(Tom Petty… Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar)
Eager to be an all around entertainer (and with some coaxing from friends who asserted that he looked and sounded like Tom Petty), Rich started Damn the Torpedoes as a tribute to this great American icon. The daunting task was made even more challenging as Rich’s attention to detail could not be compromised. Surrounding himself with only the top musicians in the business, Rich is proud to present what he likes to call the “awe” factor in every performance.
Rich has been playing guitar and singing for 35 years. He has been writing music since his teens and released his first album Echo Lake in 2005. Shortly after Echo Lake’s release, Rich co-founded the E-zine Lets Rock America and brought dozens of American Indie Bands into the spotlight on the World Wide Web with articles and podcasts.
(Mike Campbell… Lead Guitar)
Jimi has been playing guitar professionally for over 30 years in cover band and original music projects. With experience in various styles of music including Funk, Rock, Blues, and R&B, Jimi has mastered the techniques to play note for note renditions of some of the greatest lead guitarists and can create identical guitar sounds.
Jimi is also an experienced sound technician and recording engineer. He owns his own recording studio, Rockslide Studios in Andover, New Jersey.
(Benmont Tench/Scott Thurston… Keyboards, Piano, Guitar, Harmonica, Backing Vocals)
Gary has been involved with music and performing since the age of 13. He started with guitar and later learned to play keyboard and harmonica. Over the years, he has played in many bands , original projects and studio sessions. His experience and versatility has helped him to become a consummate side man adding support and color to the bands he works with.
(Ron Blair/Howie Epstein, Bass Guitar and backing vocals)
Jon caught the music bug young, playing and singing in rock bands, a cappella groups, sax quartets, theatre pits, recording studios and more. He has laid down his bass groove for Brooklyn bands Devious Semantics and Grandpa's Secret Recipe, as well as hard-rocking Jersey outfit Black Velvet Fate. Also a songwriter and solo artist, Jon is thrilled to provide foundation for Damn The Torpedoes.
While not on stage with DTT, Jon is the musical director at the Porch Light Theatre in Glen Rock, NJ.
(Stan Lynch/Steve Ferrone...Drums/Percussion and Backing Vocals)
Ross is the quintessential percussionist and the driving force behind DTT's tight rhythm section. His versatility allows him to play with the finesse of Stan Lynch and the power of Steve Ferrone while also adding polished vocals to an already very melodic harmony section.
When Ross isn't playing with DTT, he is laying down the drums and vocals for the original hard rock band Bubba Grouch.