- Easy Street -
Kristen - Lead/back-up vocals, flute, tambourine
Kristen has had a love of music from a very early age. Starting at age 3, she would accompany her father on his band jobs. All throughout high school and college, Kristen spent much of her time learning about music and perfecting her vocal and instrumental skills. She holds her degree in Music Education from Kean University and has a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Music Education from Stony Brook University. In addition to her singing with Easy Street, she may occasionally play her flute in the band, which she has been playing for 22 years. Kristen's favorite bands and musical influences include the Beatles, the Doobie Brothers and 311. Instrument: solid silver, open holed, in-line G, Gemeinherdt Flute.
Paul - lead guitar, lead vocals, harmonica
Paul has been playing guitar since he was 8 years old. He was inspired by his guitar/mandolin playing grandfather. His older sister turned him on to the music of the Beatles and their music continues to influence Paul today. In the past, Paul has played with other Long Island bands performing at many weddings, parties, and clubs. He has also introduced one of his original songs to the band called, "Some Kinda Love". Paul brings his energized guitar playing and vocals to Easy Street at every gig. "KEEP ON ROCKIN'"
Mike - bass guitar, vocals
Prior to plugging in his first ESP bass, Mike dabbled with electric guitar and keyboard but soon realized it was the bass line that held each song together. There was no turning back. "A song with no bass is only half a song". Mike was influenced by the music of AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Motley Crue....just to name a few, but he also has a softer side and a deep appreciation and enjoyment for the material he plays in the band.
Mike's Equipment: Ibanez SR1000 & Squier Jazz Bass by Fender / 2 - 12" Mesa Boogie Cabs 400w each and a Mesa Boogie Subway 800w head. Back-up head: Peavey Minimax 500w head.
Mike's bass master: Steve Harris of Iron Maiden.
Bob ("Wolfgang") - keyboard, vocals
Ticklin' the ivory's for over 40 years, Bob with his Hammond XK3 organ and multi-effects synthesizer, played through one of his vintage Leslie Tone Cabinets, brings an assortment of authentic sounds to the bands material. Bob was influenced by the music of the 60's and by bands such as the Moody Blues, Vanilla Fudge, The Doors and the Beach Boys. Bob shares the stage with his brother and band mate, John.
John - drums, vocals
Keepin' the bands beat in the pocket, John has been playing the drums since he was 13 years old. The Gretsch drum set he uses today is the same set he began banging on when he was a kid. John was influenced by the music of the 60's and he shares the stage with his brother and band mate, Bob.
Back to Homepage: http://www.thebandeasystreet.com/index.htm