The Band

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The members of the Rogues are:

Jack Hoban

Jack Hoban - Singer, Songwriter, Electric, Acoustic, Slide Guitar
Co-Founder (w/ Gene McCormick) of "Jersey Blue" (Bernard Purdie on Drums) Played NYC and Jersey Shore (opened for B.B. King).  Member of "Windfall," played Philadelphia and Jersey Shore (opened for KISS)


Mario Cicerello - Piano, Organ, Keyboards
Member of "Crabtree" (opened for Johnny Winter).  Member of "The Pet Clams," played NYC and Jersey Shore.


Robert "Bubba" Sozanski - Percussion
Member of TVO Band, Dorian Parreott Band, "4-Play," played North Jersey areas, opened for B.B. King.


Vel Johnson - Saxophone
Vel is another of the great Jersey Shore sax players and is an original member of the Rogues.  He has also opened for Hugh Masekela, BB King, Spyro Gyra and others.


Phil Spennato

Phil Spennato - Bass
Phil is a talented and experienced Jersey shore musician. Prior to joining the Rogues, he was best known for his work with the Salty Dog band, and more recently with the Michael Davis Band.



Ilya Stemkovsky - Drums
Ilya has played drums in a variety of nationally-touring groups and has garnered various press for his eclectic style. As a player, he spent 7 years with San Francisco-based electric jazz group OM Trio, which toured across the entire country and won the SF Bay Guardian's 2001 Reader's Poll for best local jazz band.. Ilya also played drums in Philadelphia-based electro-pop group Brothers Past. He has also played in numerous wedding bands, pop projects, and funk/blues groups and has been reviewed in Modern Drummer Magazine. Ilya has an artist endorsement deal with Vic Firth drumsticks and has been a contributing writer for Modern Drummer Magazine.


Once a Rogue, always a Rogue:

  • Wayne Gronberg - Bass

  • "SweetPea" Butler - Drums, Percussion

  • Jed Hoban - Percussion

  • Bernard "Pretty" Purdie - Drums

  • Joe Bellia - Drums

  • Jimmy Mizell - Drums

  • David Halpern - Drums

  • Kevin Brennan - Bass

  • Gene Boccia - Bass

  • Andy Meyer - Drums

  • Joe "Joe Bop" Tomek (RIP) - Drums

  • Breeze - Drums

  • Greg O'Keeffe - Drums

  • Ralph Albano - Drums

  • Andy Meyer - Drums

  • Breeze - Drums

  • Jimmy Givens - Drums

  • Jed Hoban - Percussion

  • Tommy LaBella - Saxophone

  • Eric Matthews - Saxophone

  • Gene McCormick - Saxophone

  • Mel Hood - Vocals

  • Bobby Boyd - Drums

  • Peter Maier - Drums

  • Eddie Stanojev - Guitar & Vocals

  • Tony Pereira - Guitar

  • Randy Ledet - Keyboards

  • Steve Ferrone - Drums

  • Sam Cooper - Guitar & Vocals

  • Steve Murphy - Drums

  • Lou Petto - Drums

  • Wendy Reizer - Vocals

  • Ronnie Maillioux - Drums

  • Jimmy Givens - Drums




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