Band of Brothers  -                    "Covering" So Cal
Biographies

Band of Brothers is among the most musically inclined in the industry. Below is a glimpse of each member's experience and accomplishments.  It would be a pleasure to share our extensive experience to create for you an unforgettable event.

Steve Clark
Steve Clark is a lead vocalist and an extremely gifted guitarist (lead and rhythm) who plays piano, and has played most of his adult life.  He comes from a musical family with his mother (a vocalist, performer, music major/teacher) being his biggest influence.  Steve's smooth playing style and soft hands enable him to play a wide variety of music with ease. Steve has performed at venues such as the Greek Theatre, Pilgrimage Theater, various Nevada casinos, and various clubs in the western United States.  Additionally, he is a wedding soloist. Steve has a passion for Christian music and has played at various churches such as mega-church Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, CA., The Well Church at Oak Valley as well as multiple other churches in California, Oregon and Washington. Steve has been billed with Jackson Browne and has performed with members of the Chi-Lites, Peaches & Herb and Tavares.  His studio work includes personal compositions, corporate projects and promotional pieces. Steve Clark's musical influences: Beatles, Rolling Stones, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Creedence, Batdorf and Rodney, Journey and 80's music.
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Mike LopezMichael Lopez comes from an extremely musical family and began his musical journey at age 11.  His mother was a self-taught classical/contemporary pianist and his father played guitar in a Latin trio with both parents having exceptional voices.  Older brothers (3) and sister (1) all played instruments and sang in a band (“Ravana”) in the early 70’s. Ravana played clubs on the “Sunset Strip” and was a favored group among various artists in Hollywood including Van Halen (before their discovery).  Later, when Michael was old enough to join them, they again started a band (“Alliance”) in the early 80’s. It was then that he had the opportunity to perform on stage with Sammy Hagar.  As a lead vocalist, guitarist and trumpeter, Michael has performed at such venues as Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion, Angel Stadium, mega-churches Harvest Christian Fellowship and Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, various churches in So. Cal., corporate events, small clubs, weddings, fundraisers, special events and others.  He was blessed with the opportunity to sing back-up for Christian artists Crystal Lewis, Bryan Duncan, Marty Goetz, Lenny LeBlanc and many others. Michael has recorded original compositions, T.V. themes, Christian/Gospel music and other works at the L.A. Recording Workshop in North Hollywood, Crossroads Studios, Omega Studios and Ambient House Recording Studios, among others.  His musical influences are: Glenn Miller, Chopin, David Foster, Toto, Peter White, Journey, Roby Duke, Donald Fagen, Steely Dan, Pat Metheny, Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder, Chicago and Kenny Loggins, to name a very few.  
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Mike Rondilone, a Boston native, has been involved with music almost his entire life. His greatest musical influence is his father, Tony, who was a talented club musician and band leader in the ‘60s and ‘70s performing at well established venues in major cities across America such as Boston, Los Angeles and surrounding areas.  Because music was such an integral part of his father’s life, Mike was inspired to learn the accordion at the tender age of four.  He took an instant liking to the instrument, and won several awards and state contests as a child. After a hiatus in his late teens and early adulthood, Mike returned to music in the ‘90s. Today, Mike plays piano, keyboards, organ, rhythm guitar, harmonica and, of course, the accordion.  His musical talent and ability have been requested at one of the top 10 churches in America, Harvest Christian Fellowship.  Other works include playing for various organizations and church functions.  Over the last several years Mike has performed with hundreds of musicians and singers throughout California, Oregon and Washington at dozens of venues.  In addition to playing with local bands, Mike has also performed at weddings, private parties, and fundraisers. His musical influences are The Beatles, Chicago, Billy Joel, Elton John, Barry Manilow, and Steely Dan, just to name a few.

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Although Jim Leidl loves music, his family did not share that same love when he was growing up.  Born and raised in So. Cal., Jim truly proved to be a music pioneer in his family. Jim plays guitar, bass, mandolin and sings and has the natural ability and talent to make any instrument come alive. Jim, whose home is filled with various instruments and musical equipment, has passed this love for music onto his daughters Krystal and Marissa. Krystal, an exceptional drummer and percussionist who gives lessons, also plays in her own band.  She plays guitar and bass as well.  Marissa also plays multiple instruments including violin and bass and currently studies music at the California Baptist University in Riverside, CA.  Although Jim is partial to southern rock, he is one who can adapt to any music genre adding to the Band of Brothers versatility and depth.  He has played for many years and continues to share his musical talent at church functions, social events, fundraisers, expositions, schools, amphitheater events and others. Jim's musical influences are the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Byrds, Lynard Skynard, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Creedance Clearwater Revival and many others.
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Mark Nicolay has been playing drums and percussion for over 40 years. Born into a musical family, music was always an important part of Mark's life for as far back as he can remember. He got his start in the 60's after catching the rock 'n roll "bug" and played his first live gig at the age of 12. Then, as a music major in college he studied classical and jazz music, eventually earning the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in percussion from the University of Southern California. Mark played for almost 20 years with many orchestras in and around the Los Angeles area in venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the Pacific Amphitheater. Moving to the Inland Empire in 2000, Mark returned to his roots playing drums for a number of local churches, which led to his introduction to the "Band of Brothers".

"My influences go back to pre-Beatle days and the 'Dave Clark 5', and of course, Buddy Rich. I can remember my older brother listening to early rock 'n roll on his AM radio".

More recently Mark is influenced by drum set artists such as Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, John 'Jr' Robinson and Keith Carlock.