Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar.


Are you looking for a solid vocalist to join your classic rock or blues band? Startups with a focus who want play at a variety of venues are welcomed too. Not looking to reinvent the wheel so please, be confident, creative and willing to learn songs on your own and not just when we get together. Most importantly, have a good sense of humor---there re no Grammys happening here!

I'm 64, easy going and have no ego/diva issues. A full time job, grown family and grandchildren keep me grounded. I enjoy singing, have a strong, solid voice and am very reliable.

Been looking for a band/musicians who know how to play and who aren't hellbent on doing the same 40 songs note for note that every other classic band is playing. A band should take a song and make it their own--not a duplication of what the original artist did because that's been done by countless bands many, many times and most times, not as well.

I’m not Joan Jett or Ann Wilson (and there's an excellent chances you aren’t Tom Petty or SRV) but my hope is you are sane and desirous of working to put together a great set list. The operative word is working...anything less just won't get ANY band beyond jam sessions.

Home is Southern Bergen County but Essex is certainly doable. If interested, drop me a line: fcassella at wbgo dot org and check out an open mic my former band--Saving John--did at and a clip from The Darla Hood Band's performance at McCobb's in Wayne from Oct. 2016. TDHB, in which I am the lead singer, is currently on indefinite hiatus at the moment.

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Grace Slick, Stevie Nicks, Led Zeppelin, Petty, Stones, Beatles, Motown, Soul, R&B, plus more. Not a fan of traditional CW. Have no problem singing "male oriented" songs IF I can change the lyrics to fit a female singer without destroying the intent of the original composition. Sometimes it works; sometimes it doesn't.


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As with most vocalists, I "travel" light but I do have a few percussion type instruments: tambourine, cowbell, guiro and am learning to play a Djembe .