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Domenic Raso

Lead guitar/Vocals

 

Dom started playing Bass guitar in his first band The Blu-Prints at age 13 with his brother and 2 friends. Playing around the Rock'n'Roll/Rockabilly scene of Melbourne at venues such as Bell Street Rock and the Springvale Hotel. Dom was always fiddling with Guitar outside of playing Bass and at age 18 when the Blu-Prints disbanded he moved onto lead guitar and with some close friends formed Itchy Fingers. Dom‘s influences are  many ranging from Country, Rockabilly, Rock’n’Roll and Swing but his strongest influence is the Blues. Stevie Ray Vaughan being his biggest influence along with artists such as; B.B.King, Jimmie Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Albert King, Albert Collins. Also artists such as the Mavericks, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Chuck Berry, The Doors, Credence Clearwater, John Fogarty Brian Setzer the list goes on and on. Dom has 4 children who have grown up involved in the music, oldest Son Jaymie a full time musician working in Dubai, Daughter Mia singing up a storm, son Dante learning guitar and wife Michelle dancing up a storm at the Gigs.

Steve Virg0na

Bass/Vocals

 

Growing up listening to mum's selection of Elvis, Buddy Holly & The Platters, 50's music was bred into Steve from an early age. Studied the electric organ from the age of 7 and later started playing guitar and bass from the age of 14. He joined a band with his brother and a friend, soon after met up with Dom and Rob who became lifetime friends. Steve studied a degree in Music and attained a Bachelor of Teaching from Melbourne University and has spent the last 20 years playing and teaching music across many genres also has been a part of tribute shows and corporate acts around the country, but his heart is with the music that he grew up with. In the past 2 years also focused on his other passion, coffee. Steve has  won multiple awards as a coffee roaster for his own company; Verita Coffee. Most of all, loves performing with my mates and now watching my own children learn and appreciate Music.

Emmanuel Cuschieri

Drums

 

Emmanuel Cuschieri commenced playing drums at age four-and-a-half. With roots and training originally in Jazz drumming, Emmanuel transitioned to Rock and Roll, joining Itchy Fingers at the end of 2011. Emmanuel holds a Bachelor of Education specialising in Music Teaching, as well as an Associate Performance Diploma in Drumset. When not gigging and performing with Itchy Fingers, Emmanuel teaches drums full-time, owning and operating his own Music School - Emmanuel’s Drum Studio & Emmanuel's Music Studio

Chris Agius

Saxophone/Vocals

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Chris started playing from the age of 15 in a Concert band consisting of music teachers and college of the arts students playing big band material... 

Born with music in his blood , father a singer musician and family consisting of many musical talents he moved on to playing in a reception band doing dinner dances , weddings , Corporate gigs, then played in smaller groups doing Restaurants, and clubs... 

He later joined a 10 piece band playing covers from the 70's to top 40"s.

After this he joined a Rock'n'Roll band called 5 o'clock rock playing your R'n'R classics which led to being  asked to play with the band The Speedsters playing swing, country , rock n roll. 

Chris has played along side the likes of  Wilbur Wilde & Kellie Santin, from Channel 9's Hey Hey its Saturday house band and Joe Camillari from the Black Sorrows.

His influences are David Sanborn, Dave Koz, Candy Dulfer, Stan Getz, Charlie Parker and many more jazz players. Bands influences Huey Lewis and the News, Ole '55, Dire Straits and The Black Sorrows ..

Loves and has passion with what he does and that's playing the Saxophone