In the spring of 2005, Jonathan McBee was putting together
a benefit concert for the Humane Society of Morgan County. Gordon MacLeod and Bob
Wurster, formerly of Flash Gordon and the Rockets, were interested in putting together a
one time band for the benefit concert. Jonathan was really interested in playing bass for them and called Richard
'Blinkey' Hopkins to see if he would play drums.
The quartet started jammin' out 50s rock songs. Around that time, a country singer was
interested in them as a backup band for that same benefit concert. The band started working on classic country and hillbilly
That one time appearance led to a gig here, a party there, and lots of jammin' in between.
They've since built up a vast repertoire of many genres including rock n roll, hillbilly, country, rockabilly, doo-wop, Motown,
surf, classic rock, and other great music of the latter 20th century. This year has marked the addition of vocalist, fiddler and
tambourine virtuoso Angela Petry.
The Flashbacks play a wide variety of styles from masters like Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis,
Smokey Robinson, Carl Perkins, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Patsy Cline, etc. Even a few great classic rock pieces
from artists like David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top, The Grateful Dead and more. The Flashbacks offer music that appeals
to a very wide age group from young to old. The music is very lively and very dance friendly.