Buddy Bergeron - Keyboard and Vocals Buddy has been performing professionally since the age of 13 as a ventriloquist, magician, vocalist and keyboard player. Together with Bill Trainor, lead guitar, has played in multiple oldies groups for over 30 years. The core members of Back in Time have been together for over 15 years.
Bill Trainor - Guitar and Vocals Bill has been playing guitar for over six decades. Getting his first guitar at age six he loved to imitate his favorite musicians such as Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly. He started seriously playing at around eight years old taking guitar lessons for about two years. He played his first 'gig' at age thirteen at a local CYO dance at the local parish.
Over the years Bill has played in several groups including "The Rhythm Masters", "The Shadows Four", "Alec And The Rouges", "Breeze" (with his wife Peggy as lead vocalist), "Driving Guitars" and "Profile". Bill plays many styles of music ranging from Surfing, Country, Rock N' Roll, Standards, to good old Sing-A-Longs on ukulele.
In the early 60's he played in instrumental groups covering songs by "The Ventures", "The Shadows", "Duane Eddy", etc. After the "Beatles" invaded the 'States', the groups became vocal groups and Bill had to learn to sing lead as well.
Chet Atkins has always been Bill's idol. Amazed that Chet could produce all that sound with two fingers and a thumb fascinated him. By age fifteen Bill was playing fingerstyle guitar. To this day, fingerstyle guitar is Bill's favorite style of guitar music.
In the mid 70's Bill joined the "Boomtown Band" playing lead guitar for Rex Trailer on his popular children's TV show. The band played behind Rex on the opening and closing of the show playing "The Boomtown Theme Song". During the show they provided music during the games and backing guest musicians.
Bill continues to play in bands today and has recorded several CDs
Jim Pedersen - Bass Guitar and Vocals
Jim has played it all. Starting as a guitarist in 1968, playing hard rock (aka heavy metal) for a few years, until another band needed a bass player, and 50 odd years later, i'm still at it. I've been lucky to play in some great bands, playing new rock to classic rock, original rock, to wedding/ function music. He always had a soft spot for country music and slowly mixed it in with classic rock sets thru the 80's.
Jim married in the mid 80's and stopped playing for a lot of years, during his family life. By 2002, he was back playing with Billy and Buddy, playing oldies shows a few times a year, but he wanted more. In 2006, Jim also joined the band "True West" and had a 6 year run with over 400+ shows. The band played new and classic country.
Today Jim still is as crazy as ever and still playing in two bands. He will always love the music that He grew up with and still enjoys to this day, Jim says he is so fortunate to be playing with band-mates that he can also call good friends. Buddy, Billy and Lanny.
Lanny Lovell - Drums
Lanny Lovell has been playing drums for over 40 years. He began studying music and drumming at the age of ten when he started band in the 5th grade, then continued with Concert Band, Marching Band and Orchestra through high-school. At age 14 he got his first drumset and soon joined various local bands in his hometown in Ohio. In 1983 he moved to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Music.
Lanny has had vast experience playing in a variety of musical genres, from his early years in a Boston area jam-band 'Fortunate Sun,' to a jazz-rock band, 'Bing Sparbidu,' to a traditional blues band, 'Two Bones and a Pick,' to several years with the local southern rock and blues influenced singer/song writer, Bruce Marshall, then on to various local rock, funk, and R&B bands.
His work in the studio can be heard on several local recordings, including Two Bones and a Pick's CD, 'Two Bones and a Pick,' The Bruce Marshall Group's CD 'Treated and Released,' and various tracks on Boston based singer song-writer Mark Pollack's CD 'Corridors Of Light.' Lanny has also shared the stage or opened up for national acts including Anson Funderburgh & Sam Myers, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, James Montgomery and The Outlaws.
These days he can be heard playing live with the 7-piece country band, Southbound Train, and here with Buddy, Billy and Jimmy, in New England's Premiere Oldies Band, Back In Time.