Drummer Brad joined Planet D in 2011. He grew up listening to rock and Motown. Initially influenced by Ringo Starr, Mickey Dolenz, Charley Watts and others, he honed his skills in marching band and high school rock bands. Talented and high-energy, Brad is the hardest working guy on the Planet.
Growing up in Detroit, Debbie was raised on Disney classics and Hollywood musicals, and was especially enamored with Shirley Temple. A shy child with no musical training, she nevertheless enjoyed “performing” for family and friends, never knowing this would lead to fronting a Classic Rock band.
Marita has been picking out harmonies since she first heard the Beatles as a child. She led an acoustic trio in Pennsylvania before returning to Michigan, landing on Planet D in the fall of 2015. Her unique voice on lead and smooth harmonies lend an extra dimension to the band.
Dee Baxter, a founding member, is an accomplished musician for whom music is a lifelong passion. He plays keys and bass in a Rush tribute band and also knows mandolin and fiddle. For Planet D, he provides a solid bass line, high background vocals, leads, and Classic Rock Trivia answers.
Starting at the age of 7 with an accordion, Duane pursued music throughout his youth. Following up with the piano, the organ and finally the guitar. Since forming Planet D in 2010, he continues to pursue his passion of making the best music possible and having the best of times with the band.
Guitarist John Bugajski is a down-to-earth type of guy who has taught guitar, run sound boards, and played guitar in numerous acoustic, rock, and even New Age Christian groups. He joined Planet D in early 2014, bringing not only skill, but also a great sense of humor to the band.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. That's the result when your sound guys are doing a great job. A lot of hard work goes on 'behind the scenes'. Every venue is different and presents unique challenges. Presented here, so you can meet our unsung heroes.
Being a computer guru with sound reinforcement experience, Chuck takes the lead on keeping all this technology working seamlessly. Chuck is also an experienced musician, who has filled in on guitar with the band. Chuck landed on the Planet in the summer of 2016
Our take charge guy, who is always paying attention to details. Jerry supervises putting everything together and keeping it working. Whether classic rock, classic cars or classic aviation, Jerry puts 110% into it. Keeping Planet D sounding the best we can, always a challenge.