Steve started to play guitar at age 16 after going to his first concert (The Moody Blues). He started gigging professionally at 18 and eventually spent a couple of years touring the midwest with a rock band. Since moving to Florida, he has played over 600 gigs in a variety of genres (rock, classic rock, oldies, pop hits, funk, R & B, and yes, even disco and a bit of country). Steve joined SOLID BRASS in 2011.
Fred Moore - Vocals
"Funky" Fred started singing and playing bass guitar at a very young age in shows and nightclubs in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. Eventually concentrating only on being a vocalist, Fred went on to sing with many groups performing throughout Ohio and western Pennsylvania. Fred has performed with many groups all over south Florida including houseband "Soul Motion" at Pranzo's in Mizner Park and continued engagements with the Blue Martini nightclub circuit. Fred became the "voice" of SOLID BRASS in 2011.
Pete Sarfati - Sax
Pete was born in New York City in the late 60’s. That scene was the backdrop for his major influences in R & B and Jazz; Influences such as Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, Spyro Gyra, and the Jazz Crusaders. Starting out with formal training on trumpet and later moving on to the saxophone, Pete longed to swing with the big names like Dexter Gordon, Grover Washington Jr. and Phil Woods. He’s gigged the range from Gospel to Broadway, and now returns with SOLID BRASS to the sounds of the city which were his first love in music.
Alex Wladimirsky - Trumpet
Alex currently plays lead trumpet for Florida Atlantic University's Marching Owls and was among the elite musicians in West Boca High's Vanguard Band. Alex resides in Boca Raton and he is the SOLID in SOLID BRASS.
Joseph Dandrea - Trombone
Joe has been involved in music for the better part of his life, about 12 years. Started playing in Staten, Island New York. He has performed as the principal Trombone player in the Florida Atlantic University Wind Ensemble, principal Trombone in the FAU Symphony Orchestra, and lead Trombone in the FAU Jazz Band, and Trombone in the FAU Marching Band. He has traveled to Charleston, South Carolina to perform in the Gaillard Center with the FAU Wind Ensemble.This is the first rock band Joe has been a part of, and he loves every second of it!
Robert Viands - Keyboards
Native to South Florida, Robert has played with 3 horn bands along with various classic rock groups. Favorite artists are jazz musicians such as Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, Tony Monaco, Brian Auger and Four Play. Robert brings that big Hammond B-3 sound to the band.
With almost 50 years of touring the nation, playing drums and singing professionally, Jim provides the back beat and heavy pulse that drives SOLID BRASS!