FORMER LEAD SINGER / FRONTMAN FOR 80’S HEART THROB POWER POP BAND “STEEL BREEZE” WITH THEIR TOP TEN HIT (YOU DON’T WANT ME ANYMORE) had one of the first “story-line” music videos on MTV, performed on American Bandstand, Solid Gold and The Merv Griffin Show. Rick toured with The Who, Hall & Oates and has opened for other great artists such as Kansas, John “Cougar” Mellancamp, The Tubes, Night Ranger, Eddie Money, Huey Lewis and The News, Peter Frampton, Jefferson Starship, Rick Derringer, Quarterflash, Billy Squire, Missing Persons and Joan Jett. The passion for his craft has remained strong in his heart ever since playing in “coffee houses” at age 13.
Rick plays: acoustic and lead guitar, bass guitar, piano and sings lead and back-up vocals
FORMER LEAD GUITARIST, VOCALIST WITH JIM PETERICK PRODUCED BAND “CAPTIVE HEART”. He played lead guitar for several years with Chicago based group “JAMBOUY” as well as other northwest suburban acts. Tim brings tons of energy to the “performance table” and his musical work ethic is unsurpassed and a little contagious! You can’t help but love this guy!
Tim plays: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lead and bass guitar, lead and back-up vocals
Steve started playing drums at the age of five. He picked up guitar and keyboards in his teens and has been known to pick a mandolin now and then. His roots are definitely rock but he can also play blues, jazz, funk, pop and country making him a perfect fit for Triadd with their wide variety of song genres’. He also adds vocals to the Triadd sound filling out their smooth three part harmonies.
Steve has fronted his own band XL, played with local bands Captive Heart, Tom Carey Band and Jambuoy. He has opened up shows for Survivor, Night Ranger, Tower of Power, The Guess Who, The Four Tops and The Chicago Cubs.
Steve has recorded three CD’s. Captive Heart for Bareknuckle Records. Tom Carey’s Last Resort, and The Brian Caffrey Project. He is currently working on his own Christian CD “Witness”. Being the consummate pro, Steve is literally always on time.
John started playing piano before he started kindergarten, and started studying drums and guitar before high school. He decided at age 16 to focus on playing bass. Around 1980 or 81, he joined a band called Archer with childhood friends Steve Moss and Tim McGovern, but left to relocate to Fort Lauderdale in 1982. He has since played in countless bars and other establishments with dozens of bands over the years, both in the Ft Lauderdale and Chicago areas, as well as a 2 week tour around New York and New Jersey. He has also done quite a bit of studio work. If you can find old obscure recordings by the Jan Lewis Group, The Realm, or Three On the Tree, you’ll hear his work. He has performed almost every kind of music imaginable. In the summer of 2013, he reconnected with his two old friends and former band mates from Archer. Eventually he began to sit in with Triadd, doing occasional shows here and there, and discovered that after 31 years, the old magic from 1982 was still there. He finally joined the band on a full time basis in early 2017.
John plays: Bass and back-up vocals
VIRTUOSO BASSIST “MR. COOL” Mac is a super experienced veteran in the business. His walkin’ blues/rock interpretative style elevates the feel and arrangement of any musical piece. Being the consummate professional you may see Mac “grace the stage” with other killer bands like The Blues Dadeez and Jiggle the Handle. Catch him jamming at his live music venue called Mac’s On Slade where Triadd and other local Chicago artists perform!!
Mac plays: Electric and fretless acoustic basses and also holds the empowering title of “Clock Nazi”!!