Steve Casilio - Lead Guitar and Vocals
I started learning the guitar at age 10 mostly self taught listening to a wide Varity of music. My influences include such players as Eric Clapton, Alvin Lee, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Carlos Santana, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, Mike Bloomfield, Garry Moore, Robin Trower, Larry Carlton, John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell, Wes Montgomery, Charley Bird, and Andréa Segovia.
I’m presently performing with the Cold Sweat band and the RIT Jazz Ensemble. Some of the bands I have performed with in the past were Little Napoleon, Captain Jack Blues Band, Rawkass, Straight Ahead, and Urbon Blite.
Over the years I have written many songs gaining a strong under standing of song structure and hooks that have appeal to my listeners. About 7 years ago I taught my self piano which gives me difference perspective when approaching a new piece of material.
Performing, learning, and listening to music are a big part of my life. I’m also a collector of new & older guitars and amplifiers some of which are customized. I get a kick out of walking into a music shop picking up variety of guitars, then playing them through various amps for hours enjoying each of the instruments sound and personality.
Mike Giugno -- Drums
Mike has maintain a diverse career as a drumming performer and educator. Enjoying various styles of playing, he is most well-known for his progressive Rock / Jazz / Blues style of drumming. Mike brings that spark of energy that drives Cold Sweat with a back beat 2nd to none. He rounds out the rhythm section giving the audience an elusion of 3 or more percussionist. You name just about any top band in Rochester NY in the last 30 years and Mikes name will surface as either a member or alternate.
Ray Sciarratta - Bass Guitar and Lead Vocals
Bass player,Songwriter,veteran of the Rochester Music scene,I came on board with Cold Sweat in 2012.I have played at many of the best clubs in Rochester and have performed at the Carrier Dome and Blue Cross Arena.I enjoy most styles of music,with a strong leaning towards Blues,Classic Rock and Motown.I am a strong supporter of Local Music especially original artists.
Roger Reddy - KeyBoards & Lead Vocals
Roger started learning to play piano at age seven. He is still learning. Roger played professionally for 25 years, touring and recording internationally. Roger was a member of the band, Clevelend, which set the Guinness Book World Record for the Longest Rock Concert in history, earned a gold record for their first album and secured a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for their part in bringing the Rock Hall to Cleveland. He was active in several area churches as a worship leader and outreach band leader. Roger has lived in four states and two countries. Back living in NY with his wife, Sarah, and his son, Sam, Roger has returned to the stage and studio in 2013 with the passion that always marked his recordings and live performances, even singing with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in May 2013