Lenny has a long and varied history as a performer and entertainer. At age 12 his first group The Casuals, received an award from Jerry Lewis for their work to help fight MS. Before entering the Air Force during the Vietnam conflict, he performed with many of the East Coast’s most popular Club Bands including, The One-eyed Jacks and The Silvertones, as well as ghosting on many records for several major record labels. As a solo performer he opened for acts such as, Don Rickles, Steve Landsbury, Joan Rivers, London Lee, Pat Cooper and too many others to mention, from California to Las Vegas, from New York to Florida. Lenny has recorded several records and has also performed with several nationally famous 60’s and 70’s groups.
Lenny has been on the bill with most of the Oldies and Classic rock stars of our time. He has performed in all 50 states, Europe, Mexico, Canada, and too many venues to mention. From outdoor concerts that drew over 100,000 people to indoor venues attracting 10’s of thousands including, The Nassau Coliseum in NYC and The Kiel Center in Germany.
As a writer, he’s been published in Treasure Magazine, Magic, several paranormal publications and was a reviewer of New Age Music for Lightworks Magazine. As an artist and photographer, he has won numerous competitions and has had showings in several galleries. He has degrees in Mental Health Counseling and Hotel & Restaurant Management. Among many other accomplishments, Lenny has held a commercial pilot’s license, has been a guest teacher for NHCC College and has worked for CBN TV. Lenny currently is enjoying life as lead vocalist and guitarist for Bill Haley’s Comets and the Comets Rock & Roll Show and The Main Street Cruisers. Email Lenny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As founder, leader and manager of the group, Mark has become one of the busiest people in the local music scene. As the popularity of The Main Street Cruisers has grown, Mark not only performs as the rhythm guitarist and bass vocalist, he also books the group, is the road manager, and handles transportation duties, and moving equipment. As “Mr. Bass Man”, Mark is featured on tunes, such as Blue Moon, Duke of Earl, Please Stay, Come Go With Me, and Charlie Brown, as well as lead vocalist on Chantilly Lace and Folsom Prison Blues. Along with The Cruisers, he is also a member of Bill Haley’s Comets and the Comets Rock & Roll Show. Mark has also been featured as back up several times to legendary singer, Gene Chandler. As a final note, Mark likes to remind us that “I Don’t Look Good Naked Anymore!”. Email Mark at email@example.com.
Lynn Mastio Rice
An Easton, PA native, Lynn received a B.A. in Theatre and a Minor in Vocal Performance from Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA. She then continued on to receive an M.F.A. in Acting from the Goodman School of Drama/DePaul University, Chicago. In addition to performing with The Main Street Cruisers, Lynn is also a vocalist in Bill Haley’s Comets and the Comets Rock & Roll Show. She is also a member of God’s House Band, which leads the contemporary service at Jerusalem UCC, Trachsville, PA, under the direction of Pastor Kathryn Foster and Bob Fahringer. Lynn is also a member of the Dogwood Praise Band, under the direction of The Cruisers’ own Jim Reichard. Being an actress as well, Lynn has credits in film, theatre and commercials. Her film Children of Invention was an official selection into the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. That same year, her film Counting to Infinity was selected into the Cannes Film Festival. She also played Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, “the mayor’s wife”, in the 1st National Tour of The Music Man, which toured for three years. 687 performances strong and she never missed a show! Email Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer is originally from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. She studied at East Stroudsburg University with a major in Earth and Space Science. After finding her true passion in Astronomy and Oceanography, she studied for two months on a research vessel at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station in Chincoteague, Virginia. Along with science, Jennifer also has a passion for music. She is proficient in Clarinet, Bass Clarinet and Saxophone. She served as first chair Clarinet in Concert Band and then also section leader in Marching Band for her four years at East Stroudsburg High School South. Jennifer then served as Saxophone section leader at East Stroudsburg University for five years. She also played in the ESU Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, Woodwind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble. Jennifer has been singing as long as she can remember, singing all through high school including two elite vocal groups. She has been the female lead singer in the praise band at Calvary Chapel Stroudsburg for the past six years. She was also the lead singer at Genesis The Church for five years prior. Jennifer has been recording with several praise and worship bands since she was six years old. Music has always been a part of her life and God has blessed her with the opportunity to be a Main Street Cruiser! She can’t wait to get started! Email Jennifer at email@example.com.
Bill has been honing his skills on the Bass Guitar for over 40 years. A New Jersey native, he played throughout the North East with well known regional bands including, The Crystal Image and Filet of Soul. Bill rounded out his proficiency on the bass and keyboards by performing with pit orchestras for several musicals. He has also accompanied numerous operatic singers throughout the years, making him a master of many trades. Along with The Cruisers, Bill also plays with Bill Haley’s Comets and the Comets Rock & Roll Show and Dogwood Praise Band, under the direction of The Cruisers’ own Jim Reichard. As a talented musician, Bill has also had opportunity to play with the well known Tommy Mara and The Crests. Keeping alive the drive and bottom that has helped develop the distinct sound of The Main Street Cruisers, Bill is one of the key pieces in the machinery that keeps the band jumping. Email Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A multi-talented musician and singer, Jim comes to The Main Street Cruisers with years of studying music in college, majoring in both saxophone and piano, and having played with many bands in the area. He is also the musical director, choir director and organist at Trinity Lutheran Church in Allentown, where he also heads up the praise band. He is also the leader of his praise band Dogwood of which he writes and performs original songs. Jim has a passion for music and it shows with his performances. From his screaming sax solos in songs like Rock this Joint and Harlem Nocturne, to his rockin’ piano in such songs as Jerry Lee Lewis’ Great Balls of Fire. His love of music is obvious. His harmonies and lead vocals add yet another piece to the puzzle in this great group of singers. Jim has also had the pleasure of performing with such National Acts as Tommy Mara and The Crests. He is also currently a member of Bill Haley’s Comets and the Comets Rock & Roll Show. Email Jim at email@example.com.
A self described band geek from way back, Paul has been playing drums since the 7th grade and lists his musical influences as horn bands, classic rock, blues, old school R&B, Motown, 50’s and oldies, contemporary pop, big band, show-tunes, jazz, fusion, new country, concert band, orchestra, marching band, drum & bugle corps, church choir, praise bands, and yes, even polka. He has been in various working bands spanning each of these genres and has played locally (Lehigh Valley) and in the NYC metro area. Paul also performs nationally with the touring band of Bill Haley’s Comets & the Comets Rock & Roll Show. He is proud to have developed many music-related friendships that continue to this day. Today, Paul continues to stay musically active by juggling several projects, studio and fill-in work, and enjoys the local jam scene whenever time permits. Email Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jillian Rossi, the band’s swing performer, has been a performer throughout the Lehigh Valley and tri-state area for over 15 years. Currently seen as manager and lead vocalist of The SwingTime Dolls, she has also had the opportunity to share the stage with international artists which include Julian Lennon, The Vogues, & Beatlemania, as well as for sports legends; Darryl Dawkins, Joe Frazier & Larry Holmes. A strong education and involvement in theatre has allowed Rossi to fill the roles of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, Brenda Strong in Catch Me If You Can, Blue Girl in SHOUT! The Mod Musical!, and Catherine in Pippin. Other accomplishments include winning the titles of several vocal competitions such as Lehigh Valley Idol and The Miss Hemisphere Pageant,.