Band Bio

Drew Lanius

- Lead Vocals / Rhythm Guitar

Twice nominated in the Best Local Musician category of City Beat Magazine’s annual “Best Of” issue and twice prominently featured in NKY Scene Magazine for his music and live shows, Drew Lanius has built a strong fan base and a reputation as a powerful lead vocalist and diverse entertainer.
Drew performed his original music 3 times on the arts and entertainment TV show “Cincinnality” on FOX, and has been profiled on Cincinnati NBC affiliate WLWT.
Drew’s music can be heard around the world on radio stations in Great Britain, Japan, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Canada and the USA.
Drew’s solo music and songs with Eden Park Band are currently in heavy rotation on independent radio stations in the Cincinnati area and are regularly heard on Cincinnati area college radio stations.
Drew has worked in the concert and touring industry for over a decade and has worked with Blessid Union of Souls, Vanilla Ice, STYX, Gregg Rolie and others. Drew has shared the stage with the guitar legend and former Cincinnatian, Peter Frampton, and has also performed the Memphis Jazz Orchestra on Beale St. in Memphis, TN.

 

Jay Aronoff

- Lead Guitar / Bknd Vocals

Jay Aronoff is a gifted guitarist with over 30 years experience in the music and entertainment industry including, live performance, recording, song writing, teaching, sound engineering and design.
Aronoff was a founding member, principal songwriter and lead guitarist for MARA, a Cincinnati based international recording artist on the Techico/Leviathan  label in Japan, and IRS records in the UK/ USA.
MARA released 3 CD’s internationally, their 2nd effort, Poetry and Motion, selling the most, culminating with a #5 slot in Japan.

A track from that release, “Second Best” composed by Aronoff
was featured on WEBN’s Album Project #11 in Cincinnati. That year, Mara / Aronoff headlined the WEBN fireworks playing in front of a crowd of over a half million people. Jay has shared the stage with rock and roll greats, Foreigner, Kansas, Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton, Steppenwolf, Joan Jett, RTZ and Andy Summers.  
Jay Aronoff holds a bachelors Degree in Arts and Sciences from The University of Cincinnati.

 

Randy Villars

- Saxophone / Clarinet

Multi-instrumentalist, composer and author Randy Villars has recorded, performed and toured the world with some of the biggest names in music history including the Temptations, Bootsy Collins, Midnight Star, New Kids On The Block, Harry Connick, “Lightning” Lou Christie, Bobby Lewis, Ben Vereen and the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra.
Randy has toured the world (Canada, Europe, Japan, Brazil, Puerto Rico, China) performing to crowds as large as 80,000 people.
He is the recipient of an RIAA Platinum Record Award and appears on over 1 million records worldwide.
Randy has authored two books on jazz theory and improvisation and has performed with touring Broadway musicals, Victor Victoria, 42nd Street, Annie and It’s A Wonderful Life.

 

Dan Dobbins

- Drums / Percussion / Bknd Vocals

Dan toured as a drummer with RCA Gold Record recording artist and singer Ray Peterson, performing all of his hits from the 60’s like “Tell Laura I Love Her”, “Fever”, “Corinna, Corinna”, “Goodnight My Love” and “Missing You”, which was later recorded by Elvis Presley.
Immediately after his high school graduation, Dan toured America with the band Breezy Lane for 4 consecutive years. During this time Dan also performed with Cincinnati music personality and entertainer, “Cincinnati Joe”.
Dan played percussion with the Cincinnati Community Orchestra for two years and has his Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy.

 

Larry Feldner

- Keys

Larry, with his band Tropicoso, is the recipient of a number of awards over the years, including
the Cammy Award for “Best World Beat Band” in 2003 and two Cincinnati Entertainment Awards
(2002, 2006), an award for which they have been nominated eight times, most recently in 2013.
He has also performed for many years with the popular band Johnny Clueless and has been a
keyboardist since 2010 with the internationally touring show “Elvis Lives”.

 

 

Tim McCord

- Saxophone, Flute, Keys

Multi-instrumentalist, Tim McCord has played saxophone, flute, and keyboards professionally for over 40 years.
He has appeared as a headliner at Jazz clubs in the Cincinnati and Dayton, OH area and has played with with local artists in the Cincinnati area such as Dee Felice, Cal Collins, Jerry Conrad, the Blue Wisp Big Band, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, and the Pat Harbison Quintet.
His vast musical experience reflects an eclectic mix of Jazz, Rock, Fusion, R&B, Funk and Salsa.

 

Mark Campbell

- Bass Guitar / Bknd Vocals

Mark is an accomplished bassist and songwriter from Cincinnati. He has performed professionally
in the area with 1969 the Band, Fiction, The Monocles and Aunt Bea.
His unique style brings incredible melodic threads to each performance.