The NYBP Band

Drums & Percussion

David Donen started his career at 16,  playing the Fillmore East w/ Chuck Berry.  
Then at 17,  he played with Slim Harpo, (recording some of Slim's 
last records), before going on to Play + Record w/ music Icons such as 
Tim Hardin, Frank Carillo, Lenny Kaye Connection, Mark Ribot, Felix Cavaliere (Rascals), Billy Squire, Pat Benatar, and many more in between. 
Drummer in residence with “Have Drums Will Travel.”


Drums & Percussion

Billy Ficca has played with the bands Television, The Waitresses, Nona Hendryx & Zero Cool, The Washington Squares, The Neon Boys,  Gary Lucas, Dylan Nirvana and the Bad Flowers, Gods and Monsters and 40 Familys. He frequently performed with Tom Verlaine, Richard Hell and Clint Bahr. 
Billy has been featured on albums by Coyote Shivers, Dave Rave, Glen or Glenda, The Novellas, Eugene Ripper, Brian Ritchie, Shane Faubert, 
and Lach and the Secrets.

Bass & Mandolin

Clint Bahr was voted the 11th best electric bass player in the world by Progressive Edge Magazine. He has worked with some of the biggest (and diverse) names in the business, from members of...Jethro Tull, Yes, The Rolling Stones, Flash, Gong, King Crimson, TriPod, Andromeda, Eartha Kitt, Melanie and Sesame Street. He has recorded for...Columbia Records, Chrysalis Records, MoonJune Records, Streetwise Records, Herzberg Records, and Zappanale Records. He has worked with producers  Jack Douglas, Les Paul Jr., Giorgio Gomelsky, Elliott Randall, Genya Ravan, Joe Raposo, Steve Stevens, Mike DeLugg, Jon Fausty, Mike Brauer. He has toured both internationally & domestically. He was in 40 Familys with Billy Ficca. His band, TriPod, received glowing reviews globally for their CD, concerts and German TV performances.

Sax, Clarinet & Flute

Jeff “Houndog” Schiller is a musician, composer, vocalist, filmmaker and scorer, sound designer, contractor, arranger, copyist and instructor, specializing in saxophones, clarinets, flutes and other woodwinds. He’s been heard over the years in many venues, markets and media including  Broadway, radio, tv and internet jingles, soundtracks of motion pictures, network and cable tv shows, original recordings and in countless live concert performances.


Toby “FINGERS” DelRey 
(aka Toby Kasavan)  is a composer/pianist who plays 
standards and original high energy instrumental blues, barrel house, boogie-woogie piano. 
energy instrumental blues, barrel house, boogie-woogie piano. 
He’s been influenced by many blues, jazz & R&B players (WIlson Pickett), but especially the New Orleans blues artists (James Booker,Tuts Washington, Prof. Longhair, etc...) Mr. Kasavan has performed and/or recorded with Bootsy Collins, Bill Laswell, Willie Bobo, Maceo Parker, The Last  Poets, Daniel Carter and many more artists. His compositions and improvisations fuse blues, boogie-woogie, rhythm and blues, funk and hard rock.


Steve Bondy is a guitarist, singer-
song-writer, live sound mixer, 
tour manager, recording engineer and 
record producer.  He studied music at 
The New School and at Eddie & 
Paul Simon's Guitar Studies Center. 

Steve has played guitar in bands with
members of; The Lords, Blackfoot, 
The Mick Ronson Band, Nektar, 
The Dixie Dregs, Savatage & The
John Entwistle Band. Steve's own 
bands MaidenCaine, Space Circus & 
Pyramid played the tri-state circuit 
throughout the '70s. 

In the early '70s Steve also formed a sound company that built 45 clubs in NYC, including; Max's Kansas City,  Great Gildersleeves, Irving Plaza, The Limelight, The Marquee, Tramps, Cafe Au Go Go, Sanctuary, HeartBreak, Raw, Club U.S.A. & Webster Hall, as well as Steve's private rehearsal & recording studios. It was while mixing sound @ Max's that Steve produced his 1st released record, Johnny Thunders & The HeartBreakers Live at Max's 79. In the '80s Steve released records with his band RadioActive (CBS), as well as Agentz, LARA, The Slashtones, Joe Berger & Willy Blue.

Featuring:  The Uptown Horns

The Uptown Horns are Rayban wearing, horn carrying professionals whose credits read like a who's who of music. Their signature horn riffs can be heard on the turntables of America on chart toppers including Grammy-award winning James Brown's "Living in America," the B-52's "Love Shack," Buster Poindexter's "Hot Hot Hot, "Joe Cocker's "Unchain My Heart," Tom Waits' "Rain Dogs" LP, and Billy Joel's "River of Dreams" LP, among numerous others. Hundreds of additional recordings and touring credits include names such as the Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant, Aretha Franklin, REM and the B-52's, The J. Geils Band, and Sting, to name a few.

Drums & Percussion

Bleu Ocean shared a band called Profit, with the infamous Jerome Arnold of Paul Butterfield Blues Band (East West Album) and Don Brown from Donovan’s acclaim (guitar & keyboards). He helped revolutionize the first steps of the punk rock movement in the 70’s.  He was also  one of the founders in the 1970’s of “Help the Children’s Foundation.”

Bleu worked with CBS on Pink Floyd’s album “THE WALL” on the song “Bring the Boys Back Home” and also played live with The Monkees.



Jon Montgomery is a veteran performer who has toured & played with Johnny Winter, Billy Squire, Kiss, Street Punk, Foreigner, Sparrow and Todd Rundgren. He has written for Kiss, Billy Cross, CBS, Arista, Chappell and Paramount.  He has done sessions for McKendree Spring, The Wes Farrell Group, and Atlantic Records. He is a consummate, professional Frontman with a big voice. He produces, mixes and masters for many artists.