Introducing The RED HOT AND BLUE BAND….
Trap Drums/Percussion/ Vocals
With a distinct, no-frills, hard-pocket style, Ken has driven the rhythm for many bands over the years including Common Ground, Clockwork, Geoff Harder and the Moonlighters, and Jokin’ Steves. This Irondequoit native joined The Red Hot and Blue Band in October 2014, and delivers a soulful recipe that is the beating heart of Red Hot and Blue.
Michael George, Jr
Bass Guitar, Tenor and Alto Saxophone, Vocals
Hailing from the Buffalo area, Mike has played on the Rochester scene for decades, most notably with the band Mutual Fund from 1971 to 1984 and Main Street East from 1997 to 2014. Proficient in bass, guitar, keys, vocals, and alto and tenor saxophones, Mike is a multifaceted musician who is well versed in rock, party songs, worship music, and even theatrical music for shows he has performed in such as Jesus Christ Superstar and 42nd Street.
Kendall Paul Wilt
Reared in the hotbed of camp-meeting revival music, Kendall turned to old blues in his late teens, with traditional blues and gospel music quickly following. He cut his teeth on rock ’n’ roll with his Hammond organ and piano, bearing the southern rock banner throughout all Western New York, playing in concert halls, on college campuses, and clubs in Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Olean, and Buffalo. As keyboardist in the group Jekyll & Hyde, Kendall played a diverse group of venues in the Finger Lakes region for many years. More recently, he played keyboard and harmonica with Jack Jones and the Stid Hill Stompers from Naples. The Red Hot and Blue Band now taps Kendall’s experience, groove, and soul on the Hammond organ and piano.
Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar. Bass Guitar, Vocals
Bernie is an accomplished musician whose talent has propelled him to rock, folk, and jazz ensemble performances on international stages. He worked as a backup musician on commercials and song recordings, playing for national recording artists such as Bat McGrath, Don Potter, the Colorblind James Experience, and Personal Effects. He has performed in pit orchestras for popular theatrical productions such as Titanic, and Evita, as well as on public television’s Onstage program in a tribute to the late Chuck Cuminale. Locally, this former student of the Eastman School of Music and Berklee College in Boston played for the Brighton Symphony Orchestra and the rock group Main Street East, and has been very involved with the Webster Central School District, teaching orchestra, composing music for the Jazz Band, and establishing extracurricular activities such as the Guitar Club and the Summer Jazz Program.
Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Born and raised on Rochester's northeast side, Doug began his entertainment career with a band in seventh grade and has been performing ever since. His experience ranges from country and folk rock, to covers, to worship music, and even some disco. His vibrant personality and ability to read a room have charmed audiences in clubs and coffeehouses, and he also generated followings as a radio station host, a night club DJ, and the lead singer and guitarist of the band Main Street East.