What do a CPA, Water Commissioner, Retired School Teacher, Banker and a Carpenter have in common? Music! The first four were all members of different rock bands from the mid-60s to the mid-70’s. What do the CPA, Water Commissioner and Student have in common? They’re family, for one thing, and former Oklahoma All-state choir members for another! Add a drumming banker to the mix and you have one of the best rockin’ vocal bands in eastern Oklahoma. Together they are called “Still Kickin’.” Their years of experience and expertise allow them to create their own arrangements of the classics from Three Dog Night, Roy Orbison, Paul Revere & the Raiders, the Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Animals and others. Songs of love, patriotism, cars, surf and fun; the songs that their generation listen to and sang from the late 50’s to the mid-70’s.
Burl Spears – Bass and vocals – Retired from school teaching after 35 years – Grew up in Poteau, OK and played in several rock bands in high school and college. Also served on the Poteau School Board. Has a Master’s in Music Education. Retired in 2010 after 30 years as Minister of Music in his church. Played bass in many musicals over the years and still plays bass and sings backup vocals in his church’s praise band.
Steve Clay – Drums – Vise President at Central National Bank in Poteau since the early 90’s. Grew up in Poteau and played in several gospel bands over the years. Has teamed up with Burl for many music activities over the years; musicals, pageants, the praise band in their church and “3:16”, a contemporary Christian band.
Richard Peck – Vocals – Poteau Water Commissioner for many years – Grew up in Poteau and was an Oklahoma All-State Choir member in high school. He and his wife, Beth, had a club act in their early years of marriage and sang in some bands during and after high school. Richard has performed as “Teveya” in “Fiddler on the Roof” three different times.
Beth Peck – Keyboards and vocals – CPA – Grew up in Poteau and was a three-year Oklahoma All-State Choir member – She and her husband, Richard, had a club act in their early years of marriage. She also played the wife of Fiddler on the Roof’s “Tevya” all three times.
Steve Peck – The “Young One” – Guitar and vocals – Currently a carpenter – Grew up in Poteau – Son of Richard and Beth – All-State Choir Member his senior year of high school. He has participated in many musical activities over the years; talent shows and musicals, also appearing with his parents in Fiddler on the Roof.