In October of 2003 the band added a third guitar player and successfully played their first official gig at a local party. Soon after the band began attending the weekly open mic at Bodles Opera House in Chester, NY. At their first open mic appearance on February 12, 2004, the band performed for the first time under the name "iN TRANSiT," which was taken from a humorous story from their history class. iN TRANSiT continued to practice and play gigs at parties and other functions throughout the course of 2004 until they headlined their first show at Bodles Opera House.
Drawing a crowd of near 100, the band played a set packed with classic rock and blues hits. Shortly after this show, one of the original guitarists departed the band, leaving it with its current lineup. This lineup finished 2004 by writing their first song and recording a demo consisting of three covers and their original, which was titled "Streets of Sorrow." The band performed a number of times in 2005 prior to leaving for college. In August of that year, the band was honored to open for the Pete Best Band at Bodles Opera House, on a stage that has also hosted artists such as Ritchie Havens and the Marshall Tucker Band.
iN TRANSiT returned from college in December to again perform at Bodles Opera House, and in the spirit of the holiday season, Santa Claus showed up to play bass for the second set. The band reconvened in the summer of 2006 performing again at Bodles, at the Tuscan Cafe in Warwick, NY, and at a memorial concert for Washingtonville musician Jonathan George, held at Mays Field. Though college keeps them separated, the members of iN TRANSiT will continue to perform and write songs whenever they can. Stay tuned for shows and happenings and hopefully some fresh new recordings in 2007!!!! The band's members are: Louis Amendolagine DOB: November 29, 1986 Instrument: Drums, Vocals Louis "Doc Butch" Amendolagine has been there since the beginning of iN TRANSiT, proving a rock solid beat and powerful vocals.
When not behind the kit, he can be found sitting behind keyboards or strumming on guitars. When not busy with music, he spends his time studying Civil Engineering at Bucknell University in Pa. Influences: Charlie Watts, Max Weinberg and Tico Torres Other Hobbies:Singing/Songwriting, Guitar, Poker Doug Cairns DOB: February 27, 1987 Instrument: Bass Doug joined the band in 2003 when he was convinced that playing bass was the right thing to do. Since that time he has continued to perform playing both electric bass guitar and double bass in various ensembles. During his stay at Washingtonville High School he performed with the Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble.
Following his graduation from Washingtonville in 2005 he began his attendance at SUNY Geneseo. After a tumultuous first year, he settled in to a major in the Geological Sciences and has made his name known in the Geneseo musical scene. He currently performs with the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra and Thursday Night Jazz Ensemble. Occasionally he has been asked to sit in with the Wind Ensemble and other Jazz combos, solo artists, and bands in the Geneseo area. Influences:Flea, Stefan Lessard, John Paul Jones, victor wooten, Other Hobbies:Lacrosse, Men of Action and Change Billy Edwards DOB: April 7th, 1987 Instrument: Guitar, Vocals Billy was the final addition to the band.
After showing up to a couple of practices, he performed at the Oktoberfest of Hulsetown Road, and has been around ever since. Billy has been playing guitar for 6 years off and on. He is compentent on trombone, baritone and tuba. Besides music, Billy was a starter for the Washingtonville Football team for two years, as well as a captain on the wrestling team.
He currently studies Physics and wrestles at King College in Bristol, TN. Influences: David Gilmour, Eric Clapton, Pearl Jam Other Hobbies: Wrestling Brian Walters DOB: August 22, 1987 Instrument: Lead Guitar Brian helped co-found the band in 2002. Playing guitar since the age of 12, his lead guitar work has helped to define iN TRANSiT's sound. Brian is also a competent player of both the piano and the trumpet, and has been seen behind a bass and drum set. Currently he is studying Music Engineering Technology and Jazz Guitar Performance at the University of Miami.
When not busy playing guitar or doing school work, Brian can be found going to concerts, or listening and adding to his ever growing music collection. Influences: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, BB King, John Mayer, John Frusciante, Mike Mccready Other Hobbies:Aikido Jack Zybura DOB: March 25, 1987 Instrument: Keyboards/Hammond Organ, Guitar and Lead Vocals Jack joined the band in 2003. His bluesy vocals and keyboard work help to fill out iN TRANSiT's sound. Jack has also contributed some extra rhythm guitar work to the band when needed and continues to experiment with other instruments and sounds. He is currently studying Acoustics and Music at the University of Hartford.
Jack is also an avid concert goer and has performed in many other music ensembles throughout the years. Influences: The Beatles, The Doors Other Hobbies:Works at C&G Deli in South Blooming Grove If you hear our stuff and like it, feel free to share it with your friends, enemies, grandparents, and anyone else you can think of! Spread the word! All of the above was taken from www.intransitband.net. Please visit the site! Also check out www.myspace.com/intransitwashingtonville. You can now by iN TRANSiT merchendise at http://www.cafepress.com/intransit Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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