Owen O'Mahoney, Pete Tufel, Moppa Elliot, Brian Czach
 


Brian Czach

Brian got his start playing drums at age 11 for his family wedding band.   He went on to attend the Ithaca College School of Music where he studied with Steve Brown and Gordon Stout.   After receiving his Performance Degree , he worked for Holland America Cruise Line performing in the Show Band Orchestra where he had the privilege of performing with The Shirelles, The Marcells, Bowser and Sha Na Na, Ian Finkel, and Pearl Kaufman, among many others.  

Currently Brian resides in the NYC area performing as Musical Director for the Domenick Allen show (Foreigner).   Other artists that Brian has performed and/or recorded with are Joe Piscopo, Bucky Pizzarelli, Tony DeSare, The Brooce Show, Professor John, Tim Collins, and Head Over Heels..  


Owen O' Mahoney

(guitar) has performed with The Platters, The Drifters, The Osmond Brothers, Mark Preston, Bowser, and Bobby Arvon among many others.   Originally from San Francisco, he began his career in Portland, OR with musicians such as Dan Schulte, Alan Jones, Rob Schepps, and the University of Portland Big Band.   Owen went on to play lead guitar in the Enchantment of the Seas Orchestra for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.   While attending Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA, Owen studied with legendary guitarists Joe Diorio, Ron Eschte, and Scott Henderson.  

Studio work includes "Music for Flute & Guitar" with San Francisco Symphony flutist Beverly Jacobs; Various rap and hip-hop recordings with producer Nathan Tannenbaum for Hoggin and Doggin Records; and recent sessions with renowned Aerosmith producer/engineer Jay Messina.
   

   


Moppa Elliott

Moppa   was born on September 13, 1978, the first son of David and Carolyn Elliott in Scranton, Pa.  Incidentally, and was named Matthew Thomas Elliott, not Moppa. His parents are both college instructors and intense music lovers, so he was exposed to a lot of music growing up.  After a brief introduction to the piano, he started to play the trombone in the sixth grade, and after deciding a few years later that he wanted to also play an instrument with strings, he was given an electric bass.    At around the age of 17, he fixed up his father's old acoustic bass in order to audition for a summer program.  He then began to study the bass seriously with Pocono resident Tony Marino.

In the fall of 1997, Moppa enrolled in both Oberlin College and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music majoring in biology and Jazz bass performance in Oberlin's double-degree program. While there he was able to record his first CD, Pinpoint and to gain some experience playing in Cleveland OH for about 3 years.  He was also fortunate enough to teach at the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts for four summers.

Moppa finished school in the winter of 2001, and moved to New York City the following summer.  In New York, he has been able to play and record with some great musicians and to continue teaching at St. Mary's High School.


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