Tony DiCello / Press

“Playing on the small downstairs stage, known as The Back Porch Stage, I was looking forward to hearing Joanne play live for the first time. The night got off to a bit of a sluggish start, at least for me anyway. Positioning myself initially in the dining room area off to the left as you face the stage, the sound quality was poor, and the site lines were poorer. What stood out to me most while viewing from that vantage point was actually the drummer, Tony Dicello. Tony definitely has a little John Bonham in his soul, as I do not think I have ever seen a drummer pound them’ skins any harder this side of the legendary late Mr. Bonham. I liked his style. His solo during Goin’ Down was fantastic. Filling out the trio on bass guitar and support vocals was Joe Veloz. He filled his role just fine, assisting Tony in driving the rhythm train.”