The MOD 60’s formed in February 2020. We began by initially talking thru Bandmix. Playing 60’s music is the goal for all members in the band. We decided to meet for a practice session; it went well, so we decided to continue. First few sessions were held at ROCK U (music school & music shop). Rock U is a key place for practice during the COVID crisis. They have a private stage area and provide all the necessary equipment. We now have a private studio (built at the home of Rick Lipson, our drummer. Many thanks to Rick for that awesome studio).
The MOD 60’s band has a great future. We love playing 60’s music and original material. We completed our first Album on 1/25/2021 and look forward to playing live soon. We recorded our album in Fort Mill, SC at ‘Stonelayer Recording Studio’. Our engineer is David Robinson. David is a great guy to work with and a true professional.
Meet the Band
Bill Chapman - Lead Guitar/Singer-Song Writer/Founder
I enjoy 60's rock & blues. Also, enjoy playing some 70's & 80's tunes.
Love to write and sing original music. I have played in several rock bands over the past few years. My most enjoyable band experience with the exception of our new band "The MOD 60's", is playing with "The MOD VI". We rated a number 3 spot on the charts in 1967 with a song called "It's Not The Same". Also enjoyed playing with the group "Acme Repossessing Company", 1968 thru 1969.
The most memorable time with ACME is when we toured Texas and played at Hemisphere 69 in San Antonio.
Also played in a famous mod club called 'The Love Street Light Circus'. Jimmy Hendrix played there one night before we arrived.
Mark Turcotte – Bass Player, Backup Vocals and Sound Tech
I love playing music and watching people have a good time. I am from NY and moved to NC to be near my family.
I am a self-taught Bass player who has been playing for 40+ years. I have played and toured in the New England states with Loose Change, Blue Mountain Boys and Nite Fire. Since moving to NC I have been laying down the beat and getting the groove on with Medicine Man, Seeds of Hope, Good Courage, The Sand Sharks and Fred’s Garage.
I like playing the timeless tunes from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, which has always been my passion. I watched and learned from some of the great bass players, especially James Jamerson. I consider myself a Motown-style bass player. I love the beat and runs I can lay down to bring out the music.
The Mod 60’s band members and music are the right fit for me. Together we rock the crowd and have fun!
Rick Lipson - Drummer
Music from the 1960s-1970s has been fundamental and inspirational to me. My life memories are tied to music.
I was eight years old when I attended my first concert, The Beatles August 1966 U.S.A. Stadium Tour. Two years later I began playing drums, perhaps inspired by Ringo Starr.
I’ve played in several bands and fortunate to have played locally at The Fillmore, Middle C Jazz, and Heist Brewery.
Playing drums for the MOD 60’s is the answer to a 30-year goal. Being on the stage with Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Bill Chapman; Toni, and Scott gives me abundant happiness.
Toni Scott - Lead Singer
Toni Scott grew up in Albemarle NC. She started singing in church as a young child. Her family was involved in music which became a big part of her life.
In her early years, Toni was part of a Christian band. As part of this group, her passion for singing and love for music began to grow. Over the years she has had the opportunity to provide background vocals with local bands and artists. From coffee shops to bars if she got the chance she was singing.
Toni's favorite artists that have been an influence are Janice Joplin, Patsy Cline, CCR, Sheryl Crow, Selena, Alanis Morissette, Billie Holiday, Rolling Stones, Eva Cassidy, Joss Stone, Elvis, Etta James, The Judds, and Stevie Nicks.
Louis Rossie - Keyboardist
I am originally from Roanoke, VA, where at the age of eight, I studied piano for over 9
years with an emphasis on classical music. Music was always part of my young life and I
played in school bands (trumpet), as well as many rock and roll bands (keyboard/vocals).
I graduated from Virginia Military Institute (VMI), where I performed some with their
jazz band as well as various pick up bands that played as opportunities became available.
I moved to Charlotte in the early 80’s; and have played for weddings to funerals, and
everything in between. I have played in various cover bands since the 90’s and was
fortunate to play on the Channel 36 stage for Springfest one year. I also helped produce
an album with originals in the 90’s containing four songs I completely wrote and sang.
(One of these songs played on Fox Exposures). I played mostly in the greater Charlotte
area over the years.
I spent almost 12 years playing and singing for several church based Praise & worship
teams, as well as a few Contemporary Christian Rock bands. I also led a Praise &
Worship Team for a small church in Charlotte for four years. I was honored to play for
many events for youth and charitable organizations throughout North Carolina.
I love playing and singing all styles of music and seeing people enjoying themselves.