Time melts away. The music is alive, right now, masterfully played. Iconic songs course through the veins of every Soul in the audience.
A unique blend of superb musicianship and authentic stories told from a lifetime influenced by the music business during the halcyon years of the emergence of rock. Kevin Totoian is the son of National Promotion Man, Richard Totoian who worked for major record labels. While the music filled every home, car and beach blanket radio, Kevin was playing guitar with Peter Frampton in the family living room, going with his Dad and meeting George Harrison at the Dark Horse album concert at Madison Square Garden , bumping into John Lennon at the after party, ____ David Bowie____a couple more.
Kevin is a career professional musician: bass, harmonica, vocals. He brings the music to life with consummate pros: Andy Abel on guitar, Nick Saya on drums, Melanie Bennet vocals - along with pulsating percussion and keys. Together, this band delivers the music with exacting precision and exhilaration, and delivers the audience to a transcendent place beyond time, where the music is alive!
Andy Abel has established himself as a "first call" guitarist in the tri-state area for live performances and session work.
As guitarist for Best of the Gold Coast band Tangled Vine, Andy's spot-on tone and undeniably masterful, yet tasteful solos, help the group lay claim to their well deserved reputation.
Living in Mexico as young child, Andy had an instant affinity to the guitar, and was quite fortunate to have the opportunity to study with the late guitar guru, Linc Chamberland.
In 1995, Andy won the Connecticut Guitar Contest sponsored by Wood Doctor Products and 95.9 FOX radio.
Andy has performed with a host of luminaries in the music business including: Dave Valentin, Chieli Minucci, Chuck Loeb, Marion Meadows, Paul Taylor and Jessy J. as well as with world renowned songwriter Chip Taylor (Wild Thing, Angel Of The Morning). Also with Late Night drummer Anton Fig and Bruce Hornsby's David Mansfield.
Andy has shared the stage with songwriters Toni Wine (Groovy Kind of Love) and Irwin Levine (Tie a Yellow Ribbon) and Vince Gill.
Andy has also performed with Blood Sweat & Tears, Pat DiNunzio of The Smithereens, opened for Jan Hammer, Leslie West, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Oak Arkansas & Michael Bolton.
A sought after session musician, Andy's studio work includes Danny Gottlieb, Mark Egan, Jim Pugh, Andy Newmark, Shawn Pelton, Marc Shulman, Clint De Ganon, Dave Anderson, Joel Rosenblatt, Tony Kadeck, Dave Mann, Joe Bonadio, Tony Cintron, Drew Zingg, Mydie Myles, and Steve Scales to name a few.
In addition Andy is an educator and has taught guitar for over twenty years.
Nick Saya is a Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Drummer, Programmer, Multi Instrumentalist and Songwriter. Nick's work covers a wide variety of styles including Rock, R&B, Hip Hop, Dance, Pop, Film Score and Sound Design. He is much sought-after for both his musical and technical expertise in recording and production.
As a drummer, he has played with and/or recorded with Blood Sweat & Tears, Tom Bones Malone, Lew Soloff, Alan Rubin, Blue Lou Marini, Lenny Pickett, Gordon Gaines, David Fiuczynski and The Screaming Headless Torsos, John Medeski (Medeski Martin and Wood) and Chris Baron (The Spin Doctors). He has been a member of the Annie Minogue Band from the start of the project. The band has opened for David Lee Roth, Dave Navaro, The Black Eyed Peas, Chris Whitley, Blues Traveler and many others. Nick plays drums, co-writes the material, and produces Annie's project. He has had many songs placed in movies, TV and commercial jingle spots.
The music sample/sound company, PowerFx signed Nick as a featured producer. PowerFx distributes original drum loops created by Nick. Nick's Loops are included in the Apple Logic Pro Content that comes with Logic.
Nick also writes for multiple TV networks including: NBC, ABC, CBS, Netflix, Discovery, Lifetime, A&E, TLC, OXYGEN, ESPN, FYI, SCI-FI and more.
He also composes film trailer music scores for Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) which are currently being pitched in Hollywood.
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