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 (Classic & Modern)
Members: Steve Sperlein <<< Lead Guitar/Vocals >>>
Rob Olds <<< Male Lead Vocals >>>
Rob has been fronting bands for some 30 yrs. His start came when his sister suggested he had a good voice and to try out for a band. He did and sang for a band called Hot Shot. He later started his own band called Dagger covering 80's hair bands and playing venues like Hammerjacks, Network, and CBGB’s in New York. Not long afterwards he formed a band in which originals became his passion called Highbridge and toured the East Coast sharing the stage with bands like Dio, Poison, Pat Travers and other main stream hard rock bands. As a lyricist Rob helped arrange an 8 song cd and earned an independent record deal with Starlight Records traveling to Los Angeles and New York promoting the cd. After many years of playing out Rob took a break from the music world but in a few years had to come back to what he loved. His baritone/tenor melodic voice fits in well with the classic and modern rock genres and now is happy entertaining people in clubs throughout Maryland.
Ed Cartegena <<< Bass/Vocals>>>
Mike Fiore <<< Rhythm Guitar/Vocals >>>
A rhythm guitarist he brings solid rhythms and harmony vocals to the band.
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 Chrissomalis <<< Female Lead Vocals >>>
Tony Montone <<< Keys/Vocals >>>
How to Book: Dick Mazza 410-744-9254 Email contact: email@example.com