A Navy veteran who taught himself guitar while in the service. After his discharge he returned home and resumed singing with his two best friends who convinced him that they should start a band. The Reminisants were born as a trio with a twelve string guitar, a tambourine and some amazing three part harmonies. Dom is the band leader, sings and plays rhythm guitar. His wit and personality made him the perfect master of ceremonies for The Reminisants, a position that he’s held since 1973.
Also a Navy veteran and Dom’s best friend was the main creator of The Reminisants. He always believed that one day he could convince his two friends that they could become a working band. His vision was correct. As the band’s lead singer and business manager, he’s been instrumental in making The Reminisants the successful and entertaining group that they are today. His connection with audiences of all ages, make every Reminisant show a fun and enjoyable event for the whole family.
The talented drummer and vocalist for The Reminisants. He played for many years with a great band called The Godson’s. He also toured in the 70’s with the popular rock group, “Band in Boston”. A skilled musician, Pete delivers expert downbeats, tempos and rhythms and can set the beat to any song in an instant. He makes playing drums look so easy while adding in his very special brand of humor. From his first job with the band we all knew that Pete was born to be a Reminisant.
A self-taught musician and vocalist, who plays guitar, drums and bass. With his terrific vocal ability he has performed tribute shows as Roy Orbison and John Lennon with rave reviews. Mark was part of the great Beatles tribute band “Help”. Over the years Mark has filled in for several bands on vocals, guitar, drums and bass, but to our great joy, now he is the lead guitarist and vocalist for The Reminisants.
One of our two spectacular keyboardists. He is a brilliant musician, musical director and teacher. For many years Jack has been The Music Director/Keyboardist for recording artists and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees “The Drifters” and The Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Jack has played Keyboards for more than seventy national recording artists with top twenty hits and he is the Music Segment Coordinator/Keyboardist for PBS Television’s Oldies Rock and Roll Concert Series. He is a co-founder of the Stedfast School of Music and Arts. The Reminisants are honored to have this talented gentleman.
Another amazing keyboard and vocal talent who will share time playing with The Reminisants. Doug played with a great band called “The Class of 66” which has gone on to become “The Classmates”, with Doug as a partner and musical director. Raised in Pittsburgh, Doug attended Berklee College of Music and played in the successful function band, “Starlite”. He is the owner of Keynote Piano Service in Lynn, MA. His ability to adapt to any style of music is a result of great musical skill and a tremendous work ethic. The Reminisants are very fortunate and happy to have Doug sharing performances with Jack Columbo.
Tom Yates was born in Houston, Texas. After studying guitar and piano at the Berklee College of Music he dropped out to play top 40 music. After touring with the Estes Boys in the '70's, Tom played with Fair, Yates and Betschart. He won the Guitar Center's 2007 King of the Blues competition in the Northeast Region. Tom was the lead guitarist and vocalist with the Paisley Project, a 60's & 70's pop, psychedelic rock, and Motown band. Besides guitar and bass he is an accomplished drummer.
is an accomplished Upright and Electric Bassist and Vocalist. He is a versatile, skilled, team player with years of professional performance and recording experience. He spent years on the road working in Show Bands. He is active in a variety of genres ranging from Blues, Swing, Jazz Standards, R&B, Country, Rock n' Roll, Rockabilly, Honky Tonk, MOR Pop. Jacques will be sharing jobs with Tom Yates.
The Reminisant Past Band Members
Fran Doorakian – One of the original founders of the Band.
Bob Brady – The Reminisants first drummer.
Jay Arena – The Reminisants first bass player
Bob Spitaleri – “Bobby John” The first keyboard player and business manager.
Mac Hayes – “Monsignor” The Band’s long time bass player and vocalist.
Ken Zambello – The “Professor” was our bass player and musical director.
Joe “J.D.” Foster - Bass player, vocalist, equipment manager and part time drummer.
For additional information about The Reminisants, Our Website is www.reminisants.com Please contact:
Mike Joyal, (774) 385-1010 or (508) 733-0149 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Band also can be seen on Facebook, The Reminisants.