Janet grew up in a musical family, as the daughter of a Big Band Vocalist and Actor. Since she was a very young girl, she performed in local theatre and at the age of 17, began fronting local rock and roll bands. She is most comfortable when she is on stage and has been commonly referred to as the “little lady with the big pipes”. Through the years, Janet has performed in various theatres and clubs in the Tri-State area and is thrilled to be performing the collection of music from her favorite artists, Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac. Recently, she had the pleasure to have met and spent time with Stevie herself, who saw videos of GOLD DUST WOMAN and gave the band her support and blessing. Janet is also honored to have been selected to perform in the 30th Anniversary of the ever popular NYC Stevie Nicks show, NOTS (Night of 1000 Stevies).
Gold Dust Woman Band Members
John has been a fixture on the New York music scene for quite some time. Over the years, he has performed with several well-known tribute acts such as Fire and Ice, Songs in the Attic, Zeppelin Complete, No Rush and of course, GOLD DUST WOMAN.
John is also a member of several Acoustic acts including Small Town Gig and Wild Heart. He has had the opportunity to perform at several heralded concert venues including The Palace Theatre, Patchogue Theatre, BB Kings and The Egg in Albany, NY.
Growing up in the 70’s, Chris developed a love for music at an early age and picked up his first guitar at age 12. Within a few years, he made the switch to the Bass guitar and hasn’t looked back since. He performed in several jazz ensembles while attending Hostra University.
Chris has played with numerous cover/tribute bands which included the music of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Chicago, Journey, Pat Benatar and his greatest musical hero, the incomparable Frank Zappa. Playing with numerous bands through the years has exposed Chris to a variety of musical styles including Latin, Funk, RnB and Fusion. Chris and Tommy together, provide the foundation for the sound that is GOLD DUST WOMAN.
Tommy has been playing drums since he was 13 years old. From early on, he taught himself the music of some of the greatest bands and at age 16, began taking lessons from prominent teachers such as Mike Abbot and Jim Chapin, Harry’s father.
In the early 80’s, he was playing in big bands, classical orchestras and performing with local rock acts. After High School, he succeeded in finding session and jingle work in Manhattan and has since, worked sessions on both the east and west coasts.
Tom has toured nationally several times with many original bands. In the late 90’s, he
opened Blokhed Studios in Deer Park, NY and now makes his living as an engineer,
producer and session drummer.
A Philly native, Rich’s playing and singing have been a fixture on the Long Island live music scene for way longer than he cares to admit. The highlights of Rich’s career include long stints with the popular Billy Joel band, Songs in the Attic, national touring Foreigner tribute band, Head Games, Long Island based Bad Company tribute, MadCo., NYC-based 80’s tribute show band, Rubix Kube and Bruce Springsteen tribute, Badlands.
A lifelong Beatles fanatic, he has also performed with NY Fab Four tribute bands,
Strawberry Fields, Liverpool Shuffle and Penny Lane. In addition, he has performed with
Jessie’s Girl and shared a stage with Bonnie Tyler, Bret Michaels and 60’s rocker, Mitch Ryder.
In addition to keyboardist and vocalist in GOLD DUST WOMAN, he is also the band’s
Lyza’s Musical Passion originated iin her early childhood perfoming in Choral Groups and Ensembles, in all stages of School, College & Community, Theatres and Senior Centers throughtout Queens, Brooklyn. and Long Island. New York. She has also perfomed with and for The NYPD and Local Fire Departments and Organizations prior and post 911.
Liza enjoyed appearing with the Del Angels a Female Based singing Group. From New Jersey. She has perfomed in Atlantic City, for the “Boardwalk Bullies’ Hockey Team, Brooklyn Cyclones, Las Vegas& Laughlin Neveda, Westbury,, New York and Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Lyza currently performs in groups and Bands on Long Island.
From a young age, Jenn has been a music enthusiast and singer with a diverse taste. Growing up in a musical family, she was inspired by them and decided to join chorus. Over the years, she progressed to musicals, choir ensembles, and became a NYS All-State choir selection in high school.
Jenn has also been involved in various cover and tribute bands on Long Island, most recently as a lead vocalist in “Bad Reputation, a Tribute to the Women of Rock and Roll”. However, she expresses that her favorite musical role to date is being part of Gold Dust Woman, performing and collaborating alongside such seasoned musicians.