Allyn 'Aldo' Dorr
Starting in the early 70's on Cape Cod and later, Amherst/Northampton, Aldo survived disco and the oil crisis, gigged and recorded in an eclectic assortment of bands (big band jazz, psychedelic jam, classic country, purist reggae, and of course, blues) culminating in the early 80's with New England reggae favorites, Loose Caboose. On the road around New England and New York, Aldo has performed in bands that opened for Taj Mahal, Gil Scott-Heron, Bonnie Raitt, and Roomful of Blues.
Paul began playing professionally while still in high school. His bands opened shows for legends such as Bo Diddley, Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis. He studied Music Education at the University of Connecticut, then transferred to the Berklee College of Music. Paul studied with Mike Mangini (Extreme, Stevie Vai, Dream Theater) and Joe Pet (The Joe Perry Project). Paul has opened for artists such as The Gin Blossoms, Jessica Simpson & Colin Raye and performed live with blues guitarist Keb’ Mo.’
Conrad has lived and played in London, New York, Austin, Paris, and Boston. He's toured around Europe with such bands as The English Beat, Joe Jackson, the Specials, and the Selector. He's played at CBGB's and at the Hammersmith Palais. Responsible for bringing Bob Mould's band Sugar to Rykodisc, he has held various jobs including guitar-player, band manager, special-effects builder, illustrator, music journalist, as well as record company production manager.
With a name like Band, Carol had no choice. At 12 she accompanied the Baptist church choir in Connecticut, then moved on to playing folk rock in coffeehouses. She discovered jazz and blues after BB King bought her a drink at Jonathan Swifts in Cambridge and never looked back. She's studied theory with Don Hemwall, she cites Bill Evans, Ray Charles and John Medeski as influences and has graced the stage at many Boston-area clubs including Johnny D’s, Ryles, the Lilypad and The House of Blues.
Adam bounced around in basement bands while in music school joining two early 2000's Boston indie troubadours: The Grownup Noise who toured much of the country many times with, and post-punk rockers Horeshands. He divides his time working as a music therapist at Mass General with oncology patients and with special needs students.
Patrick Sanders, originally from Illinois, moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music. While there, he studied with Mike Mangini, Rick Considine, Casey Scheuerell, Dave DiCenso, and Jamey Haddad, among others. He finished his degrees in Performance and Music Business at Berklee College of Music in December 2005. Patrick interned at Grover Pro Percussion and subsequently took a fulltime job there.
Bassist and guitarist from the Boston area currently playing with Hot Brown, Radio Honey, Bees Deluxe, and the Lightworkers.
Joe Mac is a consummate bass player on electric or upright. He's the "go to" player for many Boston based bands and is also a guitarist and an adept horn player with the School of Honk. If you don't see him on stage - he's probably teaching one of his students!
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