Keyboards, Vocals and FX
Don is a Jersey boy and has been singing since third grade, however It was after he sang back stage for the star in a Junior High Schools production of "Bye Bye Birdie" that got him started. The person that was supposed to sing came down with a bad cold, could act, but singing was out of the question.
KIM MJ BARRON
Rick a West Orange native began taking drum lessons as early as 4th grade and made all-city by 6th. He began studying under Newark jazz great Bob DeSalvo where he honed his rudimentary skills into placing 7th in junior high all-state competition.
After moving to North Carolina in high school, Rick eventually joined the professional band Armageddon (Featuring Beach Music Legend Dink Perry); and opened for acts like The Classics IV, and The Embers.
Family responsibilities and a career in TV took Rick away from drumming until 10 years ago when he moved back to New Jersey and joined both the Glen Rock Pops Orchestra as a percussionist, and Blue North where he continues his love for classic rock.
The newest member of Blue North, Lou joined the band in May 2019. Like many of his contemporaries, his interest in music began February 9, 1964, when the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. Lou received his first guitar for Christmas that year, and before long he was forming garage bands with friends in his neighborhood. Through his teens and twenties, he played with numerous bands throughout North Jersey and the Hudson valley.
After a long break from music to focus on career and family, Lou recently rejoined the music scene, participatiung in jams and open mics near his home in Orange County, NY.
Some of Lou's favorite bass players are Paul McCartney, James Jamerson (Motown), Carl Radle (Eric Clapton, Derek and the Dominoes),and Garry Tallent (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band).