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F.O.F. / Bio

George (Geo) Catania has been “PLEASANTLY POUNDING” for almost 43 years, with a backbeat second to NONE. Winner of the 1989 SKC, NY Music Awards for playing and production of one of the first digital CD’s recorded by an Independent label, presented by the band “Living Color”. Geo has made a name in the Business, and has played with bands like The Rawtones, The Luxuries, The Losers, The Horse You Rode In On, The Wild Knights, Usual Suspects and currently F.O.F., Geo has opened for acts such as Allison Chains, Joe Piscopo, The Heartbreakers and an array of others, and still keeps an active hold on his ORIGINAL roots. ALWAYS playing, and teaching drums to a student base consisting of under-privileged and Handicapped students. Since the age of 6, he began playing, and has ALWAYS rendered the likes of drummers such as Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, John Bonham, Bill Ward, Barriemore Barlow, Prairie Prince and Tommy Aldrich to name a few. Originally from Queens NY, many areas in NJ, and now Pa. for 20 years, and still delighting audiences with a heart POUNDING beat to dance with.


Easy "E" -------- Having grown up in the Pocono Mountains, Eric has been a part of the local music scene since the 70’s. Starting with an acoustic trio “Harmony”, playing guitar and performing at carnivals and street fairs, Eric gained experience he would use in later bands. In the 80’s the bands were “J.E.G.” (John, Eric, Greg), “Nothing but the Blues” and “The procrastinators”. to keep up with the likes of Phil, Johnny, and Chuck!! ROCK ON BRUTHA’s…or…OH SHIT….WHAT DID I GET MYSELF INTO THIS TIME?!!

Ben was born in Bar Harbor Maine, and because of his father working in the military he has been fortunate enough to see more of the world than most ever will. With all the instability caused by moving so often Ben could rarely find anything lasting. He finally found music and began singing. He attended school at the Bethany School of Music to be classically trained as a singer. He also broke into musical theatre both in school and out at several local community theatres honing his skills even more. After entering and winning 1st place in 8 vocal competitions he went to work as singer on a cruise liner. Once he returned to shore he helped run a karaoke business in New York with some friends of his. Ben returned to Pennsylvania two years ago with new resolve to live life to the fullest after facing the loss of his brother. He has returned to singing as much as he can and renewed his lifelong dream to become the singer of a band and play out to crowded clubs and maybe someday at one of those huge venues broadcast for everyone to see!

Phil -------- NYC Born. Moved to Pocono’s 15 yrs ago. 35 yrs playing guitar w/ Gibson, Fender, PRS guitars, Mesa Boogie Mark IV. I don't like having to go to the floor to get a tone. Gotta have a great amp. When I go to the floor it's for WaWa or Channel Selection. Yes before one asks, the efftects used ZOOM 9030, Lexicon MX200. All contorls by MIDI Buddy. Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix & Frank Zappa is the mold that is what you hear when he plays. 2 Bands that having performed w/ here in Pocono's " Innocent Bystander " & " Wild Knights " these bands were so much fun & great times where abundant.

General Info

Band Members
Ben - Lead Vocals ... George - Drums .. Eric - Bass .. Phil - Guitar ..SUPPORT STAFF Ken (Coldy) Sound & Lights .. James master of the Catchall
Artist Name
F.O.F.
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/fof
Active Since
01/07
Genres
Rock

Contact Info

Location
Blakeslee, PA

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