The Lonesome Fugitive Band consists of a 4 piece group featuring three vocalists along with Lead Guitar, Steel Guitar, Bass and Drums.
Our group has been playing in Michigan for the last 20 years. While we certainly perform a wide variety of tunes, we pride ourselves in keeping with the sounds of traditional Honky Tonk Country music. Over the years we have had some different and very talented band members.
Founding member Scott Wikle is our lead vocalist and front man. He is known for never using lyric sheets to read words to songs and has over 400 tunes in his repertoire. Scott is often called “Mr. Request Man”
On bass guitar is John "Dutch" Ufer who joined the band in early 2013. Dutch's musicianship is unparalleled. He is a veteran of country music with alot of energy onstage with an instantly likeable personality.
Bobby Wright is our man of many tasks ! In addition to fine lead and harmony vocals, Bobby also plays lead guitar, steel guitar and dobro in the group. Needless to say he is a very accomplished musician.
Our drummer is a "next generation" of Fugitives... Tristan Wikle. Tristan is Scott Wikle's son, and at only 19 years old is a very accomplished and polished musician. He has played in his high school marching and jazz band. He has been playing drums since the age of 10 and while he also enjoys playing the music of his generation, he grew up listening to classic country and going to concerts with his dad. Tristan brings alot of energy to the group and keeps us older guys feeling young !
Together we have played hundreds of venues in the Michigan area over the years. We have also played at theaters and opry's across the Midwest including Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, and Missouri. We have opened for National acts, and always kept the crowd singing dancing and clapping along. We are available for parties, weddings, dances, festivals or whatever public performance you may require. We boast the largest catalog of music and genres and continue to have a large following no matter where we go.
Of the wide selection of songs in our setlists, we include songs by Merle Haggard, George Jones, Conway Twitty, Ray Price, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams Jr. just to name a few !