Jim Christaldi - Guitar & Vocals
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Greg Baxter - Bass Guitar & Vocals
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Bo "Doc" Vynart - Keyboards & Vocals
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​Rich Lanza - Drums & Vocals
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Matthew “Matty Matt” McCann - Guitar & Vocals
Meet The Band
Jim Christaldi - Guitar & Vocals

Jim has been on the scene here in the Philly area for a very long time.  Over the years you may have seen him playing with such bands as Easy Wind, The James Higley Band, The John Alexander Band, The Chase, Johnny "O" and the Classic Dogs of Love and many others.  Jim has been in mostly cover bands, but in many of them they would also delve into their own original tunes too.  Jim has played many roles in the bands over the years from guitar, keyboards, singer and more.  He has now gone back to his true love and focuses on guitar and vocals in this band.  Some of Jim's biggest musical Influences would be The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Zappa, Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Dylan and many, many more.



Greg Baxter - Bass Guitar & Vocals

Greg too has been on the Philly scene for a long time.  Greg played with some area bands, but has spent a great deal of his time simply honing his craft and recording.  Greg is a true multi-instrumentalist with a gift for recording some very fine music!  As good as Greg is, on a wide array of instruments, his true love is the bass and that shines through when you hear him play.  Greg has a diverse love of music that spans many decades and he incorporates this love into his own unique sound.  From his early love of the Grateful Dead, The Beatles and the Kinks to his more current appreciation of bands such as Beck, the Flaming Lips, Weezer and Cracker, Greg is a well rounded musician.e



​Bo "Doc" Vynart - Keyboards & Vocals

He came out of the Chicago swamps, cool and slow with plenty of precision and a back beat narrow and hard to master.

After obtaining that Masters, he went on to get a PhD in Nilology, by studying nothing.

Now in his 50th year of key flailing, he's beginning to learn what notes not to hit and when to not hit them.
The monkey still doesn't tell him what to play, but "Doc" has begun telling the monkey what he can do with his money.



​Rich Lanza - Drums & Vocals

Rich started playing drums at age 10. He received his first set of drums for Christmas and learned to play on his own!   He is a graduate of Upper Darby High School and his band “Zoot” ruled many years as local favorite.

In the late 70’s early 80’s he went pro and joined the Arch Parker Band and did two full summers in Wildwood, NJ playing every night to packed crowds. Then he left music to start his own business as an electrical contractor, but the music in him could not be contained and he started playing again with a NJ based band called "Anomaly". After that there was no stopping his passion to play live music.

Rich went on to be featured in a number of local cover bands, playing everything from Blues to Top 40. His drumming influences are Ringo Star, John Bonham, Neil Peart, Jeff Porcaro, and Keith Moon.



Matthew “Matty Matt” McCann -Guitar & Vocals

Matthew has been making mesmerizing melodies for many moons. From the early days of "Man Bites Dog" and "Eazy Four", McCann kept his ear to the ground absorbing the teachings of the rock gods. He then left the east coast to find a higher altitude in the Rocky Mountains where he studied all the greats.

Upon returning to Philadelphia, he played with such talents as John Sterling and Dani Mari, but eventually sought to start his own band, "The Yuzh". Sharing the stage with bands such as "Flux Capacitor", "The Jawn", "High Kick" and "Flight School" in venues from The North Star to The World Café Live. McCann’s influences include Grateful Dead, Phish, The Disco Biscuits and countless others. 


Photo courtesy of Ron Adelberg - Level A Productions, Inc.