The Band

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Victor Hernandez - Keyboards, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals

Vic began playing the harmonica at the age of 2, and in 1972 he was endorsed by Hohner Harmonicas. His musical influences include Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Paul Butterfield, Taj Mahal, James Cotton, The Yardbirds, The Beatles, The Doors, and 60's soul music. In the mid 60's Vic met Keith Relf, from the Yardbirds where he received a lesson from he legendary musician - he recieved a personal lesson from Keith on how to play "I'm a Man". Once back in Iowa and out of high school he majored in Vocal Music, studying music theory, ear training and sight-singing at Kirkwood College from 1970-1972. All of that musical knowledge,and experience has brought Vic the opportunity to play in numerous bands as far back as 1965. With such a passion for music Vic can't quit playin'!
Kenda took voice and music at Kirkwood College in 1971 & 1972. She is influenced by some of her favorites: Linda Ronstadt, Pat Benetar, Bonnie Raitt, Grace Slick, and Lydia Pense from Cold Blood. Kenda sings with a powerful rock and soul feel. She enjoys writing lyrics also, and hopes the band will have some time to dedicate to originals soon. Kenda has played in numerous other bands in Eastern Iowa ever since the late 60's where her strong vocal performance has made her an easily recognizable talent! She tried to retire from performing a couple of times, but the music kept pulling her back. Besides, nothing can beat making good music for people to dance and listen to while working with a great bunch of guys!

Kenda Hernandez - Lead Vocals, Percussion

Frank Boyer - Lead Guitar, Vocals

At the age of 8, Frank was forced into piano lessons and after 2 long years of crying, was allowed to start guitar lessons. Frank has played with many local and regional bands, including The Heat-Iowa City, IA, The Ryde- Kansas City, MO, TAROT- Minneapolis, MN, Can’t Stop- Cedar Rapids, IA, Gangbuster- CR, IA, SkinKandy-CR, IA, Downward Fall- CR,IA and Lady Lowe- CR,IA. Covering a wide variety of musical genres including classic rock, 80’s rock, 90’s rock, country, pop, NU metal, old metal and all of the unfortunate wardrobe and hair styles that went along with them.
Johns experience dates back to the late 60's the exciting days of Rock and Roll; he played in the band United, Perro Gordo, and Skyhook. John was influenced by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Grand Funk Railroad, Ted Nugent, and many others. . In the year 1980 John retired for 20 yrs. A new Millennium begins. The year was 2000 and the Jefferson High School class of 1970 was holding an event. With some former band mates an impromptu band was formed. The one performance was a success and Full Circle was formed. His stint with the band began when he was called out of retirement. John played with his brother in the Full Circle band for four years. John was bass player for the Five of Hearts country, rock band for four years till September of 2008. John enjoyed playing with Five of Hearts. John was eager to return to Rock n Roll. John helped form the Ohms Law Band for a short duration. An opportunity then arose to join "Full Circle" now John is experiencing a wide variety of venues and musical styles.

John Hernandez - Bass Guitar

Steve Cooper - Drums

I’ve played just about every percussion instrument there is since I was 9 years old and have had a variety of musical influences – probably because, as a teen and young adult, I found myself in a lot of 'fill-in' situations where I had to figure things out quickly. I’ve played everything from polka to the Blues Brothers in bands all over eastern and central Iowa, as well as in Minneapolis and Kansas City. If you include drum corps and college show choir (yes - that was a thing in the 80s) I’ve performed all across the US. After an extended break from gigging bands so that I could be a family man, I’m rejoining the music scene with the talented group of musicians in Full Circle and their history of great entertainment.