...grew up in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles. In the 60's, he started playing the Bass Guitar at the age of 15 in a band with his brother Rudy. Dennis says, "I remember going to the Battle of the Bands at East Los Angeles College and listen to band greats such as Cold Duck, The Emeralds, etc..."
In the early 70's, he hooked up with Steve Medrano and Steve Franco and formed a 3 man Power Trio called WEST WINDS. Occasionally, Ray Hernandez, who later played with BB Chung King, filled in with the band.
In the 80's Dennis joined a group called TRANSITION where the drummer then was (The Impulse Band's own) Ray Rivera. Later, after playing with the group LUGAR, he joined a band called BAUTISTA and played with them for 4 years. In 1998, Dennis was honored to play with BAUTISTA in Hawaii at the Jazz Festival.
Dennis says, "I am having a very good time playing with THE IMPULSE BAND. It's been a fun ride!"
...grew up in South Central Los Angeles and started playing music in 1975. Mike toured Alberta, Canada in 1980 with a group called BREAKING POINT.
Mike was inspired to play music by two of his good friends, Danny Ayala and Sal Maldanado who both played with a group call "LOS ANGELES". hE also played with "FRENZ AND STRANGERS" among others.
Mike says, "I am now settled with The Impulse Band and not only consider my bandmates as friends, I consider them my musical family. Its been a joy ride ever since".
...loved to sing at a very young age, her biggest inspiration has always been her mother; including various artist such as… Edie Gorme, Linda Ronstadt, Gloria Estefan.
As a Lead, Back Up vocalist for "RIO" (5 years); she stopped performing for 10 years but returned with the encouragement of friends to sing with the "EAST SIDE GROOVE" for a short period which exposed her to other bands needing her talent.
Viv has been lead and back up vocalist with THE IMPULSE BAND since 2005, and is encouraged by giving her gift of talent to all who enjoy THE IMPULSE BAND.
...is a native of East Los Angeles whose childhood exposure to music stemmed from relentless airplay of Pop radio and television programs like Dick Clark's American Bandstand and by the early British Rock Invasion of the 60's. In his early teens, Ray attended many rock concerts performed by such bands as THE WHO and LED ZEPPLIN. As a high school Senior, Art received his first electric guitar, a Gibson ES 335, and along with several musical friends, began performing and many local parties and high school functions.
One of his early encounters included David Hidalgo of LOS LOBOS who Art attributes to being one of the most influential. Other bands Art has had the pleasure of playing with are BODY HEAT, THEE MIDNIGHTERS, CALDERON, FRANKIE M, THE BLAZERS and RIO.
...originates from Downey, California and is the newest member of THE IMPULSE BAND. As a self taught Timbales player, she began her music entertaining with MILESTONE BAND. With this association, Lynda used the experience to learn all styles of music, developing her own style of play and musicianship as a result.
As a back up vocalist, Lynda has been inspired by such music greats as Carole King, Madonna and Jennifer Lopez.
She has discovered the inner beauty of love, music, family and friends through her music and invites you to come out and enjoy the sounds of THE IMPULSE BAND.
...Stacie, a 27 year-old Southern California powerhouse vocalist whose musical influences range from Soul Artists Patti LaBelle and Laura Nyro to Rock Legends Karen O. and Janis Joplin. Stacie grew up in a talented and supportive musical family and attributes her passion and transverse taste in music to her parents. She lives in Orange County and can be found rocking hard with The Impulse Band at each and every event they perform!
...has been pl;aying drums since he was in high school. He's been in several bands; some rock and some dance bands. Ray has experimented with all types of music and with different talented musicians and now has his own technique, establishing himself as a versatile drummer.
Ray's influence was his father who was a big band musician who sang and played the guitar back in the 50's and 60's. His favorite drummers were John Bonham with LED ZEPPELIN and jazz musician Buddy Rich.
Ray's first band was with a group called ARSON. His first real working band was with TRANSITION. Later, THE IMPULSE BAND was established with Bassman Dennis Ulibarri, and they continue to play their mixed style of music to this day. His goal with this band is to keep the people happy and dancing.