Dan Johnston – Guitar/Vocals
A 2015 and 2016 winner for teacher of the year with Thumbtack online services, and 2014, 2015 and 2016 nominee for the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) award, Dan Johnston is an accomplished singer-songwriter and guitar player who blends many styles. Dan has performed with Chasn' Mason and currently performs with Hail To The Zoo, The Hot & Dirty, Zach Pietrini Band, Alex Ballard & Sugarfoot and of course, Substitute: Tales From
The Who! Dan continues to perform his own music and work with many other local and regional artists.
Tom Branigan – Bass/Vocals
Tom’s been playing bass for more than four decades. He’s played in both cover and original bands in Wisconsin and Washington State. His CV includes Instynt Status, The Void, Rob and The Graves, Amateur Hour, Broom Street, Yab Yum, The Happy Stars, multiple pit orchestras and now his dream band, Substitute – Tales From The Who! Tom also owns a communications company, Branigan Communications, and recording studio near Milwaukee, WI.
Barry Salem – Drums
Barry has been playing drums and percussion for 30 years, and toured with Jo Serrapere and Pub Domain in the 1990’s. His interest include fishing, hunting, brewing beer and other expensive hobbies. Barry’s musical influences include Ringo Starr, Bun E Carlos, Buddy Rich, Dave Weckl, Neil Peart, and The Velvet Fog (Mel Torme’). Band influences include The Beatles, Cheap Trick, Rush, Lunasa, Eileen Ivers, Kodo, Chick Corea, Dead Can Dance and any movie soundtracks written by John Williams or Danny Elfman and of course, The Who! His most important goal on stage is to entertain…so get ready.
Ricco Caliendo - Vocals - Ricco encourages you to dance, stomp, cut loose, kazoo, shout and sing along as he bawls out The WHO tunes we all want to hear again for the first time. Ricco’s vocal chops were strengthened by years of yelling “Hey Batter Batter” on little league diamonds across the Shaw - Waukesha that is. Ricco exudes energy as alms because he knows that when the audience reflects the energy back, that is a circle we all want to be immersed in. Ricco hopes this
hoo-ha is grammatically correct but really does not care. Let us Rock.