STRANGE BREW

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Dan Molloy
Vocals

 

     

 

Dan is the front man, lead vocalist and creator of Strange Brew. He's an all-around great guy and a fabulous entertainer, in so many different areas... including music, business and athletics.

As a vocalist, he polished his craft in 1995 with the inception of Strange Brew - taking center stage, and loving every minute of it. But over the years, he also joined an Improv group in NYC, which was great fun... And he became a Team USA triathlete for 13 years, competing on the world stage. Dan represented the USA in 2011 in Bejiing, China - and was the sixth American to cross the finish line. He actually combines both worlds now, by performing the National Anthem at regional and national triathlon events.

And he accomplished all of that while growing Molloy LLC, as CEO of his own sales development company. You'll find more info about Dan's work on the links page.

Meanwhile, recreating the vocals (as well as the look) of Eric Clapton has been a tall order, but he does it justice - and with a playful style.

Dan Molloy...

 

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Doreen Molloy
Vocals

 

 


Doreen shares the stage with Dan on harmonies and lead vocals... and was instrumental in developing Strange Brew, along side Dan.

As a vocalist for many years, she has performed with wedding bands doing top 40... has done studio work with other musicians... and had a stint on the Spirit of New Jersey cruise ship back in the early 90's as the lead vocalist for a local band.

Doreen was also a karaoke DJ for many years, so music has been a major part of her life over many decades. She's very comfortable on a mic... and also currently hosts a monthly radio show on BBS Radio, called 'Mediums & Messages'.

Doreen feels incredibly blessed to be able to work in the two fields that she loves the most. One of those is 'Music' which makes her heart happy... And the other is within her private practice as a metaphysical practitioner, which has truly been her life's calling (and the reason why she's on the planet). You'll find more info about Doreen's work on the links page.

Doreen Molloy...


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Bill Moraites
Lead Guitar

 




Bill is the lead guitarist for Strange Brew. A masterful player, he might seem like an mild-mannered guy, but he'll rip your heart out when he takes a lead.

Emulating Clapton, who just happens to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time... is no small feat. But Bill pulls it off superbly. We like to call him 'Billy Clapton'... which he hates, but we do it anyway.  Lol...

His background includes performing with the band 'Smoker Craft'... playing  in the 70s and 80’s at CBGB's, Maxes Kansas City and the Tin Palace NY Club scene. 

He's also done original music... plus select songs from Clapton, Hendrix and the Allman Brothers.

And from there, he's played Jazz and Fusion, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis, Weather Report and the Like.

Bill also currently performs with 'Double Billed Band' and 'Uncle Pedestrian', along with Dave.

Bill Moraites...

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Dave Sansone
Keyboards

 




Dave creates magic on those keys...

He's an absolute virtuoso, whether he playing softly in the background - or he's taking a lead and rocking the house.

Oldies... Top 40... Jazzy Blues... or Classic Rock... Dave's done it all.

His background is extensive... He's performed in many Broadway shows and did the original national tour for 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. He's also done commercials, TV, and radio for CBS... as well as being a studio musician.

He also currently performs with another local NJ band called 'Sweet Mother', along with John and Dennis... as well as performing with Bill in Uncle Pedestrian.

Dave Sansone...

 

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John Prato
Rhythm Guitar

 

 



John plays rhythm guitar and adds background vocals and harmonies on many of the songs we perform. We actually traveled in the same musical circles for many years... and even jammed together on occasion. But now, we're thrilled to finally have him officially in the band.

Over the years, John performed with other bands as well... so he's no stranger to the stage. He worked with a three piece band called OFD... And early on, he was part of a band called 'Fresh'.

In addition to working with Strange Brew, John currently plays rhythm guitar for his own NJ band called My Dear 'Sweet Mother', along with Dave and Dennis. Check out their Facebook page for locations and dates for NJ venues.

John Prato...

 

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Sean Francois
Bass Guitar

 




Sean is the young spunky one in the band (compared to the rest of us)... And man, can he rock the house on bass guitar!

He is an accomplished jazz bassist, originally from Illinois... but now lives and performs in the NY/NJ metro area. Having two musician parents, Sean was surrounded by music for his entire life and has been playing bass since the age of 9.

He played and recorded with many different performers and groups, including forming his own band, 'The Sean Francois Trio'.

Sean holds a Bachelor’s degree in music from Indiana University’s prestigious Jacobs School of Music.

Sean Francois...

 

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Dave Grego
Bass Guitar

 





Dave played bass for us during our first go-round of Strange Brew (for the entire year of 2000), and now he's back with us as an alternate for some of our shows.

Dave plays electric bass, acoustic bass and tuba... He's also a music teacher and performed in the Broadway show, 'Chicago the Musical' as well as with NJ POPS. He jokes that at one time, he had 23 tubas in his apartment.

(No Dave... we can NOT imagine an apartment with 23 tubas...)

But we love him; he's a great guy... and a fabulous bassist.

Dave Grego...


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Dennis Palmer
Drums

 




 

Dennis was the original drummer for Strange Brew in 1995 and he performed with us for the first five years. Now he's back, and he's better than ever!

Prior to that, Dennis was also the drummer for 'Crystal Ship' (a popular Doors cover band) back in the 1980's... and he had a great run with that band as well.

Dennis is well-seasoned on drums and we not only consider him a great friend, but also one of the best rock and roll drummers we've ever worked with.

He also drums for 'Sweet Mother'.

Dennis Palmer...


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Jeff Pines
Percussion

 



Jeff is the musical director and percussionist for Strange Brew.

He is highly credentialed in the field of music, and has performed in everything from classical productions on Broadway... to playing percussion and/or drums in a rock and roll band.

Jeff is the 'technical guy'; he's the one with all the music sheets (unlike the rest of us)... and he does a great job coordinating our musical repertoire.

Jeff Pines...

 

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Danny Prete
Technical / Production

 


Danny is the production manager for Strange Brew.

He's the guy in charge of the sound... the video... and the lighting... and making sure that everything runs the right way!

He's also the Technology Coordinator Assistant for the New Milford Board of Education... and loves doing big show productions.

Danny Prete...

 

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Doreen Molloy, with her vintage guitar,
a Gretsch 1958 Clipper

 

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