THE BAND'S STORY & SONG
More than a cover band, The KICKBACK Band is a musical experience. Playing for more than 17 years, the band offers a fantastic mix of professionalism and talent. Trading vocals and styles, they move from one genre to another, recreating hits of today and classics from decades past flawlessly. It is almost as if the songs were meant for the band.
The KICKBACK Band was formed in 2006 by former Shadow Road bassist / Keyboardist Joe Haley. Since that time, the band has gone through quite a few member changes. In 2013 the 3 original members, lead guitarist Joel "The Doctor" Fischer, original drummer Ron Haley and founding member Keyboardist Joe Haley decided to start making some member changes that best fit the band.
In 2014 original drummer Ron Haley decided to leave to pursue other musical interest and the band was lucky enough to find veteran drummer Dan Bedea between bands to come on board and take charge of the rhythm section.
In 2020, during the height of the Pandemic, guitarist Joel " The Doctor" Fischer left the band to pursue other interest. That's when KICKBACK decided to make some sweeping changes, first was deciding to go forward as a 5 piece band then bring in lead singer Nancy Manuelian to front the band. With her powerful vocals and extensive musical back ground, she will be taking KICKBACK to the next level.
Keeping to their song catalog and after extensive auditions, they joined forces with lead guitarist Lenny Bellafiore. With Lenny's experience on the music scene and his playing style, he gives KICKBACK a new range of material that only KICKBACK can cover. Then last but not least in 2022 and only after many auditions, the band was happy to bring in bassist Craig Mawhinney. Craig brings to KICKBACK a dynamic musical history that the band has been looking for. With all these new musicians and Joe and Dan still at the core, KICKBACK is a band to be reckoned with!
LOVING THE STAGE
When it comes to blending music, fun, and performing, The KICKBACK Band has the right ingredients and knows the recipe down cold. They bring all the elements of a great live performance together, making sure everyone has a great time and the music mix is perfect.