guitar | bass
Hailing from Biddeford, Maine, and currently residing in Red Bank, New Jersey, bandleader Ray Suhy is an accomplished and versatile guitarist whose playing style spans multiple genres.
While Ray grew up playing classic rock, blues and metal, he gravitated towards jazz in his teen years after hearing John Coltrane for the first time.
Ray continued to hone his skills by attending Berklee College of Music and The New School Jazz Program. Ray also studied jazz improvisation and theory privately with Charlie Banacos for over ten years.
After college, Ray toured with the bands Colepitz and The Baltic Sea before joining up with East Of The Wall, touring and recording with them from 2011 to 2015. Ray has recorded as a sideman on free jazz records with the likes of Allen Lowe, Matthew Ship and Lewis Porter.
Ray is currently touring and performing with Seasons Of Mist and Dangerous Muse, a 1980s style electro pop band. Ray is also an in-demand New Jersey session guitarist and has been a private guitar instructor for more than 25 years.
DRUMS | VOCALS | BASS | Guitar | Piano
At ten years old, Natalie Newbold picked up her first pair of drum sticks. Fifteen years later, she is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, lead singer, studio musician, producer, composer, teacher, and touring musician. Since high school, she has been playing historic and acclaimed venues throughout New Jersey like the Stone Pony and Starland Ballroom, and she has studied music theory at her alma mater, Rutgers University. In 2012, Natalie teamed up with her cousin, a local filmmaker named Tom Kircher, and composed the scores for his award-winning short films “The Dead Rose” and “Wraith.” She spends most of her weekends playing shows up and down the east coast as the guitarist and lead singer of the band Well Wisher.
Natalie has been a dedicated and inspiring teacher at Lakehouse Music Academy for the past 3 years working with both kids and adults. As an instructor, she combines real-life, practical musicianship, traditional theory, with a progressive teaching style that is both fun and enlightening for her students.
guitar | bass
Justin began playing music at the age of 9 when he first started to learn the bass and guitar. He studied under a private music teacher for over a decade and has pursued music in college while studying at Brookdale and Rutgers. Justin has been playing in the local Asbury music scene since his first show at the Stone Pony at the age of 16. Along the way he has won four Asbury Music Awards, played in several bands, done some touring, and sat in with many local musicians.
Justin began teaching lessons in the early 2000’s and has worked at Clarizio Music, Rockit For Kids, and School of Rock. Many of Justin’s students have gone on to study at music colleges such as Berklee College of Music, and his earliest students are now becoming part of the Asbury music scene themselves. Justin currently plays guitar in his band Dentist.
Guitar | BASS | Piano
Mike first picked up the guitar when he was 9 years old, solidifying music as his lifelong dedication. Throughout the years he also picked up keyboards, drums, bass, and singing which allowed him to further refine his craft. As a primarily self taught musician, he was able to encapsulate his identity as a writer early on. Hes been performing/teaching professionally since he was 16.
Mike Roman is a multi-instrumentalist who traverses a wide array of musical domains. His own band No More Pain showcases a fusion of progressive rock/metal with a songwriter and conceptual sensibility. Mike primarily specializes in rock, metal, jazz, and experimental music, but will never confine himself to any specific genre. Aside from NMP, he has worked on soundtracks for independent video game developers, and stop motion comic series Spirit Legends. He is also working on music for his own upcoming endeavors as well.
BASS | Guitar | keyboards
Originally hailing from Astoria, Queens, Rob Tanico started his professional musical career as a founding member of the New Jersey based acoustic trio, EMI/SBK recording artists MR. Reality. Their debut album was produced by Danny Kortchmar, (Carole King, James Taylor, Don Henley), which featured Rob on bass and vocals providing rich harmonies. In support of this record, the band toured nationally including opening slots for musical heavyweights such as Bob Dylan and Bon Jovi.
Mr.Reality evolved into Highway 9 including lineup additions and a more electric sound, securing them a deal with Epic records. Their album, "What in Samhill," produced Peter Collins (Indigo girls, Rush, Nik Kershaw), achieved critical acclaim and moderate airplay across the country.
Having been influenced heavily by pop, rock and R&B, Rob’s approach to his instrument is melodic and soulful. Already an accomplished songwriter, Rob has continued to expand his musical repertoire, adding lead vocalist, keyboards, lead and rhythm guitar, and production and remix artist to his resume. He has gone on to record, perform, and co-write with various artists both national and local such the Jonas Brothers, Val Emmich and Alex Brumel. Rob’s contributions can be heard on many recordings coming from the New York/New Jersey music scene.
Guitar | BASS
While still a young boy growing up in Lakewood, New Jersey; Dan Haase began to discover the beauty of rock and roll music via The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Bruce Springsteen. By the time Dan reached high school he had taken up the electric guitar and self taught himself the upright bass and his true musical love the electric bass. After four years of learning how to craft his talent at the Berklee College of Music, Dan would return home to New Jersey to begin his musical journey as a musician and songwriter. Almost a decade since graduating college, Dan has performed all over the United States, primarily in the New Jersey based rock band Stolen Rhodes, of which he was a member from its founding in 2008 until 2016. Whether at a bar in the backwoods of North Carolina, on the giant festival stages of the Sturgis Bike Rally, or right at home in his own backyard at The Stone Pony; Dan has done nothing but leave his heart and soul on the floor every time he takes the stage. Playing rock and roll music that speaks to him, whether written by him or by one of his many rock and roll heroes, has given Dan the fuel and fire needed to make his mark in the vast world of rock and roll music. After three albums and a couple of years on the road, Dan left Stolen Rhodes in August of 2016, and arrived at Lakehouse Music Academy as the newest member of the fantastic family they have started in a revitalized 21st Century Asbury Park. Dan continues to write his own music and play his bass guitar, while educating a new generation of musicians to rise from New Jersey’s home of rock and roll.
DRUMS | BASS
Steve Honoshowsky is a percussionist and bassist who also plays a variety of electronic instruments. He has been performing, recording, composing, and facilitating workshops individually and with a variety of artists since 2001. He has studied with Chris Pennie and Billy Martin and currently performs and records with Billy's Fang Percussion Ensemble, which was featured in the film/dvd, "Life On Drums". In 2008, he represented the United States with solo drum performances at the YMCA Europe Festival in Prague, Czech Republic, and co-founded the drummers collective Speak Softly And Carry A Big Stick with Amir Ziv, which was featured in Modern Drummer Magazine. He has been teaching children and adults for over fifteen years and is a facilitator The Rhythmic Arts Project (TRAP).