East Coast Band
Born and raised in Woodmere, New York, Scott first began taking music lessons on violin in the third grade. He continued on the instrument until 10th grade, when he switched to the much “cooler” instrument, bass guitar. He began studying his new instrument with renowned jazz bassist Mike Frost and shortly thereafter began playing in rock cover bands with other local teens. From there, he continued his musical studies first at the University Of Miami and then at Berklee College Of Music.
After college, he went on a summer tour in Eastern Canada with the band Velvet Jones. At the tour’s conclusion, he returned to Long Island and began playing with numerous cover and original bands. The most notable of the original bands was Mute, in which he was a band mate of Tony Award nominated singer and actor, Adam Pascal. In 1995, Mute’s self titled album was released in Japan by Zero Corporation.
In late 2003, Scott and guitarist/singer Danny Balzano recruited other local musicians for their latest project, Monkey Wrench - America’s 1st Tribute to Foo Fighters. Less than two years later, Monkey Wrench made tribute band history by performing on MTV2’s “24 Hours Of Foo”. Both Danny and Scott still continue to perform with Monkey Wrench as well as with Facelift: the Official Mike Starr/Alice In Chains Tribute Band.
In recent years, Scott has played with tributes to Foreigner and Stone Temple Pilots as well as numerous cover bands in the Long Island area. He has even had the good fortune to have performed a number of shows as bassist with Grammy Award winning producer and instrumental guitarist Larry Mitchell. Additionally, he recently received an endorsement from Valenti Basses.
Being a “child of the 80’s”, Scott is beyond thrilled to be performing his favorite Pat Benatar songs with Fire & Ice!
Tony has been drawn towards music from an early age. He began taking piano lessons at the age of five. He also began studying the Upright Bass in the fourth grade and later the Bass Guitar. The first album Tony listened to was Billy Joel's Glass Houses. Billy was and still is a big influence on him musically. As he got older he actively played in the School Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band and the Pit Orchestra for all of the school musicals. As well as performing with his own rock group.
While studying business at Adelphi University, Tony continued to play in cover bands and played original music with the band Amethyst. Tony took a break from music when he left college to start his own in business in 1992. He started by selling pagers and soon expanded into the cellular telephone business. He and his business partner grew their business over the next 22 years until 2014 when they sold the business but not before becoming a major retailer in the cellular industry with 53 AT&T branded retail stores in the NY/NJ/CT area and nearly 200 employees.
After leaving the business world behind, Tony has returned to music wholeheartedly. He is currently playing keyboards in a Boston Tribute group and when invited to join Fire and Ice, he was "All Fired Up" to play with such a talented group of artists.
Born and raised in Bellmore on Long Island, NY. Rob is a versatile drummer who has been a part of many successful original, cover and tribute bands over the years. whether it was competing on Star Search or opening up for Randy Jackson of Zebra, Rob has always given his all to every performance.
Rob has always been around music for as long as he can remember. He began playing drums at an early age and was plying out with bands in his early teens. Rob contributes that passion for music to his dad who still plays guitar to this very day. Many of his family members are musicians as well.
Some of Rob's influences are Neil Peart (Rush), Steve Smith (Journey) and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) just to name a few.
When given the opportunity to play with Fire & Ice, Rob said he would love to "hit it with his best shot" ....... hey Rob ..... fire Away!