Rock of Ages Band

The Band

Barry Habib – Vocals

Barry Habib is an American Entrepreneur and frequent Media resource for his Mortgage and Housing insight.  Barry has had a long tenure with monthly appearances for CNBC and FOX.  For the past 20 years, Barry is a well-known professional speaker on the financial markets.

He is also the Lead Producer and Managing Partner for “Rock of Ages” – a musical theatrical production running on Broadway, London, and touring the US.  It was also released as a major film in 2012.  Barry also plays the part of the record producer in the movie.

Barry has always been passionate about music and enjoys singing.  He is grateful to be a part of the Rock Of Ages Band alongside a group of exceptionally talented musicians.

 

Bre Cade – Vocals

Bre Cade is a rock/pop vocalist, theatre performer, and hair stylist residing in Asbury Park, NJ. She’s played many roles in the tri-state area including Eva Peron in Evita, Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Linda in The Wedding Singer, Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and many more. Locally, she’s been seen on stage at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, The Strand in Lakewood and with her friends from Cabaret for Life at McLoone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park and the Axelrod Theatre in Deal. You can also check her out singing with the soulful Remember Jones & the Emancipation Congregation.

 

Brad Capinjola – Lead Guitar  

It all started for me when I was 4 years old and my uncle who is a giant Kiss fan brought over “Kiss meets the phantom of the park”.  I watched that movie in all of its cheesiness at least a zillion times.  I was instantly a huge Kiss fan.  I would load up on candy and other sugar products and bounce around the house like a goofball with Kiss makeup on and swinging a tennis racket.  Fast forward to when I was 7 years old, that is when I got my first guitar lesson from the same uncle.  He taught me the basics and then I took it from there.  I proceeded to learn everything that caught my interest and then I discovered Edward Van Halen…From there on out it was a different game, as it helped inspire me to take my guitar playing to another level entirely.  And since then, I have discovered the benefits of doing research, which has improved my playing by 25%.

I have been fortunate enough to share the stage with some amazing musicians over the years and do amazing things.  I have also met some amazing people along the way that have inspired me such as the late Peter Steele from Type O Negative, Dimebag Darrell, Zakk Wylde, Overkill and Richie Scarlett to name a few.  Quite recently, Ace Frehley used my smoking Les Paul for the opening night of his “Space Invader Tour”.  I was pleased to meet him and also make a few connections as well.

I write and record music constantly always looking for new and interesting projects.  Currently, I am playing guitar in ROA Band, jamming with Steve Tobin from Carnivore Mortgage, working on an original project as well as a few other things.  I am also a sales associate at MBS Highway and enjoy competitive eating.

My hobbies include eating large steaks, quoting The Jerky Boyz, and eating large steaks.

 

Dennis Francese – Percussion

I always had a love for music at a very early age.  I fell in love with Ricky Ricardo Jr. from I Love Lucy.  I wanted to be him.  My Mom was a classical pianist, but much to her dismay I did not play the piano because all I wanted to do was pound on the keys.  So naturally, I started to play the drums.   As a teen I had the opportunity to play with some great musicians such as Richie Sambora, Tico Torres and countless others.

I was married at an early age, had children, and raised a family.  This put my ability to bang the drums on hold.  But I still often thought of “Little Ricky.”  As a career I became a Hair designer, and with years of hard work I was fortunate to travel the world working with the greats of my industry, winning numerous awards.  I have had many Magazine publishing’s and enjoy a celebrity cliental.

Presently I am still working as a hair designer and also at MBS Highway, helping countless Americans save money.   But now my true passion is back…MUSIC.  I have the great opportunity to play with an incredible band, Rock of Ages!  Babaloo!

 

Dan Prestup – Drums

Dan Prestup is recognized as one of the fastest drummers in the world. In 2005, Prestup won the World’s Fastest Drummer competition at the NAMM Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, earning top honors in the Fastest Feet category.  In addition, Prestup’s 2004 achievement of 1,031 single strokes in 1 minute is recognized as the 21st highest mark in the world as of June 2014.

Daniel Prestup is also a drum instructor, and competitive eater. He is known by his friends and acquaintances as, “The Shark”, because they learned the mistake of leaving food unattended in his presence.   He is also known as the drummer for New Jersey-based hard rock band Spider Rockets.

Prestup has endorsements with Sabian, SJC Drums, and Duallist Drum Pedals.

Dan now exclusively allows Dennis Francese to cut his hair.

Dan is currently a member of the Rock of Ages Band.

 

Joe Imbesi – Rhythm Guitar

Joe Imbesi loves music, especially Rock and Roll with a “good hook”.  A virtual music encyclopedia, Joe can recall most songs and their artist over the past 40 years.  His love of music was inspired by his father, who Joe idolized and wanted to be like.  At the age of 9, Joe started to play guitar, which his dad singing to him and showing teaching him how to play.

Joe takes his guitar playing very seriously.  From years of lessons to his current daily practices, Joe’s guitar is like his American Express Card, “he never leaves home without it”.  Joe received critical acclaim and national recognition for playing and singing acoustic songs to preschool children.

Joe has had many musical influences, especially those with a prominent lead guitar.  His taste is pretty eclectic; Joe likes anything from the Eagles to Ozzy to Foo Fighters and everything in between.  As Joe always says. “If I hear it and like it I will play it!

 

Semi Quaver – Bass Guitar

Born and raised in New Jersey, Semi Quaver is “All About The Bass”, and has been playing bass (mainly in the Tri-State area) since he was 10 years old.  Semi has played with many area musicians and bands such as Jon English of Boston, Lazy Punks, Anger on Anger, and Loose Cannon (winner of the 2009 WRAT best band competition).

Major influences include many artists such as Jaco Pastorius, Steve Harris, Kiss, Barry White, Judas Priest, Peter Baltes (Accept), Overkill, Etc.

Semi spends much of his free time giving “semi-nars” about songs translated in French.

A thunderous bass sound and solid playing is his approach to create the sounds of the Rock of Ages.  Semi likes a heavy sound and totes around a refrigerator-sized amp.