Fred Ferrese - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Vocalist Fred Ferrese, who hails from The Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland, arrived in Florida in late 1989. The “Acoustic Scene” is where his style of music lives. A 20+ show veteran at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach, Fred has covered shows in the VIP Room for bands including DMB, Journey, Creed and The Who.
Fred is known for his clear, precise and mellow voice as well as his ability to reproduce the lead vocals of the many popular hits he covers. Performing solo in local bars and restaurants remains a passion for Fred - mostly due to the intimate connection with his audience. As the "Front Man" for several local rock bands in the last 10 years, including "No Respect", "Flight 26", "Soulshine" and "Trace Avenue", Fred has enjoyed a fun and musically fulfilling decade.
"CELEBRATE – a Tribute to Three Dog Night,” has opened a new “harmony vocal door” for Fred who says, “I am truly looking forward to the challenge of going from lead vocals to harmony vocalist a couple dozen times per show.”
Fred invites live music fans of all ages to enjoy and celebrate along with his bandmates as they present South Florida's ONLY Three Dog Night Tribute Band on their mission to bring back these timeless songs from one of the world's most prolific harmony bands that boasts more than two dozen top hits from the late 1960s and 1970s
Fred Moore - Vocals
"Funky Phred" started singing and playing bass guitar at a very young age in shows and nightclubs in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. Eventually concentrating only on being a vocalist, Fred went on to sing with many groups performing throughout Ohio and western Pennsylvania, moving to south Florida in 1977.
Fred has performed with many groups all over south Florida including houseband "Soul Motion" at Pranzo's in Mizner Park along with engagements with the Blue Martini nightclub circuit.
Fred is known for his versatility in singing anything from R&B and Motown to Rock N Roll hits, and has performed in over 200 shows as lead vocalist with popular local group SOLID BRASS for the last five years.
Fred says "Strong vocal harmonies have always been my passion, and a Three Dog Night tribute is something I have always wanted to do. Now it's a reality. Come and see CELEBRATE perform and you will enjoy all of these great songs again from one of the greatest Rock N Roll bands of the 60's and 70's.....Three Dog Night."
John Justice Parker - Vocals
Mostly know for his tenure with the popular south Florida cover band "Steel Pony" and his brief stint with the Los Angeles based pop boy band "Reazons Unknown", John Justice Parker has been in love with music and performing for as long as he can remeber.
Originally from San Francisco, John was immersed in the world of theater and music as a child by his parents who were both heavily involved in the professional arts community.
Moving to Florida as a preteen, John attended Bak Middle School of The Arts and Alexander W. Dreyfoos High School of The Arts majoring in theater. He has bounced between New York, L.A. and Nashville playing professional gigs and chasing his dreams of a full time Music/Acting career, John's zany passion for performing as only intensified.
Every time he performs, John strives to connect with the audience and share his passion doing what he loves most in the world.
"I am so excited to perform these acclaimed songs of the historic band Three Dog Night." His excitement for this project has him jumping through the ceiling. "Our vocalists and musicians are second to none! I look forward to every moment I get to work with these guys! Such an honor!"
When asked what he thinks audiences should expect from the show, "A Rocking Good Time layered with Nostalgia."
Steve Rowley - Guitar
Steve started to play guitar at age 16 after going to his first concert (The Moody Blues). He started gigging professionally at 18 and eventually spent a couple of years touring the midwest with Mystery, a Brit-Pop rock band. Since moving to Florida, he has played over 750 gigs in an array of bands including Soul Motion, Close Enough!, Strangers Playground and Nick-O-Rock-Wa & The ContraBand. Steve also continues to play with SOLID BRASS, a popular 8 piece South Florida rock band featuring a 3 piece horn section - and a few other members of CELEBRATE.
"Three Dog Night released 21 hit singles from 1969 to 1975", says Steve. "Combining those with some of the fan favorite "deeper cuts" from their 12 consecutive gold albums gives CELEBRATE a choice of songs that range from pop hits to psychedelic to gospel influenced and more. Playing these Three Dog Night songs - plus a few surprises we might throw in - is going to be as much fun for this band as it is for the audience!"
Robert Viands - Keyboards
Native to South Florida, Robert has played with 3 horn bands along with various classic rock groups. Favorite artists are jazz musicians such as Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, Tony Monaco, Brian Auger and Four Play. Robert brings that big Hammond B-3 sound to the band.
Ron Esposito - Drums and Cowbell
Ron wanted to play drums after seeing the Beatles, Who, Stones, Animals, Dave Clark Five and The Yard Birds thanks to the Ed Sullivan Show. Ron started playing drums at age 12. His influences range from Blues, Funk, Jazz Fusion, Southern Rock, Country, late 60's to early 70's rock, late 70's new wave and even Frank Zappa. Favorite drummers...John Bonnham, Don Bruer, Mitch Mitchel, Ringo, Billy Cobham, Butch Trucks, Jiamo Johnson and now Floyd Sneed. Ron started playing out in the early 70's doing the Florida dive bar tour. He has played in many different local bands of all styles. Says Ron: "I enjoy playing with CELEBRATE, the music takes me back to the late 60's and 70's era".
Max Farnbauch - Bass
Max started playing trombone at age 13, guitar at 15. He played in marching band, concert band and various rock bands in high school. Max attended the Palm Beach Junior College School of Music and Berklee College of Music. He has played with the PBJC Jazz band and the Palm Beach Community Orchestra. Since then, Max has played with various local rock and blues bands. He has been playing bass since 2009. Additionally, Max formed the band SOLID BRASS in 2011 and has performed in over 200 shows with the band as their bass player.