hails from Flint, Michigan. His musical background includes classical and sacred music in high school and attendance at Michigan's Interlochen Arts Academy.
After serving for his country in Vietnam, Dennis joined Justice Myles, a local Michigan band. He went on to play with the Mark Farner Band, recording two albums with them, "Mark Farner" and "No Thrills". He later played with LBS (LeBloch, Bellinger, and Strickler), a local power trio rock band. A notable achievement in his career was when he joined with Grand Funk Railroad, recording two albums with the group, "Grand Funk Lives", and "What's Funk". Dennis took a hiatus from the music business, working for the local County Road Commission and becoming a Michigan Certified Firefighter. He then attended Broadcasting school, and landed a job as DJ/newscaster for WOAP, a local radio station. Soon, the passion for music returned, and Dennis began performing again with Mark Farner and Michigan musician Larry McCray. In 2012 Dennis began touring nationally and internationally with the Rusty Wright Band.
Highlights of Dennis' music career include performing at the Budokan Theatre in Japan, and the Miami International Pop Festival, where he played for over 100,000 fans. Dennis feels influenced and inspired by several people in the music industry, including Frank Zappa, Myles Davis, and Paul McCartney and describes his own personal music style as simply, "melodic and confident".