LARRY PORTER

Bass / Vocals / Guitar

Originally a musician from North Carolina, Larry helped found the band in 2008.  Previously, he made a reputation for himself in the Dallas area singing and playing guitar & bass in various bands. 

His big smile and ability to engage the crowd make him a great front man.  Also, the ability to sing in a variety of styles gives the The Metroplexers unmatched versatility for a four-piece group.

Larry is an engineer by trade, loves to work with young musicians, and lives with his wife in North Dallas.  On most  Sundays, you can find Larry helping to lead worship through modern music at First United Methodist Church Richardson.

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ANDREW MILLER

Guitar / Vocals


The newest member of The Metroplexers, "Drew" transplanted to DFW in 2016 from PennsylvaniaThe son of an accomplished guitar player, he knows the great songs of the Rock & Roll era through today.

In addition to playing with the band, Andrew performs as a solo acoustic entertainer or sometimes as a duo with his father or sister.  Using a multi-track looper and vocal harmony pedal, Andrew constructs sophisticated arrangements of 70s/80s/90s/2000s tunes from across the pop-rock spectrum.  Andrew lives in Watauga and is also a songwriter/performer with the Ft. Worth-based indie-rock band, The Herald.

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TED GAINES

Drums / Vocals

Having participated in high school and college bands, drum & bugle corps and playing in a variety of rock bands, Ted has been playing and teaching percussion for many years.  The Metroplexers' sound depends on our 3 and 4 part harmonies and Ted delivers great vocals while keeping the dance-beats going!

In 2017, the band moved to full electronic drums to give us a huge variety of sounds from every era and total control over our stage volume.  Ted carefully customizes each virtual drum kit to match the style of the original material while adding his own flair and solid rhythm.  His sense of humor and infectious laugh keeps us all smiling.

He’s an Air Force veteran and a die-hard fan of the Nashville Predators.   You can catch him on occasion sitting-in with other bands (like Signal 27 or Makeshift) playing acoustic drums, electronic drums, and even the cajon!  Ted works in the healthcare industry and is active with his Singles Group at church. 

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