Meet The Band

Tom Fitzgerald

Lead Guitar and Vocals (and purveyor of fine whiskeys)

Hitting the ground running straight out of military service; Tom toured with metal bands up and down the west coast (back when he could grow hair).  Since then he has pursued excellence in many bands playing jazz fusion and rock & roll with influences from artists such as Steve Morse, Joe Satriani, and Joe Perry. Whiskey Would has expanded his horizons by tapping into his roots growing up on the mountain tops of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Country and Blues come naturally. 


When that Les Paul comes out of the case, expect the party to kick up to 11.                     Let's Ride!!! 

Ian McCormack

Bass/Vocals (mas Tequila)


Deep Purple’s Machine Head and The Who’s Quadrophenia ….two albums that led Ian to the bass and always wanting to be not only the backbone of a band but bring the beat to the show! Ian has been doing studio work and live performances all across the US from Boston to Memphis from Atlanta to Columbus; he also spent time attending Berklee College of Music.


Now Ian is teaming up with Whiskey Would.

.....because this group loves to have a good time and play good music; country, rock, blues and everything in between. Ian wants us to have fun and he is going to make sure you, the audience, and our fans, have fun too! Come up and say hey and let us know what is going to keep bringing you back to see us.



Mark Englebach

Harmonica and Shotglass

Mark's passion for music is only rivaled by his passion for being in the country riding his Harley. His harp will touch your soul with blues, dancin' with Rock n Roll, and give you boot scootin' boogies. Mark's influences range from Sonny Boy Williamson to James Cotton but has never left his Rock N Roll drive. It's not hard to find Mark in a local pub sitting in with other musicians adding his back roads influence. 


Ty (Pretty Boy) Thomas

Drums /Vocals

We were told by several ladies that Ty is the master of Rhythm….. we’re glad we took their word for it. Influenced by Neal Peart, Kenny Aronoff, and Pappy VanWinkle, Ty lays down the Whiskey Would (groove), and the party’s on!!!  His Rock, Country, Blues, and Jazz influences was a perfect fit for this band of bourbon enthusiasts.


Why Be Normal???

We just love to play Kickin' music.  There is a lot that we are capable of doing, but good Rock n Roll and newer Country is what we like to bring to the party. .