Back To The Future features some of the best session players in the Metropolitan area. They can be self contained or will back up featured vocalists as well. The band puts their own modern spin on the hits of the 50’s and beyond.
Members Of The Band:
John Martelli (Award Winning Musical Director & Lead Guitarist) has worked with a who’s who of great artists including Eugene Pitt & The Jive Five, The Original Duprees, The Passions and his longtime partner R&B great Freddie Scott (Hey Girl). John’s musical career is eclectic and you can add to his skills songwriting as well. He’s a Swiss Army Knife of talent!
Rikk Angelori (vocalist, producer, bass, keys music director) was born in New York City playing professionally at 15. At 18, he started production and song writing for Sony records. During his tenure with Sony, he started a production company known as Spiral Stairs Studios. His capacities as bass player, vocalist, producer, and songwriter, he has had the privilege to work with such artists as Duran Duran, the Grammy nominated Skatellites, the late Maurice Gibb, Celine Dion, Kara DioGuardi (of Avril Lavigne, Ashley Simpson and Kelly Clarkson songwriting teams and American Idol), and Rupert Holmes… yes, the `Pina Colada’ guy!
Gena McGuire is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter that can be seen regularly
playing throughout the tri-state area.
Gena began playing piano at the age of six. Her mother, a Jazz singer from Brooklyn would often gather her children together to listen to recordings from the Great American Songbook, Pop and Contemporary favorites. Gena worked at the famed Jazz Club The Blue Note where she performed and rubbed elbows with the best musicians in the world!
Tony DiIorio (keyboards) otherwise known as Tony “D” has been playing in bands since his early teens. He is self taught on keyboards, guitar and vocals. The musical highlight of his career was being a member of Playground, a legendary tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They opened shows for countless Rock legends, such as The Brooklyn Bridge, Del Shannon, Little Anthony and others to critical acclaim. Still very active, Tony has been performing a popular solo show, aptly named “The Tony D Solo Show” on Facebook and posts all gigs on that page.
Joe Mitch (Drummer) Joe has been drumming professionally for over 20 years. He toured the US opening for Yngwie Malmsteen in 2019, toured India 3 times, and played 2 stadium shows in Russia opening for Aerosmith and the other opening for Bon Jovi to 90,000 people at Luzhniki Stadium with an original NYC band, The Blackfires. He’s played some prominent venues in NYC like Irving Plaza and Gramercy Theater, BB Kings, and Hard Rock Cafe. He’s also been the drummer for Crash Course Karaoke, a live karaoke band with over 550 popular songs to sing and are known for playing all around NYC. Joe plays out regularly doing session gigs in NYC.
Elizabeth Tsung (acoustic/electric violinist and composer) based in NYC. She currently performs for different orchestras and ensembles in the NYC area, such as Orchestra 914, Catskill Symphony Orchestra, Long Island Concert Orchestra, Purchase Symphony Orchestra, MacHaydn Theater, Milton Theater and more. She has released two EPs of her compositions featuring herself playing violin and piano, and has performed her compositions live for New York Fashion Week and The Stissing Center.
Mitchell Endick (Saxophone, Woodwinds) has performed with some of the greatest artists of the last few decades like Dionne Warwick, The O’Jays, The Four Tops & The Four Seasons just to name a few. We are thrilled to have Mitchell join this show band.
Sean G. Hack (Trumpet) he has played on the national tour of Les Mis, recorded with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, and frequently plays at the Basie Theater, the Axelrod Theater, Plays in the Park, Central Brass Quintet, Gramercy Brass Orchestra, and many more all around the northeast. He has
performed with great musicians including Randy Brecker, Marshall Gilkes, Chris Jaudes, Allen Vizzutti, Steve Turre, and many more.