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About the Band

Daena D - Vocals

Daena hails from Long Island, New York and tops off this tribute as the perfect Ann Wilson. She has fronted several hard rock projects and has performed in a variety of different cover bands that have a wide range of music. Her past projects include recording with Geoff Tate of Queensryche and with an all-girl metal band Thunderbox. Currently, she is working in the studio with a new original project called Sevenless whose members are Tom Cavanagh, John LaSpina and Chris Parrett. Their expected first release is the Fall of 2018.  In addition to Bad Animals and Sevenless she also performs with John Blaze’s rockin Halloween production “I Am Scarecrow”. Daena's power vocals have claimed her as one of the hardest rockin singers around and is considered the “Royal Sonic Siren”

 

 

Diane Lutz - Vocals and Guitars

Diane has played in both original and cover bands in the NY metropolitan area’s notorious rock and acoustic venues- Bitter End, Prohibition, Canal Room, le Poisson Rouge and the likes. She spent time in New Zealand and in the United States recording, writing, and touring with her original music. Diane is also a member of the 80’s Tribute Band "Pour Some 80’s on Me" contributing vocals and acoustic guitar.  In 2006, Diane and singer/friend Julie Weyne established the “Sing For…” charitable concerts that to date have raised over $100,000 for children who are deaf and hard of hearing and for those who suffer with blindness worldwide.  Her beautiful voice, acoustic/electric guitar work, and a very similar resemblance to Nancy Wilson adds the perfect Nancy-ness to this most authentic tribute to Heart.

 

Tom Cavanagh - Guitars and Vocals

Tom is a well known musician and songwriter who is best known for his playing for artists such as Lita Ford, Jerry Jemott, Eddie O'Jeda, Dee Harris, and equally known for his work with Kitbash, The Levititown Garage Band, Bent Pussycat, The Backseat Devils, The Motor Parkway Blues Band, Wardance, The Mean Blue Spirit, Walking the Line (The Johnny Cash Production), Almost Queen, Garlic, I Me Mine, The Hasbro's, Surprise Surprise, Opus Forte, The Harris Brothers, Natas, Big Daddy Deluxe and Rhino Caravan. Currently, he is back in the studio working on a new original project called Sevenless with Bad Animals members Daena D, Chris Parrett and John LaSpina.  His critically acclaimed solo efforts (over 30 solo albums) have generated sales into the thousands and his songs have emerged in multiple movies, television shows, video games and commercials. Endorsements by: Mad Professor Pedals, Intune guitar picks, Mystar Cables, Hughes Guitars and Martin Guitars. Tom is the music director of Bad Animals and his creative and amazing talent propels this Heart tribute over the top.

Mark "The Animal" Mendoza - Bass and Vocals

Mark is a rock bassist and a member of the band Twisted Sister.  He joined the band in 1978 after he left The Dictators. He briefly played in Blackfoot in the early 1990’s. Mendoza is also currently a member of Joe Rock and The All Stars, contributing bass and vocals to this band that features front man Joe Rock of WBAB radio on Long Island, New York. He is also a co-host on The Real Radio Show with Frankie Dee, and has been playing with Bad Animals since its inception.

Chris Parrett - Bass and Vocals

Chris has been a fixture in the New York rock scene playing with many original and cover bands. He has performed at some of the areas top venues including the Chance Theater, The Bitter End, The Emporium, Mulcahys, and The Cutting Room. Chris works with talented musicians such as Bobby Rondinelli, George Cintron, Mick James, and many more. Currently, he's in the studio recording with new original project called Sevenless on their upcoming CD as well as developing some exciting new projects. Chris lends his amazing talents to this tribute to Heart, and will be filling in for Mark when he is out touring with Twisted Sister. Bad Animals is excited to have the opportunity to work with him.

Lance Millard - Keys and Vocals

Having recorded and toured with the likes of 80's rock diva "Fiona" and metal act "Angel", Lance is a busy guy. As Leader of the Elton John Tribute ROCKETMAN, Lance has logged more hours in the tribute scene than some Elvis impersonators. Originally an accomplished drummer, he took on the keyboards a few years ago and progressed at an unbelievable pace. Having studied piano and voice under the instruction of front man Dave DeFeis of metal band "Virgin Steel", Lance is also a lead singer in his own right, as can be heard on Journey staples, "Feelin' That Way", "Anytime" and "Just The Same Way".  He recently joined Bad Animals lending his amazing talents.

John LaSpina - Drums

John started playing drums at 8 years old and studied formally with several drum instructors including Al Miller and Howie Mann. He cites Liberty Devitto, Carmine Appice, Simon Phillips, Stewart Copeland and Nicko McBrain as early influences; many more influential drummers would follow in the genres of jazz, funk, country, prog rock and fusion.  John is also a member of renown 80s tribute band Rubix Kube. He has shared the stage with artists such as Jeff Scott Soto, Dennis De Young, Rick Springfield and Brett Michaels and has made various TV appearances including Fuse TV and The Today Show.  Currently, he is also working on new original project called Sevenless with Bad Animals members Daena D, Tom Cavanagh and Chris Parrett.  In addition to drums, he also plays guitar. John’s rock solid timekeeping and musical sensibility is the perfect sonic foundation for this tribute to Heart.