About The Band

REUNION Band is a 7 -piece “Classic Soul & Rock N Roll” ensemble whose roots are traced to a number of rock ’n’ roll bands formed in Kent County, Delaware during the mid-late 60’s and early ’70s.

While some members have performed continuously for over three decades, others played during their high school and college years, then paused to build careers and raise families. In 2007, the passion was reignited by the “Dover All-Stars Reunion Concert” in Rehoboth Beach, bringing together over 30 area musicians to re-create the musical magic of the 60’s and 70’s. The Draw, a new band with built-in history, was created and performed from 2008-2011; its too-brief run ended after the untimely deaths of two founding members. In late 2012, three of the original members recruited additional talented musicians, and REUNION was born.

You can catch REUNION playing all over the state of Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania and always looking for new venues and events! Check out some of their upcoming shows, browse some past events, or request a booking!

Meet the members of REUNION Band

RONNIE SETTLE

RONNIE SETTLE

Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar

Ronnie’s love of music started at an early age watching his older uncles play music at family get together. He started his music career as a founding member and keyboardist / vocalist with a band in high school, in the late 80s early 90s, called New Approach, playing mostly Kent County and private gigs. In the mid-90s, Ronnie transitioned as vocalist for horn band Impact out of Wilmington, playing in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. In the early 2000s, Ronnie broke off into a new band called The Mixx, playing cover songs with some of Delaware's best musicians. After a successful 10-year run, he migrated the full band into an acoustic act called The Mixx Unplugged, which can be trio, duo, or mostly solo, that has been playing locally and on the Eastern Shore for the past 8 years. His musical tastes range from soulful 70s music to 80s hair band to grunge and even some of today's pop and R&B. 
ROBERT MARSTON

ROBERT MARSTON

Lead Guitar, Vocals

From a passion that started 51 years ago with a $29 guitar right through yesterday, Robert’s love of music has never diminished. After years of determined practice, Robert began his “band career” in 2010 with Bare Feet, a Lewes-Rehoboth ensemble. He became a founding member of Reunion in 2012 and has been having a blast ever since! He loves playing in a band with a horn section and is motivated by seeing people up dancing, having a good time & responding to his music.  Robert’s musical tastes focus on Classic Rock’n’Soul of the 60’s and 70’s, plus blues of all kinds.
MATT SPONG

MATT SPONG

Bass, Vocals

Matt was a founding member of “Colour,” performing throughout the Delmarva Peninsula in the late 60’s and early 70’s. From 1975-2007, he concentrated on his career as a Registered Landscape Architect, establishing his own company in 1984 – Landscape Architectural Services, LLC.. In 2007, he returned to music after getting involved with a rock’n’roll reunion jam-session in 2007. He was a founding member of The Draw, playing with them from 2008-2011. In 2012, Matt – along with Bob Carrico and Bill Englehart – founded Reunion, recruiting Craig Massey, Robert Marston and Dick Dempsey to complete the initial line-up. Matt and his wife Marilyn live on their farm near Viola, where they enjoy wildlife and meadow restoration.
GLENN “DOC” MADARA

GLENN “DOC” MADARA

Keys, Trumpet, Vocals

Doc began playing in the band Neutral Spirits in his high school days in Salem County, NJ. He continued playing with various bands for ‘gigs’ at coffee houses, college and hospital functions through medical school at Jefferson University and in a band called Anesthesia at the University of Florida, Gainesville. When not playing music he is a partner in an anesthesia practice in Kent and Sussex Counties.
ALLAN TOWNSEND

ALLAN TOWNSEND

Drums and lead vocals

Allan is a veteran of the central & southern Delaware rock ‘n roll scene. Over the past 30 years, he has performed with Blind Willie, The High Wind Rockin’ Bluz Band, Double Take, Déjà Vu, Bounty Hunter, Avery McTooth, and High Tide. Allan was the drummer for Reunion from 2015-2017.We are happy to have his solid drumming and vocal talents back in Reunion Band. His musical influences include Gary Moore, Robin Trower, Pat Travers, Glenn Kaiser, Paul Rodgers, and many more. When he’s not behind his drum kit, he is busy as an IT specialist for a major regional bank.
GARY KENNETT

GARY KENNETT

Percussion, Vocals

Gary is a new member of Reunion Band, joining the band under their newest project and latest assembly of players.  Gary played in a H.S. Band with Matt Spong known as Colour, singing backup and playing the Congas.  He started playing music while attending Holy Cross Elementary and playing in their Drum and Bugle Corp.  He departed Colour in order to get a job, and buy a car, and didn’t have time to do all the things that he desired without an income.  After H.S. he continued to play music and, during his senior year at Delaware State, he joined-up with Rudy Fenwick, Keyboardist, and his Band to complete their tour in Nova Scotia.  After graduating from Delaware State and moving to Rochester, NY, to work for the Kodak Co., he stopped playing music altogether.  After 20 years at Kodak, and the passing of his Mother (2001), he decided to start playing again. Gary took lessons while in Atlanta, GA, studying Latin Jazz under the guidance of Luis Gonzales, a local Conguero.  Gary returned to Dover in Dec. 2005 and, subsequently, joined the Tad Jones Harbor Town Band as their Drummer. Musical influences:  Santana; Wilson Chembo Corniel; Ray Baretta; Sonny Emory; and Pete Escovedo.
CHUCK SAPP

CHUCK SAPP

Saxophones, Keyboards, Vocals

Chuck began playing saxophone at age 10 under the tutelage of Edwin F. Englehart at Caesar Rodney school. He graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 1981 with a BS in Music Ed. He has taught music at his alma mater and private instruction in woodwinds through various local music stores. He has played with area bands continuously for almost 40 years, including Cook' n Good, The Cutters, Kathie Martin & the Hot Rods, The Honeycombs, Skinny Leg Pete & Reunion, among others. He also plays in contemporary worship praise bands at Wyoming UMC and Woodside UMC. Hobbies include astrophysics and pinball. Chuck was also a member of Reunion Band from 2013-2019 .We are excited about having his exceptional Saxophone and keyboard talents back in the band.

The Music

REUNION’s music appeals to all ages, with songs from The Beatles, Van Morrison, the soulful R & B of both Motown & Memphis, and Funk with covers from The Commodore’s, Tyrone Davis The Temptations to Wild Cherry. Also featured are tunes from the 80’s and 90’s and beyond featuring The Counting Crows, Steve Winwood and The Heavy’s plus a wide range of dance tunes. Anchored by a tight rhythm section, driving horns, and topped off with powerful vocals, REUNION delivers Good Times and Great Music!