Guitar & Drums
Barry started his musical career playing the accordion at 6 years old. After failing to gain the groupies he desired, he took up the drums at the age of 7. He played drums in various bands throughout the 60’s and 70’s. His early influences were The Ventures, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix. In the 80’s he started to study guitar and learned the styles of blues masters like BB, Albert & Freddy King and Mike Bloomfield. His band, The Midnight Blues Band played gigs in the New York area, including The Elbow Room in NYC. In addition to his musical interests, Barry has been an Art Director for "National Lampoon", "Relix" and "Trump Magazine".
Angelo Liguori (Marbles Mahoney)
Drums & Guitar
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Angelo started playing guitar at age 13 and eventually taught himself how to play the bass guitar. In 1982, he started playing drums with the renowned Punk band, The Chiselers, playing New York venues like CBGB’s and The Continental. Angelo has written several original compositions for Strange But Surf, including “Hey Ho” and “The Martians Are Pissed”. Angelo is the executive producer of Strange But Surf Radio. In addition, he is the founder of “The Hornets Long Island Scooter Club”. He has written for many international scooter magazines under the pseudonym “Marbles Mahoney”.
Greg comes from a musical family and started playing guitar at an early age. He received the “Virtuoso Award” from the Long Island Music Teachers Association at the age of 17. He has played in many bands with many different styles of music. He always strives to improve his playing, trying to learn something by jamming with new players. Greg's studio work includes working with Richard "Marley" Booker (Bob Marley's brother) on his CD entitled “Medicine Man”, playing lead guitar on the song “Station Revelation”. Greg has added a new dimension to the sounds of Strange But Surf.
Tony grew up in Port Washington, NY with a castanets playing grandmother and an accordion playing uncle who made music nightly. Being immersed in the Italian classics gave him the desire to learn and play music. But it was only at the age of 45, when he started to play bass seriously. His bands “Three Simple Words” and “The Strange Houses Band” gave him a chance to explore his originals and cover tunes in several genres. His musical influences include Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and The Flower Kings. In 1990 he had a terrible fight with a chop saw which took two of his fingers away. That didn’t stop his determination to play bass and now rocks with Strange But Surf.