MARK J. TELESCA -VOCALS / BASS
Mark has been on the South Florida music scene for over
a decade. Proficient in many styles of music from classical
to jazz, Mark has worked in several symphonies; he has
held the bass chair in over a dozen Broadway musicals
and he has shared the stage with some very well known
names in the rock and blues industry.
After ten years of being a sideman, this is his first attempt
at stepping out and fronting his own band. His expressive
style of bass playing and powerful lead vocal is capturing
the attention of blues lovers everywhere.
MIKE "BIG DOG" HUNDLEY- GUITAR
Mike began his music career playing guitar for his local
church at the age of nine. As a teenager he moved his
talents into the clubs and larger venues, working in some
of the most popular bands in the area.
During the 1980's he shifted gears and hit the road with a
couple of heavy rock bands. Most notably “Stagger” and
“Sweet Mercy”. After a few years of that, he returned home
to South Florida and was performing in funk, disco, rock
and blues bands. Mike was one of the first local musicians
invited to play at Sunfest and helped turn that event into
what it is today.
A truly gifted musician, his unique style of playing makes
him one of the most in demand guitarists in the area.
RICK (RICO) GERAGI - PERCUSSION / DRUMS
Originally from Pittsburgh , PA , Rico found his way to Los
Angeles , California . He quickly became part of the music
scene and remained
there for 20 years. He has toured, recorded or shared the
stage with many major artists including Lani Hall (Sergio
Mendez), Louis Johnson (Brothers Johnson), Delaney
Bramlett (Delaney and Bonnie), Robbie Neville, as well as
Lionel Hampton and Carole King. Soon after relocating to
South Florida it didn't take long for him to be picked up by
some of the most popular bands in the area. His years of
experience, vast knowledge of rhythm, and flowing mixture
of percussion and drums helps to make Blues Dragon
THE REVEREND T. MONACO - HAMMOND ORGAN
Tony began his music career as a guitar player at the age
of 7. However once he witnessed the sound of a spinning
Leslie coupled to a Hammond organ, he began a life long
love affair with the Hammond. Though his style has been
influenced by many keyboard players, his early influences
included such organ greats as Booker T. and Jimmy Smith,
to more modern day heroes like Tony Monaco (yes, the
other one) and Joey Defrancesco.
As a multi- keyboardist, his journey took him to studios and
stages from New York to Los Angeles, at which time his
focus was on synthesizers and piano. During this time The
Reverend toured with Foreigner, Stepenwolf, and
Quarterfash. As fate would have it, his invitation to work with
Mark Telesca and Blues Dragon has led him back to his
passion...... The Hammond Organ. Now, he brings that
passion to his friends in Blues Dragon....."The Reverend is
in the House!!!"
FRED WENG - PERCUSSION / DRUMS
Born and raised in South Jersey, Fred got his musical
start in bands around the Jersey shore and the
Philadelphia area. He earned his music degree from
Glassboro State College (now Rowan University ) and
after graduation took the position of Instrumental Music
Director for Sterling High School in Somerdale N.J. After
4 years of playing and teaching he left the high school and
moved to New York to join the progressive (and theatrical)
rock band “Harlequin”. Later he helped form a classic
rock trio called “The Differents”. Fred spent his last couple
of years in N.Y. playing club dates and jazz gigs all over
Manhattan and the Tri-State area before moving to So.
Florida to join “The Technics”. He now keeps his musical
ideas fresh by playing in a variety of bands; rock, jazz and
blues. He met Mark on a couple of gigs over the past few
years and the rest is history.
JOHN BOYLE - HARMONICA / WOODWINDS
John has recently relocated to South Florida fresh off the
New York music scene. The styles of music he has
performed includes Jazz, Classic Rock and of course the
Blues. Not only is he getting a lot of attention for his
outstanding harmonica playing, he also doubles on flute
and saxophone. John is a member of the South Florida
Blues Society and with over twenty years of experience he
is a first call musician at all the big music events located
within the state of Florida.