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Band Members


Von Cello Drummers

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John DiGuillio is the original drummer for Von Cello. He has also played with the Doobie Brothers, Beck, Little Anthony, Flo and Eddie, Kenny Loggins, and others.

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Matt Johnson played on the very first Von Cello gig. Since then he has played many times with the band and is on the CD Excalibur. Matt has also played with Ted Buckley and Grammy winner John Mayer.

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Roy Weinberger played a few Von Cello gigs and also played with Aaron on several club date gigs. Roy also plays with the Soft Parade, a Doors tribute band, and in several other groups.

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The Von Cello line up that played at Hogs and Heifers for Bon Jovi's aunt. This international version of the Von Cello Band included Tony Steele, or Ireland, on bass, and Nadav Snir, of Israel, (center) on drums. Nadav played several other shows with the band including rock festivals in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

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This picture shows Phil Carnavale (2nd from the left) along with two members of Rush (Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee, at either end), Adam Cohen (singer/songwriter and son of Leonard Cohen, 2nd from the right) and a friend. Phil played drums with Von Cello as a duet at a benefit for the victims of 9/11 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. As a Yamaha rep., Phil has also presented Aaron in several seminars and workshops in the northeast.

Von Cello Bass Players

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Eric Mauriello has played many gigs with Von Cello, and has played with the Coasters, the Drifters, and other famous bands. He is a busy freelance/session player and runs his own recording/production company EMB Productions.

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Andy Lowe was the original bassist for Von Cello, playing on many gigs, and heard on Excalibur. Andy has been a staple of the New York rock scene for many years and is well known for his jamming abilities.

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Tom Charlap played many gigs with Von Cello and was the bassist for his first cello rock band, the Aaron Minsky Trio. Tom is also a jazz bassist and has toured with major broadway shows. He is the son of Moose Charlap (composer of Peter Pan) and brother of famous jazz pianist, Billy Charlap. (Notice Aaron playing on the left. This shot was from the Von Cello performance in Charlotte, West Virginia, with John Diguilio on drums.)

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Tony Steele played with Von Cello including a show at Hogs and Heifers which was attended by the aunt of famous rock star Bon Jovi. In this shot Tony and Aaron ham it up in front of the club. Tony, an Irishman, has also played on Broadway in the show Riverdance.

Von Cello Singers

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Patrick Hicks has sung lead and back up with Von Cello and can be heard on Excalibur. He was once signed to Quest, the label of Quincy Jones.

Von Cello Other Instruments

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Scott Guberman and Von Cello playing as a duo at Nectars in Vermont (home of Phish). Scott has also played with Vince Welnick and Tom Constantin of the Grateful Dead.

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Barry Olsen, next door neighbor to Aaron during his Manhattan years, plays keyboards on Excalibur. Barry also played in Aaron's R&B band, Smooth Groove. A multi talented musician, Barry plays percussion for the Lion King on Broadway, and plays trombone with top Latin bands.

Von Cello Band Shots

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A Von Cello fan posses with the band. This is the line up that played on the CD, Von Cello Rules! On the left is bassist Chris Warwin. Chris played in many Broadway rock shows including Godspell and Hair.

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The line up for Von Cello at the Cutting Room in New York, for the Wildstringz concert: Von Cello, Matt Johnson, Andy Lowe, Patrick Hicks.

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