Band

Marshall Keating (Conductor/Keyboards)

Marshall couldn’t be happier joining the team of ROA.  Originally from a small town in MN he’s spent the past 8 years music directing, teaching and playing piano in NYC.  Aside from cabarets at 54below, his favorite MD credits are: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hello Again, Merrily We Roll Along, A Little Night Music and Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party.  Along with the folks behind and associated with the ROA tour, Marshall would like to thank his friends, family and especially Vernon.

AURELIEN BUDYNEK (Guitar 1)

Aurelien was born in France and has been a NYC resident for 10 years. Credits: touring the world with jazz-rock drummer Cindy Blackman-Santana; performing at Red Rocks Amphitheater backed by an 80-piece symphonic orchestra; traveling the U.S. with proggers Stratospheerius. Broadway: Rock of Ages and Book of Mormon. An accomplished music producer and songwriter, his classic hard-rock group DareDevil Squadron has an album out and regularly plays the NYC area. www.aurelienbudynek.com

Maddox (Guitar 2)

Maddox is proud to continue his Rock of Ages journey with the 2nd national touring production.  Maddox has worked with bands such as Kill Hannah, Smashing Pumpkins, Jet, Papa Roach, in addition to producing his own solo music.  Maddox would like to thank his family for their support over the years.

Ivan “Funkboy” Bodley (Bass) 

Ivan is a bass player to the stars, performed with 40 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, musical director for Sam Moore, Martha & the Vandellas, Shirelles. Performances: Sting, Elvis Costello, Temptations, Solomon Burke, Ben E. King, Percy Sledge, Eddie Floyd, Rufus & Carla Thomas, Bo Diddley, Buster Poindexter, Paul Rodgers, Wynonna Judd, David Foster. Appearances: Carnegie Hall (featured soloist), Spider-Man, Rock of Ages and Kinky Boots on Broadway, Kennedy Center, Obama Inaugural Ball, Conan O’Brien, Craig Ferguson, Today Show, Emeril, Imus, Charlie Rose, Regis & Kelly. Magna Cum Laude, Berklee graduate. www.Funkboy.net. Ivan uses Warrior Basses, Hartke Amps, DR Strings, and Digitech and Line 6 signal processors. Ivan eats only Little Debbie snack cakes

Jason Gianni (Drums)

Jason is a full time instructor at the prestigious Drummers Collective in NYC and an adjunct instructor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.  He is the drummer for the theme song for the popular cartoon, 'Spongebob Squarepants' and the co-author of the popular drum book entitled 'The Drummers Bible.'  Jason has performed with The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Neal Morse (subbing for famed drummer, Mike Portnoy), Les Claypool (Primus) and Eric Martin (Mr. Big).  He was the full-time house band drummer for the Hispanic version of the TV show 'The Voice' entitled, 'La Voz, Kids' last season and performs with Rock of Ages on Broadway.