SLH does not seek to take over for Tom Petty’s legacy. They recognize there will
never be another Tom Petty. They seek to carry the legacy of Petty’s melodies and
arrangements on with respect. They seek to share Petty’s love for America through
music. SLH is All American. All Rock. All Petty.
Don Donner is the lead vocalist and guitar player who “Grew up in an Indiana
town” with the same hopes and dreams of any musician. His biggest desire is to make a
contribution to the world of music. Having been influenced by many of the world’s best
players, he melds them together into his own unique vocal style. He believes that even
though many artists have come and gone, few have influenced and changed music like
Craig “Wattsy” Watson is the rhythm guitarist who has played with many touring
groups since the mid 70’s. He appreciates Tom Petty’s enormous impact on the American
music scene. His rock solid rhythms and soaring vocals are a great compliment to “She
Nick Boulse is the keyboardist who has been playing nearly all his life. He was
trained originally in Classical music. However, when he first heard the Beatles and British
Invasion, he discovered modern rock-n-roll. He became a double threat as a keyboardist
and guitarist at 14 years old. He is honored to be a part of this magical synergy of
musicians that bring Tom Petty’s legacy to an incredible level.
Mike Pipes is the lead guitarist who attended a Boy Scout camp at age 12 and
witnessed a young man singing and playing the electric guitar. That was the moment that
Mike’s lifelong love for guitar/music/singing began. That Christmas, his parents bought
him a Sears Silvertone electric guitar and, after a few lessons and the introduction to a few
chords, Mike soon formed rock and roll bands that gigged all through high school and
college. After college graduation, Mike joined a popular local group called “The Bodacious
Band”. This band developed a large following and won a local radio station album contest.
This resulted in recording sessions, television spots, regular airplay and concerts with as
many as 20,000 people in attendance.
Tony Davis, bass guitarist for SLH, native to Indianapolis, has decades of musical
experience in multiple genres. Tony’s passion has led him to play for a variety of bands
from soulful blues, energizing rock to straight up P-Funk. He began playing bass at 14,
and after 47 years of performance, he still knows how to move crowds. Tony has toured
professionally for years, allowing him the opportunity to live his lifelong dream of
mastering the art of playing the bass.
Darrell Cox is the drummer who started playing clubs at age 16 and gained valuable
experience before studio work slowly started to come his way. He has appeared on 8
studio albums, national radio, local radio and television, as well as playing arenas
nationally and internationally.