meet the band
Matthew Tripp - lEAD, RHYTHM AND SLIDE GUITARS, Vocals
Originally from the east coast, Matt has traveled all around the USA and played in several successful bands over the years, including "Spiral Mind" and "Choice", he also played in a few blues based bands in south Texas in the 1980's. Matt also released a solo CD and was invited to add one of the tracks to the compilation CD - "Guitar Wizards Vol I&II", released by Versailles Records, Nashville.
danny szeliga - bass guitar , vocals
Danny is a very profilic bassist/guitarist singer song writer. He has been adding the bottom end to many bands all over the Mid-Atlantic since the 1980's. Aside from his stellar bass playing he has done many gigs as an acoustic duo playing and singing classic rock and blues tunes. Danny has been in several very successful bands over the years including "Quiet Storm" and "Shades of Gray". Danny brings a rock solid bass playing to the bands sound and style.
DAN "the doc" SACK - DRUMS, PERCUSSION, VOCALS
Since the age of 15 Dan has been performing regularly, playing all styles of music including Rock, Jazz, Blues, R&B and Latin. Growing up Dan never missed an opportunity to play drums with any and every band he could find--- (marching bands, concert bands, orchestra, jazz ensemble and college rock bands). In recent years Dan has played with several successful local area Mid-Atlantic classic rock and blues bands. Dan brings a solid backbeat, and steady meter to the Tone Gypsies with his vast experience in the art of drums and percussion.
kathy szeliga - vocals , harmonica , vibes
Kathy has been kicking around with bands in the Mid-Atlantic since she was 18 years old. Everything from Punk Rock, to Classic rock, Blues, R&B and everything in between. Playing in a number of successful bands including "Three Day Weekend" out of Baltimore. As a lead and harmony vocalist Kathy has that soulful sound and stage presence. A multi talented player, Kathy also adds harmonica and several percussion instruments to fill out the groove.
JOHN mckenny - KEYBOARDS, ELECTRIC PIANO, SYNTHESIZER
John is a very talented and versatile keyboardist. He has been a performing keyboardist and teacher for many years. Playing in show bands up and down the eastern sea board from Maine to Florida. Classically trained and well versed in many musical styles including rock, blues, funk, country and jazz. John brings a dynamic element to the Tone Gypsies sound and style.