Rave On
The Music of Buddy Holly
and Rock & Roll's Classic Stars

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Adam Landry

Guitar & Vocals

Adam was born, raised, and currently resides in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. He began playing drums and percussion at a young age, eventually taking lessons from ages 11-17. He is also self-taught on guitar and piano, with over ten years of experience on both. Adam is also an actor, having performed in over 40 theatrical productions in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, including the title role in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story four different times. Besides Dynamite Rhythm, he also plays out in a trio with his girlfriend Elizabeth Silvia and her brother Jake Silvia from Thompson, Connecticut. They play throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts, occasionally opening for some big name musicians including Orleans and Herman's Hermits. Adam is a music minister at Saint Blaise parish in Bellingham Massachusetts, a theater teacher/sound designer at the Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre, and a theater program director at North Cumberland Middle School and MercyMount Country Day School. He is currently pursuing a degree in music production from Berklee online, the online affiliate to the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Isabel Tonelli-Sippel,

Guitar & Vocals

Izzy started studying violin with Alla Zernitskaya when she was 5 years old, then switched to guitar 6 years later. Izzy has been part of numerous groups, including the rock combo at the RI Philharmonic Music School, the Honors Jazz Band at Wachusett Regional High School, New England Conservatory’s Youth Jazz Orchestra, The Bobby Gadoury Trio, the Central District Massachusetts Jazz Band, as well as the Massachusetts All-State Jazz Band, in which she played at the Newport Jazz Festival. She has played alongside Mark Cutler, Duke Robillard, and Chet Williamson among others, and has performed in several musical theater pit bands. She studied guitar with Doug Williamson and Randy Vallee at Blackstone Valley Music, with Jamie Stewardson at NEC, and with Eric Hofbauer and Joe D'Angelo at Clark University. Along the way she also took drum kit, mallet percussion, voice, and trumpet lessons. Currently, Izzy is pursuing her undergraduate degree in biology with minors in music performance and computer science at Clark University in Worcester, MA.

Erik Peterson

Paino & Vocals

Erik Peterson, Berklee College of Music grad, has been in various shows including JC Superstar as Judas, Godspell as Jesus and many more. In addition to Erik’s many stage performances, he has also shared the stage as a singer songwriter with many other well known artists such as Paula Cole, Taylor Dane, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Lang, Carly Simon, and blues legend Taj Mahal.






Carl R. Mercier

Vocals

Carl has been performing throughout New England for over thirty years, he has performed in over 60 shows ranging from classic Broadway to the newest craze of Juke box musicals.  He has a BFA in Theater from UCONN and is currently working his dream job as Artistic Director of The Center at Eagle Hill in Hardwick Ma. Carl’s love of classic 50’s and 60’s rock has given him this opportunity to share this passion with the members of Rave On and all who want to keep the memory of these amazing artists alive.

Joe Tomanelli

Saxophone

Joe Tomanelli has been playing the saxophone since his sophomore year at Coventry High School (CT).  He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and taught music in Regional District #11 and the Windham Public Schools for 35 years retiring in 2018.  Joe has played for over 30 years in “The Pit” for the Connecticut Repertory Theater, The Windham Theater Guild and been a freelance musician in Big Bands, Jazz Combos and Rock Bands throughout the New England area. 

Jeff Meyer

Bass & Vocals

Jeff resides in Putnam, CT with his wife, two boys, dog, and two cats. He attended Johnson & Wales University and earned his Associate's degree in Marketing and his Bachelor's degree in Management in 2008. He has worked in human resources and the insurance industry for his day job, but his true passion is music.


Jeff has been playing bass guitar since he was a teenager. He has performed in numerous musical theater productions, and plays bass and sings vocals in Cove Street Band. When Jeff is not flipping the bass around on stage, he enjoys spending quality time with his close friends and family.

Marc Poitras

Drums

Marc grew up in Woodstock, CT and now resides in Danielson CT.  He officially started playing drums at 11 years old but, mom says," He started playing long before that, hitting everything in the house."  A graduate of The Boston Conservatory of Music, Marc is a seasoned theatre drummer and has played many shows including three National Tours. He has also been the Musical Director for a number of shows including Godspell, Man of La Mancha, The Buddy Holly Story, Tommy, and Rock of Ages. Marc is currently the IP Coordinator at Levine Distributing Co. in Norwich CT.