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TWAN MOORE - vocalist
Twan is our young smooth, soulful voice and if you close your eyes, you think MJ is in the house! What a great addition to the band he has been!
BILL HOLT - saxophone
Bill "Saxyjaws" Holt has been with the band for almost six years and gets satisfaction performing the Warriors Rock Concerts for our veterans and their families! Bill is an Air Force Veteran who lives in Pgh and while stationed in Japan at Yakota Air Base, performed in Tokyo and other cities with various rock/jazz bands. Bill reminds everyone to "Aim High".
MARK SMITH - drummer
Mark is from Charleroi, Pennsylvania and he has been playing in bands since he was in high school and says he LOVES playing for the Veterans! Mark teaches drum, passing on is talents to the youth of today! During his free time Mark enjoys spending with children and
grandchildren as they are a major part of his life!
Gary Racan & the studio e band Biographies
WILL HOLT - trombone
Will is the son of Bill Holt, Will learned from the very best. He is now a trombone player extraordinaire and we couldn't be happier he joined our band.
JOHN BORRELLI - vocalist & lead guitar
John is our lead guitar player and a fabulous vocalist as well. Johnny B covers everyone from Bob Seger to The Doobie Brothers to Van Morrison, and he is unmatchable with his talents!!!
LESLIE "BABE" WILSON - vocalist
Babe has been a vocalist with Gary & the band for 5 years now. Gary and Babe actually go back to their early years, knowing and singing together since High School at Mt Pleasant! Babe adds his soulful voice to the stage and says he LOVES performing for the great audiences at the concerts!
JOSH RUTTER - vocalist and acoustic guitar
Why do they call him Rutter Flatts? Because he sounds like Rascal Flatts!! Our newest addition and a fabulous vocalist to add this premiere band! Josh also plays acoustic guitar.
JOHN PARRENDO - fiddle
John Parrendo is a Professional country rock violinist, with a classical background and has toured with Blackhawk (2002-04) & Chris Cagle (2006-09). John has either backed up, or jammed with: Charlie Daniels, Brad Paisley, Eddy Arnold, The Outlaws, Ray Price, Tracy Byrd, Matraca Berg, Travis Tritt, Wayne Hart, Ronnie Milsap, Dusty Drake, Andy Gibson, Irene Kelley, Johnny Rodriguez, Billy Greer of Kansas, Pam Tillis, Wayne Newton & Bobby Vinton. John loves performing with Gary & studio e band- esp at the WARRIORS ROCK concerts!
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BARRY LEBIN - bass guitar
Barry is married to the perfect woman, Kim and Gary's daughter! Barry lives in Greensburg, Pennsylvania where his commitment to the band equals his commitment to his family! His solid bass playing is the foundation of every song and Barry says he truly enjoys every Warriors Rock concert!
GARY RACAN - lead vocalist
Our leader/Producer with a voice that you will never forget!! Gary has mesmerized audiences since his career with the international recording group the Vogues!!! Whether he sings Journey, Sinatra or Bruno Mars, Garys voice is pure magic!! He produces the studio e band with a few simple philosophies: to reproduce songs like the artists people want to hear not the bands interpretation of a song and to present the music in a scripted night that leaves guests in awe of the "the best band they have ever heard!"
MARIA MAUTI-DRAKE - vocalist
Maria is our Female lead and wow! What a voice!! Her vocals and range are amazing and Maria can sing everything from Etta James to Rheanna!
CRAIG DAVIS - keyboards
Craig believes this band to be the best professional production band in the country. "Not only does the band absolutely crush every song, they can perform any song in any style, from Sinatra to Bruno Mars! .... And they're good people too!" He is currently on the piano faculty of Point Park University. Craig received a huge compliment from Tony Bennett in 2010 when the legendary singer told a NYC audience"This is the best pianist I've ever heard." Craig loves the tribute concerts to our Veterans and looks forward to many, many more!
SHAUN BELL - trumpet
Shaun is the bands trumpet player (and sometimes adds his voice on a song or two!) and was also a veteran having served with the Air Force and he played in the Air Force band! Needless to say, Shaun has a place in his heart for the Warriors Rock concerts! Shaun is from Pittsburgh, where he serves as a Pastor! (Thank you for your service Shaun!)
HERBERT HILL - trombone
Herb is the trombone player, who also adds his vocals for a song or 2! Herb truly enjoys all the shows Gary & studio e band do- but LOVES the WR concerts- where he says every concert just renews your patriotism! He is a transplant to Pittsburgh, having moved there from Charlotte, NC