STONE THE RADIO
Stage: King Albert Stage 2 (King St. & Albert St.)
Date: Friday August 16, 2019
Time: 8:30 pm
STR covers popular songs from all eras of the alternative genre. They span through vintage Sugar Ray, Weezer, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Sublime, etc. to modern Nathaniel Rateliff, Arkells, Mumford & Sons, Greta Van Fleet and more!
The band has a long history with each other from other acts and are also great friends! This, among an awesome set list, perfect song execution and energy, is a huge part of their appeal as they quite obviously enjoy every moment! Mykul (The lead singer) had spent many years playing in dance cover bands and noticed that many other live bands share almost identical song lists. He envisioned something different, something with a flavour that people all know but don’t get to hear very often. In an experiment, he booked himself as a solo acoustic act and played popular alternative rock cover songs. With people singing along and dancing every night, he turned this experiment into a 4 piece band. After playing a few months and getting some great response, the Toronto Blue Jays entertainment committee contacted them to play their Summer Fan Festivals at the Rogers Centre after seeing a video of them on YouTube. The OLG casinos have had STR play in their venues since 2012 including past New Years Eve for 2019. Among these great venues and opportunities, STR has played countless clubs, pubs, events, festivals, weddings and private parties for almost a decade.
Mykul Abdallah – Lead singer, Guitars Originally a drummer for many years with touring and recording acts, Mykul moved on to singing and fronting several live bands. Approachable, accommodating and always ‘on’, Mykul is an engaging front person that makes sure everyone is having a good time.
Bernie Guglielmi – Lead Guitars, Vocals Bernie has been a live and studio session guitar player for many years in the Niagara area. His incredible skill coupled with his infectious, fun personality is a huge part of the STR appeal!
Ron Ferguson – Bass, Vocals Also a multi-instrumentalist, Ron is the backbone of the STR sound. His undeniable, top-notch skill and personality are a great complement to the STR family.
Mark Cavarzan – Drums Through many years playing the recording act Brighton Rock, Mark has developed an amazing playing style that wows patrons every night. Always in for fun and great conversation, Mark is integral to the STR sound and appeal.