Voo Doo Doctors
Known as one of the most versatile and fun-filled bands to entertain throughout St. Clair and Sanilac County, Michigan for the past decade. Pooling together years of experience and talent, the Voo-Doo Doctors have the music and the vocals to excite you song after song.
Al Langolf started his first band in 1966 while at Port Huron High School. The band known as "The Descendents", included friends from Marysville High School and performed at high school dances. In 1967, Albo started another band called, "The Kahunas", whose members all wore Hawaiian shirts (some things never change). But, for the next 28 years, his main focus was on college, starting a family and his international tool company, The Langolf Company and a graphic arts business, Studio Graphics.
However, Al never lost his passion for music. While on business travels he even had the opportunity to jam with bands in different cities and overseas including Ireland and England. Musicians that have inspired Al over the years are Ricky Nelson, Johnny Rivers, Poco, Loggins & Messina, Steven Stills, Jimmy Buffet and the Eagles.
Al formed The Voo-Doo Doctors in 1995 and since, they have charmed and captivated audiences of all ages for the last decade. The band, (wearing Hawaiian shirts, surprise), have performed up and down the St. Clair River and covered almost all of St. Clair County. The Voo-Doo Doctors play what you want to hear with audience participation encouraged.
Gary is a true journeyman guitarist with over 40 years of experience. In 1959 Gary started a wedding band doing polkas and waltzes. He played rock, top 40, rock-a-billy, country rock, soul, R&B, traditional and new country.
Thru all that, his style has always been influenced by an abiding love for the blues. In 1998, after 11 years with a country group, he formed "The Gary Holmes Band" to be able to play the blues exclusively. He says that this was the most satisfying and fun project he has ever been involved with and hopes to follow the 1999 CD 'I Got The Blues" very soon.
The opportunity to become a part of "The Voo-Doo Doctors" is exciting not only for the chance to work with some very talented and accomplished musicians, but also some long time friends.
All in all, this is something he is really looking forward to...yet another chapter in a long musical history.
Some of the groups Gary has played in over the years include: The Disciples; The Words; Good & Plenty; Alive & Well; Nighthawk; The Gary Holmes Band; 2 Blue; Flashback; and now The Voo-Doo Doctors.
Don Martin has always been inspired and motivated by music of all genres. At the tender age of 13, Don started beating it (the drums that is). Don attended Marysville High School and participated in the marching band for 4 years. After graduating, he moonlighted as a substitute drummer for several years in local cover bands such as: Lost Highway and Lakeshore. In 1989, Don Martin embarked on a new journey with the cover band, The B-Sharp's. The B-Sharp's toured endlessly around the Blue Water area and surrounding areas for 13 years. Don then began standing in for drummer Dave Klink of The Voo-Doo Doctors. In the fall of 2003, Don joined forces with the Ray McDonald (Uncle) and Don Martin, Sr. (Father) to re-create the cover band The Ter-Cels.
Don Martin is now the drummer for the band that he once filled in for years before, The Voo-Doo Doctors. He is looking forward to a successful and fun filled future as a Voo-Doo Doctor.
- Volume Three - Voo-Doo Doctors Live (2012)
- Volume Two Cruizin and a Rockin' to the Oldies (2010)
- Volume One Songs You Knew Back When (2012)