Matt Doss, Alex Brown, Travis Williams, Sparky Schmitt and Seth Hawker are The League of Ordinary Gentlemen, Danville’s most extraordinary cover band. Playing all your favorite hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today (along with a few originals) TLoOG are available to entertain for your next birthday, baptism, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, wedding, quinceañera, benefit, or backyard BBQ.
Greetings and assorted salutations!
My name is Seth Hawker and I am the drummer and background vocalist for the League of Ordinary Gentlemen! I was born and bred in Danville, VA and I have been banging on things with sticks since I was a wee lad. I love most styles of music, with a particular interest in rock and country (not modern country). I grew up listening to great music courtesy of my parents. Music has always been a great escape valve for me. I could be having the crummiest of days and then a song comes on the radio and I’m re-energized. I was recently married to my beautiful wife Hannah (less than a year ago) and in doing so I gained a wonderful pet Labrador named Toby! I love them more than anything, and they are excited to share in this musical venture with me! I look forward to growing and evolving with the band!
When you hear the name Travis Williams you imagine Dawsons Creek, think again. Travis Williams is the Bassist and Rhythm Guitarist for The League of Ordinary Gentlemen and his simplistic approach to these instruments is revolutionary. When asked why he plays in a band, Travis says “Can you name a better way to spend time with your friends and drink beer."
Matt Doss is the lead singer (and ocassional manager) of The League of Ordinary Gentlemen. Singing before he could even form sentences, Matt has always had a passion for music. He believes music is the one thing that binds everyone together, no matter who you are. It is the utmost form of expression and love. Throughout High School, College and beyond, he honed his skills and developed his own technique in putting a unique and personal spin on all the songs the band covers. In his spare time, Matt jots down random thoughts in his Dunder Mifflin notebook and turns them into lyrics. Also, he annoys his bandmates by adding new songs to the setlist mere minutes before their shows. Matt lives with his miniature schnauzer, Jojo, in a house filled with hopes, dreams and assorted cheeses.
Spark Schmitt first arrived on Earth at a military base in Missouri. Since then he has learned many things and has avoided learning many other things. Spark is the harmonica player and background vocalist for TLoOG. His influences include Howlin' Wolf, Junior Wells, Paul Butterfield, Paul Reubens, hot and sour soup, Bill Withers, Mel Blanc, the first five seasons of Saturday Night Live, Douglas Adams, and Tom Waits. He lives with his wife Syndi* in rooms full of books and art supplies and harmonicas (because creating keeps the monsters asleep) and is very happy to be an Ordinary Gentleman.
*(along with Shady, Felix, P.J., Leopold, Eden, Snickerdoodle, and O.J., some of whom are children and some of whom are cats.)