Gus is a Philly transplant from Cleveland... born into a musical family, this led to the inception of The Bruno Brothers Band quickly became one of Cleveland top dance bands, showcasing strong vocal harmonies and two drummers. Other highlights in his musical career include performing several times at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and has performed and jammed with members of The American Idol Band, Humble Pie, Taylor Swift and Pat Benatar. During the Philly years, he has added his rock/funk style of bass in local groups including The Mix, Rumours, The Really Big Shoe, Scattertrain and Where’s Pete?
Zman knew he wanted to be a guitar player the minute he heard the lead guitar on “Nowhere Man” by the Beatles. Learning to play by listening and playing along with records, his early influences were James Gang, Mountain and Foghat. His life changed when “Second Helping” was released. The Zman has over 40 years of experience playing in bands, mostly in the southern rock genre. Asked recently who his influences are he replied,” Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Ed King, and Steve Gaines”. Playing with a band that plays Lynyrd Skynyrd music exclusively is a “dream come true” for the Zman……
Mike Cappi started playing drums professionally in the early 80’s. His stage drums of Choice are Tama Artstar Customs. His Drumming Influences are, Ian Paice // Deep Purple & John Bonham // Led Zeppelin. Musical Genres include, Rock & Blues, Southern Rock & Hard Rock. His Favorite Bands include Deep Purple - Van Halen - AC/DC – Aerosmith – Lynyrd Skynyrd – Molly Hatchet.
During his career he has opened and or performed with Rick Derringer, Tommy Conwell & the Young Rumblers, Leslie West/Mountain, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Flammin Harry, Molly Hatchet & The “A’s”.
He Played the Local & Philly Venues Circuit with such local bands as Bootleg - The Roadies - Vonilla Gorilla – Cyclone Rebels and now Southern Son.
Born and raised near the Jersey shore, Charlie started teaching himself guitar at 14 by listening to Hendrix, Santana, Clapton, Johnny Winter and the Allman Brothers. He had a few lessons here and there but mostly he learned with his ears and by jamming with friends. Living in North Carolina for about a decade, he picked up some bluegrass and country but rock and blues were always the priority.
Charlie has played in cover bands since high school in the NC, SC, Virginia, New Jersey and PA, performing many types of music – blues, Southern rock, smooth jazz, Motown, and classic rock. “As long as it has a good groove and great guitar parts, I’m in.” From 2009 to 2017 he played with Band6 in New York City and New Jersey. He continues to perform with The MIX in Bucks County.
He’s having a blast playing all the classic Skynyrd tunes.
Bob King - Guitar
Bob comes from a musical family. His dad and grandfather were Mummers and owned King’s Music Store in Norristown. When it became obvious that he wouldn’t be a horn guy like his dad and grandfather, he started learning guitar at the age of 6. He hasn’t looked back since!
Bob’s first public appearance was at age 8 when he and fellow guitarists preformed at a school talent show. Forming his first band at the age of 17, Bob has played in many local cover bands, and most recently, a Tom Petty tribute band. One of the highlights of his musical career was opening up for the band Electric Mud at The Hard Rock in Philly.
Bob has always liked playing Gibson Les Paul’s and was given his favorite Les Paul, a 1968 Gold Top by his dad for his 21st birthday. Some of his favorite guitar players are Peter Frampton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton. Bob is really excited to be reunited with Cappi and Gus. These three have played together in
various bands over the last 12 years.