Known in the music business as the “rhythm section to the stars,” Jeff and Tommy Vee have been playing drums and doghouse bass respectively for almost 40 years with a resume far to long to list. They have performed, recorded and/or toured with a virtual who’s who of Rock And Roll Royalty including Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Paul McCartney, Ronnie Wood, Brian Setzer, Chuck Berry, Bill Medley, Sam Moore, Peter Noone, Nelson and of course their father Bobby Vee... just to name a few.
In 2008 Jeff & Tommy joined forces with their cousin Matt Vee and his talented wife Julie Velline to form “The Killer Vees.” Matt, an accomplished performer in his own right also toured nationally and internationally with Bobby Vee and others from the ‘50s & ‘60s era as well as 13 years as guitarist and vocalist for Midwest favorite Johnny Holms. Matt is also a frequent guest performer with “The Fabulous Armadillos.”
Together they have produced hit regional touring shows such as, “I Am He Said - A Celebration Of The Music Of Neil Diamond,” “Remembering Bobby Vee” and, “The Killer Vees - Classic Country.” As The Killer Vees, they perform a dynamic variety show which includes material from their past productions in addition to other great classic Rock ’n Roll, Country and other crowd pleasing Americana music standards.
The Vees grew up on the road and in the business and they know how to rock an audience! In addition, they continue to tour nationally as the backing band for the critically acclaimed show “The Original Stars of American Bandstand” featuring Fabian, The Shirelles, Brian Hyland, Chris Montez, The Chiffons and Merrille Rush.
Rounding out The Killer Vees line up is lightning lead guitarist Kurt Rodman. Kurt has been a staple on the mid-west music scene for almost 40 years. When not performing with The Killer Vees, Kurt can often been seen as a featured guest with The Fabulous Armadillos, Collective Unconscious and other great mid-west bands.