Band Members

Brian Drucks: Guitar and Vocals

brianFrom playing the club circuit to writing and performing songs that appeared on the soundtracks to two major internationally released films (New Line Cinema’s Critters and Quiet Cool), Brian had great experiences while pursing the dream of a successful recording career.  He has shared the stage with Bon Jovi, Huey Lewis and the News and Clarence Clemmons while also appearing on National TV as a guest on the Joan London Show.

Mike Goldberg: Producer

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MIKE “METAL” GOLDBERG
PRODUCER, ENGINEER, MIXER
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Mike started his career as a musician at a young age but during his first recording session he realized his passion for the art of recording. Soon after, he found a job on staff at the House of Music in West Orange, NJ where he was given the nickname “Metal”. From 1987-1995 he worked his way up from assistant engineer to recording engineer. While continuing to play drums and picking up guitar as a second instrument, he was able to learn his craft from the most talented producers, engineers and musicians in the business.  When the House of Music closed its doors in 1995, Mike continued working as a freelancer in most of the top studios in the Tri-State area until he found his new home in 1996 at InterMediaPost in Paramus, NJ.  It wasn’t long before Mike was promoted to Chief Audio Engineer, the title he still holds to this day.

In addition to his 25 years of experience in music production, Mike’s clients find him to be a valuable resource in the audio post for video world as well. Voice over recording, sound design, re-recording, editing and mixing of National TV and Radio Ad campaigns, TV shows, long form documentaries, Indie Films, website design and everything in between have become part of Mike’s audio expertise.

Here are just a few artists Mike has worked with:

  • AEROSMITH
  • RITCHIE BLACKMORE
  • LESLIE WEST
  • DORO PESCH
  • GLENN HUGHES
  • SLASH
  • HUGH MCCRACKEN
  • GEORGE SMALL
  • LOU RAWLS
  • GWEN GUTHRIE
  • RICKY BIRD
  • T. M. STEVENS
  • GEORGIA MASS CHOIR
  • MIAMI MASS CHOIR
  • REV. TIMOTHY WRIGHT
  • LASHUN PACE
  • THE CLASSIC FUTURES
  • ROYAL HUNT
  • MISFITS
  • MURDER 1
  • RAZER
  • SEX, LOVE & MONEY
  • BAD SEED
  • URANIUM 235
  • WARDOG

Vito Ardito: Bass and Vocals

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Being a well rounded musician is what Vito is most prideful of. Playing bass and singing for over 40 years, he has performed in numerous musical styles including rock, blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, top 40/pop, calypso/SOCA, the “great American songbook.” He has played in venues ranging from concert halls to private parties to clubs to county fairs to recording dates. His vocal style stretches in range from the R&B of the Neville Brothers and Muddy Waters to the soul of The O’Jays/Temptations to the standards of Frank Sinatra/Tony Bennett. His knowledge of music theory and and excellent “ear” has made him an accomplished musical arranger. Vito has done all of this while working as an audiologist for a major Speech & Hearing Center in NYC for 33 years, is married and is the proud father of 7 children/step-children. Being semi-retired now, and his children grown, Vito is finally able to concentrate on his love of creating and performing music more fully.

Zachary Hawkins: Drums

Zachary Hawkins; musician, business professional, activist, author, public speaker, and personal coach was born in Dallas, TX and has been a Mendham NJ resident for 8 years.  Zack started playing drums at the young age of 7, the drums have always been his passion.  Zack has had the opportunity to perform and record professionally throughout his career.

Zack is currently Executive Director within the Treasury Services division at J. P. Morgan.  Throughout his career, Zachary Hawkins has directed and managed a number of successful domestic and international strategic initiatives, and possesses over 20 years of sales and marketing experience across the financial services, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries with fortune 100 companies.  He began his career by earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from The University of North Texas and through much of it he has remained engaged in the community occupying both formal and informal mentoring roles to help colleagues and youth with their personal and professional development.  Zack is also the founder and President of Ten to One Leadership Inc.  TentoOne Leadership, offers Success Planning services to high school and college-aged students providing the tools and support necessary to ensure they choose the path that allows them to realize their full potential.

David Biglin: Keyboards

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David “Squiggy” Biglin (keyboards, guitar, bass, vocals) has worked as a session musician, arranger, producer and songwriter with artists that run the gamut from pop to rock, including Art Garfunkel, Steve Howe (Yes, Asia), Laura Branigan, Ben E. King, Fernando Saunders, Jessie Baylin, Quarterflash, Leslie West (Mountain), Ruffin & Kendricks (Temptations), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple), Gary U.S. Bonds and Annie Haslam’s Renaissance. He has performed in Brazil, Thailand, Germany, Japan, China, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Scotland, Ireland, England, and throughout the United States and Canada.
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