About Us


A GROUP OF PLAYERS WHO ENJOY MAKING GOOD MUSIC
OUR GOAL IS TO PLAY THE SONGS YOU WANT TO HEAR   WE LOVE TO PLAY THE MUSIC AT YOUR VENUE THAT BRINGS YOUR AUDIENCE TO THEIR FEET

NORM




Started  playing in high school in the"MONARCHS".playing piano and then bought a Farfisa organ. This  was the middle 60's playing Uconn and clubs in Ct.. One day I heard the mighty Hammond B3 and that was life altering. Played 60's 70's with "The Good Grief" and later with a NY band called" THE HIP POCKET". I later had a club called "THE STUDIO" in the Berkshires and had my own band called "SASAFRAS" and an 8 track recording studio. Went to Ft. Lauderdale and opened BRT Studios and recorded bands like "EXPOSE".Expanded our 24 track studio into video and went into it full time.Worked in Las Vegas 2 years in TV production and recently moved to Philly area. I still have my original B3  and  currently playing Triton/ NORD C1 and Roland keyboards ; recording on Nuendo some of my own originals.

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DAVE


Dave got it all started playing Beatles music at an early age
He played a few years with graffiti art legend and funky bass player "Blade" in Bronx, New York.
    Blade told him, he was the funkiest guitarist & singer, he had played with covering such artists as, Rick James, EW&F, KC, Prince, & the BeeGees,    Dave made quite a name for himself in New York’s live club scene.
   Honing his skills as a master rhythm guitarist, as opposed to others who concentrate on playing leads all over the tunes, Dave found himself , very much in demand.  He is also a strong vocalist with a very expansive range
Dave can cover artists from the past along with many of the New ones
Jason Mraz, Dave Mathews & Red Hot Chilipeppers

KAYLA





New York native Kayla Scott, 25, is a vocalist. With roots based in jazz, pop and soul, her sound is unlike most with an incredible range, passion, and depth which she utilizes to showcase her versatility. Born October 25th, 1987, Kayla began studying dance at the age of three. She spent 11 years learning the likes of ballet, tap, theater, modern, and jazz/lyrical. .Over the years Kayla has studied voice with the likes of Samuel McKelton (Opera), Jacqueline Presti (Broadway/Studio), Gwendolyn Carter (Choral Studies), Norma Garbo (Club Date Training/Pop/Rock/Jazz), Amy London, Joan Stiles, Kate Baker (Jazz), Junior Mance (Blues), Carmen Lundy, Kate Kelly (Opera) and various others. She has been involved with such groups as the Queens Oratorio Society, The Treble Singers, NY Singers Forum, and various school choirs.Studies at the New School  Kayla loves to just sit back and listen to music that influences her. Such incomparable greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Mariah Carey, Nancy Wilson, and Stevie Wonder have given Kayla such inspiration. In her free time, you'll probably find Kayla out a karaoke bar singing her heart out. She works & freelances with several New York/Tri-State area club date offices (Current Affair Music, Steven Scott Orchestras, Lou Manzelle High Society Orchestra, Park Swing, Boston Swing, etc) and also teaches voice privately. Additionally, Kayla is a seasoned session vocalist. She has worked on various jingles & commercial spots, been used as a demo singer for submissions of original work to major record labels, worked on background vocals for several independent artists albums and has been the singer for the 'hooks' of hip hop/rap songs for many artists as well. She has had the opportunity to perform with various noteable legends and you can find Kayla performing all over the northeast!
 

SHARON


 

Sharon Zaubi

Sharon Zaubi was born in Wappingers Falls, NY and currently lives in Milford Connecticut.  She was a natural born performer, dancing at age 3, and singing and writing songs before she was a teen.  Sharon played violin and clarinet, performing in the Wind Ensemble as well as in the pit orchestra for school musicals.  She also was selected for the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) All State Finals for solo clarinet, as well as with the Roy C Ketcham Wind Ensemble.  Besides studying dance and gymnastics, she also was trained in voice with 6 different vocal coaches; styles ranging from classical, opera, broadway and rock.  Sharon was drawn to play bass as she was heavily influenced from the rhythm of dance and always heard and felt the bass lines.  She has studied bass from several teachers to expand her skills.   Sharon is influenced vocally by Melissa Ethridge, Pat Benetar, Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, Etta James and Aretha Franklin & amazing Geddy Lee.

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JERRY

JERRY IS OUR BOTTOM END. HE HAS A GREAT GROOVE AND IS A GREAT ENERGY ON STAGE. HES BEEN PLAYING FOR YEARS. HE PLAYS WITH HIS BROTHER IN HIS OWN GROUP AND ALSO BACKS UP THE FIVE SATINS ON THE ROAD.

CHUCK

Chuck BeckmanChuck Beckman was born in Del Rio, Texas and currently lives in central Connecticut.  He started playing guitar and ukulele with his father at age 3, which inspired him to create his own music.  He studied classical guitar with various teachers, and played blues and rock on his own, taking inspiration from Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eddie Van Halen, and Al Di Meola.  He later attended Berklee College of Music and Quinnipiac University, where he studied jazz improvisation and performance.

Chuck released a solo album, ‘Lonesome Road’ in 2008. This dynamic rock album draws from many styles of music, with heavy blues riffs and guitar-driven rock ‘n’ roll.  It features vocalist Mike Vescera(Yngwie Malmsteen, Loudness, Obsession) and the propulsive, unique drumming of Greg Trabandt.  Check out the song samples from ‘Lonesome Road’ at
www.chuckbeckman.com!  Chuck also does studio work, and was a member of Samurai Cab Company, with Chris McCarvil and BJ Zampa.  

  

                ALTERNATE PLAYERS

HEATHER

Heather is one of our founding singers when we srarted T&G 2 years ago. She has rejoined  our band for certain venues. She performs great vocals and is noted for her Stevie Knicks and Adele covers. Were happy to have her with us.

 
 

RANDY



Randell J.Holloway born in Brooklyn,New York. Playing music since 15 years old has been in various bands . Show bands and 25 years on the Oldies circuit, backing Various acts playing Bass, Guitar or singing , such as Freddie Paris& The Five Satins, Drifters,Marvelettes  Hot Property and more.. has many large venue shows in his guitar history, also a band producer/leader has had 3 years of a successful  solo oldies show "At the Hop". Now enjoying the band T&G.