Boris Kinberg, born in New York City, has played the gamut of music venues. From CBGB to the festival stages of Europe, he is an example of the journeyman musician. His credits include stints with Eartha Kitt, as well as The Beach Boys. But it's his tenure with legendary Willy DeVille, lasting over two decades that took him around most of the world. First, with Mink DeVille, and then as drummer/percussionist when Willy went out as a solo act. Along with Kenny Margolis, keyboard and accordionist with Willy DeVille, Boris was and is still playing with the seminal zydeco, roots band Lucky 7, now known as The Upsouth Twisters. He is presently playing with World Folkloric Jazz big band, Tribecastan. Boris recently performed as an actor/musician in "Dig Infinity," a play based on the writings of the great Lord Buckley, hipster jazz monologist and raconteur at the Planet Connections theatre festival this summer. He is a graduate of the high school of performing arts and Bard College.
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Guitarist and songwriter, J-F Vergel, has played and performed in numerous punk and rock-n-roll bands including The Blessed, The Waldos, Sylvain Sylvain, off-Broadway in Sandra Bernhart’s “Without you I’m Nothing”, Rogue’s March and The Lazy Bastards. During his nearly thirty-five year musical career he has shared the stage with Johnny Thunders, Tony Shanahan (Patty Smith), Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan), James Mastro (Ian Hunter), Tammy Lynn (The Rolling Stones), Matt Hensley (Flogging Molly), accordion player Kenny Margolis and a host of other great musicians.
During a hiatus from music, Parisian born J-F Vergel, concentrated his efforts on a career in photography, relying on freelance commercial and corporate work to support his true interest in the art. Self-taught, his work has been shown a variety of group exhibits (Curate NYC’s Emerging Artist show, The New York Photo Festival “Provocation” show), and a series solo exhibits for his “Web Cam Performers” series, the last of which was at The Norwood Club in NYC. Drawing on his varied experiences as an entertainer, architectural designer, draftsman, renderer, as well as a classically trained chef, J-F Vergel has a drive to experiment with the limits of media. In exploring what photography can express, he executes projects with a keen eye for aesthetics and biting insight into modern life.
photos © 2016 Ed Marshall Photography
Singer-songwriter Edward Rogers was born in Birmingham, England where he spent the first 12 years of his life. He moved to New York City just as the British Invasion began in the States, and started his career behind the drum kit playing in several garage bands. When a subway accident in October 1985 left him without his right arm and right leg below the knee, Rogers turned to songwriting and found that he enjoyed singing and writing more rewarding than playing drums. Over the past decade, Rogers has been extremely prolific, releasing six solo albums and two with Bedsit Poets, a Folk/Brit-inspired trio whose name was given to them by The Zombies’ Colin Blunstone.
In the past few years, with his solo projects, Edward Rogers has opened for The Zombies' Colin Blunstone, Ian Hunter and Terry Reid, among others.
In addition to a fruitful songwriting career, Rogers has co-produced 20 shows for the successful series "The Beat Goes On" at NYC's now defunct but legendary The Bottom Line. He has also co-hosted the Irish Rock Revue and is is a regular performer in the highly-successful “Losers Lounge” series at Joe’s Pub.
Along with Gaz Thomas, Edward Rogers co-hosts the weekly radio show “Atlantic Tunnel” on East Village Radio.
Glass Marbles, Rogers sixth solo album, was released on Zip Records on March 11, 2016.
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