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The Substitutes / Bio

Tampa native, bassist and Vocalist George Valaes serves up a vintage plate of bass lines that are right in the groove. His high energy style comes from his love of playing classic music that makes people smile.

Michael "2 sheds" Cusumano, 45, is a legend in his own lunchtime. He's a local native born at Tampa General in 1963. He started playing drums at the age of 13. At 14, he improved considerably when he acquired sticks.

Guitarist, vocalist, and keyboardist Brian Bickel is a Tampa Bay native who has played with local bands such as Quartz, Jimmy and the Bad Notes, The Shakes, Paul Wilborn and the Poptarts, and Live Wire.

General Info

Band Members
Brian Bickel - Lead Guitar/Vocals, George Valaes - Bass Guitar/Vocals, Mike Cusumano - Drums/Vocals
Artist Name
The Substitutes
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Contact Info

Lutz, FL