Tricia Gibson DeJong began performing while still in high school in 1982.
From winning the talent show as a Junior to being asked to sing with a band called The Patios. This was her first dose of being “on the road” which at first were local gigs in her native Arkansas. From there she joined a traveling band called “Sequel.” This gig was doing the lounge circuit in Marriott hotels up and down the East coast; a rigorous schedule of 6 nights a week of 5-6 hours of performing each night.
After settling down in Chicago, she began singing in the local clubs and performed for 2 years on Chicago’s Spirit Dinner Cruise Line at Navy Pier in Chicago in the popular dance band “The Gents.”Tricia joined TRiO in the fall of 2016 and her enthusiasm and energy on stage draws a crowd!
Dave Enway is a native of Oklahoma City and began playing guitar around 40 years ago at the age of 13, with his main influences ranging from the Beatles & Rush to Louis Prima and even Bluegrass! As it turns out though, Dave’s musical and professional life went in the direction of DJ’ing at clubs, weddings & events, then eventually into broadcasting.
Following a personal epiphany at the age of 45, Dave decided to get out from behind a DJ booth and truly play music live and entertain people (his passion) on a more personal level. After a few months of playing solo gigs, Dave meets Roger Legel and the rest is TRiO history!
Roger Legel’s musical journey started in Junior High when he lied about being a bass player to join a band. He couldn’t cut it on bass but he could sing and just like that, he was in the first of many bands that formed and reformed in the early 70’s.
During college, Roger would sit in with local bands occasionally and really enjoyed playing songs that he’d never played before. He still does! Along the way he crossed paths with a guitarist that had a rockin’ blues band called Frankie and the White Boys. Pretty soon he was sitting in at all their gigs, singing and playing harp. Eventually Frankie had an opportunity to move to France and in order to keep going they changed the name of the band to Back Alley and continued playing together for 20 years.
In 2009 Roger met Dave and connected with Kris Henderson to form TRiO. It was all about harmony. They were inspired by groups like Crosby, Stills and Nash, America, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel and the intricate harmonies woven into their songs.