Jenny Ohlinger - Vocals
Jenny is a veteran of the local music circuit with the ability to cover ladies classic rock, today's popular mainstream radio along with the versatility to cover modern country music with spot-on convincing timbre, tonality and delivery with an attitude. Jenny also plays acoustic rhythm guitar.
Balancing a career in marketing and real estate, Jenny is a wife and hockey mom but always makes time for her passion in music and singing. Having been in bands such as SOMETHING JENNY, BARFLY, ON THE HOUSE, STRAWDAWG and now HINGE, Jenny is no stranger to the stage and once you see and hear her perform, you'll immediately understand why.
Buddy Annoreno - Vocals
Buddy is a seasoned vocalist that has become a mainstay in the Chicago Suburban circuit. Fronting HINGE over the past 10 years, he is experienced at getting and keeping the party going. He is often found pulling people on stage to join the band or strolling through the crowd getting people to sing, dance and participate to make it a fun experience.
Buddy has many vocal influences that contribute to his vocal style but admits his main influence has been Steve Perry from the early Journey days. He never stops learning; taking and utilizing everything that inspires him to continuously shape and evolve his vocal abilities. Buddy also plays keys and guitar but quickly states "I can't play either to the level that is needed..."
Buddy is an Senior Programmer Analyst, a private pilot and trained in the culinary arts.
Dan Kunzer - Guitar/Vocals
Ready to rock?! Dan is one of Chicagoland's most energetic, technically stylistic and dynamic lead guitarists. A lead player since he was a kid, Dan can play literally anything. Whether he is shredding a Metallica tune or playfully covering 80's pop, he brings authenticity, technical accuracy and pure heart to everything he plays.
Inspired by the rock legends of his childhood in the 70's and 80's, he can capture an audience with his animated and artful playing while staying true to a song's genre and tone. His passion for his craft is obvious the first time you hear him perform - just try not to dance!
Ric Opal - Bass
Ric has played with numerous groups over the years including performances with Brian Lubeck, John Angotti, Double Take, Old but Not Dead, Just for Kicks, The Remedy and Ric & The Opals. He has also performed on a variety of recordings and made numerous guest appearances with some very talented world class musicians.
Ric's approach to the bass is melodic and centered with a deep pocket. His agility, timing and grooves are remarkably undeniable.
Ric influences include Victor Wooten, James Jamerson, Geddy Lee and Billy Sheehan.
Beth Walker - Keyboards/Vocals
Beth is a classically trained pianist who by the age of 14 mastered classical greats such as Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Beethoven and more.
In high school she played professionally for local Broadway musical productions around the Chicago area while simultaneously immersing herself in the works of acoustic piano legends such as Bill Joel and Elton John.
However Beth's heart and souls has been in Pop/Rock music. For well over a decade, Beth has been part of numerous music projects/bands ranging from opening for national acts including televised performances and other live performances around the Midwest.
Coming off a three year hiatus in 2021 from her last project with an 80's Anthem Rock Cover band, Beth is thrilled to be back on stage. Her classical training provides a solid foundation to perform most advanced keyboard-driven artists and solos whiles her technical ability allows her to masterfully reproduce songs, riffs and signature sounds you'll all recognize from the radio artist.
Beth is a Technology Coordinator and a mother of three boys.
Tim O'Hara - Drums
Tim has been playing professionally for more than 20 years. During this time he has performed on three continents, cruise ships and concerts with up to 50,000 attendees. He has shared the big stages with acts like Three Dog Night, BoDeans, Herman's Hermits, The Grass Roots and then locally with The Hat Guys, Electro, Retro, Focal Point, Black Pearl and now HINGE. He has also performed on several recordings, live television and internet broadcasts. Tim's mentor was Justin Jay Bruno from Philadelphia. Look him up if you want to learn more about Jay. Tim's motto is "Play it simple, play it well and make the music feel good.