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.
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.
Carl R. Mercier
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 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.
Piano, Guitar & Vocals
Tom comes to Rave On with three distinct resumes. He started learning/playing guitar in his teens, adding piano when band needs arose. His longest association was a 25+ year career with Putnam, CT's Jamestowne Players'... a Roaring 20's to Rock band that traveled extensively through New England. When the band slowed to occasional special events gigs, Tom turned to the theater... acting in area productions, musicals and non, on stages in CT and MA. Seeking relief from the long rehearsal schedules, Tom picked up the guitar again, and started playing for productions at theaters he'd formerly been acting in. It was during these guitar performances that Tom met some of his Rave On band mates. Tom's addition to the Rave On band is the next chapter in his performance history...the saga continues....
Vocals & Dancer
Elizabeth has been performing on the stage since she was a little girl. Whether it’s singing, acting, or dancing, she continues to perform at different theaters and venues all over New England. Elizabeth plays and sings in her family band, Grow Your Own Band, as well as a trio with her boyfriend, Adam Landry and her brother. She is also the worship leader and music provider at the Church of the Beloved in Pascoag, RI. Elizabeth loves traveling for music, and has even made it through a round of auditions of the Voice. With her passion for music, she continues to bring her talent to the stage through Rave On.
Vocals & Dancer
Kyle Eldridge is a performer from North Smithfield, Rhode Island, currently residing in Providence while studying Management at Rhode Island College. He got his start at the Stadium Theatre performing in several theatre shows including Forever Plaid, School of Rock. He's since branched out to other theatre's in New England, including performing as Ritchie Valens in the Bradley Theatre's production of Buddy Holly in Putnam, CT. He's also worked with several performers and groups including singing backup with Josh Groban at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence. With a love for everything old school, including music, Kyle is very excited to be apart of Rave On!
Bass & Vocals
Jeff has been playing bass guitar since he was a teenager and quickly fell in love with the instrument. Starting on the electric bass, he played in many musical theater productions in southern New England. It was at one of these shows where the music director asked, “Do you play upright bass as well?” Not wanting to miss out on the opportunity, he quickly found an upright bass and the rest is history.
When Jeff is not flipping the bass around on stage, he enjoys spending quality time with his close friends and family. Jeff currently resides in Putnam, CT with his wife and two amazing boys. He attended Johnson & Wales University and earned degrees in Marketing and Management in 2008. He has worked in human resources and the insurance industries for his day job, but his true passion is music.
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.