Bart Puglise - Rhythm Guitar
Bart is the heavy driving force behind the HINGE sound. With his indomitable spirit and genuine passion for showmanship, it's not uncommon to find him meandering through the fans while playing.
Bart chooses only the best in gear ; with his Gibson Flying V to his Mesa and Marshall... you're sure to get the best sound you can find.
Bart's influences range the gamut but gravitates to Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Nickelback, Seether and UFO just to name quite a few...
When Bart is not on stage, you can find him touring on his Harley.
Bart joined HINGE in May 2009.
Buddy Annoreno - Lead Vocals
Buddy is the founder of what would eventually be called HINGE and has been building the band since its inception in March 2009. Understanding how hard it is to start a band from scratch, he feels very fortunate that HINGE has stayed the test of time and to have the squad he has.
He has many vocal influences that have shaped his vocal ability but admits his main influence has been Journey's Steve Perry. With no formal training, he never stops learning by taking everything that inspires him and utilizing it to continuously shape and evolve himself into covering a wide range of singers.
His innate ability to lead the band and unwavering attention to detail pushes the band to strive to be better and better and better which ultimately brings old fans back and draws new fans in show after show.
Buddy is an IT Director, a private pilot and culinary trained just to name a few.
Dave Jurkowski - Drums
Dave has been with the band since it's inception in March 2009 and delivers a thundering assault that is sure to rock your core. His influences are Alex Van Halen, Phil Collins, Chad Smith along with various artists such as Sammy Hagar, Van Halen, Chickenfoot, Genesis Foo Fighters and more. He also has a fondness for Elvis Presley that has been handed down to him from his dad at an early age.
Dave plays a modified DW kit... next time you're at a show, make sure you bring your darts and ask him to play a game...
Randy Amundsen - Keyboards
Randy has had a number of year of classical training but often had to put that on hold to tend to family and life. However that never stifled his passion to grow as a piano/keyboard player on his own.
Having been in previous bands such as WISE GUYS and PUB INVADERS, Randy is also the owner his own HVAC business in Schaumburg. When it comes to HVAC service, call Randy!
Randy has been a tremendous addition to the squad. His piano/keys skills, dedication, perseverance and no-drama team player personality has made him a great addition to the band.
Randy is also a private pilot and runs a flying club out of Schaumburg airport.
Randy joined HINGE in November 2016.
Steve Dove - Bass
What started out as a love for vintage Classic Rock (Zeppelin, Bad Company, Deep Purple), Steve's influence has expanded into a broad range of rock, alt rock and mainstream pop. With over 200 songs played live in a variety of bands, Steve prides himself on being able to adapt to any playing style the song calls for. When asked why he plays a 6 string bass, Steve says "Originally, it was to be different but then I soon realized how nice it is to have over 2 octaves available below the 5th fret. I think that having so much available in a smaller space, it helps me think more creatively and playing with less movement."
Steve has a collection of vintage Trace Elliot gear but his most played instrument is his Musicman Bongo which adds to the band's solid foundation!
Steve joined HINGE in October 2017.