AFTER TEN YEARS OF PLAYING DRUMS IN LOCAL METAL ROCK BANDS, JAY FOUND HIS PASSION PLAYING BASS GUITAR IN 2009 WHILE FILLING IN FOR ELVIS IMPERSONATOR, TRAVIS LEDOYT. JAY HOLDS A MASTERS DEGREE IN MUSIC FROM UMASS, AND HAS PLAYED HUNDREDS OF SHOWS PLAYING BASS GUITAR, LEAD GUITAR, DRUMS, AND CAJON. JAY TEACHES ELEMENTARY MUSIC, OWNS A SMALL STUDIO AND SOUND COMPANY, AND IF YOU ASK NICELY, HE WILL DJ YOUR PARENT'S RETIREMENT PARTY.
Nikolaus holds a Bachelor of Music degree from UMASS Amherst. He started his first band at the age of 13, competed in piano competitions at New England Conservatory and Symphony Hall while in High School, received a Down Beat Magazine Award for best Blues/Pop/Rock Artist while in College, and has performed and written arrangements for several local musicians. Nik teaches piano and provides piano accompaniment at three school systems.
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Kevin's Interest in drums started...well...take our word for it...he's been around for a long while. He is the oldest member of the Madison Avenue band and he is often looked up to for guidance and direction or at times just to referee between other members at rehearsals. Kevin is one of the original founding members of Madison Avenue. His musical interest has been mostly therapeutic, in a semi-professional environment. To make a short story long..his accomplishments locally have been In projects such as Naked Truth, Saffire, BacK in Town, Fine Grind, and recently Madison Avenue. Kevin continues to have musical aspirations and goals. A couple of these are to continue playing as long as he can physically set up his drums and also to play "Auld Lang Syne" on January 1, 2030.