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Barry Habib & Rock of Ages Classic Rock & Roll Band

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Every musician has a story. In the case of the band Rock of Ages, there are 8 stories. Vocalist Barry Habib is the Lead Producer and Managing Partner for the musical Rock of Ages, so the name for the band was a natural. Vocalist Scott Elk performs his solo acoustic act at the Jersey Shore. He had the privilege of performing with the Goo Goo Dolls in Atlantic City. Vocalist Frank Simonelli comes from a musical family and previously sang and worked with Tommy Mottolo in NYC. Lead Guitarist Brad Capinjola got started at 4 years old and learned everything he could. Discovering Van Halen inspired him to take guitar playing to another level. Rhythm Guitarist Joe Imbesi loves rock and roll with a good hook. A virtual music encyclopedia, he can recall most songs and their artist over the past 40 years. Bass Guitarist Semi Quaver has been playing bass since he was 10 years old. He played with many area musicians and bands like Boston. Drummer Dan Prestup was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s fastest drummer. His 2004 achievement of 1,031 strokes in 1 minute is the 21st highest mark in the world as of June 2014. Percussionist Dennis Francese dreamed of being Ricky Ricardo Jr. and started to play drums. He’s played with musicians like Richie Sambora, Tico Torres, and others. See what I mean -- 8 stories! After the interview check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more.

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