Wayne started playing in garage bands while attending Garrett High school. After graduation he played with the band Gypsy Witch and did road dates with The F.B.C. band in the early 70's. After coming back to the Fort Wayne area Wayne played with the local Silver Dollar Band as well as other various local acts in the 1980's.
After marrying his wife Dianna and having three sons Wayne took several years off to concentrate on raising a family. Now in his sixties, he's proud to be making music with some of the most talented musicians in the state of Indiana. Wayne will be rockin' with The Bulldogs and bringing his best for the fans every time they play.
Bernie began taking drum lessons at the age of eleven and by the age of twelve was playing Country & Western gigs with his Grandfather. During his formative years, Bernie participated in concert, symphonic, marching and jazz band in Junior and High School. Bernie gained an extensive music education by working with band directors and instructors that were connected to the Ohio State University music and marching band program.
At the age of seventeen he started playing with area club acts Storm Wind, Stone Heart and Atomic Daze in Columbus, Ohio. While living in Columbus, Bernie worked at Columbus Pro Percussion. This led to a once in a lifetime opportunity to work at the Percussion Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This gave him the opportunity to provide tour and technical support to many of the music industries top name artist and touring acts.
Keyboardist for the Bulldogs for the past 10 years. Bob started on sax at age 11, moving to accordion and then to organ/piano at 13. Bob started his 1st rock band "The Upsets" in 1964 continuing thru high school.
From 1971 thru 1980 Bob toured the USA and Canada with his well known band "Story" playing 50"s and 60"s; along the way meeting the musicians of Styx, REO, America, ZZ Top, Chubby Checker and many others.
1981 thru 2004 Bob rock 'n rolled with Story until joining the "Bulldogs". Bob expands his passion for music by being a member of the worship team at his church for the past 20 years.
Kenny has been teaching guitar, mandolin, ukulele and lap steel for more than 25 years. He toured extensively both nationally and internationally with his rockabilly band, the Blue Moon Boys, getting the chance to open for such guitar legends as Bo Diddley, James Burton, Dick Dale, Link Wray, Brian Setzer, and many others.
Kenny also played lead guitar with Indiana rock legends Carl Storie (The Faith Band) and Chris Shaffer (The Why Store) with their solo projects. He is a BMI affiliated songwriter whose songs have been recorded by rockabilly greats Ronnie Dawson , Hillbilly Casino, and singer songwriters Chris Shaffer,Jeff McDonald and Mark Thatcher. Kenny has played on recording sessions with Billy Lee Riley, Larry Donn, James House, Danny Flowers, Dave Roe, Donnie Herron, Brent Mason and many others. Last winter he was chosen to play lead guitar for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Wanda Jackson at a concert in Denver Colorado.
Maggie Hawkins is a Spike and the Bulldogs Alumnus, who adds a new dimension of vocals and wind instruments to the Bulldogs. She joined the Bulldogs in 1992 and left in 1999 to start a family with her husband Rod.
She comes from a highly musical family and played her first professional gigs with her mother Rita Girard. Maggie went on to play red-hot saxophone with many popular Fort Wayne bands including The Belairs, Jump Start and Waterproof Elves.