Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone.


I love when older musicians say "Well-Seasoned" LOL well we ARE absolutely, but just say you are OLD! It's not a crime! I saw and heard the greatest music ever made, by the actual artists who made it. I learned the material when it came out not from ou Tube lessons! Ha! Where was youtube in 1965?

Screen name:
Tony DeStefano
Member since:
Jun 28 2017
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


THe Beatles - first and foremost as well as the rest of the British Invasion...then Motown, Stax, etc. . 60's / 70'spop from the Beach Boys thru the Four Seasons,Turtles, Grass Roots, Paul Revere, Spoonful, Tommy James. so many hard to list, Buckinhams, Outsiders, ande on and on,then the epiphany: i was playing a blues gig and I heard this climbing organ and then a deep bass riff followed by fuzz guitar doing the identical riff - In A Gadda Da Vida! Iron Butterfly it flipped a switch...Cream followed Deep Purple, but the Group which combined my love of soul with my newlove of hard rock was the American Band - Grand Funk Railroad! if you only know GFR from American Band onwards with the Locomotion, Some Kind of Wonderful and Bad Time or Sally as your sole rferences - You do NOT know GFR. Listen to Grand Funk Live 1970 Please do yourself a favor it is the finest raw reperesentation of a no BS full of sweat and high energy har rock concert I ever heard no effects, no lasers, no lights no pryrotechnics - NO BULLSHIT! Later I found horn bands and fell in love from early CTA/Chicago, BS&T, Cold Blood with Lidia Pense, Tower of POWER! Ides of March some of the EWF tunes...THat is wher4 I am today... Songs from the mid 60's thru mid 80's featuring Horns...

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Background Singer:
Vocalist - Tenor:
Acoustic Guitar:


Professional personal gear:
Epiphone SG with side tremolo
Gretsch Jet w/ Biigsby Tailpiece - nice Jangly tones
Vox AC 10 amp
The Amp Chair amplifier stand
Austrian Audio (From the engineers leaving AKG) Suspended capsule vocal mic (48v Phantom Required)
Shure SM58 vocal mic if no phantom power available
Shure SM57 guitar amp mic
BumbleBee two tier Pedal Board
Ibanez Tube Screamer; Custom One Off UK designed Brown Sound distortion for the second level; Eventide ModFactor: Chorus/Rotary Leslie/ Phaser/Flanger Auto Wah, Modulation,VibratoRing Modulator.; ElectroHarmonics Tuning Fork Harmonizer/ 12 String emulator; Vox Wah; Dan Electro Tremolo; ISP Deci-Mate Noise gate/threshold.

JHS delay;r; ; Vox Wah; Earnie Ball Volume pedal/tuner



Past Events

COME! to VETS SUMMER FEST 2022 the Fundraiser by OPERATION CHILLOUT Homeless Veterans Outreach and Rescue to get Homeless Veterans off the streets, out of the woods and from under the overpasses of NJ, Northeastern PA and RI... The RAPID RESPONSE TEAM needs a lot of money to house veterans temporarily in clean, safe Hotels, feed them and buy them new clean clothing! Please support us with a FREE WILL DONATION of ANY amount for entry! VETS SUMMER FEST ALWAYS FEATURES the following: A stirring and moving Tribute to Veterans at noon; Live Classic Rock from 1:00-7:00pm; a Motorcycle Run sponsored by the Benevolent and Protective Order of ELKS Lodge 2331, Hackettstown, NJ 07840; a Car Show organized by Bill Callahan, FOOD TRUCKS, a Cash Bar provided by Vasa Park, Multiple Vendors of all types; a Kids Zone of activities and fun!; a Dunk Tank and Corn Hole Games...

17 Robert St Wharton, NJ Exit 34 off I-80