STEVE BARAT, BASSIST
Who is Steve Barat?
Speaking off the record, those few brave souls who would even admit to a passing acquaintance with Steve had this to say about him, “contrarian”, “poseur”, “difficult”, “a Luddite”, “washed-up rocker”…. One critic noted, “It’s amazing to me that anyone would hire him as a sideman after some of the train wrecks I’ve seen him cause on stage.” His former therapist was heard to slur in a dingy after-hours joint, “Even on his best days, Steve has a tenuous grasp on reality.” When repeatedly pressed to provide some biographical info, this was his laconic response, “The past is a cancelled check. I’m lucky if I can remember what I had for breakfast a few hours ago. You’re only as good as your last gig, right? Well, I vaguely recall that I showed up for it (admittedly late after getting lost en route), and that no one in the audience threw anything at us during the performance. That’s a good gig, right? What more do you need to know???” These days Steve is barely able to find employment as a private investigator. He spends his time tending his herb garden, studying ancient Taoist texts, and curating his impressive collection of Spam haiku.
VITO CALAMITO, DRUMMER
Who is Vito Calamito?
Vito has been around music his whole life, going from gig to gig with his father, a professional guitarist/vocalist, during the summers since he was the tender age of three-years-old, and instantly fell in love with playing and performing. After finding a passion for percussion, Vito attended Western Connecticut State University to pursue a degree in music. There he studied both classical percussion and jazz, and received his B.A. in Music in 2009. Since then he has carved out a career surrounded by music, and enjoys life working in the school/retail music industry, as well as performing at night with many different talented artists.