Raging Gracefully is a four piece, classic rock/southern rock/blues band that features drums, guitar, bass and keys (and flute).
We are centered around the Milford, Trumbull, New Haven area and play throughout Ct. We cover a wide range of music including the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Seger, Procol Harem, Jethro Tull, Van Morrison and many, many more.
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- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jan 30 2017
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- 73 years
Major influences are Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Seger, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eric Clapton
Members Of Band
Frontman and bassist, Steve Cinque, is the bands musical director and lead vocalist.
Steve drives the band with powerful vocals and solid bass lines and even throws in a few flute solos.
Possessing a substantial vocal range, Steve can handle anything from a soulful ballad by the Eagles to a gut-wrenching rock tune by Bob Seger. A true veteran of the music industry, Steve has played throughout the Eastern U.S. and Internationally over his extensive career.
A native of NYC, Steve now makes his home in New Haven, Ct.
Drummer, Mike Bimonte, keeps everyone on track with tight beats and adds his vocals to a few songs.
Mike has more than 25 years experience working as a percussionist in Community Theatre and has worked in more than 100 productions. Over his career, Mike has opened for Tower of Power, Alexa Ray Joel, Mavis Staples and Frank Zappa's Project Object Band and has played in some high-profile venues including the Shubert theater, Woolsey Hall and the New Haven Music & Arts Festival.
Mike calls East Haven, Ct his home.
George Leka, on keys, provides those classic piano, organ and string accompaniments that identified so many songs from that era and picks up some vocals along the way, also. The brother of the late performer/producer/song writer Paul Leka (most notably Na, Na, Hey, Hey, Kiss Him Goodbye – Steam and Green Tambourine-The Lemon Pipers), George was destined to be a musician. George really “struts his stuff” on classic songs like Whiter Shade Of Pale (Procol Harem), Locomotive Breath (Jethro Tull) and House Of The Rising Sun (Animals).
George and Steve have collaborated on several other musical projects over the years. Trumbull, Ct is where George hangs his hat.
Guitarist, Ron Jovanelly, brings a fourth vocal to the mix and adds the signature sounds of groups like Santana, CCR and The Hollies. Another veteran of the music scene, Ron and Steve have also collaborated on projects together over the years. Ron has the uncanny ability to capture the “feel” of artists like Carlos Santana, John Fogarty and Stevie Ray Vaughn which really adds to the musical experience.
Ron is a resident of Milford, Ct
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