Tenor Sax, Vocals, Flute
Kathie Martin is a dynamic Singer/Sax Player, with a career that included 30 years with The Fabulous Hubcaps as the first "Girl in the band" and 10 years leading her own group, Kathie Martin & The Hot Rods.
Performing at many Fairs, Festivals, Fundraising and Corporate Events all over the Country, Kathie had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Rock N Roll greats like Chubby Checker, Dion & The Belmonts, The Coasters, and even sang back up on "Lion Sleeps Tonight" with The Tokens!
Kathie is pleased to announce a new lineup of veteran musicians reprising the group now with her son, Will Farrell on Trumpet & Guitar, former bandmate, Mike Naumann on Drums, Legendary Guitarist, Gabby Gabaldon, Bassist, Pete Booker and Keyboardist, Bob Clifton.
With over 30 years of experience, Mike is a top rated drummer and percussionist. Recording in Nashville and LA and touring across the US with bands like the Drifters, James Brown, Teddy Pendergrass and The Hot Rods. His impressive repertoire includes Rock, Jazz, Hip Hop, Blues, Funk, Top 40, Country, Middle Eastern & Afro Cuban styles.
Bass & Vocals
Pete Booker has been playing a lot of the Hot Rods music since it was new! When he was in second grade, he talked his parents into buying him a transistor radio for his birthday. Pete’s first record purchase was a Fats Domino record in 1958. In December,1963, Pete bought a 45 rpm record in jacket that featured four guys with unusually long hair. By February of 1964, everybody was captivated by The Beatles. Nobody more than Pete, who left behind a mediocre start as a drummer and saved his money to buy a bass guitar!
Thus began a career in which Pete has played all forms of contemporary music and a fair amount of jazz and standards. Along with bass lessons, Pete learned to play some guitar and keyboards, that he has been called to play from time to time. Pete has found a band of kindred spirits with Kathie Martin and the rest of the band. It is a culmination of the combined influences throughout his life in music.
Trumpet, Guitar, Vocals
William H Farrell, III, was almost literally born backstage in 1989, on the road with Mom & Dad, Kathie Martin and Willie Farrell while touring with The Fabulous Hubcaps & The Hot Rods. At age 2 he could sing all the words to Johnny B. Goode and he was a constant joy to fans and friends. Will was First Chair Trumpet in High School along with playing rock guitar. He leads his own band, Tobacco Shack, a Southern Rock/Blues Group but has found new inspiration for his trumpet chops with the Hot Rods. He also inherited his late Father's sense of humor recreating some of the comedic bits that "Willie" was best known for.
David “Gabby” Gabaldon
David’s first professional gig was playing guitar for Jimmy Eller & The Little People, a popular band in D.C. in the 1970’s. In the 80’s he fronted his own band The Original Sevilles. He toured and performed with The Eye, Octagon, Network, The Cutters, The McCoy Band, D.C. Dog, The Shades and The British Walkers. Successful album projects include Spats and Body Music by Nicholas.
On September 21, 2010, David was inducted into The Southern Legends Entertainment and Performing Arts Hall of Fame. On December 12, 2016, David will be inducted into The Maryland Entertainment Hall of Fame.
Since forming his first band in high school (with the unconventional lineup of two keyboard players, a guitar player and a drummer), Bob has played keyboards (and, on occasion, bass or guitar) in a number of Delaware and Maryland based bands (Fair Warning, Cinibar, The Headlines, etc) covering a wide variety of musical styles.
Bob also earned a degree in Piano Performance for Wesley College, worked as a freelance studio keyboard player and pursued a career as a songwriter.