Billy Burke - Lead Vocals
Michael Martino - Drums, Vocals
Ben Pinchock - Guitars, Vocals
Mike "Fuzzy" Roselli - Guitars
Johnny "Thunder" Rutherford - Bass, Vocals
Once upon a time, I was a happy kid playing my drums in the living-room. Over 30 years later, I am still happy and still playing my drums in the living-room. During that time I have enjoyed playing with many talented people and none more than those I share the stage with today. It seems like just a few years ago I shared the stage with a few much younger long- haired friends. Now, I look across the stage at great memories shared over two decades of fun and friendship. The music is still great and all of our fans (friends) are greatly appreciated. From “The Penn James Extension”, “Feedback”, “Broken Heart”, “Hard Time,” and “Eclectic Radio,” to “The Avenue,” all have contributed to a life-time of entertainment and endless fun. When will it end? I don’t think it will be tomorrow!
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Equipment used: Fender Hot Rod Deville Amp, Carvin Bolt Electric Guitar, Takamine EG330 SC Acoustic Guitar. - Other Projects: B n' B Acoustic Blend
I grew up in the musical hotbed of Brockway, PA where me, my cousin Mike, and our good friend Mark started our first band in the James Penn Extension. Thirty years and five bands later, I find myself living in Indiana, PA making the weekly 50 mile journey to practice and it is truly worth every mile. The friends, acquaintances, and times I've experienced playing in these bands have been life changing and I wouldn't trade them for anything. With that being said, I am very lucky and proud to be working with these great guys in The Avenue. So let the music go on...
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It all started with a phone call 20 years ago. "Hey you wanna audition to be a guitar player for our band"? I said sure. Next thing I know I'm sitting in a parking lot and a big blue bus pulls along side of my car. The door opens and a long haired drummer driving the bus says, "Get in". I got on the bus and buckled up for the next million miles. 20 years later, 475,000 miles, 3 states, 1300 gigs, 19 amps, 13 guitars that I know of, and hours of therapy... I'm still on the Rock n Roll bus and loving it.
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Equipment Used: Carvin LB40 bass. Trace Elliot rig.
Been playing guitar and bass since I was ten years old. Have met most of my good friends through music. Sure glad Mom and Dad kept insisting that I continue my music lessons as a kid....... Anyway, never made it to the big time, but sure have a blast as a weekend warrior. I always said that playing music is my great equalizer. If you had a bad week, the best tonic was to go out and Jam with your buds on the weekends. So come out and jam with us the next time we're in your town, the fun can be infectious!!!!
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