Joe began in the late 70's playing Hammond organ, piano and guitar in the Philadelphia/New Jersey rock scene with original bands. He also kept busy doing session work on various recording projects. In the early 80's he began learning the craft of recording at the former Kajem Recording Studios and studying under producer/engineer Joe Alexander of Cinderella and Queensriche fame.In 1985, Joe opened his own recording studio, Why Me? Recording where he still works creatively with hundreds of bands, solo artists and thousands of musicians from pre-production and recording all the way through mastering and manufacturing. Joe currently is also the keyboardist for several bands including Hammer Down and Kick It Out.
Susan is a tremendously talented, accomplished, and prolific musician as well as an incredible performer and vocalist. She has a long and impressive resume with extensive experience performing in many musical arenas locally and internationally. She is a multi-instrumentalist proficient in guitar, violin, mandolin and piano. Unbelievably, all this talent also happens to be coupled with an extraordinary beauty and mesmerizing stage presence. Susan also teaches music to the next generation of young musicians.
Sandy is a vocalist of extraordinary natural abilities and range with an intuitive sense of melody and pitch. Her powerful and soulful voice is often compared to the most famous big-voiced female rockers of our time.
Years of live performing have earned her the respect of her peers and fans inevitably, she leaves crowds with a "goose bump" moment.
Sandy started singing professionally very young - first appearing on local TV and radio and then later rattling the rafters of noted area hot spots as a lead vocalist for many rock/pop and special affairs bands. Sandy also writes, records and performs her own music in the area.
A self proclaimed "80's Rocker", Billy has had a very successful career as a lead guitarist and composer for several well known original rock bands in the tri-state area. Billy is a seasoned guitarist - performing, writing, and recording music for many years. He's an incredibly passionate musician with a natural intuitive ability to bring a song alive with his melodic and blistering guitar leads.
Born in Philadelphia on 2/27/67. Never interested in sports, Ritchie started playing drums at the age of 11 and he's been playing nearly everyday since. In 1983, at the age of 16 he began playing in area rock clubs and immediately gained local recognition. After graduating from the Girard Academic Music Program in 1985, drum studies continued with such great musicians as Jay Bruno, Jim Chapin, Carmine Appice, Pablo Batista and Smitty Smith of the Tonight Show house band. His first Modern Drummer Magazine Transcription was published in October 1985 at the age of 18. Over 20 years of studio experience has landed his drumming on dozens of commercials and albums including Tino Gonzalez, Pat Godwin, Laura Mann, Earl Chinna Smith from Bob Marley & The Wailers and Michael Bernier to name a few. Performed all over the US with acts such as The Tymes, Scot Holt, King Ernest, Liquid A, LeCompt, Los Manatees, The Jeffre Washington Band, Separate Ways and Speed. He ahs toured Japan as a member of Crosstown II and played in Europe with blues guitarist Stevie LaRocca. Ritchie has shared the stage with Santana while drumming for the Cutaways in 1990 before a crowd of 50,000 at WYSP's Be In. Opened for legendary acts such as Bob Dylan, BB KIng, The Guess Who, Kansas and Buddy Guy. He also earned numerous local awards including Best Local Drummer in 199 and 2001.
Mark is an accomplished musician and Columbia Recording artist. With over 30 years of professional experience, Mark currently plays bass for KIO and Diamond Dogs Bowie tribute band. Most notably Mark was and is still the lead singer of Heaven's Edge. HE released two albums and continue to perform internationally at Firefest, M3 Rock Festival, MRF4, and Monsters of Rock 2015. Mark also tours the world performing solo acoustic as a singer/songwriter.