About the Band
Dennis Smith-Guitars & Vocals
Dennis found music as a young man and quickly developed an ear for singing and playing the guitar. One of his first bands was honored by the city of Thornton for the bands service to our veterans. Dennis' commitment to various causes continues today. Now with Shot in the Dark he has an opprotunity to expand his music and his service to the community.
Kelly McBean-Drums & Percussion
Kelly has been fascinated with drums and percussion from a very early age. With training and lessons,along with many years of dedication to his craft, Kelly has developed his own unique style of drumming. He's looking forward to keeping the rhythm for Shot In The Dark.
Rocco Scardello - Lead Guitar & Vocals
Rocco has been a lover of music as long as he can consciously remember. He grew up in Colorado listening to vinyl record albums and was surrounded by musicians from family to friends. Rocco has a deep appreciation for most all forms of music. From being a classically-trained cello player for various orchestras in his early years, to his later experiences as a guitar player in several rock, metal and punk bands.
Shot in the Dark gives him the opportunity to share his love of live performance as lead guitarist, as well as his passion for music delivery. He feels that the performance should be an experience for the people who matter most...the audience!
Jim Wheeler - Keyboard & Vocals
Jim originates from The Region, a tough blue collar area southeast of Chicago. He started keyboard lessons in 1968 and never turned back. He bought his first portable equipment in the early 70’s ( an old Magnatone tube amp and a Farfisa VIP255 keyboard ) and started playing in rock and roll bands. “ The thing with music : man you just gotta enjoy the process – do that and life will treat you just fine “