Band Members

Dave Roberts - Rhythm Guitar & Vocals

Born and raised in Birkenhead Merseyside. This is where his love of music started with frequent visits to The Empress at New Brighton, The Grosvenor, The Tennis Club at Leasowe , The Majestic Birkenhead and of course The Cavern. Following a stint in the RAF (40th Entry Hereford,Ternhill, Stafford, Odiham, Singapore, S Morley) he traveled many places eventually arriving in Malvern to join Helitune. Took up the guitar and Singing seriously only 16 years ago. Dave Roberts together with Dave Harrison (original Lead) guitarist formed The Pontiacs and were soon joined by Nick Taylor on drums and Colin Barker (Bass) (Ex "The End").  Dave, the only founder member now remaining has now been joined by other current  members below.




Rich Tandy - Lead Guitar, keyboard & Vocals

Born and bred in Malvern, educated at Somers Park and Chase schools. Had piano lessons as a child, and soon became very interested in pop music. Taught himself to play the guitar and formed a group called The Falcons. The name came from the Chase School Magazine, which was the school all the group members attended. The group enjoyed good popularity and played a variety of venues. After splitting up he did just bits and bobs, until  a group of players formed a band called Rock of Ages. Having parted from that Band he has now played lead guitar for the Pontiacs for the past  ten years and is a very popular  member.


 


Stefan Agopsowicz - Bass Guitar & Vocals

Stefan has experimented variously with drums, keys, blues harp, guitar, vocals and bass guitar during his musical career and has ended up largely settling on the last three. As well as performing with the Pontiacs, Stefan is a regular member of the Malvern Male Voice Choir. Other recent musical ventures have included performances as the lead singer and bass player of Bisongrass and as the lead vocal and rhythm-guitar half of local blues duo 32-20. Stefan has also made a number of solo appearances as Stefan de Hasso, including supporting local singer/songwriter Sam Isaac in a session recorded for the BBC Electric Proms. He was invited to join the Pontiacs after going into Carlton Antiques one day  and trying out a bass guitar which Dave, the lead singer, had in his shop window.




Keith Parks - Rythm & Bass Guitar

I Keith Parks  taught himself to play guitar and harmonica in the 1960s and played in a band as a teenager.   After a very long gap, he joined  Rock of Ages in Malvern in 2004, and after an earlier spell with the Pontiacs joined The Pojos in 2008, playing lead guitar, keys and harmonica. He has now rejoined  the Pontiacs as rhythm guitarist and understudy bass player.  He also sings with Pax Singers and is a member of the Bosbury Players.


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