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Brothers & Friends     
Celebrating the music of The Marshall Tucker Band and Friends
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ABOUT BROTHERS & FRIENDS

Simply stated, Brothers & Friends is a Marshall Tucker tribute band, playing the music of the Marshall Tucker Band as well as music of bands and musicians who toured with the MTB.  


A stylistically unique Southern Rock Band from day one, the members of Brothers & Friends have been singing, performing, and playing in sync as if they’d been together their entire musical careers.  Five members have played music with one another since high school.


Throughout the course of the group’s collaboration, they have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life and across genres. While performing the music of The Marshall Tucker Band and making countless public appearances, their captivating, high-energy shows are earning them an ever-growing fan base.

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BROTHERS & FRIENDS

Check out the faces that make up Brothers & Friends below.

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Tommy got his hands on his first guitar in 1965 and has been hooked ever since. He began his career in a garage band, “Ashbury Haight” (named after two street signs found in the garage). His love and fervor for guitar, has cultivated him into the talented musician you see today. Prior to forming “Brother and Friends”, Tommy 
spent 18 years performing with one of Long Island’s best bands, “The Stanton Anderson Band”.

Originally from Queens, NY, Steve moved to 
Long Island at a young age where he met Tommy and Billy. All three shared a passion for Southern / Classic Rock and began a friendship / musical career which has lasted through to today with “Brother and Friends”. Steve has been a lead vocalist for several  bands performing throughout NY.                                                                                               


TOM “PECK” PECORARO  - LEAD GUITAR / FOUNDING MEMBER / BAND MANAGER 

STEVE PINCUS - LEAD VOCALS

WILLIAM SMITH - DRUMMER

Billy is from Bethpage, NY and attended Plainedge  

High School with Tommy, Michael and Steve. 
He started playing drums at 15, with both musicians,

in “Ashbury Haight” which later became “The Hank Stevenson Band”.

RICH CURTIN - RHYTHM GUITAR 

Richie is a lifelong Marshall Tucker fan. Influenced by the classic rock of the 60’s and 70’s, he began his musical career by emulating influential guitarists of that time. He has a passion for live music and has performed with various bands throughout the metro area.

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MICHAEL BALLIN - ELECTRIC VIOLIN, VOCALS & PERCUSSION

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Michael is a session and studio musician as well as composer and producer. Classically trained throughout his formative years and blessed with “near pitch” and an “ear” for music, Michael enjoys playing the blues, classic and southern rock. In the late 70’s, as a member of “Nothing yet”, a classic southern rock band, he opened for “The Good Rats.” He now plays with “BUOY 34.” In 2018, “BUOY 34” opened for the “Southern Rock Revival,” featuring: “Marshall Tucker”, “Charlie Daniels”, and “The Outlaws”.

JAMIE DOUGHERTY - 
BASS & VOCALS 

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Jamie has toured the U.S. and is a veteran of the 70’s & 80’s NYC nightclub scene. His music compositions have aired on network TV including SNL. He most recently played with “Beyond the Bridge” and the “Bad Love” Eric Clapton Band. He’s currently, also playing bass with the “Continuum” Jazz quartet.

 

 

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JOHN MANGIONE “JOHNNY SAX”
- SAXOPHONE & FLUTE

Johnny is a professional musician performing all over Long Island with his jazz quartet. Johnny is also the co-founder of a foundation to give the gift of music back to children, “Ramona’s Gift to Music”.

 

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JEFF PARDES - KEYBOARDS

Jeff only recently joined the Long Island music scene.  Prior to moving to Long Island, Jeff was very active in the live music arena in Westchester county.  Most recently, a member of the band "Carbon" for the past seven years.  Although a classically trained pianist, his love of rock & roll has led him to Brothers and Friends as our keyboardist.

PETE TURSI - TRUMPET

Pete has been playing trumpet for over 55 years. He has played many years with The Stanton Anderson Band as well as playing and writing horn parts for the Skid Row  Horns section.  He is very excited to join Brothers & Friends!

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Dix Hills, New York 11746

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