About the Younger Brothers


Who are the Younger Brothers?

From the late 1960’s to the early 1980’s, The Younger Brothers were one of the top local bands in the St. Louis area. In 1968 the band featured a young Michael McDonald on lead vocals. The band started out playing Teen Towns and high school dances in St. Louis and the surrounding area. They won the Capital Records national battle of the bands contest with first prize being a recording contract. The publicity helped to land the job as house band on the Admiral’s fourth deck for six seasons. In the late 70’s and early 80’s the band worked in all the major clubs and night spots around town.

The band broke up in 1983 and the members went on to join such bands as, Front Page, King of Hearts, The “Z” Band and The Ron Furr Band. In 2004 the original four members reunited to play a sold out benefit show at the Casa Loma Ballroom. The response was so well received and the musicians enjoyed themselves so much they decided to get back together.

The members of The Younger Brothers are: Gus Schoenberg (drums and vocals), Roger Hessling (bass guitar and vocals), Bill Lynch (lead guitar and vocals) and Roy Hessling (keyboards and vocals).

The Younger Brothers of today offer you the best in retro rock sounds, with a wide repertoire of hits from The Beatles to Motown. With their years of musical experience, The Younger Brothers present exciting versions of favorite classics for your event.

Bill Roy and Roger

The Bill, Roy & Roger Trio was formed in 2007 out of a desire to perform songs from the lighter side of rock, country and popular music. The group features Bill Lynch on accoustic guitar and vocals; Roy Hessling on keyboards and vocals and Roger Hessling on accoustic guitar, Bass and vocals. Covering songs by such artists as Crosby Stills and Nash, the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, The Byrds, Johnny Cash and John Denver just to name a few. The group performs regularly in and around St. Louis.



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