3rd Degree Band

About the band

3rd Degree Band – You can write a book on these guys. It may even be a best seller.
But to keep people from getting bored we have shortened up the history on where each of these guys came from. The main thing is come and check the band out and let their talent speak for itself, then for the very few that say they are not appealing.... thinking some people don't like Tom Pette, The Beatles, Taylor Swift... Well, You can't please everyone. THis way, if they don't like us it's just their opinion. Mike Hauke says it best... "When I used to kick box, I used to keep his mouth closed, then when I got in the ring, I'd let my handhands and feet to the talking!" We'll let our talen do the talking! That's who we are, three old guys that love to play, do it well and have a good time.
We will always entertain. We may be old but we don't know it!



DON LOMBARDY started playing guitar at
age 7 and the Lombardy name has been synonymous with music in this area for many years. In the 60's and 70's the Lombardy music store was a favorite hang out for all local musicians. Don has taught many people who are performing in local bands in the area. Don has played in many bands and also enjoys writing music. He always partners up with his bass player. Don writes the music and Mike does the lyrics. The two have written about 32 songs together. About 7 have been professionally recorded.


MIKE HAUKE started playing guitar at 11
years old and changed to bass at age 18.
He has played and recorded through the years
and also trained in the martial arts for over
35 years. Mike took time off from playing in
bands to raise a family, but never lost the
desire to play and make the bigtime, in fact writing music and martial arts are his two
favorite past times. Mike is a full time musician along with his buddy Rich Wyde, the drummer.
RICH WYDE has been playing drums for
over 40 years RIch has played in country,
rock and jazz bands over the years.
But his favorite is rock and roll!


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