The four Ellen DeGeneres-loving Centerville grads we told you about last week will serenade their muse during an episode of the Ellen Show set to air 4 p.m. Wednesday on WHIO-TV channel 7.
The episode featuring The Cream Pies — Bill Reilich, Stevie Brock, Dan Burtenshaw and Dan Cox —singing “We Love You, Ellen” will be taped today in DeGeneres’s Los Angeles studio.
Stevie Brock stepmother Lydia Brock recorded and edited the viral Youtube video of the song that captured DeGeneres’ attention.
The popular talk show host played a segment of that video last week and professed her love for the 2009 Centerville High School graduates.
Lydia Brock is in Los Angeles with the band, along with several other family members.
She said her stepson and his friends have been treated royally by DeGeneres’ show.
“They are not sure where all of this is going to end up for them, but they are enjoying the ride,” Brock said. “It’s been really remarkable — not something they expected or envisioned in their lifetime.”
The foursome has been playing music together since childhood and their parents still live in the Dayton area.
The Ellen video was shot around Christmas at Geez Grill & Pub in Centerville.
Reilich is currently an assistant basketball coach at Indiana University South Bend. Stevie Brock lives in Los Angeles, where he is a singer.
Dan Burtenshaw and Dan Cox still live and work in the area.
The Cream Pies’ band name was inspired by their love of treats from Bill’s Donut Shop, a local favorite.
Cody Elam, the son of Bill’s co-owners Jim Elam, said Cream Pies members were a few years ahead of him in high school.
He called their songs creative and fun.
“It is local people finally getting some recognition,” Cody Elam said. “It is really nice.”
His aunt Lisa Elam-Tucker co-owns the shop 268 N. Main St.