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The Fab 5 / Bio

Joe Baiardi - Electric Bass Guitar & Lead Vocals
Joe originally hails from New York City. Joe started playing professionally at the age of 12 He taught himself to play the drums, guitar, bass, & piano. He has performed with "The Cast of Beatlemania" as their "Paul" fill in for original cast members and has performed in New York, Detroit, Boston, Florida, Seattle, Oklahoma, Dallas, and Minnesota.
Paul Byron - Keyboards and Vocals
A native Houstonian – guitarist, bassist, keyboardist & vocalist Paul Byron™ has played the Texas club circuit in numerous bands for many years, covering everything from Blues and Classic Rock to Funk and R&B. His unique vocal style and range have earned him a respectful comparison to the likes of Delbert McClinton, Wilson Pickett and Joe Cocker. He is also very much at home behind a piano or B3 organ, providing keys and vocals for many local Blues, Rock and R&B legends.
Chuck Essick - Rhythm Guitar & Vocals
At age nine, Dr.C stuck his head into a stereo speaker to better hear "I Want To Hold Your Hand", and the rest as they say is history. His first bands in middle and high school won numerous talent show prizes and played at local venues all over town.
John Lassen- Lead Guitar and Vocals
John started playing the guitar because his older sister was doing it and she was the favorite. Scarred for life, he vowed to get better. It's amazing what a little sibling rivalry will help to accomplish! He is honored to be asked to join the Fab 5 and works hard to reproduce the lead guitar parts of those timeless Beatles tunes exactly as George did.
(Ringo) Rod Robert - Drums and Vocals 
Rod was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, one week before the Beatles first performance on the ‘Ed Sullivan’ show. Rod’s drumming influences include: Ringo's’ musicality, Keith Moons’ intensity, Mitch Mitchell's’ style, John Bonham's’ kick, Ian Paices’ snare, Mel Taylor's’ class, and Sandy Nelsons’ “Let There Be Drums”!

General Info

Band Members
Joe Baiardi - Vocals, Chuck Essick - Electric Guitar, Rod Robert - Drums, John Lassen - Electric Guitar, Paul Byron - Vocals
Artist Name
The Fab 5
Home Page
Active Since
Rock / Psychedelic / Pop

Contact Info

Houston, TX

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