TONY SARACENI - (East Coast Band)
Tony has been drawn towards music from an early age. He began taking piano lessons at the age of five. He also began studying the Upright Bass in the fourth grade and later the Bass Guitar. The first album Tony listened to was Billy Joel's Glass Houses. Billy was and still is a big influence on him musically. As he got older he actively played in the School Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band and the Pit Orchestra for all of the school musicals. As well as performing with his own rock group.
While studying business at Adelphi University, Tony continued to play in cover bands and played original music with the band Amethyst. Tony took a break from music when he left college to start his own in business in 1992. He started by selling pagers and soon expanded into the cellular telephone business. He and his business partner grew their business over the next 22 years until 2014 when they sold the business but not before becoming a major retailer in the cellular industry with 53 AT&T branded retail stores in the NY/NJ/CT area and nearly 200 employees.
After leaving the business world behind, Tony has returned to music wholeheartedly. He is currently playing keyboards in a Boston Tribute group and when invited to join Fire and Ice, he was "All Fired Up" to play with such a talented group of artists.