Jim Benish

Vocals, Guitar

Jim's Bio coming - just waiting for Stephen King to finish it

Ben Davis

Vocals, Gutar, Keys, Percussion

Ben's bio is coming - he wrote one but was in Klingon 

Randy Cheek

Bass

Bassist Randy is a native Californian and central coast resident of nearly four decades. Now retired, his working days included building and repairing guitars and other stringed instruments, performing and teaching music, and a stint in public service with SLO County.

The music bug bit hard in the late sixties, and he soon took up the guitar and bass, learning the ways of basic rock and blues from friends in the garage. A few semesters of college music studies followed, laying the foundation for jazz experience and opening the ears to every variety of music. From the orchestra pit to Sunset Blvd., big band jazz and bebop to honky-tonk house band, studio bass to solo originals at the coffee shop, variety really has been the spice of life. And now it's come full circle, back to live rock'n'roll with friends, all and only because it's so much fun. 

David Hollister

Drums

Inspired by his cousin who played drums, David, at the age of 11, became passionate about becoming a drummer.  Being self-taught by playing to his favorite LPs, he started playing in bands at the age of 15.

David was always in search of the perfect in the pocket groove and energy from playing his drums.

Working in the building trades by day for 35 years, he always made time to perform in his bands wherever he was living.

Playing in bands in Santa Barbara he later moved to Austin, Texas then to Colorado.  He toured many of the western states and Canada, traveling by bus with theater production stage bands, all original groups and copy bands, playing country rock, blues, funk, dance, and rock n roll

From concert halls to clubs to outdoor summer concerts to recording studios, he has never stopped following his passion to drum.

Moving from Northern California to Arroyo Grande in Central California, in 2002. David began playing with an all 60s Rock n Roll band for 13years.

Looking for something new and having met some good players in the area David wanted to start his own band. With his new musician friends jamming in his wood-working shop, the band ShopRock was created.  David is thankful to the members of ShopRock for their creativity, musicianship and good old-fashioned fun to help keep his love of drumming alive.

 

Glenn McArdle

Lead Guitar, Vocals

Glenn cannot remember a time in his life when he wasn't playing guitar. He has played guitar in just about every setting and genre. From studio work to live bands, from country to rock to Christian - writing, performing, teaching,  recording - always with a guitar in hand. Growing up in southern California, playing in a myriad of bands and everything from an Alice Cooper tribute band to writing and performing contemporary rock flavored worship in concerts and services.

 

His biggest guitar influences (that he realizes!) are Lukather,  Paisley, Slash, Gilmour, ,Blackmore, Moore, and of course Beck and Page. He most enjoys playing rock, blues, southern rock and a smidgen of pop.

 

ShopRock with its's exceptional musicianship, rock roots and guitar centered music is a very happy place for Glenn on the beautiful Central Coast he has called home for the last 30 years!