Monsieur Guillaume & His Zydeco Hepcats
Monsieur Guillaume - Accordion
Making music since he was six, Monsieur Guillaume is classically trained on the piano and self-taught on the accordion. He has written radio jingles, composed industrial film scores, worked as a studio musician, fronted his own groups and played every type of venue from a Friday night fish fry to a concert hall.
Erich Goebel - Guitar
A Detroit area native who lived and played in Colorado and California before returning to the Motor City, Erich is a proven veteran of both the stage and recording studio. Whether leading his own blues trio, The Flying Crowbars, or grooving with Monsieur Guillaume, this cat always delivers a solid performance.
Frankie Lee – Bass Guitar
With his solid chops and funky licks, respected veteran Metro Detroit bass player Frankie Lee adds a solid bottom to every jam. Frankie also has a sweet lead vocal sound that adds yet another spicy flavor to the musical jambalaya served up by the Zydeco Hepcats.
Mike "Ziggy" Ziegeler - Drums
Mike Ziegeler has been part of the blues and roots rock scene in Metro Detroit for decades as both a side man and band leader and he was the cofounder of the Zydeco Hepcats. With his driving rhythms on the drums Ziggy is the battery that charges the whole group.
Perez "Butch" Morris - Frottoir & Percussion
Perez is a long time regular member of the Motor City's progressive music scene. As a vocalist and high-energy drummer he has been the driving force behind some of Detroit’s iconic punk and indie bands, including Robb Roy and can be seen regularly around town backing favorite Detroit performers like David Winans Jr. Now, he’s bringing his raw Motor City energy to the Zydeco Hepcats.
"Doctor" Dave Watson - Congas & Hand Percussion
With a PhD in Phunk plus advanced studies in Grooving, Doctor Dave rounds out the rhythm section of the Zydeco Hepcats and helps to deliver their signature sonic energy. A long time staple of the blues and improvisational music scenes in both Detroit and Chicago, Dave picked up his chops as a drummer and percussionist working with a long list of the solid solo artists and groups, including a stint as drummer and founding member of the jazz/blues fusion group, That Jive. He can also be seen around town performing regularly with Detroit acts like Tosha Owens and Low Key.
Joe LaBeau – Tenor and Baritone Saxophones
The newest member of the Zydeco Hepcats, Joe LaBeau has been a staple of the Detroit music scene since 1984 and has played on the stage and in the studio with a long list of top Motor City acts. Joe has also honed his chops playing with a string of great players at Blues Etc. in Chicago, as a member of the house band at Chase’s in Hendersonville, TN, and working with Colene Walters down in Nashville.