The Dance Hall Docs are a 12-piece band based in Berks County whose set lists cover funk, pop, R&B and soul.
The ensemble performs throughout the tri-state area including New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and beyond.
Comprised of a talented mix of musicians, their style is reminiscent of the horn bands of the 1970’s and 1980’s.
In his seven years as the lead singer of the legendary Tower of Power, Tom Bowes garnered nothing but rave reviews. Those in the know are aware of the talent it takes to front a 10-piece band with five powerful horns and reviewers have consistently praised Bowes’ “high range, powerful voice and unique versatility.”
Bowes performed with the Dance Hall Docs during the 2014 Berks Jazz Fest.
Over the years, Bowes has had the pleasure of performing alongside a wide range of artists including Ray Charles, YES drummer Alan White, Roger Daltrey, Dave Mason, Queen Latifah, The Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald, Spike Edney and Jamie Moses from Queen, Mark Hudson, Greg Adams, Will Lee and many others.
In April of 1995, Bowes left Tower of Power, took some time off to breathe a little and think about the next phase of his musical life. He has since been living in New Jersey, working on various projects for other artists.
In 2012 Bowes was honored to have been invited to perform with the legendary band Blood, Sweat & Tears as lead vocalist on the band’s U.S. and European tours. In July of 2018, he was offered the lead vocal chair permanently, happily accepted the position and toured with the band till the end of the year. He is still actively writing and performing original music.
Bowes also has been the lead vocalist for Funk Filharmonik for many years.
The Dance Hall Docs’ horn section consists of Mike Anderson on bari sax, tenor sax and vocals; John Loos on trombone and vocals; Bob Stoyko on trumpet and conducting; and Rob Diener on trumpet and vocals.
The rhythm section has Pete Rogosky on guitar and vocals; Ron Stabinsky on keyboards; Paul Gallello on drums, percussion and vocals; Andy Alonzo on bass; and Fred Moreadith on drums, percussion and vocals.