Vocalist, percussionist, composer and arranger. He has experience in multiple styles, forms, and genres of music. His compositions range from popular songs for jazz and rock bands to works for concert band, choir and solo voice. Mr. Lake is a founding member of the bands “Heavy Weather”, “Sons of Origin” and “Tom Cintula & The Buffalo 24”. He leads his own jazz group, “The Mode Collective”. These projects keep him actively and creatively engaged in all kinds of popular music.
Hallie Smith Vredenburgh sings numerous styles, such as Pop, Jazz, Funk, R&B and Soul. She sings 70s with the Kaytelles, Gospel and Hymns with Glorious, Rock with Saints in the City, Jazz with Gator Alley. She has appeared at Adobe Blues, Alor Cafe, Liedy's, and Lacey's Bridge Tavern, among others. With The NY Skyscrapers she sings a mix of R&B, Pop, Jazz and Soul.
Ryan Kelly is a Singer, Songwriter, Actor, and Vocal Instructor. She just released her latest single this June titled, “You Silly Girl.” In addition to singing the song, she also wrote the lyric and played some piano on the session. The song can currently be heard on a regular basis on WHLI 1100 AM.Selections from Ryan’s debut album, “Not Just Another Girl,” were also aired on: Jonathan Schwartz’s 93.9FM WNYC and Sirius Radio, on WHLI, and on 100.7 FM WHUD. She is thrilled to have been invited back to Kathy Millar’s “Night Rhythms” program for a second on air interview on WHUD later in the season.
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On stage, Dorian’s opera credits include the roles of Uberto (Pergolesi’s La Serva Podrona), Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Don Alfonso (Cosi Fan Tutte) and, notably, Signor Giuseppe in a new opera, Il Negozio di Campagna, a role created expressly for him. His musical theatre performances include two productions of “Hair” and the Off-Broadway play “Sid’s Dream”.
Ryan is at ease in many genres and paints from a broad musical palate. Headline appearances include: Birdland Jazz Club, The Bitter End, The Duplex, Merkin Concert Hall, Ars Nova, The Player’s Theater, The Broadway Waterfront Festival, The San Gennaro’s Festival, The Laurie Beechman, The Friar’s Club, Bryant Park, The Iridium (with the late great Les Paul), and on New Year’s Eve Celebration in Times Square. Ryan was last seen performing on NYC’s World Yacht - The Destiny. She was also recently featured at the Christopher St. Coffee House, and at The Big Apple Indie Music Festival.
This summer she will be performing at the Back to The Beach Concert series, as well as the outdoor NYC Battery Park Plaza Concert series. Ms. Kelly was recently accepted into the NYC Jack Hardy Songwriters Circle, (a group that’s been meeting for over 30 years). Ryan was also asked to join the staff of The Staton Island Ballet School as their vocal Instructor. Ryan opened for Chris Botti at the SI Saint George Theater, and for the Duprees at Queens Theater in The Park. She was featured at Citi Field, on the main stage of Harrah’s Casino, Atlantic City, singing lead vocals in Le Ombre. In LA, she appeared at The Hayworth, and the First & Hope Theater’s in TUPELO.
Ryan is also featured on the TUPELO album, singing the duet - If You Talk In Your Sleep with Jeremiah James, (Yellow Sound Label).
Ryan shared the stage with David Zippel, John Bucchino & Amanda McBroom in the Johnny Mercer tribute concert at Chicago Northwestern University, hosted by Michael Kerker.
Among Mr. Lake’s recent concert soloist credits are Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem and Durufle Requiem with the Wagner College Choir. He served as a chorister with and regular soloist for Schola Cantorum on Hudson and Voyces choirs, and he is currently Head Cantor at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Staten Island. He was a featured artist in recent tributes to Black Music. Mr. Lake was a singer and reader during this past year’s Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day community celebrations at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, and a soloist at the prestigious Blues for Good Friday production at St. Mark’s in the Bowery in Manhattan. His wide range of interests and abilities have led to performances in such venues as Carnegie Hall, the New Jersey Performance Art Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, B.B. King’s, The Bitter End and the former CBGB’s. He has toured all over the East Coast and Germany.