This Week’s Drum Solo Artist is:
This week’s featured drummer is Joe Bellia. Joe is a drummer and percussionist from New Jersey. He has toured and performed with Dave Mason, Beth Neilsen Chapman, Bobby Bandiera, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, The Allman Brothers Band, Gary US Bonds, Bob Burger, The Dave Parsons Dance Company, many others.
Past Week Artist
Gayelynn McKinney (Straight Ahead)
This piece is performed by Gayelynn who is a member of the band Straight Ahead. This band is widely recognized for their eclectic and soulful approach to creating music. When you listen to their songs you will hear a range of mainstream jazz, avant-garde, and Brazilian funk.
Since 2001, Matt Romano has toured the world performing and working with such acts as The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr., Little Joy, Regina Spektor, Brian Wilson, and many others. Most recently he co-founed The Best Fest which has hosted many live concert events all over the country celebrating the music of history’s most important artists. To date they have raised nearly $200k for charitable efforts.
Justin resides in California and is the son of Richie “LaBamba” Rosenberg.
Drum Solo 2
Armed with the goal of helping others, Jim Gaven’s mission is to write songs that make you think of a good time in your life, make you feel good about yourself, and most of all, put a smile on your face. The upbeat singer/songwriter from Hamilton, NJ wants to make a positive difference in the world and truly believes that music has the ability to do that.
From CBGB to Carnegie Hall, David Longworth has been performing for over 30 years. He has toured internationally with Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Ben E. King, and Phoebe Snow. He has performed with Bruce Springsteen, Jon BonJovi, Michael McDonald, Percy Sledge, Joan Osborne, The Persuasions, The Drifters, and countless R&B; acts. He has worked Off-Broadway in ‘Lone Star Love’, featuring the Tony award winning “Red Clay Ramblers’, ‘Almost Heaven’, the John Denver musical, and most recently, ‘Godspell’ at Bergen Community College. He has been a member of LaBamba and the Hubcaps for over 25 years.
Past Week Artist
Greg Recchia is an Audio Engineer from Trenton, NJ. Graduated from SAE Institute Of Technology. He has over 10 years of experience with recording, mixing, mastering, & music production with Pop, Rock, Alternative, Hip hop, R&B;, Country, Jazz, & many more.
Drum Solo 1
Singer/Songwriter from NJ on a mission to make the world a better place through peace, hope, and love.
20 year old music major at Berkeley University.