band and we can't wait to add his extraordinary talent to the team both on lead guitar and vocals.  We are sure you'll love Wok as much as we do and are thrilled to be working together.

Steve Shochat

Bass Guitar & Sound Engineer 

Steve, originally from New York, has been in Tucson since the 70’s.  He is a Doctor of Chiropractic and owns and runs the Cactus Flower Wellness Center on Oracle Road.  Steve comes from a line of musicians, a trait he has passed on to his children, and has been involved in music most of his life & played in various musical groups.  Apart from being our Bass Guitarist, he is also our Technical Guru / Advisor, Sound Engineer and is talented in several other instruments.  We're not sure if there is a budding vocalist tucked away hiding somewhere in Steve, but we will keep encouraging him to pop out.

Dave Ouellette

Drums, Percussion & Vocals 

Dave was born in New Hampshire and moved to Tucson in the early eighties after earning his Physics Degree from Beloit College (WI).  He is an engineer specializing in Scientific Imaging Detector Technology and Astronomical Instrumentation. Dave enjoys playing acoustic & electronic drum kits, a variety of hand drums, traditional and melodic percussion instruments.

Robyn Benson
Percussion  

Originally from Brooklyn NY, Robyn has called Tucson home since 1974. Since the late 70’s Robyn and her family owned & operated a successful environmentally friendly residential building contract company. Now retired, Robyn is involved in community work. Robyn started African Drumming in 2002 after purchasing her first Djembe and then moved on to World Drumming, learning and working with many different percussion instruments.

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