About Doin’ Sixty

Doin Sixty is a Classic Rock Cover band that covers the best songs from the 60’s, 70’s 80’s, to more current favorites.  The guys have been playing music throughout Northern Illinois with various bands through the years since the days of AM radio “Top 40” hits and bring their extensive background to recreate your all-time favorite hit songs. 

We play real live music, not pre-recorded loops and tracks, and have an extensive song list to keep your event rocking with songs you will know and remember.  Roy on guitar, John on bass, Bob on keyboards and woodwinds, and Rich on drums, with everyone singing leads and harmonies bring your favorite songs to life again. And we’re pleased to welcome Jayne to the band to add a new dimension to lead and background vocals.

Bob Hotton

Keyboards, Sax, Flute & Vocals
Prospect Heights, Illinois

Bob has enjoyed performing music starting in school bands at a young age and he began fronting his own dance band at the age of 16.  His teaching career shared the fun of playing and singing music with thousands of his students.  Now retired from education, Bob’s music is in demand playing for Doin’ Sixty and Chicago area bands, and he leads contemporary worship at Chicago area churches.  Saxophonists who have influenced his career include Marshall Royal, King Curtis, Clarence Clemons, David Sanborn, and Lennie Baker

​Bob plays Kurzweil pianos and Selmer Saxophones

Roy Plum

Guitar and Vocals
Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

In the 70’s, Roy played in a rock band, playing original songs and covers The Who, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Elton John, Aerosmith, CCR, and others In the 80s he joined a hard working eight piece wedding and dance band which featured a horn section.

After several years of working nearly every weekend, Roy left the band to raise a family. Now that children are grown, he thought about joining a band again. When the opportunity to play music with John came up, he was ready to go.

Roy plays a vintage Epiphone Casino and a more recent Fender Stratocaster

John Contois

Bass Guitar and Vocals
Lake Villa, Illinois

John has been playing music since grade school. Now he plays everything from Classic Rock to Gospel. He is comfortable on electric, acoustic and bass guitar. When not playing music John watches his nephew & niece and creates and sells art.  

Rich Johnson

Chicago, Illinois

Rich began playing drums in High School
receiving a scholarship to the National Music Camp in lnterlocken,
Michigan where he focused primarily on percussion.

Rich’s earliest professional experience was Classical, including
concerts with the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the Evanston Symphony,
and the Gary, Indiana Symphony Orchestra where he played under
Arthur Fiedler. He has toured with Ovation Recording Artist Geoffry
Stoner, and was on the road several years with a popular Eastcoast

In the studio, Rich’s session work has varied from singer/songwriter
demos to albums with Syndicated Sound.

Jayne Swanson

Chicago Illinois

Jayne has enjoyed singing in front of an audience since age 6. She
continued her love for singing in various vocal groups, choirs, musicals, the
Lyric Opera as a child, as well as community theater, and currently in a
contemporary worship service. As a retired special education teacher she
is thrilled to be joining the band in her new role as a Classic Rock singer!