Joe Aquila is a dyed in the wool British Invasion enthusiast and has performed with Link Wray, inventor of the power chord and Herbie Rich, founding member of The Electric Flag. Joe has traveled across Canada sharing bills with The James Gang, Joan Baez, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, Cold Blood, Ballin' Jack and a host of others. A veteran of many bands, he returned to the music he loves best and that has had a profound influence on him, the British Invasion. Joe plays drums.
Craig Wiper has been a Sonoma County guitar slinger since 1965.Craig opened for Country Joe and the Fish and worked with Earth, Wind and Fire in their early days.A true student of his instrument, Craigbrings virtuoso "chops" and authentic reproduction of the great British Invasion classics to Invasion. He plays 6 & 12 string guitars and sings lead and harmony.
Rick DeMaria was inspired to dedicate his talents to playing in bands upon seeing the Beatles perform in 1964, and has remained a Beatles fan ever since. Rick has played with The Night Riders, North Light, Axis and White Light. He performed their 1983 album "Forces" with them at the Concord Pavillion, The Stone and the Old Waldorf. His band also shared an album with Joe Satriani. Rick placed in the VH-1 songwriting contests of 2008 and 2009.He plays bass guitar and sings lead and harmony.
ABOUT THE MEMBERSOF INVASION:
Steven Anderson is an accomplished musician, performer, songwriter and arranger. He has a Bachelor Music Degree from Murray State University and has a wide range of influences from Kansas, Styx, Queen. Journey, Elton John and Billy Joel among others. Steven has performed withKrebitch and Company, Kings X, Tyger, Oasis, Empire and White Light. Steven's education, experience and versatility provide him with the foundation he needs to play the intricate rhythyms and chord progressions required by the many bands and styles of the British Invasion. Steven plays keyboards, percussion and sings lead and harmony.
Bob Cuozzo is one of the millions of kids inspired by the Beatles. Bob started playing guitar and singing at an early age, appeared on Ed McMahon's "Star Search" and has entertained audiences around the world. Bob graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC where he grew up. The British Invasion has certainly influenced his style and his original songs. Bob plays acoustic guitar and percussion as well as singing lead.