Jerome Schwark

Guitar, Vocals

While growing up in Michigan I first picked up the family guitar that was lying about like many warm blooded teenagers, parked my stingray bike and never looked back. Being a child of the 70’s I was strongly influenced by folk and classic rock which led to writing songs and jamming with friends. I flew the coop where my first paying gig was in SE Florida as a duo with another guitarist and I caught the bug! When I relocated to PA I joined the Wayward Daddies based in Ephrata and after a good run I joined the band AXIS out of Reading. While working on a trio project with exiting Axis members I stumbled on an opportunity to join Levi Bone and this is where I met Brad. We hit the ground running with a good run till the pandemic put the brakes on all of it. At the same time I met Rocky a fellow guitarist and have been performing as a Duo “The Groove Slingers” in and around the area for several years. Back tracking to when we moved to PA my wife being the queen of making new friends etc.., we got invited to see Miss T and the Mosquitoes and I thought I’d love to play with these guys. Ironically Brad was working with the Mosquitoes while we were in Levi and had that connection with Randy & Fred. Fast forward and I’m glad to say I got the call and “Bad Sneakers” was born. I can’t say enough about having the privilege to work with such a talented group of musicians. I look forward to rocking central PA and beyond! 

Randy Martin

Bass guitar and vocals

I started playing the guitar when I was 10 years old.  When I went to 7th grade, I met some other guitar players who wanted to start a band, we had a drummer but still needed a Bass player, well it turns out that was me!  

I played in multiple bands throughout High School.  In 11th grade I met up with some older musicians and started a band called “The Soul Review”, a 7-piece horn band, and we played all over central pa.

After High school I joined a group of veteran musicians who called themselves “The Royalaires” Who recorded a record and toured Europe with the USO. After about 4 years I moved on and played with many bands like “Toulouse” and “Sha-Bop”.

Later I joined up with the guys who would be my lifelong friends and we started bands like “Reach” and “Prime Time” and later “The Mosquito Blues Band” which later became “Miss T and the Mosquitoes” 25 years together before we moved on to other things.

Since that time, I have enjoyed playing with “The Sporting Hills Ramblers” and then “Lowrey” which brings us to today!

“Bad Sneakers” Brad Hill, Jerome Schwark, Fred Eberly and Me! They say you’re “Never too old to rock and roll” So Bad Sneakers is Proof of that, Check us out!

Fred Eberly

Keyboards and Vocals

Fred’s first major teenage purchase was NOT a car, it was a Hammond organ. After playing trumpet and then bass guitar, he settled on keyboards. Self-taught, he quickly found his way into several “garage” bands eventually graduating from small town Ephrata to Lancaster as a member of Heritage, a 10 piece horn band, then CLB and Baby Jane and played clubs around central PA. He has also played with Reach, The Ambassadors, and Uptown. He was a founding member of Miss T and the Mosquitoes, a blues band that traveled the mid - Atlantic region for over 20 years playing blues festivals and opening for the likes of Bobby “Blue” Bland and Shemekia Copeland. Fred taught Technology Education for 35 years and enjoys metal working and demonstrates Blacksmithing at local museums. 

Brad Hill

Drums & Percussion

Brad started his musical career at age 6 playing organ and piano. He played keyboards in numerous bands in the Berks County PA area between ages 13 and 16. At age 10, he started studying the snare drum and later added the drum set, tympani, marimba and all orchestral percussion instruments. He studied drums/percussion with William Schinstine (Renowned Percussion Educator, Timpanist, National Symphony and San Antonio Symphony), Brian Holt (New Sousa Band), John Beck (Eastman School of Music, Rochester Philharmonic), Carl Mattola (Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Mike Douglas Show), Dave Mancini (Maynard Ferguson) and earned a Bachelor of Music in Applied Percussion Performance from the Eastman School of Music.  

Brad has performed with Jay Leno, David Brenner, Dee Carstensen, The Platters, Buddy Hackett, Fred Travalena, Comedy Team Sandler and Young, the Billy Preston Band, Lauren Hart of the CBS program 10! and numerous others. He was co-founder of the band "Cheers" that was awarded Atlantic City Magazine's Show Band of the Year award for 1985 and 1986. He has worked in all the Atlantic City casino's as a free-lance drummer and was the house drummer for the "French Quarter Follies" in New Orleans, LA. Brad was also a member of Miss T and the Mosquitoes, performing in the Lancaster area and was co-founder of the band Levi Bone.