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Bios of Current Live Line-up

Phil Carollo: Guitar & Vocals
With 35 years of playing under his belt, Phil has played with many well-known local bands such as
Kivetsky, Blue Eyed Soul, Just Sixties, and Four On The Floor. He has opened for many big acts including Grinderswitch, the Young Rascals, and Jay and the Americans. Presently his hot licks can be heard in Coolfish. Phil’s influences include Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Santana, Eagles, The Allman Bros, and of course, the Beatles.


Kevin Callahan: Guitar
Kevin has jammed with the likes of Tommy Caldwell from Marshall Tucker and Steve Holland from Molly Hatchett and held down the rhythm in several bands from North Carolina to New York including
THC Band, , Eevolution, Just Us, and presently Coolfish. Kevin's influences include Les Paul, Steve Miller, Dickey Betts, The Allman Bros, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Weir, Grateful Dead, the Eagles and the Funk Brothers.

Mike Wohleking: Bass & Vocals

Mike established himself as a veteran of the Long Island music scene playing in bands such as "The Swank" and "Coda". For the last several years he has been a member of "Lost Boys"

Craig Privett-Electric Bass & Vocals
As a young boy growing up, Craig always could pick out the Bass lines in all and any music that he would hear. Regardless of whether it was Bach or the Beatles he would just naturally start humming the bass lines. Craig went on to study Bass with renowned Jazz artist Sonny Dallas at Suffolk Community College in the early 1980's. After leaving college he played in various groups throughout Long Island and the New York area. Some of Craig's influences are: Sonny Dallas, Paul Chambers, Phil Lesh, Jack Cassady, Jaco, Marcus Miller, Bach, Mozart, Pat Metheney, The Grateful Dead and The


Bruce Dickson : Drums, Percussion & Vocals

It all started for Bruce at 12 years of age when he saw the Beatles. What else can we say! In 1973 he got together with 3 super talented guys and formed "Grand Boulevard Band" who are still together today. Bruce has opened for "The Weather Girls", "Evelyn Champaigne King", and backed up Gary US Bonds, Valerie Harper, Sal Richards, and Prentice from "The Drifters". He is working on a "Grand Funk Railroad Tribute Band", and also a Funk Band as well doing the music of "Tower Of Power" and EWF and other great funk bands. Bruce sums up his "Coolfish Experience": "My latest pleasure is playing in Coolfish. What a pleasure it has been to find a group that can take this great music to such level as you all do."

Linda Mackley: Drums, Percussion & Vocals
Linda Mackley “Lin” is known for her contagious smile and massive talent behind the skins. She has performed and recorded with bands such as Break 100, Thrills, Flat Out, Stormfront, Thunder Rose, The Fugitives, Bugs Moran, Tin Pan Alley to name a few ! Whose styles include jazz /instrumental funk-fusion/classic rock/country/calypso..... Currently she is performing with The Stanton Anderson Band who has shared the stage with the Allman Bros, Marshall Tucker, Southside Johnny, Leslie West & Mountain & Eddie Money... She most recently co-wrote & played on a CD that was released internationally titled "Island", featuring Jo Gabriel, which is getting airplay on many European radio stations. Check out Lindas site:

Neil Burgett : Drums, Percussion & Vocals fou

Neil Neil has been around the New York Music scene for over 4 decades. As a teenager he formed New Day Band with Brian Bugsy Moran and enjoyed local and National acclaim signing with Columbia Records. He has toured the world and playedmany styles of music from Irish Folk to Rock and anything inbetween. He can be seen with Bugs Moran our out on the road with the Irish Boys. A great addition to one of the best rythm sections anywhere.



1. Pride and Joy (Flash File recorded live at the Fringe Festival September 2010 size=30.2MB)


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1. Hot Lanta (size=.92MB)

2. Ticket to Ride(size 1.50MB)

3. Signed Sealed Delivered(length=.50, size=08MB)

4. Badge
        (recorded live on 3/22/04, length=1.00, size=.63MB)


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Friends and Special Guests



Susie Hart: Vocals & Percussion

Susie “Sooz” has been an intricate part of the Tri-State wedding circuit singing with many bands including Naked Truth and Mystic. She appeared at the Motown Café (NYC and Orlando) with the Motown Cafe Moments. She has recorded with the likes of Anton Fig and Billy Joel. Her favorite experience has been singing a duet and backup with Latin sensation Enrique Iglesias during his “Vivir Tour”.

Bob Donaghy : Bass & Vocals

Bob "Bass in your face" Donaghy is a veteran of the New York City and Island Music scenes for over 30 years. He has played with countless acts at countless venues. vocals, energy and eclectic fingering style topps off one of the best rhythm sections anywhere.

Greg "Clutch" Reilly: Bass

Greg "Clutch" Reilly has played all over the world, starting with R&B groups in the mid sixties and going on as a freelance player with dozens of rock, blues and funk bands (including Ten Wheel Drive, Tony Orlando, and The Coasters.) He spent ten years with The Hackensack Men, a popular group all along the east coast, and is now a respected "hired gun" for many New York blues groups.


James Hart: Photography, Stage Direction and Inspiration

James (Jim) Hart has been an intergal part of the NY music scene for over 25 years. From his days as a Sound Engineer, Wirelss Represenetative for Samson Electronics to his Stage Engineering for Olympus, Jim is the consumate musical and stage professional. His ear and eye for stage and sound are without parallel. Without Jim's wisdom, inspiration and encouragement, Coolfish 's live perfomance would not be what it is. Check out Jims website for his new love:

Guitar Armoire


Scott Collura: Vocals, Harp and Guitar

Scott has been a student of the craft of music since 16. Since 1995 he has been singing and playing his original compositions at several hot spots in the Tri State Area. He also sponsors open mike nights on the Island. Scott is known as the “Jack of all Trades”, playing keys, sax, blues guitar, and a sultry blues harp.






John McCormack: Saxaphone, Vocals

For over 28 years, John has played his raucous guitar-style sax throughout the Midwest and New York. While based in St. Louis, John played drums for Lost Idaho, who toured the Midwest with REM. John's bands I Don't Know, Green Eggs and Spam and Just Add Water were all mainstays on the St. Louis club circuit. Once back in New York City, John was a founding member of Souled Out, one of New York's top R&B/Soul bands for over 14 years, with other local projects including What It Is and Get On Up



Tom Santoriello: Guitars, Keyboards and Vocals

Tom is a veteran of the Long Island Music scene for over 25 years. Besides playing just about every stringed instrument, he is a consumate writer. He currently can be seen with his brother "Little Al" in The Little Wilson Band.



Dominic Esposito: Vocals

Dominic Sings Frank Sinatra like few can.

Avi Wolf: Bass




Ron Lazar: Keyboards



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