The Red Hot & Blue Band

The Red Hot & Blue Band
Ken Brown

Trap Drums/Percussion/ Vocals

"KB" hails out of Rochester, NY and originally from the town of Irondequoit, " Where the land meets the waters"! Ken has occupied the drum chair for many years with many different groups, including "Common Ground". "Clockwork", "Geoff Harder and the Moonlighters" and "Jokin' Steves".

Ken Joined The Red Hot and Blue Band in October of 2014, and brings with him his distinct style as a "no-frills, hard pocket" drummer with a soulful recipe that provides the beating heart of the Red Hot and Blue Band!

Michael George, Jr

Bass Guitar, Tenor and Alto Saxophone, Vocals

Born in the little-known hamlet of North Collins, New York, south of Buffalo, Mike's avocation in music has provided a rewarding compliment to his family and business life. He has played for many established rock and show groups in the Rochester area, most notably with the "Mutual Fund" from 1971 - 1984. Michael also played Bass Guitar, Tenor and Alto Sax in The Main Street East Band, a local Festival, Party Rock Band from 1997-2014. Mike plays bass, guitar, alto and tenor saxophones, keyboards and plays with the Browncroft Worship Band on Sunday mornings. He has performed in numerous show pit bands, including "Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, Joseph's Technicolor Dreamcoat and 42nd Street.

Kendall Paul Wilt

Hammond Organ/Piano/Harmonica/Vocals

Reared in the hotbed of traditional camp-meeting revival music, Kendall Paul Wilt soon turned to "old blues" in his late teens. Blues and Gospel music were soon to follow! In the late 70's he cut his teeth on rock'n'roll with his Hammond organ and piano as a member of Stoney Creek, bearing the Southern Rock banner throughout all Western NY, playing in concert halls, on college campuses, and clubs in Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Olean, and Buffalo. As keyboardist in the group, Jekyll & Hyde, KP's resurgence in this hard-working act spirited him on to many and diverse venues in the Finger Lakes region for many years. More recently, his keyboards and harmonica have given a hand to The Prickers and Jack Jones and the Stid Hill Stompers, two local groups from Naples, NY, entertaining regularly in many different venues. The Red Hot and Blue Band now taps Kendall's experience, groove, and soul on the Hammond organ and piano!

Bernie Heveron

Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar. Bass Guitar, Vocals

Bernie Heveron is a native Rochestarian who has been actively involved in music as a performer and teacher for 30 years. He holds a BPS in Music from SUNY Empire State College, an MA in Liberal Studies from SUNY Brockport, and has attended Berklee College in Boston, Eastman School, Nazareth College, and Skidmore University. He performs in rock, folk and jazz ensembles which have taken him to many places in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, as a bassist/vocalist. He performed with National recording artists Bat McGrath, Don Potter, the Colorblind James Experience, and Personal Effects.

He appears as a backup musician on many recordings and commercials. He has performed the pit orchestras for The Wiz, Titanic, Evita, Pippin, One More for My Baby, and close to 100 performances of Forever Plaid. He appeared on public television's Onstage program in a tribute to the late Chuck Cuminale.

Bernie has composed for High School Jazz Bands in the Webster Central School District. While in Webster Bernie initiated the Guitar Club, a course titled Music Plugged In, and the Summer Jazz Program.

Bernie is currently teaching orchestra in the Webster School District. He's active with the worship team at Browncroft Community Church, Brighton Symphony Orchestra, and also played in the rock group, Main Street East.

Doug Pucci

Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals

Born and raised on Rochester's northeast side. He attended Bishop Kearney High School and St. John Fisher College. He has been in music and entertainment most of his life, playing guitar and singing in his first group "The Electras," in 7th grade and the group "Bus Stop" throughout his high school years.

After high school, Doug played the coffeehouse circuit, country and folk rock, and even a little disco! In the mid 80's, Doug became the DJ host at a local night club. In the 90's Doug and a few of his musician friends got together to form the band "Main Street East!" Doug also plays acoustic guitar in Browncroft Community Church's Worship Group

Showtimes

Mon, Jun 26 - 7:00 PM
Avangrid Foundation/RG&E Fusion Stage
FREE

Mon, Jun 26 - 9:00 PM
Avangrid Foundation/RG&E Fusion Stage
FREE