Background Vocals and GMS Drums Endorsee
John has been playing drums for over 45 years. During this time he has backed up such acts as Kansas, The Ripingtons, the Ramones, Poco, Rick Derringer, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds to name a few. John has also had the pleasure of playing with guitar player Phil Grande from Joe cockers band and Tommy Byrnes of Billy Joel fame. Also, John has performed with Paul Morris from Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. John's driving drum beat is a vital part of SimplyTina's rhythm section, and we're fortunate to have him as our Band/Musical Director and friend.
MIKE SILVERMAN: BASS -
Mike has played the club circuit throughout Long Island, South Florida and Memphis. As the highest quality equipment is critical to him, Mike plays a Spector Custom Euro 5 String Bass or a 4 String Fender Precision Bass, coupled with a Gallien Krueger 800 Watt Bass Cab and Gallien Krueger 750 Watt Bass Amp. Together with John’s expert drumming abilities, Mike helps complete the solid rhythm section for Simply Tina.
JUAN AGUIRRECHU- Lead guitar, Background Vocals
Jeff Ankeney - Synthesizer, Background Vocals
Lee Gabe was born and raised in Miami from a musically talented family and continues to make South Florida his home base for his musical journey. Lee can be found performing in many different bands, ensembles, and solo acts. Lee's primary instrumental focus is the saxophone but also doubles on Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, and EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument). Lee's favorite music to perform is modern jazz fusion but performs all styles of music from classical, jazz, blues, R&B, pop, rock, and top 40 hits.
Lee picked up the saxophone at age 10 and credited his instrument of choice thanks to the influence of his older brother who played keyboards and was listening to the famous jazz musicians of the '80s from Spyro Gyra, Dave Sanborn, Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker, along with many more artists. These artists framed a strong musical foundation for Lee to continue and study music through high school and college.
Lee is a graduate of the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy and received his bachelors in music performance from Florida International University where he studied under Gary Campbell. Lee also studied saxophone, flute, and clarinet privately with Billy Ross. Lee Gabe has performed and shared the stage with Earth, Wind, and Fire, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Nestor Torres, The Fifth Dimension, Efrain Toro, Mike Gerber, Mr. Nice Guy, Turnstiles, and has recorded along with Vintash Band's Live performance album New World. Lee is very excited to be apart of the Simply Tina family!
Paola's choreography sets the tone for an ultra sexy rock n roll show while adding a high energy spirit and even a touch of Latin flavor.