photo courtsey Maria Younghans
Guitar / Vocals
August joined Dennis in 2010 on lead guitar and vocals. Since the age of 15, guitar playing has been a passion that pulled August from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Hollywood, California, where he attended and graduated from the Guitar Institute of Technology. His roots are in classic rock and, while raising a family, he chose to focus his musical talents on paying tribute to some of his greatest inspirations. August has been a constant in the Los Angeles music scene for the past 20 years, playing with a variety of bands and is often sought out as a guitarist/singer collaborator for recording projects. His guitar playing was featured nationally on VH-1 in a “You Rock With” segment, and he has performed with members of Boston, the Gin Blossoms, and Poison. August is endorsed by Line 6. When he isn’t living the dream on the road with Dennis DeYoung, August can be found performing with his Journey tribute band, LIGHTS, and spending time with his wife and daughters.