Enjoy your favorite Christmas carols and a delicious Christmas meal. The Needhams will lead us in worship as we come to celebrate and give thanks for Jesus Christ the new born King.
The Needhams are comprised of Dave Needham, his sister Diane, and her husband Steve.
David, father of Dave & Diane, has been a musician for over 7 decades, and spent his earliest years in music playing country and gospel styles with his wife, Eileen. They were joined by their children Dave and Diane for years before Dave moved on to become a member of the Dixie Melody Boys as a vocalist and bassist in 1993. While there, Dave was nominated for the Singing News Horizon Individual Award and garnered respect for his songwriting. His return to family harmony marks the beginning of The Needhams as they are today. Dave owns and manages the group, playing bass guitar, singing and continuing as a writer and producer for The Needhams and other artists.
Diane began singing at age of 2 in a LeRoy, NY, theater. Later, adding Diane as the drummer to Dave’s bass guitar rounded out the family band with their parents David and Eileen both playing guitars. Diane attended Roberts Wesleyan University in North Chili, New York, and married drummer Steve Mummert and joined his band. Diane honed her songwriting skills and played guitar with Steve’s group until the couple joined The Needhams.
Steve Mummert is a Pennsylvania native who began drumming for his family’s group at the age of 12. His parents invited him to add his voice to their group when he turned 18, and their band toured the Mid-Atlantic region extensively. He met Diane at a music conference in 1992 and their whirlwind romance found her added to his family by the middle of 1993. They continued in Steve’s band for 6 more years. Then, in late 1999, Steve approached Dave about joining The Needhams, and now Steve is the road manager for the band as well as drummer and vocalist.
Make your reservation early! Program held in the Lake Avenue Dining Room. Doors open 6 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm.