From the iconic stage at Radio city music hall in NYC to the dynamic rooms in Las Vegas, Ami Jane never fails to deliver a high energy standout vocal performance. She can effortlessly cover a host of musical styles, and has participated in many studio recording sessions with renowned songwriters. Her energetic and passionate vocal performances are a hallmark of Way Back When’s live shows.
John brings 25 years of diverse experience as a guitarist and vocalist in a variety of performance situations, ranging from Jazz Ensembles to Church Choirs, Rock Bands to Pit Orchestras. He has worked with local cover acts, and is founder of the acoustic duo The Brother’s Grim. His influences span the catalogs of the great songwriters, vocalists and musicians of popular music, including Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, and John Mayer.
Former vocalist with The Cascades (Rythym Of The Rain), the Devotions (Rip Van Winkle) and more recently with Tony Danos’ all-star Manhattan Skyline Orchestra, Mikes powerful and dynamic voice has been on the Long Island music scene since the early 80s. He had a brief recording career in Disco in 1978 and has fronted numerous Classic Rock bands throughout the years. Though Doo-Wop is in his blood and Motown is in his soul, Rock and Roll is his one true love. If you want to hear a singer who’s comfortable singing everything from Johnny Maestro to The Temptations to The Rolling Stones, Mike’s your guy.
Don has been a New York resident since 1977, growing up in Philly listening to blues, soul and rock. Since moving to New York, Don has been in bands playing the gamut of music – everything from Modern Country, Old School Twang and Rock to Neil Diamond and Linda Ronstadt. A member of numerous tribute bands, Don has played all over the Five Boroughs and up and down the East Coast. He had a 7 year run with Arlene’s World Famous Live Karaoke Band at Arlene’s Grocery in New York City, appearing on stage with sports stars, recording artists, and in a viral live video with actor Jim Carrey. When he’s not playing guitar, he builds web sites and collects guitars.
I started playing music in 4th grade. Was playing in my first working band at 16 years old in Queens N.Y. during the Beatles revolution. Played with various dance and original music bands through the years. Graduated from CUNY in 1976 with BA in music and a K thru secondary teaching certificate. Went on to teach privately and record with various music projects and did a stint working for a jingle house doing radio jingles for clients. Presently I am playing keyboards for SOUL MATES, an R&B duo, UNBOUND, a classic rock power house group and last but not least with WAY BACK WHEN, a high energy group playing the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
As the band’s manager he ensures our busy schedule, booking the bands appearances throughout the tri-state area. As a bass player, he has always loved the music of the 60’s 70’s & 80’s, and has put together some of the most talented singers and musicians to form The Way Back When Band.
Bob was born and raised in Northport Long Island, and has been playing music since he was 12 (mostly Drums, but also bass guitar). He was Influenced by drummers like John Bonham from Led Zeppelin and Liberty Devito From Billy Joel’s band. Bob is a Fan of all music styles, and is also the long-time drummer for The Moonshine Band among others. Rob owns RMD Auto and Marine Repair in East Northport and lives in Moriches New York with his wife Margaret and their two boys, Bobby and Colby.