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Alana Ferraro

Lead Singer

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Alana is a classically trained vocalist who began training when she was only seven years old. Growing up, Motown and classic rock were big influences. Over the years she acquired experience in musical theater and opera. Alana earned her BA in Vocal Performance from Florida Gulf Coast University, where she had the opportunity to tour Europe with FGCU's chamber choir. Additionally, she studied abroad with Musiktheater Bavaria. An important musical mentor is the musician Vera Tisheff Svezia.

 

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Paul Sand

KeyboarDS & Vocals 

Paul is a keyboardist from Saddle Brook, New Jersey and has had a passion for music his whole life. He is a graduate of both Bergen Community College and Ramapo College where he furthered his music studies and received a BA in Music. Paul also plays in other NJ/NY bands such as Treble and MOHAB and has collaborated with bands/artists from all over such as Reality Suite, northern soul legend Jean Thomas (Epitome of Sound), Dave Rucci, and Eels of Love. Paul’s keyboard playing influences include Jon Lord, Ray Manzarek, Billy Preston, Richard Wright, Keith Emerson, Elton John, Greg Hawkes, and Rick Wakeman. Other Favorite bands/artists that inspire him musically are Tears For Fears, Steppenwolf, The Cars, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, Tame Impala, Depeche Mode, Stevie Wonder, and Paul McCartney. 

Fun Fact: Paul's Aunt Bea Verdi worked as a staff writer for Motown in the 60s and wrote for Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, The Isley Brothers, and Dusty Springfield

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Richard L. Entrup

Bass & Vocals

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Among other things, Richard is a pitch-perfect bassist and singer. He's a graduate of the School of Visual  Arts', has 10+ years of video post-production experience, is a working visual effects animator, has done acting (The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Deuce, Katy Keene, Hunters, Billions, and The Irishman), and has managed to make all of his crafts work for him, despite warnings of cutting himself thin. He has played alongside the likes of Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), David Bennett-Cohen (Country Joe & the Fish), and blues guitar legend Big Ed Sullivan. Sometimes Richard can be spotted playing bass, singing, and playing iPad synthesizer with his toes simultaneously. His NYC street creds include playing at the Bitter End, Piano's, Rockwood Music Hall, Berlin Under A, Cargo Cafe, the School of Visual Arts, and the now-extinct Sidewalk Cafe.

Fun Fact: Richard is related to composer Angelo Badalamenti.

 

Ryan Sinisi

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Guitar

Ryan is a guitarist born and raised in the bustling tri-state area. With his adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit, Ryan has dabbled in many skills that make him a “Jack-of-all-trades” type of guy. Ryan’s performance experience ranges from coastal tours to large music festivals and everything in between. In his teens and early twenties, he had the pleasure of opening for many of his favorite alt-rock bands and performed in multiples at Bamboozle, Warped Tour, and Skate & Surf. While attending college for music business, he ran his own artist management company and partnered on a content creation company with his peers.Post-graduate, he took a job specializing in ecommerce with one of the largest music instrument distributors in the country, where he currently resides. In 2019, Ryan built his mobile DJ setup which he uses for local events and parties. He is now ecstatic to be playing some of your favorite tunes with Hometown Radio, and truly feels this is becoming one of his favorite adventures yet!

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Brian Henry

Drums & Vocals

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Before learning to hold a pair of sticks or read music, Brian Henry had already been drumming on his desks at school and memorizing drum beats and melodies to his favorite hip hop songs from an early age. He holds a master's degree in percussion performance from the Mannes School of Music (The New School) and has performed with various orchestras and chamber music groups both locally and nationally. Some of his awards include the winner of the Southwest Florida Symphony Scholarship ($2,000) and 1st place for the Big Arts Classical Music Scholarship ($10,000). He has performed in many NYC venues, from Carnegie Hall, nightclubs, Lincoln Center, and even down in the MTA subway stations. Brian is well-versed in nearly all avenues of percussion: orchestral, drum-set, marching, ethnic, as well as producing his own beats and is always looking to expand his abilities and knowledge of all types of music making.

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