Friday, August 23, 2019

Reeling in the Years Band Bio

GET TO KNOW THE BAND:

Tom HeadTom Barrette – Keyboards, Vocals
Nickname: T
Roots/Hometown: Attleboro, MA
Main instrument: Piano/Keyboards
Instruments you dabble in: Acoustic Guitar, Bass , and Drums
Musical influences/inspirations: Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Phil Collins
When you got obsessed with music: When I saw a local band practicing when I was 10.
First public performance: At age 12 when I was “The Fonz” in a local play.
What you do in your spare time? What spare time?
Hobbies besides music: Family, electronics, mechanics, gardening, fishing
What do you want to be doing at age 65? Smoking pot legally.
Are you a Type A or Type B person? Type A.
How would you describe yourself? A planner, funny, Libertarian, scientist,musician
Life philosophy: Personal responsibility
Favorite saying: Some people see things that are and say why, I dream things that never were and say why not (JFK)
Favorite food: Corn-on-the cob, steak, lobster, oysters
Things collected: Instruments, shot glasses, memories

Justin HeadJustin Beard - Drums
Nickname: Beardy, Jus, Randall
Roots/Hometown: Originally from Binghamton/Buffalo, NY; in NC for over 20 years.
Main instrument: Drums
Instruments you dabble in: Percussion, Guitar, Bass guitar
Musical influences/inspirations: Too many to list. Grew up to mom listening to The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder. Then Kiss, Pink Floyd, Hard Rock, Grunge, Heavy Metal, Jazz, Classical.
When you got obsessed with music: I’ve always been obsessed with it. Used to listen to my mom’s 8-track, used my Grandmother’s couch as my first drum set at age of 4.
First public performance: Played in the elementary school band in 4th grade.
What you do in your spare time? Exercise, listen to music, watch football, watch guy movies, enjoy craft beers, coaching kids’ sports.
Hobbies besides music:
What do you want to be doing at age 65? Playing music, enjoying the sunshine somewhere nice.
Are you a Type A or Type B person? Type B
How would you describe yourself? Divergent (fit all of the “Factions” and/or all of the “Hogwort’s houses.” Engineer, artist, musician, athletic. Many interests, out of the box thinker.
Life philosophy: Try to prepare for tomorrow, but enjoy today as much as you can.
Favorite saying: Pretty much anything from the National Lampoon movies.
Favorite food: Good pizza, good beer, ice cream, steak, seafood, brisket.
Things collected: Supplies to projects that I can never seem to finish.

Reese headReese Coleman – Bass guitar/Sax
Nickname: Reese
Roots/Hometown: Fuquay-Varina, NC.
Main instrument: Bass guitar and Saxophone
Instruments you dabble in: Piano, guitar
Musical influences/inspirations: The Gap Band, LTD
When you got obsessed with music: Age 17
First public performance: 1997
What you do in your spare time? Play music
Hobbies besides music: Riding bikes
What do you want to be doing at age 65? Playing music
Are you a Type A or Type B person? Type B
How would you describe yourself? Putting others in front of myself.
Life philosophy: Don’t sell yourself short
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Maurice Colman (Reese) Bass Guitar, Saxophone- Born in hometown Fuquay-Varina where the band was formed, Reese started his musical journey as a teenager. He started playing piano and guitar in his teens to later master the Bass guitar as an adult, now his formal instrument. His musical inspirations were the Gap Band and LTD. Reese has a love for music and instruments as an adult, He had to try Saxophone and never looked back. His talent on the sax launched him into the public spotlight in 1997 for his first public performance.

RobertRob DeVirgilio – Lead guitar/Vocals
Nickname: Virgil
Roots/Hometown: Dedham, MA
Main instrument: Guitar
Instruments you dabble in: Every one, even what I can’t play
Musical influences/inspirations: “Jimi!!” There are so many great guitarists, ‘tho.
When you got obsessed with music: When I saw Hendrix playing at the Monterey Pop Festival on TV
First public performance: High School talent show
What you do in your spare time? Ride my Harley!
Hobbies besides music: Motorcycling, woodworking (but bad at it!)
What do you want to be doing at age 65? Breathing!
Are you a Type A or Type B person? Mostly B!
How would you describe yourself? Playing too many short notes…
Life philosophy: Enjoy yourself
Favorite saying: (Expletive deleted)
Favorite food: Italian (surprised?)
Things collected: Debt…

Dee headDeidre Kinville - Vocals
Nickname: Dee
Roots/Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Main instrument: Voice
Instruments you dabble in: Piano, percussion
Musical influences/inspirations: Ann Wilson, Barbara Streisand
When you got obsessed with music: 3
First public performance: Does walking around singing to everyone, Elvis songs at age 3 count?
What you do in your spare time? Family and friends
Hobbies besides music: Cooking
What do you want to be doing at age 65? Laying on the beach retired.
Are you a Type A or Type B person? Type B
How would you describe yourself? Die-hard rock-n roller
Life philosophy: Put off tomorrow what you can do today
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Doug HeadDouglas Michael Eugene Santaniello – Percussion
Nickname: Doug
Roots: Born in NYC, 30 years in northern NH, now in NC
Main instrument: Congas, bongos, djembe, shakers
Instruments you dabble in: Everything else percussion
Musical influences/inspirations: Funk, Jazz, Afro-pop
When you got obsessed with music: Age 9, electronic music!
First public performance: With my friend Claire at the supermarket
What you do in your spare time? Music!
Hobbies besides music: Rebuild/work on cars, dig holes
What do you want to be doing at age 65? Too late – I’m 66 – and I want to do THIS!
Are you a Type A or Type B person? A/B
How would you describe yourself? Intense, focused, goofy!
Life philosophy: This is the one you got – make it count!
Favorite saying: GetDaFokOutaHeah!
Favorite food: Asian, Italian, Southern
Things collected: Percussion instruments, audio

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