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Tribute Band



Jason Russo - Vocals
Dave Jerozal - Guitar
Rob Guido - Guitar
Chris Cappiello - Bass
Jeff Kolodziej - Drums

  • Formed in 2009, the band performs a tribute to Iron Maiden
  • The members of the band perform with other groups – Dave with both Metal 101 and Straight Jacket
  • They have a mascot they call Eddie



Don Daley - Lead Guitar
Tony Cascio - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Larry Papsidero - Rhythm Guitar
John Sisti - Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Joe Mason - Drums, Vocals
  • Mike Balon , who is their sound/lighting engineer plays occasional bass guitar with them
  • Backbeat 64 is a “Musical Memory Tour” that concentrates on the early music of the Beatles
  • They also perform post-Beatle hits from the Beatles solo careers
  • In 2010 they played a benefit for Sweet Home High School  to raise money for their music department
  • Band is taking the winter off and will return with new material in the spring of 2011
  • Website: www.backbeat64.com



John Connelly - Bass, Vocals
Russ Thomas - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Frank Grizanti - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Ned Wood - Keyboards, Vocals
Gary Astridge- Drums, Vocals
  • The BBC was formed in 2002 when Drummer Gary Astridge held Beatle jam sessions twice a month
  • When John ,from Switch, first sang with Russ Thomas ,of Beatlemania, the core group developed so they decided to form a band
  • With the addition of Ned Wood and Frank Grizanti The BBC was born
  • Ned & Frank are both members of  the band Weekend and the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame
  • The BBC is a group of WNY musicians dedicated to capturing the original sound of The Beatles and the music of the 60’s.
  • Website: TheBBCband.com


Russ 'John' Thomas - Guitar, Vocals
Mike 'George' Kiel - Guitar, Vocals
Nelson 'Paul' Starr - Bass, Vocals
Ned 'Billy' Wood - Keyboards
Chris 'Ringo' Mattioli -Drums

  • Formed in 1999, as the Revivals, a band that performed 60’s material and one set of the Beatles
  • Beatles material was so well received they decided to concentrate on a fully costumed Beatles Tribute
  • Their costumes range from the Beatles 1965 collarless jackets to Sgt. Pepper’s full psychedelic regalia
  • Won BMA in 2007 for “Top Tribute Band”
  • Beatlemagic has performed across the US and in Canada
  • Russ and Ned are also members of the BBC
  • Nelson and Chris also perform with Nelson Starr and the Benjamin’s
  • Website: www.beatlemagic.com



Alison Rabbitt – Vocals
Clark Rabbitt – Guitar
Ron Rocco – Drums
Paul Baggs – Bass

  • Dreamland was Pat Benatar Tribute Band
  • Alison is now working on other projects and the band is on hiatus
  • Clark continues to perform with All Jacked Up
  • Hall of Fame drummer, Ron Rocco is now working with Widow Maker






Bobby Mejak – Vocals, guitar
Joe Dzialak – Guitar
Dave Mucha – Bass
Dave Dzialak – Drums

  • Dead or Alive is a Bon Jovi Tribute Band
  • When playing a mix of various artists they are billed as Supercharger
  • For additional information see –Supercharger - under Rock Band  category
  • Web: www.deadoraliveband.com
    Photo: John Dutkiewicz



Mike McGuire - Lead Vocals
Jonathan Connors - Guitar
Ric Stave - Bass
Dave Lutz- Drums

  • Performs a tribute to Led Zeppelin
  • CODA won a BMA for “ Best Tribute Band” in the 2005 Buffalo Music Awards
  • For the past several years they have been the featured closing act at Canalfest of the Tonawanda’s
  • Ric Stave is also a member of Disco Duck
  • Mike McGuire is also the vocalist for Weekend




Bill Pfeiffer – Bass, Vocals
Johnpatrick Filutze – Drums
Matthew Johnson – Keyboards, Vocals
George Root – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Maria – Vocals – Kirsten – Vocals

  • Hey You is a Tribute to Pink Floyd
  • Won a BMA for  “Top Tribute Band” in the 2010 Buffalo Music Awards
  • Formed in 2006, the band attempts to recreate the experimental feeling Pink Floyd had with their music as well as their stage show
  • Offers faithful renditions of Pink Floyd’s songs, along with a visual experience they hope the audience will never forget
  • In 2011 they will be taking the Pink Floyd Show out of state
  • Web: www.heyyoutribute.com




Bob Muhlbauer – Guitar, Vocals
Xeno – Bass, Vocals
Brendan Komenda – Drums, Vocals

  • The Ozone Rangers, a ZZ Top Tribute band , was formed in 1979 with the original nucleus of Bob Muhlbauer, Don Syracuse (bass) and Henry Randazzo (drums)
  •  In 1983 they released the album “Long Way to Rock And Roll”
  • They were nominated as a country rock band in the first BMA’s in 1981
  • Their ZZ Top Tribute has taken them from Quebec to Florida. They toured with ZZ Top’s Eliminator car and performed at MTV’s Spring Break in Daytona
  • They performed a one month tour of Pennsylvania prison concerts
  • They opened for Willie Dixon, Marshall Tucker, Charlie Daniels and the Outlaws
  • Website: www.ozonerangers.com
    Photo: David Jarosz



Jimmy Pirate - Lead Vocals
Marty Peters - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Gary Gorski - Bass
Bill Moore - Drums
Tim Schroeder - Percussion

  • Former members: Justin Kubiak (guitar), Jon Payne (guitar), Dave Rennicks (bass) and Dean O’Keefe (drums)
  • Will be celebrating their 10th year together this summer
  • Pirate Dreams routinely carries their own “tiki bar” to shows and events
  • In 2006 recorded an original music CD entitled “Memento” and a new CD is being worked on for release in early 2011
  • Jim and Marty have a duo called “Beach front Property”
  • “Jimmy Pirate Acoustic” is Jimmy Pirates solo act
  • Proudly boasts they never played “Mustang Sally” and never will
  • Website: www.piratedreams.com
    Photo: Timothy Phelan