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VINCENT MANZO:

Vincent Manzo began playing guitar around the age of 16. He began taking lessons, learned the fret board and started playing in local bands before the age of 18. Vinny was influenced early on by the styles of Gerry Garcia, Dickie Betts, Duane Allman, and Mark Knopfler.

His all-encompassing passion for music led him to major in music theory at Rutgers University where he studied with renowned jazz professor Dr. Ted Dunbar.

Vin discovered that a guitarist with a confident compelling voice could easily get more paying gigs. He began playing more gigs at restaurants, pubs and small clubs which led to increasing both his repertoire and opportunities.

 

 

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As Vinny's improvisational chops matured over the years he began to seek out more collaborative efforts with other players within various bands. The Reckoning Band gave him the forum to explore several of his strengths like rhythm and lead guitar mixed with lead and backup vocal harmonies. Vin soon paired up with Ray and they never looked back.Their playing acompanied by the balanced harmonies of their voices truly compliments one another. Vin and Ray enjoy the intuitive vocal and instrumental interplay they share while trading riffs, writing songs and recording music collaboritevely for all to listen to, share and enjoy.

 
       

 

TOM HAMMER:

Tom Hammer's keyboard and production skills are constantly in high demand. He has worked and written for artists such as Cindy Lauper, toured with The Family Stand, and done extensive music and video composition and productions for ESPN. The ABB classic Brothers and Sisters, which prominently featured Chuck Leavell, was a significant early influence and inspiration to Tom.

 

 

 

 

 

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FRANK COLONNATO:

Drummer Frank Colonnato comes from a deep jazz background.  He studied early on with some major jazz luminaries and later wrote instructional books that are still used wordwide.  Early heroes were (are) Steve Gadd and Tony Williams.  Bringing his style to the improvisational jazz-rock-blues mix that comprises a wide spectrum of genres has been a rewarding creative drumming journey. Frank is currently the proprietor of the Long Island Drum Company in Nyack N.Y.

 

 

 

 

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SCOTT HOGAN:

Scott Hogan has been a working musician for 20 years. He attended NYU as a jazz performance major and studied bass under Mike Richmond. Scott also studied with John Patitucci at the Bass Collective, who recommended him to Mercury Records for touring with the pop group Hanson. Scott backed them up on several tours which included 5 performances on Late Night with David Letterman and the 1998 Grammy Awards. Scott has recently toured extensively with the Bernie Worrell Orchestra.

 

 

 

 

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CARDON RAQUET:

Cardon Raquet was heavily influenced and inspired by The Allman Brothers while honing his guitar playing skills. Cardon's soulful, bluesy vocals and guitar styles are a natural fit for an already talented Peach Project lineup. Cardon has appeared at Mountain Jam, The Brooklyn Bowl and opened for the Funky Meters, as well as, sharing the stage with such notables as Robert Randolph and George Porter. To this day, The Allman Brothers Live at The Fillmore East is his favorite recording of all time.

 

 

 

 

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