Jenna O'Gara

VOCALS

Jenna has sung alongside musical legends such as Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire, Paula Cole, and Lalah Hathaway. She started out her singing aspirations at NYU's Tisch musical theater school, CAP21. Shortly after, she received a scholarship to attend the famous Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she further refined her performance and vocal skills. Jenna has sung the National Anthem for the New York Knicks, and on some famous jingles for companies such as Kohl's Department Stores. In addition to her vocal studies and accomplishments, Jenna majored in songwriting at Berklee and continues to work on and pursue her original music. As part of the Back To The Eighties Show, Jenna has performed alongside 80’s stars Tiffany, Rob Base, Sugar Hill Gang, and Taylor Dayne.

Chris Hall

VOCALS

Born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA, Chris began his career at 8 years old, singing in boy’s choirs and local musical theater productions. His love for singing theatrical rock got him cast in many a rock n’ roll musical: Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar; Rocky, Riff-Raff, and Frank N. Furter in multiple productions of The Rocky Horror Show; Batboy in Batboy! The Musical; Fagin in Twist! Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch; and most recently as Cimex, the king of the bugs, in the cult hit Bedbugs!!! Aside from his theatrical aspirations, Chris is the frontman for his own band, Kingship. They just released their first album in March of 2012, and are currently working on their follow-up album. As part of the Back To The Eighties Show, Chris has performed alongside 80’s stars Tiffany, Rob Base, Sugar Hill Gang, and Taylor Dayne.

Mark Rinzel

VOCALS

Mark has been performing in New York City for 15 years, and fronts both The Jupiter Deluxe and a Police-tribute band called New York's Finest. He sings with acclaimed multi-faceted tribute act, the Loser's Lounge, and is a featured vocalist in Cathyland productions. He has also sang at Symphony Space, Lincoln Center and Joe's Pub. Over the years, Mark has performed with Gary Wright, Joey Mullond (Badfinger), Mark Hudson, Regina Spector, Petula Clarke and others. He has toured internationally as well as in the US with multiple productions of Jesus Christ Superstar. Mark has written and produced music for TV (VH1's Rock Band 2 The Stars, TLC's NY Ink) and works regularly as a session vocalist and musician. As part of the Back To The Eighties Show, Mark has performed alongside 80’s stars Tiffany, Rob Base, Sugar Hill Gang, and Taylor Dayne.

Paul "Sky" Armento

KEYS / MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Sky was featured in Keyboard Magazine for his work designing keyboard sounds and performing with Back To The Eighties Show. He is also 80's pop star Debbie Gibson’s musical director, and has appeared with Debbie on Good Morning America and the 2012 season finale of Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice – where he musical directed on-camera with Debbie, Clay Aiken, and Dee Snider. Sky has performed with 80’s pop stars MC Hammer, Tiffany, Rob Base, Naughty By Nature, Sugar Hill Gang, Taylor Dayne, Bret Michaels, Ton Loc, Katrina from “Katrina and the Waves,” Mike Score (A Flock of Seagulls), Colin Hay (Men At Work), Tony Harnell of TNT, and backed Tiffany on TV’s What Not To Wear. He has performed on TV’s Cake Boss and the Today Show. Sky produces music in his NJ studio, and has produced, directed, edited and scored 2 Off-Broadway musicals and 2 independent movies.

Eric Presti

GUITAR / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Eric has been active in the NYC music scene for over 20 years. He ran sound and was in the house band at the iconic Limelight club for a decade alongside legendary DJ Junior Vasquez, and played guitar for 8 years with the world famous karaoke band at Arlene’s Grocery. Eric also owned a NYC recording studio and produced numerous bands. He has also played in Sweden as member of Warrior Soul. Eric has also performed with 80’s pop stars MC Hammer, Tiffany, Rob Base, Naughty By Nature, Sugar Hill Gang, Taylor Dayne, Bret Michaels, Ton Loc, Glen Tillbrook from Squeeze, Alex Skolnick from Testament, Tony Handly of Spandau Ballet,Katrina from “Katrina and the Waves, Mike Score (A Flock of Seagulls), Tony Harnell of TNT, Colin Hay (Men At Work) and backed Tiffany on TV’s What Not To Wear. He has performed on TV’s Cake Boss and the Today Show.

Mike "The Warrior" Maenza

DRUMS

With over 20 years of touring and recording experience, Mike is one of the most well known “go to” drummers in NYC - and fills in with dozens of bands and projects weekly. He has performed with 80’s pop stars Tiffany, Rob Base, Sugar Hill Gang, and Taylor Dayne, as well as backing Tiffany on TV’s What Not To Wear. Mike’s stylistic versatility has enabled him to perform with some of the biggest names in Rock, Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop and Metal - including Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Brett Scallions of Fuel, Tony Harnell of TNT, and Benny Rietveld of Santana. He has also played regularly with numerous local bands including The Brass Knuckle Evangelists, The NYC Bitch band, Kingship, The Hired Killers, ZO2, Judas Priestess, Jesse Mallin, Saccharine, The X's, Queen V and the NY All-Stars, Cathy Cervenka, and many others.

Drew "The Druce" Mortali

BASS

Drew has been a seasoned pro on the nationwide music scene for over 20 years – from NYC’s CBGB to LA’s Whiskey A Go Go. Drew has collaborated with greats including members of Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, The Georgia Satellites, and Al Kooper. “The Druce” ran the open mic night at the infamous Three Of Cups rock club in NYC’s East Village, and now keeps the jam band tradition alive at The National Underground, where he has performed with such influential musicians as Chris Barron and Aaron Comess of The Spin Doctors, and Dave Immergluck from Counting Crows. He also tours internationally with breakout singer-songwriter James Maddock, as well as the aforementioned Joey Degraw and Chris Barron. His bass grooves can also be heard on their affiliated studio recordings, spun on WFUV's regular rotation, and currently heard worldwide on XM Radio's "The Loft".

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