Since 1998, LOSTinPLACE has been diligently recreating the music of a generation that changed the world.
As the band's name implies, their musical roots are firmly entrenched in a time gone by.
Specializing in classic rock, LOSTinPLACE delivers a diverse selection of songs from the 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's,
applying attention to musical detail and skilled 3 and 4 part harmonies.
In doing so, they have attracted a growing, loyal following that spans an impressive cross section of age groups.
Close your eyes and you'll think you're listening to the radio!
The band's individual abilities, talents, and tastes enable them to perform an incredibly diverse mix of
Badfinger, Santana, The Beatles, The Stones, Cream, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Tommy James, David Bowie,
Prince, Golden Earring, CSN&Y, CCR, Stevie Wonder, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Joe Walsh, James Brown,
The Doobie Brothers, Eric Clapton, The Knack, Edgar Winter, Queen, Foreigner, The Eagles, Edwin Starr,
Talking Heads, Average White Band, and so much more ... and they're loving every minute of it.
LOSTinPLACE is the perfect band for clubs, casinos, fairs, vineyards, reunions,
weddings - if you want a rockin' wedding! - corporate events, and private venues -
ANY event where you want the best music from the 60's & 70's done right!
LOSTinPLACE is Rock N Roll the way it was meant to be!
Guitars & Vocals
Drums & Percussion
Drums & Vocals
Bass & Vocals
Paul Wheeler - Guitars & Vocals
Paul, as the founder of LOSTinPLACE, had a vision of forming a band that prides itself on strong vocal harmonies and great musicianship, which is now evident at every performance. "Having like-minded, talented band mates since the band's inception in 1998 has made the band sound better than I ever dreamed possible!"
Paul plays rhythm guitars (electric, 6 and 12 string acoustic) and sings lead and harmony vocals -
one of 4 lead vocalists in LOSTinPLACE!
Paul has been in several bands thru the 80's
and 90's and plays and collects acoustic guitars
for the love of it!
Drew Wheeler - Keyboards & Vocals
An engineer by education and technical writer by profession, Drew is a native of New Jersey who lived in Virginia while he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. His earliest exposure to music, and to a large extent the music that he loves today, came from his brother Paul.
His initial inspiration towards playing an instrument came from Billy Preston’s keyboard on the song “Nothing From Nothing”. Soon thereafter, he was permanently inspired by the Beatles, and to this day considers them his “musical gods”.
Throughout his teenage years, Drew spent many hours with friends playing air guitar, making dopey sounds with his voice and mimicking the voices of his favorite artists. Though he took organ lessons for several years in his early teens, he was never serious about it and never became proficient.
Drew’s initial foray into live music performance did not occur until his early twenties when a college friend who was a smokin’ lead guitarist asked him if he could just try to do some vocals to help with practice. What started as a lark soon became more serious as they put together what became Drew’s first official band, IRON CROSS. Up to about 1987, he would be part of three more bands in New Jersey (THIN RED LINE, VALHALLA, and STRANGE BEHAVIOUR).
Drew moved to Virginia in late 1987 to pursue his college degree. During those years, he first became a member of the band SKEPTICS that performed both original and copy music. From there he joined MOMENT’S NOTICE, a band that played the local college clubs and frat parties. After graduating, he returned to New Jersey, and in 1998, joined LOST in PLACE. Up to that time, Drew had never played an instrument in any band, being strictly a lead vocalist. Drawing only on the few years of lessons from his early teens, he accepted the additional role on keyboards with LOST in PLACE.
Dave Ward -
Drums & Percussion
David Anderson Ward, a veteran of the
NJ music scene for over 50 years,
began drumming in high school.
A member of several bands while in high school - including EUROPIC PHAZE! -
and at college during the 70’s.
Dave’s first real gigging band was
JAXX, playing 6 nights a week from midnight to dawn all summer, in 1977,
at Mothers in Somers Point.
That fall, Dave joined Rutger’s favorite
pub and frat house band, CINEMA.
Then in 1980, Dave joined RAGE,
one of NJ’s best heavy metal acts and
the first to do an AC/DC tribute.
In 1981, Dave left the NJ music scene to start a family and a business -
but in 1995, a former guitar player friend coaxed Dave out of ‘retirement’ to become part of JOINED @ THE HEAD.
Then, in 1998, Dave was asked to complete the musical chemistry known as
BEYOND REASON - central Jersey’s premier rock band from ‘98 to 03’.
In 2003, Dave joined KASHMIR - NJ's ultimate Zeppelin tribute band - as their first drummer.
Then in early 2004, Dave went to see LOSTinPLACE completely by accident and it was clear
where his destiny lay...15 years later and still kickin' it!