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Billy Panic is Ron Malkenson(guitar) and Tony Curatola(bass). We started jamming together at Fort Lee High School in New Jersey as the band After Dark. Life came along and we both went our separate ways at about age 20, and decades later as fate would have it, the musical Gods said we must be together again! The will was there, the music was there, our passion to create and collaborate was there, and it drove us to create our debut album 'ISH' for our newly named band , Billy Panic.
We are a jam rock band with jazz influences. The attitude in my guitar playing is derived from listening to way too much Led Zeppelin and Jeff Beck. Tony's style of bass playing is his own. His sense of rhythm and phrasing is interesting and challenging. We find we collaborate well together.