DeClassified is a group of professional musicians with years of experience in all types of venues, large and small. Their popularity among the local clubs has rapidly grown not only because of their musical talent, but also because of their on-stage antics and interactivity with the crowd. DeClassified often has many different guest musicians perform with them and even allow people in the audience to join. Always expect a great time when they take the stage!!!
Style: Rock, New Country, Funk and Pop
Steve Sperlein <<< Guitar/Vocals >>>
Sonny Newberger <<< Vocals/Percussion >>>
A professional performer for over 30 years, Sonny was in several several bands throughout the 80's and 90's in Texas, California and Colorado and later performing in the Mid-Atlantic region. From 1999 - 2009 Sonny's guitar and bass skills in addition to his voice, earned him steady work partnering in a series of duos with Jazz vocalists, singer songwriters and pianists etc. He switched gears 2010 - 2012 to write, arrange and produce two albums of original material. In 2013 he found himself returning to what he loves best, singing live on stage and is excited too be part of DeClassifed's new venture.
Ed Cartagena <<< Bass/Vocals>>>
A seasoned professional bassist, Ed has toured with Victoria Shaw, songwriter for Garth Brooks, Ricky Martin, John Michael Montgomery, Lady Antebellum and many others while hitting the stage at major venues in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, New York City and Nashville.
A featured bassist in the Bass Player Magazine in 2007, Ed retired from touring full time and teaches special ed at a local school here in Maryland.
Now playing only part time, Ed is excited to be part of DeClassified's new direction. You will love listening to his crisp runs and watching him execute his master skills.
Paul Stesch <<< Guitar/Vocals >>>
John Giles - <<< Drums/Vocals >>>
Dick Mazza <<< Mgr/Sound/Dums >>>
Dick started the band from scratch via the "Classified" section of Craigslists and thus the name "DeClassified". He is the guy responsible for managing all aspects of the band including recruiting, auditioning, directing and sound. A student of the famous Grant Menefee School of Drumming and original drummer for DeClassified, he now only occassionally sits in on drums and concentrates more on managing, promoting and booking. Dick also designed and maintains the bands website and all other media tools such as MD Party, Reverbnation and Facebook.
As a drummer, manager, promoter or sound reinforcement person, Dick has been involved with local bands for more years than he cares to admit to and his years of showmanship knowledge has a lot to do with the success of DeClassifed.
April Howatt <<< Vocals/Percussion >>>
Jeanine Zwick <<< Keys/Vocals >>>
Jeanine has been playing keyboards and singing professionally for over 30 years playing in several popular local bands such as Amber, Choyce, Patuxent, Triple Threat and more recently, No Whiskey for Tori and Westside Rocks.
A UMBC graduate with a B.A. in music education, Jeanine developed a music program teaching general music to students at the Maryland School for the Deaf.
Her keyboard expertise, sultry vocals and strong harmonies really enhances our vocal lineup.
How to Book: Dick Mazza 410-744-9254 Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org