Luci Cabrera started her singing career in high school in the Bronx as Gloria Thorpe in Damn Yankees where she was also part of the gospel choir.
Luci was part of an acapella group in college, and has worked in duo projects with Bible Johnson and DJ Russ. She’s also worked briefly with several bands including Tradewinds, Jump Off, Lokedo and Undercover.
Her longest career is currently with Soul Purpose. Lucí joins Way Back When band summer of 2020.
1964 New York In a basement with all the guitars and vocals coming out of one amp and a drum set. Bobby D’Andrea, with some friends from St Jerome grammar school in Brooklyn, put together a group called The Strays. The band became very popular in the late 60 s playing local churches, dances and clubs, and in the 70 s the band traveled up and down the East Coast from Florida to New Jersey.
For a long time after that, Bobby stayed away from music to raise a family. In 2007 his wife read an article in Long Island Newsday about a competition for New York State Senior Idol. Bobby entered and became a finalist. Since then his passion for music returned with a vengeance.
Now Bobby is with Way Back When on lead vocals and guitar. The harmonies, the music and the playing will bring you back to when it all began for Bobby -This time with better equipment!
At age 5 Neil did an impersonation of Elvis Presley singing ‘Hound Dog’ at his Aunt’s wedding and the ‘music bug’ hit him hard.
Beginning with piano lessons he soon switched to guitar and the started his first band in 8th grade, “The Blue Horizons”. Playing Beatles, surf music, Ray Charles and early British invasion tunes at all the local school and church dances.
He’s played many gigs along his musical journey including a stint on Broadway in the mid 70’s in the show “HAIR”.
Neil continues to play professionally most recently with Jukebox Explosion and LI Rewind. Way Back When is thrilled to have added him to the group. A pro’s pro !!
From Wantagh NY, grew up in East Meadow, in a home filled with music.
Steve’s first band “Delta T” was formed back in high school. Of course, as bands sadly do, they broke up a few years later as everybody needed time to ‘grow up’.
Fast-forward to 1998 when Steve added his keyboards to a then 3-piece band called “The Generators” which filled the musical void that was missing for so many years. Steve gigged with The Generators for 16 years, playing 837 shows until the end of 2013. The band added immensely to Steve’s catalog and performance experiences.
He’s now having the time of his life enjoying playing with Way Back When, and of course getting that rock and roll fix playing all your classic dance , pop, and rock hits !!
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.
Playing drums since age 11 George’s big influences are Ringo Starr and Dino Danelli. His other favorite drummers include Steve Gadd, Mitch Mitchell, Dave Weckl and Stanton Moore.
George has played in every type of venue from Montauk to Manhattan in bands of every genre.