Chris Palmaro, keyboards
Chris has been working in the New York City session scene for many years writing numerous television and radio commercials and was an ongoing member of the Saturday Night Live Band for four years. He has also performed live and/or recorded with many of today’s music icons including Aretha Franklin, Sting, James Taylor, Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson, Mac Cohn and Joan Osbourne, among others.
John Putnam, electric and acoustic guitars
John is a native New Yorker and has performed and/or recorded with a diverse group of artists- including Madonna, Cher, David Johansen, Richard Shindell, Lucy Kaplanski, Darlene Love, Jimmy Cliff, Avril Lavigne, John Denver, Southside Johnny, James Montgomery, J. Geils, Shemekia Copeland, and the Boston Pops! John has also composed numerous independent film scores and commercial television spots and has performed on Broadway in both The Who’s Tommy and Memphis. John is currently back on Broadway performing in the Grammy-award winning musical, Kinky Boots.
Bill Curreri, lead and harmony vocals
Bill is a 21st century Renaissance man who grew up in Greenwich Village during the socially turbulent 1960’s. After successful careers in advertising and academia, Bill has returned to his unfiltered roots and first love... music. His 2012 debut CD, “Long Time Gone” generated considerable acclaim and radio play both in the United States and abroad. Bill’s follow-up album, “Son Of An American Dream” released on September 2, 2014 has also been well received worldwide with the album’s title track generating increased cross over radio play among both “Top 40” and “Adult Contemporary” stations in the United States.
Sammy Merendino, drums and additional production
Sammy is highly in demand as a session drummer/programmer based in New York City. He has recorded and/or performed with many of the world’s top artists including Cameo, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Foreigner, Pat Methany, Ziggy Marley and many others with multiple world tours under his belt. He has appeared numerous times on television including Late Night With David Letterman, GMA, The Ellen Degeneres Show and Last Call With Carson Daly. Born in Akron, Ohio, Sammy now works from his state-of-the-art recording studio, Harlem Parlour Recording, located in a turn-of-the-century brownstone in Harlem and is currently performing in the Grammy-award winning Broadway musical, Kinky Boots.
Roger Fife, bass guitar and co-producer
Roger is an accomplished producer/engineer and has worked with Antony and the Johnsons, The Infadels, Cyndi Lauper, Fat Boy Slim, Tricky, Jagz Kooner, Desmond Dekker, Fischer Z, Ruby Blue and many more. Roger has also worked on entertainment projects for SONY/ATV, Sony BMG, WARNERS, UNIVERSAL, Island, VH1, HBO, ESPN (USA), Stop Start Records, Rough Trade and many other labels and publishers as well as having composed and mixed sound for both television and film.
Katia Floreska, backup vocals
Katia is a NYC based singer, musician, songwriter and voice-over artist. She was a back-up singer for Ronnie Spector as a “Ronnette”. Performed and collaborated with numerous bands, artists and producers in New York, Los Angeles and London for both live shows and studio sessions. Katia continues to perform live with NYC’s beloved institution, The Loser’s Lounge as well as The Tall Pines where she’s on keyboards and backing vocals. Her work is ongoing with upcoming solo and collaborative music projects in the US and UK including a previous release of her UK single, “Who Needs Love” by Colourphonic available on iTunes.