James Vallar,

Lead guitar, Vocals

 The hardest working classic rock band in metro Detroit!

Whiplash Classic Rock

Bob Kolinski, 

Lead vocals, Rhythm guitar

Whiplash is...

Music that kicks since 2006!

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Rick Crooker,

Bass, Vocals

Upcoming Events 2018________________

Voted one of the top ten bands in the Greater Detroit area!

 Whiplash playing at Wayne's 60th birthday bash, July 14, 2018

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 Whiplash playing at Veterans Memorial Park in St. Clair Shores for  the Music On the Lake Series, June 28, 2017.

Ernie Modestino, 

Drums, Vocals

Thanks for another great year!

​Whiplash is done for 2018.  We had a great time playing for you in bars & restaurants, and especially in the big tent festivals this past summer.  We appreciate your support.

We also wanted to let you know that Ernie Modestino, our long time drummer and vocalist, is leaving the band to focus on his business and personal commitments.

Ernie first sat in with Whiplash in December of 2009 when we needed a sub for one gig.  Despite having had no rehearsal time with the band, Ernie's performance that night was rock solid, and his fun & energetic personality shone through to the audience.  When our previous drummer split the band a short time later, we knew that Ernie would fit right in.

We have performed a lot of shows since then, some bigger than we could have ever imagined.  Ernie has been an integral part of that success, providing not only rock solid drumming, lead and backing vocals, but also contributing a number of tunes to the Whiplash set list, while also providing us with a lot of entertaining stories during practice.

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to Ernie for being one quarter of the formula that has made Whiplash Classic Rock one of the top bands in metro Detroit.  We will miss his musical talents in the band, but our friendship carries on.


At this time we are not sure what the future holds for Whiplash. We are taking the rest of the year off to spend time with family & friends, enjoy the holidays and reassess our priorities and goals for the band.  Stay tuned to this website, or check our Facebook page, and we'll keep you updated. 

As fall gives way to the holidays & another Michigan winter, we wish you and yours all the best.  See you on the other side.



​Bob, Rick, & James