The Singers

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The Band

LD, Mark, Larry & Ron


                                                          Bio:  Mel

A native of Phoenix, Mel is the ‘Mr. Bass Man’ of the group.   A highly experienced performer, he has been singing since he was 3 years old and has been winning vocal contests since he was 5!  Mel has sung extensively in choirs, competitive barbershop quartets and has performed with the Spirit of Phoenix Barbershop Chorus for eleven years. A veteran of the US Coast Guard and retired from a professional career in the corporate world, Mel is enjoying singing rock & roll.  In his own words, he is “having a great time entertaining and thrilling audiences with the unique style of Yesterday Once More!” 



 





                                                     Bio:  Mark - Drums

Mark was born and raised in Brooklyn and Queens, New York.  His love for Doo-Wop began while listening to the legendary radio DJ’s like “Murray the K” and “Cousin Brucie” on New York rock stations.  While in his teens he moved to central New Jersey and became a classmate of “The Boss”, Bruce .  Mark and his family moved to Phoenix in 1989 on a job transfer. Mark’s love of music extends from big band to classic rock and hip hop.  With Congas and bongos set up in his home studio, Mark’s love of Latin music continues to grow. If it has a beat, Mark will drum to it. In his own words, “Being a part of Time and Time Again, and now Yesterday Once More, is an absolute dream come true.”


                                                    Bio:   LD - Guitar                                                                                               

LD started playing guitar at age 9 and continued through HS, college and his Flight School years.  Following school, the demands of a career and raising a family forced him to put music on the back burner and keep it mainly as a retained hobby.  LD spent most of his career as a Captain for a major airline based in Pittsburgh, Pa. However, after retiring from flying, he returned to his first love - playing music. As a member of "Yesterday Once More", formerly "Time and Time Again",  LD's guitar style brings a hot new dimension to the band.

                                                Bio:  Ron – Keyboards

Originally from Chicago, Ron amazed his family as a child by playing tunes on a toy piano after hearing the songs on records.  Fortunately, his parents decided to foster his talent by getting him real keyboards and that, combined with his talent, led to him getting a gig with a soul band in Chicago.  By that time he was 13 years old but needed an escort to play in clubs because of his age. Ron continued to gig with several bands throughout the metropolitan area and the Midwest, playing a wide range of styles.  Eventually he was asked to join the “Cryin’ Shames,” the Chicago based band that had previously created hits with “Sugar & Spice” and “Could Be We’re In Love.”  The group had broken up and was trying to reorganize.  Reluctantly, Ron had to turn them down due to his other commitments.                                                    Ron was the previous keyboardist and music director for a local group in Chandler AZ and the leader of “Classic Vinyl Revue” 50’s, 60’s and 70’s Rock group. He was also in the hired band that played for the Legend’s, Chiffon’s and Gene Chandler concert at the Fox Theater in Tucson AZ as well as opening for Terry Sylvester from the Hollie’s, Shirley Alston Reeves for the Shirelles, John Claude Gummo’s from the Cascades, Lenny Welch and Gene Chandler at the Mesa arts center in Mesa AZ.                                                                                Ron also does fill-ins/hired gun gigs for local bands/shows that require his talents. Now enjoying Yesterday Once More, better than anything I have ever done.

                                                  Bio:  Larry - Bass

A native of the South Bay near Los Angeles, Larry started playing in bands while in junior high school – first on guitar and then he switched to bass guitar.  Like many California bands of the day, his first group played surf music.  He went on to gain extensive experience in bands playing blues and British Invasion hits. Larry left Los Angelesfor family reasons and moved to Phoenix in 1980.  He put music aside for a period to devote his attention to career and raising a family. In 2000, he returned to music by playing in praise & worship bands in the Phoenix area. In his own words, Larry is “delighted to be playing with the talented performers of Yesterday Once More!”