Smokin' Torpedoes

The Band

Jeff Willey

Harp, Guitar, Vocals

Albany, NY

Founding member of the Orlando based band, the Houseshakers and two time winners of the Central Florida Blues challenge, the Smokin' Torpedoes. Jeff has produced numerous theater showcase events & festivals featuring local, regional & national acts.  With a strong marketing & sales background Jeff offers each client an added incentive for developing business relationships.

Bob Patterson

Guitar & Vocals

Flint, MI

Bob is the workingman's guitar player.  Having acted as a sideman and leader for more than 30 years, he is versed in jazz, blues, gospel, funk, R&B, rock and many other styles. Having performed with artists such as Little Anthony and the Imperials, the Lettermen, the Platters and many others, Bob brings a wealth of experience to the stage.

Jimmy Miller

Upright & Electric Bass, Vocals

Bangor, ME

Jimmy comes from an extensive and varied musical background and has called the Central Florida region his home for most of his career.  Longtime endorser of Ampeg amplifiers and EMG bass pickups, he has performed and toured with a variety of artists to include Lesley Gore, Gary U.S. Bonds, Little Anthony, Peter Nooone, Gary Puckett, Gary Lewis and Bowzer. 

Dennis Laak


Milwaulkee, WI

Dennis has played professionally his entire career including extensive touring, backing Las Vegas acts and then relocating to Tampa Bay area to work with blues acts such as Polous Ramsey band, Rock Bottom and Dan Electro & the Silvertones.  Since relocating to Orlando, Dennis has been playing with both traditional jazz & blues bands.