Meet the Band
Wendy Berry - Lead Vocals
Wendy was born and raised on Long Island, NY and has been a professional singer/performer for over 10 years. In addition to singing with "High In The 80's", she’s also currently the lead singer with the seasonal Trop-Pop-Rock Band "Harbor Moon", and on occasion you can find her sitting in the with the popular CT band "The Cartells". She’s also part of the vocals/piano duo "Stay Tuned" with her Fiancé John (on keys/vocals) who plays with several other local CT bands as a drummer. For 7 years Wendy was also a female lead singer touring all over NY, CT & MA with the show band "The Glamour Girls" and "The Glamour Girls Swing". She’s been in several community musical theater projects with The Middletown Stage Company. Born into a family of professional musicians, it was her destiny to be on the stage.
Chris Bonito - Drums / Percussion
Chris Bonito is a professional drummer and drum instructor. Originally from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Chris has been playing drums and percussion for most of his life. He has performed with many different bands throughout NH and the seacoast since 1981, and has been playing the local CT music scene since 2003. His musical influences and training range from classical music, jazz and fusion, to all forms of rock and roll. Chris teaches drum lessons to interested students of all levels and holds a BA in Music Performance from the University of New Hampshire. He has appeared on two nationally released recordings by the band Telergy, The Legend of Goody Cole and Hypathia. In addition, Chris has appeared on three nationally released new age classical recordings by Tim Janis: Along the Shore of Acadia, Flowers in October and December Morning.
John Ciaralli - Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Johnny is a multi talented keyboard / synth player and experienced gigging music professional who plays in several other top CT area bands including Red Zone and Head Over Heels. Johnny plays Yamaha, Korg, and Roland keyboards.
Jay Hendry - Lead Guitar
Jay began his performing career in the mid 80's with local hard rock cover band Eclipse. This was followed by stints in the 90's with Pigpen, Lanyon Drive, Rhythm Overdrive and Memberz Only. After taking five years off, Jay returned with The Happening, Coyote River Band, Charmed and Shaken. Highlights include playing both locally and regionally in clubs, private functions, casinos and weddings.Jay’s guitar influences include: Neal Schon, Billy Gibbons, George Lynch and many others.Jay proudly uses: Bogner Amplification, Gibson, Xotic and JamesTyler Guitars.
Andrew Marvin - Bass Guitar
Andrew has been playing electric bass since Christmas morning 2002. He enjoys a variety of musical styles from funk to progressive rock, and his favorite bands include Rush, Primus, and Umphrey's McGee. Andrew plays Cliff Bordwell basses and Gallien-Krueger amplifiers. In real life, he teaches English in the Connecticut community college system. Andrew also spent nearly two decades as a student and instructor in the martial arts and holds a 200-hour yoga certification.
Tom Storm - Guitar & Vocals
Tom has been playing guitar since the age of seven and has played in various bands over the years since about the age of twelve (Oasis, Esquire, Perpetual Motion, Mojo, Juicy Bob, The Unexpected, Arelene Wow, DeNovo, Spellbound Acoustic). He is a utility player who is equally at home playing guitar, drums, percussion, bass, keys, or singing. Born in New York, and raised in Cheshire, CT, Tom has performed in school talent shows, town park shows, private parties, school dances, bar gigs, acoustic duos, and even national and international competitions while serving on active duty for 11 years in the U.S. Army. Tom plays Fender, Godin, and Charvel guitars and uses Fender and Line 6 amplification.