Performing by Special Engagement
Ron, a seasoned and versatile professional musician who has enjoyed playing with some of the most successful entertainers in the music industry, lives in Naples, Florida. Ronnie is a master of the electric guitar, his instrument of choice for most of his life, but also enjoys playing drums, keyboard, bass and harmonica. He is an outstanding vocalist with the talent and range to captivate the most demanding and discriminating audiences. He has been a musical director for a New York City based show band, toured nationally and internationally, has done extensive studio work and has had his own local hit along with a music video in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Ron began his career in the Buffalo, New York area where he has performed with many local bands which included members of Spyro Gyra, Van Morrison Band and Steve Miller Band, Joe Cocker Band and America. He toured with a show group called “Topp Banana” playing major hotels and showrooms in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean including places such as NYC, Honolulu, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco, New Orleans, Atlanta, Tampa, Miami, Atlantic City, Bahamas, and San Juan. He worked his way to the west coast and found himself playing in the beautiful islands of Hawaii where he shared the stage with many great musical headliners.
Settling down in Hawaii after years on the road, Ronnie started his own house band “Fred” for a club called “Rodeo Drive” located in Waikiki on the island of Oahu, a primary tourist destination. He also played in major showrooms on other Hawaiian Islands. During this time he became Hawaii’s top concert opening act for headline performers such as The Police, Pat Benatar, Journey, The Beach Boys and The Missing Persons. Band members in his group included Alumni from Santana, Miles Davis and Sly & the Family Stone.