The KnightCrawlers LIVE in Ramsey, NJ
The band performed a 90-minute set at the Borough of Ramsey’s Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Click the button below to listen to the band’s performance as it was captured LIVE from the mixing board. Enjoy!
RON DAMATO Lead Vocals / Rhythm Guitar / Harmonica
After being chased for years by women who thought he was Johnny Depp, Ron decided to cut his hair and join a Rock and Roll band. Quite remarkably, they still chase him (ah, the power of fronting a Rock and Roll band). Ron’s unique showmanship is surpassed only by his ever-changing guitar and amp collection. And what’s truly amazing is Ron never plays the same guitar once, let alone twice! Member since 2006.
PAULA NEWMAN Lead Vocals / Percussion
Hailing from the ”other side” of Bergen County, Paula is ”the new guy” (er... gal) in the band. While she never met a microphone that she didn’t like, Paula has found singing to be a solution to her mid-life crisis (and she hasn’t even hit her mid-life yet!). Paula’s vocal range has added a new dynamic to the band – opening up some exciting new possibilities into previously unchartered musical waters. Member since 2014.
MARK SCALA Lead Guitar / Vocals
Mark prides himself on being taller than both Angus Young of AC/DC and Jon Anderson of Yes, and is equally happy he’s younger than both. Although “altitudinally challenged”, Mark‘s guitar tone makes him sound larger than life. Mark cites his early musical influences as ”anything you couldn’t possibly dance to.“ When The KnightCrawlers are offered a gig, Mark’s usual reply is, ”just tell me where to stand.“ Member since 2006.
DIRK VUIST Bass Guitar / Vocals
”Diggler”. Many of you first learned of Dirk‘s big talent in the movie ”Boogie Nights”. Since then, Dirk has settled down, raised a family and learned to play bass guitar. And just like everything else, one word describes his thumping bass – BIG!! When Dirk isn’t slapping those steel strings, he’s twisting metal with his bare hands! A word of warning: If you tell Dirk his bass is too loud, he’ll gladly turn it up for you. Member since 2006.
ALEX STECYNA Keyboards / Vocals
Alex has a last name even his bandmates can’t pronounce. He can usually be seen hopping like a crazed mad man singing Ramones songs at the end of the night. Alex would love to own a real Hammond B3 Organ, but would rather have a healthy back instead (you need a fork lift to move them!) Alex's favorite quote in rehearsal is ”I think we should do it one more time”, to which the band replies in unison ”NO!” Member since 2006.
STEVE DUVA Drums ( just drums... you don’t want to hear him sing )
Steve plays drum with the thunder of John Bonham and intensity of Alex Van Halen – chewing up three pairs of drumsticks a night, while his bandmates go through three pairs of ear plugs! Steve is the ”senior” member of the band – not that he's old, but he got his first drums when Lincoln was President. Ba-dum-bum. Steve attended the famed Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp in 2006 and 2008, where he played with some of the biggest names in rock history. When asked if he learned anything new, he replied, “no, but I taught them a few things”. Member since 2006.