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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MIKE MAHNICH

Keyboards / Vocals / Harmonica / DJ & MC

A life-long musician, Mike is a founding member of The Metroplexers.  At an early age, he started playing the family organ, then trumpet, then synthesizers.  Well known in the late 1980s in the Austin music scene, his keyboards & vocals now help to fill-out the band’s sound.  When the band's line-up changed in 2009, he taught himself to play harmonica to add to the band as well!

Mike has a stellar reputation as a Mobile DJ for more than 30 years and also acts as the band’s Master of Ceremonies.  When he is not playing with the band, you can sometimes catch Mike hosting other live entertainment events both public and private.  He lives in Wylie with his wife and is a full-time entertainer.

Connect with Mike on Facebook or visit his website at www.mikemahnich.com.

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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 entertainer playing a variety of styles (Latin, jazz standards, pop, etc.).  Andrew lives in Watauga and is also a songwriter/performer with the Ft. Worth-based indie-rock band, The Herald

Connect with Andrew on Facebook.

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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) 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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