Tony Lacava started playing guitar at the age of five. His early influences ranged from classical music to pop, and Motown. Later, his exposure to rock n roll led him to appreciate such groups as the Beatles, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix and Santana. His playing grew when he crossed over into a melodic mix of traditional and modern country, and where on more than one occasion, he enjoyed sharing a stage with legendary Country Music Hall of Fame pedal steel player, Buddy Charleton. Tony's love of the blues remains evident in both his playing and singing styles as he has adopted many influences from the likes of such guitar phenoms as, Michael Harrington, Ritchie Blackmore, Roy Buchanon, and Danny Gatton.
Chris Bryant is a lifelong drummer originally from New York. He played with Steel Railz, which branched out to become Off Track, a Waynesboro, VA band. He relocated to King George, VA, and has played with area bands in Fredericksburg and Richmond for the last 6 years... Chris is happy to finally have found found a home that fits! He enjoys a variety of different music genres, including country, classic rock, blues, funk, and jazz.
Bruce Andrew has played piano since the age of eight. Classically trained, his early influences include Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms, thanks to a father who eagerly shared his love of serious music. Bruce's tastes later expanded to encompass Scott Joplin's ragtime and traditional rock. He is an aficionado of everything Beatles and considers Billy Joel the paragon of rock-'n'-roll virtuosity on the keys.
Jim Lampert, the newest member of the band, began playing bass at the age of 13. His early influences include Elvis, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones, as well as the classic rock of the 70's. Hailing originally from Rochester, NY, Jim performed in such notable upstate NY bands as the Insiders and the Avengers throughout the 80's and 90's. Since moving to the DC metropolitan area in 1998, he has played with the Beach Boys tribute band, Still Surfin', and the 50's rockabilly-influenced King Cadillac. Jim also spent five years as a music major in college studying both electric and classical / jazz doublebass. Jim cites his major influences on bass as including Paul McCartney, John Paul Jones, James Jamerson, Ray Brown and his former bass teacher from Rochester, Geoff Smith.
Tony Lacava: Guitar and vocals
Bruce Andrew: Keys and vocals
Chris Bryant: Drums
Jim Lampert: Bass and vocals
Springsteen, REO Speedwagon, Grand Funk Railroad, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, etc.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 120 - 240 minutes
DANCE, FUN and LAUGHTER ! We generally perform 60 minute sets, with short breaks in-between. We are experienced at getting crowds energized and on their feet... great for corporate events and parties.
Bottled water on ice
Break area between sets
cooling, if venue is outside during summer months
For large festival style events accommodating 1000 people or more, lighting and PA systems should be provided.
For small to medium size events accommodating up to 900, we can provide lighting and a PA if necessary.
Staging plans are available via PDF upon request, but the band generally requires a minimum of 3 vocal mics and 2 stage monitors. and 2 mains which include subs.
Specific rider information is as follows:
1) For outdoor venues during summer months (over 80 degrees), we require 2 cooling fans on stage.
2) Outdoor stages should have sufficient covering to protect band members and equipment in the event of rain.
3) Please provide chilled bottled water as a minimum.
3) Please provide complimentary meals to each band member and their wife, if in attendance, for all events encompassing mealtimes.
Bachman Turner Overdrive
Bill Haley & the Comets
B. W. Stevenson
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Georgia Satellites
Grand Funk Railroad
Hamilton, Joe Franks, and Reynolds
John Cougar Mellencamp
The Marshall Tucker Band
The Rolling Stones
Sam and Dave
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Past Booked Dates:
07-14-2012 — Tim's II - Fairview Beach, VA
06-09-2012 — Mr. B's Restaurant - Massaponax
05-25-2012 — Tim's II - Fairview Beach, VA
05-19-2012 — King George Middle School
04-28-2012 — Moose Lodge, Colonial Beach, VA
04-28-2012 — Tim's II - Fairview Beach, VA
03-24-2012 — Elks Lodge #758 in Alexandria, VA
12-30-2011 — Fredericksburg LDS Church
2011: 5 gigs
2012: 15 gigs
2013: 4 gigs (so far)
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Anniversary Party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Birthday Party, Christmas Party, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Dinner Dance, Ethnic Celebration, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Private Party, Prom, Retreat, Reunion, Seminar, Studio Session, Trade Show, Wedding Reception, Workshop