​Photo by JC Thibaut

​Photo by JC Thibaut

​"Lil' Mo and the Dynaflos"

​Photo by JC Thibaut


Band name: Lil Mo & The Dynaflos
Location:Los Angeles, Ca., USA
Band members: "Lil" Mo Everett - Lead Vocals
                            Cliff Quan - Vocals
                            Marc "Big Chicago" Lessman - Vocals
                            Dave Bertiz - Vocals
                           Takao Inoue - Saxaphone
                          "Spanish" Mike Sobieski - Guitar
                            Martin Chin Morin - Bass
                           "Handsome" Jack Johnson - Drums
Booking contact:  Lil Mo and the Dynaflos

Lil Mo and the Dynaflos
Premier Rockin' Doo Wop and '50's Style Rhythm & Blues Band


Merchandise purchase info: SAME AS ABOVE.
Questions
How would you describe your style of music?
Original traditional uptempo Doo-Wop for a dance crowd sprinkled with rare classic covers.


How did you get into this style of music?
Personally (Lil Mo here), My father had a great 45 record collection that I was given duplicates out of starting when I was four years old. I wore out the likes of The Platters, The Coasters, Jackie Wilson and Dee Clark.


How did you come up with your band name?
It was forced on Me! The original line up of vocalists insisted on My name being part of the band and had to find something that rhymed with Mo and was catchy and fast, like a Buick Transmission!


What is the background of your band members?
Seven out of eight members of the band have played in other bands before with various success, the eighth coming from a background of musical theatre and comedy!


Who are they as individuals?
They are dedicated fun loving music professionals. We chose uptempo originals and covers because the Doo-Wop audience today needs to be kept at the front of the stage and on the dance floor! Takao on saxaphone is a 30 year music veteran from Tokyo with a undying love on this genre, He was the first musician recruited 13 years ago. Martin on bass followed soon after with our original guitarist. The newest edition to the band is our wizard on the six string, Mike Sobieski who only recently returned to America after starting a family in Madrid. He started as a fan of the band and We found him to be a very talented substitute guitar man, and then a permanent member of our happy few! Cliff Quan is the brains of the band (i'm just it's big ego!), as My original partner, He recruited all but one other member of this line up and has written over half the original songs We do. Jack Johnson is a fiercely skilled drummer who brings a punk mentality and huge work drive to the band while laying down a dancible pulse. Dave Bertiz has fronted several musical projects in Los Angeles over the last 25 some odd years, including at least one Doo-Wop band and currently heads The Crown City Bombers. Our lead bass singer is that suave feller from the south side of Chi-town Marc Lessman, who is not at odds with being called the dark horse of the group: As he is the only fellow in the crew to come to Us strictly without a prior band experience from a musical theatre and improv' comedy background. But Marc brings such a strong natural low-noted talent that this is hardly ever thought of. He is that gifted. Just ask him! I'm a lover of the spotlight with a strange voice that lends itself I think to this music. I'm loud and pretty shameless. On occasion I may be funny and entertaining, so, they put Me up front where I can suck up a spotlight with a grim and a tune. With the four vocalists on hand creating harmony and dancing up a storm, - backed by this fantastic band, We make pretty pretty noises!
Where can people purchase your music and or merchandise? PLEASE SEE ABOVE LINK!


How long has your band been together? It will be thirteen years this winter.


What do you like the most about the Rockabilly scene? Well, the way the rockabilly scene has embraced Us, Doo-Wop artists that We are! I feel and have felt a strong cross over of musical genres in such a close knit classic rocking music community.


Who are your music idols, who influences your music?
We model ourselves after many bands but the first ones that come to mind are The Cadillacs, The Coasters, The Treniers, The Crests, The Cadets, The Dell Vikings, and The Rob Roys.
What future events do you have planned? Having just returned from our second French tour, plans for the very near future are returns to Italy, and France as well as possible tours in Sweden, Norway, Holland & Germany! The East Coast of America has yet to invite Us to perform, but there is life so there is hope! (YOU HEAR ME BECK? JASON G?)


Do your band members have day jobs or do they make their dime as professional musicians? We are all realists in this day and age, most of Us with young familys, so 9 - 5 jobs are there in place for all of Us.


If day jobs, what type of work do they do? We do a bit of this and that, don' We Guv'nor?


Do you or any of your band members collect records? Several of Us are rabid collectors, with Mike Sobieski and I boasting the largest collections.


If so, what do you/ they collect? I'm a Doo-Wop, Rockabilly feller with sprinkles of Jazz, Classic Rock, British New Wave of Metal, Comedy, Film, TV and Broadway soundtracks and Irish and American traditional folk. I'll let the others confess their own faults......!!


What is your most memorable experience at a concert? Just this last weekend has so many great fresh memories: Playing to nearly 10 thousand retro music fans in the open air of a 11th century French church square, selling out of some merch', signing body parts and guitar picks and any old thing that was pressed at Me. The roar: The roar of the crowd through-out the night at points in the show: When We ran out onstage thru' the fog and lights and hit them hard, When I hit the highnote at the end of a really wonderful cover of a song reworked from a classic by the Crests and the crowd screamed the approval - that was enough to make everyone in the band misty. That's why I do this. The joy a audience gives Me is unlike no other drug in the world.


What was your funniest memory at a concert?
When I collapsed onstage this last weekend, in a fit of giggles, and My bandmates did a James Brown revival of Me (minus a cape) while the audience laughed and applauded.


Is there anything that you would like to add about yourself or your band?
No no, i'm out of breath from typing this as it is. But i should say that there have been amazing acts along the last 13 years that We have opened for and have given advice and support. The ones that really come to mind are Big Sandy, Deke Dickerson, Kim Lentz, The Lucky Stars, Ruby Ann, The Go-Getters, Brian Setzer, and Jittery Jack and Miss Amy on the east coast as well. Also, I wanna give a shout out to all My homies and labelmates on RhythmBomb Records, a outstanding place to be, from a seaport on Germaneee......
Last but not least, what makes this band tick? A metronome???? (sorry mate, I is a wiseass......)




Photo by JC Thibaut

Photo by JC Thibaut

​Photo by JC Thibaut