meet the band

Daren Barker (Guitar, Keys, Lead Vocals)

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We welcome Daren BACK to NEW TRICK!  Daren left us for a few months while pursuing some recording opportunities.  Daren joined us in 2015 and became the voice of New Trick. 

He brings the same vocal talent and guitar licks that made him a crowd favorite at every venue.  It's with pleasure we welcome him back...recharged, rested and ready for more Classic Rock !

Frank Mason (Drums)

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Born west of Chicago and having grown up in Dubuque Iowa, Frank is the founder and manager of NEW TRICK.  He started general noise-making behind a drum at the age of 8, moving to full drum set by age 10, driving his parents marginally insane. 

Early on he began playing in local bands in Dubuque and Iowa City.  His formal music education over the years was a blend of many genres.  While at the University of Iowa, he was a member of the Hawkeye Marching Band but never ventured far from his rock band roots. He played for The Touch, a premier Iowa City new wave rock band before "retiring" from professional music in 1985. 

In the years following, he took time to engage in other lifelong interests that included racing, photography and coaching high school and college baseball. In 2009 the desire to perform professionally again prompted him to seek out other musicians and form what would become NEW TRICK. Hard working, animated and always in motion, his enthusiasm and experience is evident in every performance. 

Ryan Roling ( Lead Guitar, Vocals)

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Ryan Roling is no stranger to the stage.  He has  been in several successful bands over the years, playing almost all  genres of music. Ryan brings on stage, a great deal of energy and  passion, putting a lot of blood,sweat and tears (okay, mostly sweat) to  every performance.   His passion for music and obsession with the guitar  is apparent when he is learning new material as he recreates not only  the music, but the tones of the guitars used on the song.  Ryan is  always making sure he is playing the right guitar for the song and  constantly trying out new gear to capture "that sound" from the original  recordings. 

Ryan enjoys singing and loves songs that have lots  of vocal harmonies.  His voice really compliments the others and adds a  lot to the band. 

Ryan's first gigging band was a classic rock band and he is very excited to return to his roots with NEW TRICK!.

Bruce Bingman (Bass, Vocals)

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Bruce’s musical experience began on trombone and transitioned to electric bass, a custom fretless four-string in 1987. He studied Jazz in Flint, Michigan and played in a variety of small and big-bands performing in a number of genre’s including Classic Rock, Jazz/Blues and Roots. He even sang in the Flint Male Chorus for a year or two.

In Philadelphia, Bruce was privileged to play a show backing Clifton Davis, Jr. and was the sole upright player in a bass quintet formed to play at the New Covenant Church of Philadelphia.

After moving to Iowa, Bruce managed to get a few gigs with a few bands but his weekend schedule made playing out very difficult. A job change allowed Bruce to answer the call from New Trick in 2018. The fit was extraordinary, the timing perfect and the opportunity to play great music with Daren, Ryan and Frank could not be missed.