Working Class Rock
I had the pleasure of photographing Working Class Rock at a recent gig, and they are FAN-TAS-TIC!!
They started out with the song "We're an American Band," by Grand Funk Railroad and I found myself singing along with them.
Each member of the band brings their own style to the group, and you can tell they have a great time playing, and love what they do!
Working Class formed in Colonie, NY in 2002 as a 5 piece band. The original members still rocking out are are Dale Gallacchi, founder and lead guitar player, and Mark Kenific, lead singer and rhythm guitar player. After 1 gig their original drummer left and was replaced by Dale's long time friend and previous band mate, Charlie Panza, who also brought along another vocal mix to the band. Charlie,Dale and Mark continue on with the band they have dedicated their time too for over 15 years. The 3 of them have over 100 years of experience in the area's rock music scene.
After the death of their original bass player, and the early departure of their original keyboardist, the band has gone through 6 different line ups to get to the group as it appears today. In 2009 the band added their amazing female lead singer Kandy Buckley to the line up, giving the band two very different, yet complimentary, lead singers. Kandy is considered by many to be the finest vocalist in the area with a range and style second to none. In 2015 the band added keyboardist and vocalist Peter Van Keuren to the mix bringing in another voice to add to the band's now 4 piece harmonies.
Last year, after the departure of their 3rd bass player the band was lucky to find Greg Becmer and add him to the band completing the line up that is now Working Class. This mix of people, which has taken 15 years to get to, get along great and are having a lot of fun performing together. Working Class shows no sign of slowing down and continues to book gigs in the Capital area region.
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