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.
Ray Sciarratta - Bass Guitar and Lead Vocals
Bass player,Singer,Songwriter,Self taught,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 ,Classic Rock and Motown.I am a strong supporter of Local Music especially original artists.I hope to touch many people with song :)