Jim Aiello -Drums, Vocals
An episode of The Muppet Show, guest starring Buddy Rich, inspired 11 year old Jimmy Aiello to learn to play the drums, and he has been playing the drums ever since. Throughout the years, he has taken lessons with many notable drummers like Jim Chapin, Joe Morello and Richie Lepore, just to mention a few. Jim was featured in a 2013 article in Modern Drummer magazine. Jim has played in many local bands, including Bennie and the Jets and the Diamond Connection. With lots of persuasion, Jim has been known to sing a few Motown tunes during Off the Record performances.
Tom Gavron - Bass, Vocals
Tom Gavron was born and raised in Holyoke Ma. One of his first memories was watching the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. Tom started playing the bass guitar in his late teens and is virtually self-taught. He began in performing in musicals in high school as Stewpot in South Pacific and Perchik in Fiddler On the Roof. Tom's first band was High Tide in which he was a vocalist only. After moving to California, Tom played bass with Ernie Buck, who taught him the correct finger positioning. In returning to Western Mass, Tom became a member of Jump Start which eventually was renamed Time Machine before becoming Off the Record. Tom's favorite bass players are Mel Schacher of Grand Funk, Dave Hope of Kansas and Chris Squire of Yes. His playing style is basic and according to Tom, "the bass drum is my best friend". A mild-mannered accountant by day and a Rock'n Roll bass player by night, Tom is very proud to receive and give joy to people through his music. Peace, love and music.
Patty Curran -Meon - Vocals
Patty Curran - Meon has been singing throughout the Pioneer Valley for many years. Born and raised in Holyoke Ma., Patty currently resides in South Hadley. At a young age, she was active in school and church choirs before beginning to sing in bands. A nurse at Holyoke Hospital by profession, Patty continues to pursue her choir activities and never misses an opportunity to share her vocal talents for a good cause. In the 1980's, Patty was a lead vocalist with Union Jack (aka PC and the Darts), Innovation and Reflections. Patty also enjoys singing at weddings, social functions and fundraising events. Patty currently is having fun singing some of her favorite songs as a member of Off the Record.
David Motroni - Lead Guitar- Vocals
Born and raised in Holyoke, MA. David is an original founder of the group Off the Record, back in 1997.t
Carm Santaniello - Rhythm Guitar
Carm, a West Springfield native, is a relative newcomer as a musician and performer. An attorney by profession, Carm always wanted to learn to play guitar and join an oldies band. In 2001, his desired to become a musician intensified after he hired the cast of Broadway's Beatlemania.to perform a fundraising concert for West Springfield UNICO, of which Carm is the current president. Carm was so impressed and inspired by the musical genius of Beatlemania performers Carlo Catamessa and Jimmy Filgate that he eventually bought a guitar and began taking lessons. Encouraged by his wife and five children, he immersed himself in learning to play. On more than one occasion Carm and Carlo could be heard playing their guitars in Carm's law office during lunch. Carm has been taking formal lessons from Jim Filgate for the past five years. Before joining Off the Record, Carm was a member of City View, another Western Mass oldies band. He is thankful for the opportunity to perform with Off the Record's skilled musicians from whom he continues to learn many things with each practice and performance. Carm's favorite songs consist of the more simple tunes from the early to mid 1960's.