Howard Whitman - bass and vocals 

Hometown: 
Born in Philadelphia. Lives in North Wales, PA. 

Bands: 
Shadow Merchant (original progressive rock), Where’s Pete (wedding/party cover 
band), Dogs Playing Cards (classic rock cover band). Currently lead vocals/rhythm 
guitar in The RepliCars, a tribute to The Cars. 

Influences/Favorite Musicians: 
Chris Squire, Paul McCartney, Steven Wilson, Steve Hackett, Ric Ocasek, Todd 
Rundgren … and lately, Dave Hope! 

Why Music? 
I loved music so much, starting from an early age, that I just had to learn how to make it. 

Favorite Kansas Songs: 
Song for America, Journey from Mariabronn, The Wall, Icarus … so many classic 
songs! 

Hobbies/Interests: 
Besides playing music, I write about it, for Goldmine magazine and the 
ClassicRockRevisited.com website. Past assignments have included interviews with members of Kansas, Styx, Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, Aerosmith, Dream Theater, Badfinger, The Eagles, Chicago, and many more of my musical heroes.