Listed here are band mates, guest / session musicians and associates I would like to thank, who have made contributions to my published songs. Please visit their personal musician pages and links. - Joe Longo and uMan ERA
Phil joined us in late 2015. After one of our shows, he had said he really dug the music and our sound and wanted to play bass for us. A short time later I took him up on the offer and he has done a great job on recordings and live performances. For 2017 we made the switch for Phil to rhythm guitar and that has made a big difference for the band. He is always there for this band with creativity in the studio, for rehearsal, and to share the work load involved with gigs. Phil participated in uMan ERA, CD3, Big Money in 2016 and our new single Selfie Queen 2017, as well as our new songs for our upcoming CD release. Phil also has taken on his share for band promotions and bookings.
Nelson now joins uMan ERA as our new drummer. We first met him a year ago and just loved his energy and style on the kit. He has helped us out a few times this past year for gigs and we look forward to many more shows and recording sessions with Nelson keeping the beat! Nelson also plays with a band called the Queeftones.
TOM KOOP Sr.
Tom joined uMan ERA in 2013 and played with us for 3 years for many recording sessions and gigs. His drumming is included on our 3 past CDs; Bad Decisions, One Blue Sky, Evil I (single), and Big Money, as well as songs for our upcoming CD release. He has returned to play with us on a session basis and its always great to work with him! Tom also plays drums for Peter Florence and the New Kings.
Mick was one of the original members of uMan ERA from 2012 to 2013 playing bass guitar. He left for a while to explore personal projects but returned in 2016. Mick brings in a high energy, entertaining presence on stage and has made creative contributions for our upcoming CD release project and our new single Selfie Queen. He has also helped us get some radio airplay on a station in New Jersey.
Bill joined us on drums late in 2016 to play live and begin work with us in the studio. He did a great job with us for recording sessions and on stage. We wish Bill well with his promotion at work and his own music recording project called Bill Carlo and the Tri-State Sound. Bills drumming is included on the new single Selfie Queen and our upcoming CD release.
I originally met Slug playing with a band called Lugosis Morphine back in 2008. 2012 to 2014 we both played together with the late Walter Prez (Walt Prez and the Awesome). Slug joined us in 2013 and worked on our 1st CD, Bad Decisions, for sessions and gigs. He has his own recording project called Slug vs. The World.
John made some awesome contributions on uMan ERA CD 2, One Blue Sky and played many sessions and shows with us. He is a talented bassist and guitarist who has jammed with many bands throughout NEPA. Johns vocals and lyrics are included on the LP title track.
Craig is a brilliant guitarist whom Ive know for many years. I invited him to guest in on uMan ERA CD 2, One Blue Sky, to play lead guitar for several songs. He is now working on his own music project and will soon be in the studio recording his first album.
Chris is a talented country music guitarist who has his own, very busy NEPA band called Flatland Ruckas. I invited him in to record acoustic guitar on the title track for uMan ERA CD2, One Blue Sky and his tracks add a great dimension to the song.
Located in Old Forge, PA., Si Studios is a great place to go and record your music in NEPA. I can just say that your comfortable there to do your thing and get quality professional results at a good price. Contact Tom and Wiggy, and get your music project done!
What would a guy do without a supportive wife behind him in all this music business, late night gigs, a troop coming into the house each week for rehearsals? I am really fortunate shes into all this! Also, thanks to her for all the great photography and videos for the band and the help with online promotions!
Candi has a band called Sucker out of Scranton, PA. She is a very talented musician and our bands have worked togeher many times. She is our CD cover girl for uMan ERA 2017 single, Selfie Queen.