Ken Blackstock: Guitar & Vocals
He has been playing guitar since 1974, starting formal lessons in 1976. He attended Berkeley College of Music in Boston, Neupauer Conservatory in Philadelphia, PA, and got his B.A. in Music Ed from Shepherd University, W.V. Ken was Eddie Holman's (“Hey There Lonely Girl”) guitarist in the early '80s. He teaches private guitar, bass, mandolin and banjo lessons, and currently has an album out of self-composed instrumental pieces on iTunes from his album Musician's Perspective. He also has released a single called Rockford Meets Shaft. He is trained in both classical and jazz guitar and has been playing in bands since he was 16. His biggest musical influence is the band Chicago.
Dave Coleman: Bass Guitar & Vocals
He has been playing the bass guitar for almost fifty years. His time as a musician has expanded all over the states with many amazing bands from all walks of life. Performing full time with Apple Honey Band traveling throughout New England, the South and the Midwest. He also played with the Madison, Wisconsin’s R&B funk band Ebony Funk Machine. Dave plays guitar and bass with the noted Elvis Presley tribute band; Brad Crum & BCT Legend Band and with the Times Past Band at nursing homes throughout Central, PA. When time permits, he also enjoys performing acoustically in a single, duo or trio setting. Quoted directly from Dave, “the day he stops playing music is the day they close his coffin.”
Sharon Joy: Vocals
Growing up in a musical family, it was only natural for Sharon Joy to pursue her love of performing. Trained in voice, dance and theater for the majority of her life - Sharon brings vocal strength and confidence to every single performance.
Her passion and dedication has led her to perform throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia as a soloist and with some fabulous bands. Previously, Sharon performed with Flashpoint and Easy Street. With over twenty-five years’ experience in the business, she has performed everything from big band standards to today’s pop music and everything in between. Sharon continues to share the stage with The New Monopoly Baltimore Based Show Band.
Sharon’s elite stage presence, powerhouse vocal talent, energy and ability to entertain is sure to please crowds both young and old. This is one lady who “brings it” to every show!