Image courtesy of John Gahagan
Dave Cline, Bruce Hedreen, Bob Boyd (seated), J.T. Kirkpatrick, and John Gahagan
Northern Lite
Seattle, Washington
1971 - 1974


John "Mudshark" Best ~ Drums
Bob Boyd ~ Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
David Cline ~ Keyboards, Vocals
Ryan "Ryco" Collins ~ Bass, Vocals
John Gahagan ~ Bass
Carl Heckett ~ Drums
Bruce Hedreen ~ Drums
David Lee Howard ~ Guitar, Vocals
John "JT" Kirkpatrick ~ Guitar, Vocals
Greg Stone ~ Drums

Bob, John, Bruce, Johnny, David
Photo by:  Jim Smith, UNICAM

Courtesy of Ryan Collins

The above  was Northern Lite  (Mach II) - Clockwise from top left: Carl Heckett, Ryan Collins, John "JT" Kirkpatrick. Bob Boyd & David Cline.

David Lee Howard is still an active singer, songwriter musician who plays locally and in Europe. For info visit  his website at

Ryan Collins, March 2010

Bob Boyd continued playing since then with several club acts including The Clique, The Heroes, Rogue, and is currently appearing in his new nom de guitarre Busby, at

Bob Boyd, January 2010

Greg Stone (drums), Ryan Collins, David Cline, John "JT" Kirkpatrick and David Lee Howard
Courtesy of Ryan Collins

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Last Update:   23 January 2011
Credits:  Ryan Collins, Bruce Hedreen, John Gahagan, Dave Cline, Bob Boyd, Jim Smith (photo)
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