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The Fools / Bio

The Fools are a four-piece, female fronted rocking, soulful R&B band out of Rochester, NY bound to win your heart.
Lead singer Mary Ellen Hayden starred as the singing Janis Joplin in the touring production of "Love,Janis," a Pink Floydette in the "Dark Side Of The Moon" has tracked vocals for Greg Lake, Russell Thompkin's Jr (Stylistics), Jay Proctor (Jay and the Techniques), Chris Beard and toured the country with many musical acts and voiced hundreds of national radio and television commercials.

Supporting Mary Ellen are Mickey Ames on guitar, Dan Lopata on Bass and Ken Kahler on drums.

Guitarist Mickey Ames graduated from GIT in Hollywood, CA and has played with Stony Creek, Heritage & The Kid Kurry Band. His songwriting took 3rd place in a Billboard National songwriting competition. Also a singer/songwriter, Ames plays electric and acoustic guitar, bottleneck slide, pedal steel guitar and piano in the band.

Owning the drum chair is Kenny Kahler who is a graduate of Percussion Institute of Hollywood and has toured with a variety of blues/rocks outfits including The Chris Beard Band. Ken also manages ACME Recording Studio in Rochester, NY.

Manning the bass is Dan Lopata, an experienced professional who has played with the best.

This powerful unit has previously performed shows with Shemekia Copeland, Little Feat, Commander Cody and The Campbell Brothers among others. They look forward to introducing new material and seeing everyone out in 2015!

General Info

Band Members
Mickey Ames Guitar/Vocals Mary Ellen Hayden Lead Vocals/Guitar /Piano, Dave Quick Bass/Vocals, Kenny Kahler, Drums
Artist Name
The Fools
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Active Since
R&B/Soul / Rock / Blues

Contact Info

Rochester, NY
The Fools

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