BIOS

....THE CORE OF BLUE MONDAY....

Tommy B

Tom

Tom Beattie
Vocals, Bass Guitar

Tom's been singing since he was very young. He was recruited into high school choirs and rock bands back in the early 80’s. About that same time, he decided to learn how to play bass guitar, and he has been doing so ever since.

In the past, Tom has been a member of the following local bands: Onnex/Exit, Side A, Transcend, Rain, Descyple, Castle Black, Excalibur, and Nasty Habit.

Notably, (while in Castle Black) Tom has opened for national acts, such as Blue Oyster Cult and Great White. He also played in a festival which included the national act Nazareth. While in Nasty Habit, Tom played for NASCAR races at Watkins Glen International Raceway in 2004 and 2005, opened for the national acts Jefferson Starship, David "Rock" Feinstein, and THE RODS, and also played in a festival which included the national act Iron Butterfly. As a member of Blue Monday, he has opened for THE RODS and Skid Row.

TOM'S GEAR: Peavey, Schecter, and Hamer Bass Guitars, Crate and Behringer Amps.

Brian M

Brian

Brian Mingle
Vocals, Drums, Cajón, Percussion

Brian started out teaching himself to play guitar, but quickly decided his brother's drum set was WAY more fun. They traded, and both parties ended up with the CORRECT instrument. Early in his musical career, Brian also spent some time as a lead vocalist in a local band.

In the past, Brian has been a member of the following local bands: Six Pack, Lixx, Friday's Child (with Dave Clark, a/k/a "Clarkie"), Marco's Nightmare (with Paul Marcos), Dreamer, Teaser, Revolving Door, No Reason (studio drummer on the CD), Tailor Made, Excalibur, and Nasty Habit.

Notably, (while in Revolving Door) Brian opened for Alison Krauss and played in a festival which included the national act Nazareth. While in Nasty Habit, Brian played for NASCAR races at Watkins Glen International Raceway in 2004 and 2005, opened for the national acts Jefferson Starship, David "Rock" Feinstein, and THE RODS, and also played in a festival which included the national act Iron Butterfly. As a member of Blue Monday, he has opened for THE RODS and Skid Row.

In addition, Brian has been asked to sit in on occasion with the very popular local act Johnny and Lonnie (as House of Cards).

BRIAN'S GEAR: Pearl Drums, Sabian Cymbals, DW Drum Pedals, and Evans Heads. Brian also uses a Shure PSM in-ear monitor system.

Terry M

Terry

Terry Mingle
Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Flute, Percussion

Terry began singing as soon as she could talk. Lessons on flute and piccolo began in 2nd Grade. Rock music was introduced shortly thereafter when she discovered her neighbor (Billy Strong) had a garage band called the Misty Blues (now he plays in The Cafferty Band). Two local 80's bands, Tokyo and THE RODS, further solidified the interest and drive to get into a rock band, so she began lessons on piano (thank you to Charlotte Attleson) and guitar (thank you to Wayne Torrey). Private voice lessons were added afterward (thank you to Shirley Wilson).

Terry attended Mansfield University, where she was a flute/voice major and obtained a degree in Music Merchandising (music/business/marketing). While at MU, she learned to sing opera and participated in several classical and jazz groups, but over the years she has also played in various local and not-so-local rock bands such as: The Heartbeats, Eruption, Onnex/Exit, JR Mangan Band, Secret Service, Leaky Sneakers (the last three bands also contained Badlees drummer Ron Simasek and manager Terry Selders), 5%, X-CALIBUR (a band which played a show at RFK stadium), Movin' Violations, Dreamer, Teaser, Revolving Door, Excalibur, and Nasty Habit.

Notably, (while in Revolving Door) Terry opened for Alison Krauss and played in a festival which included the national act Nazareth. While in Nasty Habit, Terry played for NASCAR races at Watkins Glen International Raceway in 2004 and 2005, opened for the national acts Jefferson Starship, David "Rock" Feinstein, and THE RODS, and also played in a festival which included the national act Iron Butterfly. As a member of Blue Monday, she has opened for THE RODS and Skid Row.

TERRY'S GEAR: Brian Moore iGuitars (Terry is an official iGuitar Artist), Korg Triton keyboard and keyboard volume pedal, Ovation Legend acoustic/electric guitar (but only because iGuitar does not make an acoustic/electric guitar…YET), Line 6 Flextone II XL amp & extended floorboard, Roland keyboard amp, Gemeinhardt flute, and a Digitech Vocalist Live 4 vocal processor.

Kenny R

Kenny

Kenny Romer, Jr.
Vocals, Lead Guitar

Kenny started playing guitar when he was about 8 years old. He wasn't sure that's what he wanted to do at the time, and so he hung it up until he was in his double digits. After trading an old bicycle for a guitar in high school (a darn good trade, we might add) he finally acquired a guitar that actually worked well enough to learn songs on. He joined the John Styles Band around 1983...which at the time actually contained TWO guys name John. Unfortunately both of the guys named John eventually left the group....leaving the remaining members to re-name themselves the Styles Band. Kenny played in that band for many years, before being recruited to play in Revolving Door in 1998. Revolving Door was a very short-lived stint for him though, as it folded into Nasty Habit shortly thereafer, in August 1999.

Kenny’s musical resume states that he has been a member of the following local bands: John Styles Band/Styles Band, Revolving Door, Nasty Habit, Bad Alibi, and (AC/DC tribute band) Bonfire. Kenny just loves to PLAY.

Notably, while in Nasty Habit, Kenny played for NASCAR races at Watkins Glen International Raceway in 2004 and 2005, opened for the national acts Jefferson Starship, David "Rock" Feinstein, and THE RODS, and also played in a festival which included the national act Iron Butterfly. As a member of Blue Monday, he has opened for THE RODS and Skid Row.

KENNY'S GEAR: Tons and TONS of guitars. Period. Kenny also uses a killer amp that was tweaked by Trace Davis of Voodoo Amps in Lansing, NY.



....AND ONCE IN A WHILE YOU JUST MIGHT ALSO SEE....

Sheila A

Sheila

Sheila Ryan Austin
Vocals

Sheila has been singing and acting in various ensembles and productions around the Central New York area since she was just a kid. She has starred in many a local production at the Center For Art in Homer, as well as other venues in the area. And get this, she even sang with Tom and Terry in high school, in the CHS Swing Choir back in the 1980's!

Sheila has decided to try rock and roll on for a little something new to do (in addition to being involved in a lot of Miss Central New York activities for the Miss America Pageant folks), and we are certainly going to use her amazing vocals to enhance our performances, so be sure to be looking for her!

SHEILA'S GEAR: Sennheiser Microphone.

Andy F

Andy

Andrew Frazo
Vocals, Lead Guitar

Originally a Rochester, NY native, Andrew now hails from Syracuse, NY. He is no stranger to the stage. He began singing in rock bands in high school, but after hearing Van Halen's "Eruption", he decided to turn his focus to guitar.

During the 80’s Andy performed extensively throughout Western NY with such bands as Deuces Wild and Vixen (no, not THIS Vixen - there was another one, apparently). Andrew is a seasoned professional and has performed countless shows while sharing the stage with groups such as Badfinger and Love Affair. In addition to jamming with Blue Monday, he also plays in a fantastic Syracuse band called Mood Swing.

ANDREW'S GEAR: LOTS and LOTS of Guitars (seriously, lead guitarists need LOTS of guitars, and he has a TON of them), and he plays them through (do you have to ask?) Marshall Amps.

Matt S

Matt

Matt Steele
Vocals

Matt has been kicking around the Central NY music scene since the 1980's or so, when he developed a fondness for Judas Priest, and chose his musical idol (at the time), Rob Halford.

Since that time, Matt has been busy doing many other things, which include (but are certainly not limited to) flying various aircraft, working as a DJ and Program Director on radio stations up and down the East Coast, and (in case you were wondering if that was him that you saw on your TV....yes, it was....) he has appeared on HGTV's "Designed To Sell (Washington, DC)" program, as well as National Geographic's "CIA Secret Experiments" documentary program (check it out, Matt is on at about 21:00). And of course he is involved in a few things in town now, as well. How about that! Matt isn't sure how long he will be in town for, but if he is around, you can expect to see him showing up to sit in with the band.

MATT'S GEAR: AKG Microphone, Digitech Vocalist Live 5.

BLUE MONDAY COLLECTIVE GEAR: Sennheiser microphones; Mackie mixer; Peavey SP-2 speakers and monitors;and Ultimate keyboard, PA, and lighting stands.

 

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