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ABOUT THE BAND

                The band sprang from an idea to play smooth jazz around the New England area,and grew to produce a more eclectic songlist. 
                Robin Worthley,keys and sequencing, is a native of Newport,R.I. who relocated to the western mountains of Maine after years of touring .Starting at the age of 4,Robin's piano virtuosity grew as did his reputation thrusting him into Rhode Island's music scene in the late 60s and early seventies.As a young musician,Robin found himself opening for such notable groups as "Eric Burdon and The Animals","The Kinks","The Young Rascals",and others while working with his group which included Rodney Farrias,a guitar player who later played and recorded with Don"Sugarcane"Harris and Clifton Chenier Jr.  Robin moved to Hartford CT and began playing in the area's hotel and resort chains,which eventually led to recording and touring the U.S. and Europe for years with RCA recording artist "Little" Melvin Smith and the original Nightriders,and later backing such Artists as Bonnie Raitt,Bo Didley,and James Montgomery.Since moving to Maine in the 80's,Robin's interests have diversified to session work,teaching at a private school and producing music feverishly in his Western Mountain studio.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Mike Cassella,saxes flute and vocals..Mike's career spans 4 decades and two continents.His first big break came when he backed Roberta Flack at Switzerland's prestigous Montreaux jazz festival.With a gifted ability on sax, flute and clarinet,he performed with many of the greats of our time such as Clark Terry,Bobby Rosengarden,Bill Watrous,Bucky Pizzerrelli,and Gerry Mulligan.Mike holds a Master's degree in Music Education and taught for years in CT until moving to Maine.