Originally from Bronx New York, Angelo has followed a lifelong dream as a singer and entertainer. Classically trained from the young age of 9, he started performing with a touring boys choir that provided many years of training and performance experience in classical, musical, and operatic styles.  Angelo later experimented with many different styles of contemporary music as a member in bands performing Jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, and Rock n Roll. He’s also had extensive studio experience as a voice over artist, singer for hire in several radio commercial campaigns as well as being a featured vocalist on local and regional artist recordings. Currently with Modern Day Society, he puts his collective vocal and writing skills to the test in their much anticipated debut album this winter. Angelo’s experience as a performer has allowed him to open for artists such as Stabbing Westward, Boney James, Black Crowes, Turn To Stone, Super Trans-Atlantic, Saigon Kick and many more.

 

 

Native North Carolinian, Michael Ridenour, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music and Recording Arts from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and a Master's of Music degree in Guitar Performance from Appalachian State University.  He has over 20 years of performing and teaching experience and has played in master classes for Elliot Fisk, Christopher Parkening, Anthony Glise, and Elliot Frank.  Michael has taught guitar and various other music lessons while serving on the music faculties of Blue Ridge Community College and Appalachian State University.  He recently served on the music faculty at the University of North Carolina at Asheville teaching music theory and music history.  He is an active performer throughout the area playing at such venues as the Grove Park Inn, the Biltmore House, the Cliffs Communities, and many local restaurants.

 

 

 

Hailing from Kentucky, Kevin Lampson holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the Morehead State University and a Master's of Music degree in Bass Performance from Morehead State University.  He has over 15 years of performing and teaching experience as a private instructor, educator, and clinician. Kevin has performed with many notable artists and ensembles. These include Nicholas Payton, Greg Abate, Jamey Aebersold, Gordon Brisker, Jay Flippin, Pat Harbison, Mike Hackett, Greg Wing, Brian Mason, Rachel Barton Pine, and the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra.  Kevin has taught jazz and classical double bass, electric bass, and numerous ensembles and classes as an instructor at Morehead State University.

 

 

John Bellino grew up in Buffalo N.Y. in a family of musicians.  During his High School years John was awarded the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State timpanist three years in a row. He decided to follow his love for music by studying in Boston at Berklee College of Music as a Jazz Performance major. Alongside his various school ensembles he performed with the Wellesley College Orchestra as timpanist.  After finishing his schooling in Boston, John moved west to Orange County C.A. where he spent the last 20 years in the Los Angeles area as a live and studio musician,  band director, drum teacher, and audio engineer. John has had the opportunity to perform and/or record with John Andrew Schriener, Alex Acuña, Bryan Duncan, Norm Stockton, Hugh Ferguson, the Long Beach Jazz Quartet, and many other well-known artists.  John lives near Greenville S.C. with his wife and three children where he and his wife spend their free time writing, producing, and recording original music in their home studio.