The Funky DinosaursThe Funky Dinosaurs

Funky D plays classic rock and greatest hits from the 50s to the 80s. It’s music that’s perfect for parties and barbecues, and right for bars, too. Hear favorites from the Stones, the Beatles, Creedence and Clapton along with songs from Jimmy Buffet, Santana, Huey Lewis, the Eagles and a lot more.

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This is the perfect band for the over-50 who's finally got enough bucks to hire a real rock and roll band. Now that you can, why not go for it? Throw the party you've always wished somebody would have, and get ready to rock

Hugh Fox, guitarHugh Fox may be the youngest of the Dinosaurs, but he knows all the licks. He's spent a lifetime learning everything from Jimmy Page to Eddie Van Halen. Hugh is old-school, getting the authentic sound with his choice of guitar and amp instead of with effects pedals. Check out his solo on the Stormy Monday video on FaceBook.

Click on Hugh's picture or any picture on this website for a closer look.

Greg Szczesniak, vocals and percussionGreg Szcsesniak is a singing percussionist who can really sing.The Funky Dinosaurs

 At right, Greg nails the vocal on Takin' Care of Business. See the video at Other videos on Facebook include Dock of the Bay, Jailhouse Rock, Paul Simon's Late in the Evening, and the band's theme song, Walk the Funky Dinosaur.

Ted Knight, keyboard and vocalsKeyboardist Ted Knight cops the organ parts on Born to Be Wild and Light My Fire. He plays the French horn solo that opens You Can't Always Get What You Want and the flutes on Stairway to Heaven. His synth joins Hugh's guitar for the dual-lead ending of Hotel California. His piano rocks for real on Sweet Home Alabama.

Larry Ruda, drumsDrummer Larry Ruda learned the rock classics when he left home as a teenager, bumming around California and playing with bar bands wherever he went. He and Ted joined forces more than 30 years ago and they have a groove that's locked down tight. This is a drummer with the fire and the drive you want to hear. Check out Larry's playing on the Led Zeppelin drum feature, Moby Dick.

Funky DinosaurThe band's mascot is Teddy T (for Tyrannosaurus). He's on the banner the band brings to gigs, looking out at the crowd over drummer Larry's head. He looks like he might be serious about something, maybe serious about music like Funky D.