Dawn DiNome, Lead Female Vocalist
Dawn is from New York, where she graduated from Five Towns College with B.F.A. in musical theater. Dawn is Ralph's daughter and has lived in The Villages area for seven years. Her passion is singing, dancing, and acting. She has acted in theater nationally and internationally. Dawn is musical director at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Wildwood, where she sings for masses and directs the choir. Dawn also performs for local venues. She loves performing for the people of this area, and she feels fortunate sharing her gift with such an appreciative audience.
Ralph DiNome, Lead Singer
Our founder, Ralph DiNome, is from the greater New York City area, where he was involved in community theater. . He has a background in Doo-wop, Christian, and Rock-and-Roll music. Ralph also recorded a Christian CD with "Wing and a Prayer." Ralph once opened up for Barbara McNair for a benefit for the Animal Rescue Fund in Southampton, New York, where his audience was comprised of many celebrities Lyle Wagoner, Chuck Scarborough, Dick Van Patten, and the Cast of All My Children and many more. He aslo knows the lyrics to over a thousand songs of which the band plays 400 of them. At present, along with doing his own shows,Ralph performs at Mezzaluna restaurant at Colony Plaza.
Gary Davis, Lead Guitar and Bandmaster
Gary is in charge of the instrumental arrangements for all of our songs. He creates a diverse collection of golden rock-and-roll era music. He is adept at the reproduction of signature guitar pieces, adding authenticity to our sound. Gary sometimes adds vocal harmony to our performances. A member and contributor to a large number of performance groups, Gary is familiar with genres such as, jazz, swing, and country. Gary also teaches guitar for The Villages Lifelong Learning College. He started playing as a teenager (1956) in a series of local rock bands, including New Castle 5, The Lords, and The Magic Mushroom in upstate New York.
Richard Faith, Keyboard
During shows, Richard plays a Yamaha P-80 electronic piano, along with a Roland Di synthesizer to add string, woodwind, and horn sounds. Richard also sings harmony vocals. Since he was 8 years old, his musical influences included, J.S. Bach, Antonin Dvorak, and Larry Gatlin. His performance history includes:
•Member Of The Band Without a Name, Managed By Casey Kasem
•Performed Often On "The Casey Kasem Saturday Night Dance Show" And "The Dick Biondi Roadshow"
•Backed Up Rockabilly Star, Jerry Naylor
•Backed Up B.J. Thomas
•Performed On the Same Stage As Ian Whitcomb and The Association
•Worked As an Electronic Design Engineer for Fender Musical Instruments
Sara Kallioinen, Second Keyboard
Sara fills in for Richard and offers strings/organ support. Her work experience includes:
•Played for Her Wedding Business In Detroit
•Plays for The Villages Version of "Name That Tune"
•Performed for Savannah Broadway Shows
•Performed for Cabarets, in the Hospital Lobby, and Church Services
•Accompanied Vocalists Throughout the Area
•Played for the Blues Brothers Tribute
Ted Skolits, Drummer
He has been with Flashback since early 2013. Ted graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Later, while working for RCA, and then, JP Morgan on Wall Street as an IT project manager, Ted completed his M.B.A. at Rider University. His musical history includes:
•Drummer On, "The Brooks Paxton Show"
•Played Weekends With His Band, Kicks, In Central Jersey
•Founded an 8-Piece Orlando-Based Band with Horn Section Called, Wildlife and Jungle Brass, that played Chicago-Style Music
•Founder Of the Twice Monthly, Tune Trivia Club
•A Mobile DJ for Weddings and Private Parties
•Ted Is a Drummer At The Villages Blues Nights
Tony Nasser, Saxophone and Keyboard
Tony's playing style adds special color to our music. He reproduces the popular sax riffs and solos of early rock. One of his greatest sources of pride is passing music skills onto his son, Tony Nasser Jr. (a bass player), and his grandson Joe (a drummer). His musical career includes, recording four CDs and one music video. He has performed in/with:
•Metro City Allstars
•Bill Haley & His Comets
•Blues Jam Sessions At McCall's Tavern In The Villages
Dave Hosack, Bass
Dave is the most recent addition to our band, and his hard-driving flair is already making a big difference to the overall sound and tempo of our upbeat songs. He is also able to provide the warm musical backdrop of a quiet bass to our slower songs. He played bass for a dance orchestra in St. Louis called, The Starlighters. Dave also backed up, Fontella Bass, of "Rescue Me" (1965). In the '70s, Dave toured with a show band. He played for 10 years with a Motown band.