Keyboard Mark Garni has been
playing professionally for over 25 years. He has appeared with
many famous groups including Vito and the Elegants, Johnny & Joe
and the Drifters and Spotlight.
has been performing in the New York City area for 25 years. He has
appeared on local radio and TV shows. Sal has also performed
with many groups including Vito and the Elegants, Johnny &
Joe, The Quotations, and The Royal Teens and Spotlight..
Sal Albanese Jr. - whenever possible, helps out the band by playing percussion.
Lead Guitar Joe Lucenti has
been a well known NYC musician for many years. He has appeared
on Broadway as well as radio and TV. Joe has performed with many
famous groups including Vito and the Elegants, Johnny & Joe and
Reparata and the Del Rons and Spotlight.
|Bass Guitar Bart Cincotta has been playing bass guitar in New York City and in the Tri-state area for 25 years. He has played with many local bands including Moments Notice, Stolen Moments, Island Express and Spotlight. He has also appeared on local cable television and has backed up famous groups such as the Drifters. He has studied bass at the Bass Collective in NYC and with Kasim Sultan(who plays bass for Meatloaf).Bart plays the accordion, violin and keyboards as well. He also supplies background vocals.|
Bass Guitar Howard Ridge has been
the quintessential professional sideman, most notably all during
the 60's. He boasts "sometimes it's easier to mention the few
legends I haven't had the pleasure to back-up".
For Howard, from local venues to the World stage it's always been about the music and show, in that order. As for Rick, Howard says "I enjoy playing Rick's venues as much as any show I've ever done".
Rob Thurman started drumming at age 15, after a few years with
amateur bands, he focused on drum set study with legendary
Buffalo Jazz drummer Louis Marino (Tommy Dorsey). This education
prepared him for his professional career beginning in 1986 with
the band Real Eyes. In 1990, he and his brothers formed the
Thurman Brothers band and toured up and down the east coast
until '97. Rob joined the Genesis tribute band ≥Seconds Out≤ in
early 1998, and that summer formed his all original progressive
NAVIGATOR. Rob has also
developed a very successful teaching practice spanning the last
20+ years and works as a sound engineer in his home studio West
Rob joined the Rick Alviti show band in spring 04'.
Lead Guitar Jeff Mosby
has played guitar professionally for 25 years. He has performed
in various honky tonks across the United States and played in
the house band at the world famous "Bowery" in Myrtle Beach, SC
off and on since 1991. Jeff has played in many bands most
notably with country artists Chris Gaffney and the Cold Hard
Facts, Heather Myles and Patty Booker.
|Keyboard Marc Perricelli has been playing piano/synthesizers and performing for over 35 years. He is also a composer, receiving a number of gold and platinum record awards for his songwriting most notably for the internationally famous band "Kool and the Gang" in the mid 80's. Marc also performs and writes for his current band NAVIGATOR|
not pictured: Greg Watson - Bass Guitar, Rodney Trent - Keyboard, Randy Thurman - Lead Guitar
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