|Carmen Cosentino - Guitar / Vocals|
|As a New Jersey kid Carmen Cosentino was a regular attendee of the
Upstage Club in Asbury Park , N.J. where he jammed frequently with Bruce
Springsteen, Little Steven, Southside Johnny, and other Jersey rockers.
Carmen hired Tico Torres, drummer for Bon Jovi, his first touring gig
playing drums for the Marvelettes in the late 1970’s. As lead guitarist
and vocalist Carmen has performed with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
members Ronnie Spector, which included a performance at Madison Square
Garden , Johnnie (Johnny B. Goode) Johnson, touring Asia with the late
R&R HOFer with Michael Merritt (Conan O’Brian Show) on bass, as the
Johnnie Johnson Trio.
He has also accrued fourteen years touring the world as Chubby Checker’s lead guitarist and musical director, eleven years with Bill Haley's Comets, and is currently performing as guitarist for 6 time Hall of Fame inductee Shirley Alston Reeves as well as guitarist and vocalist with his own band, Real Rock Drive.
|Frank Yanni - Keyboards|
|Frank Yanni was brought up in a musical household. His father played trumpet in big bands, his mother played organ
and sang in the church choir, and his sister was a concert pianist.
Over the years, Frank has developed an impressive list of notable
bands and people he has played, recorded and toured with including: 1910
Fruitgum Co., TCB, Hotspur, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and The Marvelettes.
Having performed at famous venues such as The Fillmore East, The
Metrapole, The Bottom Line, The Bitter End, The Stanhope House and BB
Kings, he has jammed with many musical greats such
as Steven Stills, Blood Sweat & Tears, Deep Purple, April Wine and MRQ.
|Hurricane Bob Alfano - Harmonica|
|Hurricane Bob has been a member of Real Rock Drive since 2013. He has briefly been a member of several other bands over the years including The Renegades, The Naughty Boyz, The Agents, Groove Chemistry and The Dave Fields Band. Hurricane Bob has been frequently seen onstage "sitting in with the band" at countless notable venues across the country. He has had the opportunity to sit in with musical greats like Hubert Sumlin (Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf Fame), Billy Gibson (The Prince of Beale Street), Lou Pallo (Les Paul Trio), Jon Paris and Debbie Hastings (Bo-Diddley Band) and of course Carmen Cosentino and the members of Real Rock Drive.|
|Patrick Carmichael - Drums|
|Patrick Carmichael is the original drummer for Real Rock Drive. Patrick has an extensive array of freelance drumming experiences which includes session work, touring, club dates, and accompanying in a staggering variety of musical genres, here are some notable musical credits: MIdtown Men - Broadway star-studded oldies rock and roll band, The Blue Flower - Off-Broadway theater production, Woody Allen's Dixieland Jazz Band - Traditional Jazz, “Lion King Broadway" - Hit Broadway production, Bill Haley’s Comets - 50’s and 60’s rock and roll, Agua Clara - Andes latin music group, Van Davis - instrumental jazz and fusion, Jann Klose - NY singer/songwriter, Amy Regan - NY singer/songwriter, Moe Holmes - NY Blues artist, The Kin - NY based rock band, and Michael Powers - NY Blues, just to name a few.|
|Alex Stone - Bass|
|Alex was a founding member of Real Rock
Drive and has performed with Carmen for the last twenty years in
numerous bands including: Shirley Alson Reeves and Bill Haley's Comets.
He is currently upright bassist for a number of New York City Orchestras
including the United Nations Orchestra.