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Steve Prisby- vocals, piano, harMonica

 

           Modeling his piano style after legends Otis Spann, Memphis Slim, and Professor Longhair, and his harp playing after the great Little Walter,  Steve formed and ran The Movers for 13 years.  Before Kid Pinky, he also spent six years with Rhumboogie, a highly successful four piece band from Concord, NH.  Kid Pinky is his first lead vocal role,  in which he relishes the opportunity to not only serve as personable frontman, but as interpreter of his numerous original songs as well.

 

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       Tom Wright- Guitar/Vocals 

 

         A vintage guitar freak, Tom  idolizes the masters from T-Bone Walker to Mike Bloomfield to Roy Buchanan.  He  is also an accomplished pedal steel player who is a familiar face on the country scene.  Though you won’t get him to say it, he and John Hoik played in a band called The Avantes in the 1960’s that played at a hopping venue in Sunapee, NH, called The Barn.  Frequently seen in the audiences watching those Avantes shows?  Steve Tyler and Joe Perry.

John HoikDRUMS

 

         John has worked with almost everyone who has had anything to do with blues in New England.  Having started in The Avantes with Tom Wright, he also worked with The Johnny C. Band with Tom in the 1980s.  He is still a mainstay with The Skip Philbrook Band and Charlie Sawyer’s 2120 Michigan Ave.  Modelling his style after Sam Lay and Freddie Below, his minimalist, freight-train style drives anything he’s involved with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warren  “Wando”  MannelldoG Bass/VocalS

 

         Growing up in New Jersey in the 1960s, Wando played all kinds of roots music, from jug band to Motown.  When The Crests came up north, he was the house bass player, giving him real-life experience with 50s rock n roll.  Though he has numerous influences on bass, he cites James Jamerson and Rocco Prestia as most influential.  He is also in demand as a bluegrass mandolin player, and can be heard playing with the Waterfront String Band.   But his very first musical hero as a child?  Louis Armstrong, and the New Orleans stink is still all over every note he plays.

 

Boys.   But his very first musical hero as a child?  Louis Armstrong, and the New Orleans stink is still all over every note he plays.