Meet Best PrA+ctice!
Bass, Vocals, Harmonica, Banjo, and Trumpet
Dan holds a Bachelors in Music Education degree from UW Madison, where he played tuba in the famed UW Madison marching band.
Dan learned a variety of instruments throughout college, including bass, while performing with the 132nd Army Band (of which he is still a member). Over the past twenty years, Dan has performed and recorded with a variety of Milwaukee and Madison area artists. He currently works as Band Director for the Pardeeville School District and works in the area as a freelance musician. Dan is also a published/self published composer and arranger, with a large variety of pieces to his credit. Dan has arranged/composed music for the 132nd Army Band of Madison, Wisconsin Dells High School Band, UW Marching/Varsity band, UWC Baraboo Band, and various other organizations. Dan joined Best Practice in the Summer of 2016.
Dan resides in the rural Wisconsin Dells area with his wife, Tina, and 6 children: Lily, Ruby, Grace, Max, George, and Leo.
Tim "t1mb0t" Jaeke
Guitar and Vocals
Tim’s experiences in music are as varied as his musical tastes. From big hair to bluegrass--Tim has loved them all. It is this dynamic passion that makes him a valued member of Best Practice. After seeing Slash in the music video for "Sweet Child O' Mine", Tim was inspired to pick up his guitar and rock! High school found him fronting a Nirvana tribute band. Industrial rock was his next calling, playing guitar in Madison’s Infinite Helix. Now, he's playing leads for Best Practice. Hailing from DeForest, you can catch Tim at various concerts in Madison, always searching for the next best sound.
Vocals & Tambourine
Picture a pudgy, freckled kid hunkered over a Fisher Price Phonograph, listening greedily to Phil Collins's cover of "You Can't Hurry Love," and you'll catch a glimpse of the mind that drives the mouth of the band. Jason's roots are wide. Of his childhood, he recalls slow-strumming evenings of Don Williams followed by nights grooving to Parliament. Jason's musical career started in high school, behind the drums, in a Nirvana cover band. Busied with college, preparing himself for his now-career as a middle school English teacher, Jason's love for music only broadened. Upon his return, he refocused his musical efforts--vocally this time--recording a number of originals with his band Last-minute Shoppers and his friends in the Angry Beaver Band. Now, settled in DeForest with his wife and their four children, Jason is excited to have found a home with Best Practice.
Vocals and Keyboards
Robyn grew up in rural Door County. Since she was a small child, music has been a huge part of her life. She began taking piano lessons and singing solos in church when she was 5 years old. During elementary and high school Robyn was active in band and choir, participated in many school and community musicals as well as show choir, barbershop quartets, and madrigal. After high school Robyn studied vocal performance and theater at Lawrence University in Appleton. She then moved to Green Bay where she met her husband Mark and payed the bills doing hair and makeup, still managing to share her music while singing at weddings, funerals and in any community events she could. In 2013 they moved to Mark’s hometown of Westfield to run his family’s flooring business. Robyn saw this move as an opportunity to broaden her musical ventures. She joined church choir and began seeking out other like-minded people to make music with. When she isn’t rocking with the guys in Best Practice you’ll find her spending time with her husband and their son, out in the barn with her horses or talking flooring at McCartney Carpet.
Bob "Bobby B" Meicher
Drums and Vocals
Bob is an old rock'en roller that has played the skins with several well known bands throughout Costa Rica, Canada and Yemen. He has also given up his talents to several famous bands in the U.S....the problem is, he says he doesn't remember the names of the bands so we can't list them here.
Bob's musical influences dive into the great foundational rock music of the 60's but he still loves the great songs of the 80's that he grew up with while attending Middleton High School and UWEC. His favorite solo artist is Austin Mahone. His dual group favorites are the Captain and Tennille and Milli Vanilli but his all time favorite band is Hootie & The Blowfish!
Bob loves playing the drums but that doesn't pay the bills to support his two beautiful daughters, Sophie and Emma, and his trophy wife, Ann. Bob now works as a superintendent in a local school district to help support his family and his music habit. His wife is happy he has decided to settle down with other like-minded professional musicians and that he can provide wisdom and support to his younger band mates in Best Practice!
Dan "DRob" Robson
Dan started playing guitar at 15 when his best friend got a bass and wanted to start a band. From a 1/2 sized acoustic guitar with action you could have played limbo on he kept playing and never looked back. He's played in many bands with multiple styles from Pop Punk in his youth to playing guitar in the orchestra pit for High School Musicals. When not gigging out Dan teaches guitar lessons at Portage Soundworks and co-hosts an Open Jam.