Gregg Stengel - Drums

Gregg began playing drums at age 10 taking private lessons from Bob Koska. He started playing professionally at the age of 15 performing with a local polka band and was soon playing regularly with many local wedding bands. In school, Gregg was a member of the symphonic band as well as the Jazz Ensemble where he won many awards for solo and ensemble work in various state competitions. Also during his school years, Gregg was a member of the Milwaukee Pops Youth Band and Jazz Ensemble, participating in international music festivals in Mexico and Hawaii.

Gregg went on to receive an Associate Degree in Occupational Music from the Milwaukee Area Technical College where he credits Ben Baldewicz with making him the musician he is today. Gregg continued to perform in the Milwaukee area, mainly with Steve Swedish, backing up many of the biggest stars to come to the city. After spending some time on the lounge circuit he accepted a position with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and performed on several of their cruise ships for the next year. Another eight years were spent performing full time in bands around Miami Beach before returning with his family to Milwaukee and the local club scene.

He is very happy to be part of OUR HOUSE and says, "The musicianship of the entire group is some of the best I've been around. I'm extremely proud and honored to be the other half of the rhythm section that will keep OUR HOUSE a musical power house".