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If you attend a Cagneys performance, you'll find yourself wondering how anyone can still be sitting in their seats. Because The Cagneys are playing all your favorite songs from the 60's and into the 21st century, you want to get up and dance, or at the very least, if you find yourself with two left feet, you are singing along. The Cagneys are experts at reproducing the original recordings in amazing detail and working their four-part vocal arrangements into a harmonious blend. The repertoire is pure dance music spanning everything from ballads for those tender moments to all-out rockers that are anthems to generations. Yup, if you're still sitting in your chair, your pants are on too tight. Read on to find out about the hundred years of musical experience The Cagneys bring to a performance.

Ed Flick: keyboard, guitar, vocals. Ed is a professional musician and educator who has over 30 years of experience. He has worked as a public school music teacher since 1980, has been a member of numerous local bands, and worked as stage manager, and sound and lighting director for the Palace Theater at the Friar Tuck Resort in the Catskills. Ed has performed with such notable musicians as David Sancious (keyboardist for Sting and Bruce Springsteen), Gary Burke (drummer for Joe Jackson), and "Little Anthony" of Little Anthony and the Imperials. Ed has played with bands that opened for Starship, Don McLean, comedian David Brenner, and the Drifters, just to name a few. He has performed music for many local television channels and radio commercials. It is rumored that it was Ed's singing that kept his wife-to-be from moving to another state.


Mike Rich: basses, vocals. Mike played bass guitar for 10 years before making guitar his main instrument. Fortunately for The Cagneys and Thorne, Mike stepped aside on guitar duties, switching back to bass guitar. Mike played in bands that opened for Sly Stone, Mitch Ryder, Ronnie Montrose, Steppenwolf, the Fools, Starship and Don McLean. The list of local bands in which Mike has played includes Kixx, Mythril, Day One, Big Features, Forehead, and the Yutes. He played bass and sang lead in Rush tribute band Oz, and has worked with musicians from the bands Starship, The Band, Sha Na Na, The Everyman Band, Pam Window and The Shades, Orleans, John Hall, Gary Window, NRBQ, Professor Louie and the Crowmatics and Group Six. Mike also plays guitar in The Big Smoothies.


Thorne Ventura: guitars, keyboard, vocals. After the obligatory piano lessons at age 8, Thorne started playing guitar in New York City when he was 9 years old... and he has never stopped. Along the way he added singing, electric bass and keyboards to his musical arsenal. He has been performing regularly since 1971 on stage and in orchestra pits as well as appearing on several studio recordings including his own band's 1991 recording, "Rosetta Stone -The Discovery". In the late 70's Thorne studied music theory. In addition to directing and producing variety shows, Thorne was stage manager and production manager for 6 years at one of the 50 music venues during Austin's South By Southwest (SXSW) international music, film and multimedia festival, working with bands, record and production companies, and the SXSW staff to put on the best music shows possible. In 2003 Thorne produced, mixed and mastered his first CD album, "Stealing the Covers", on which he played all the instruments and sang. To stretch his guitar vocabulary, Thorne played in an 18-piece jazz band whose repertoire spanned the likes of Spyro Gyra, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Thorne has also played in 2 Yes tribute bands.