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FOREVER YOUNG is:

John Amitrano
acoustic & electric bass, vocals
Amy Bedard
violin, acoustic guitar, vocals, keys
Gary StGermain
drums, percussion and vocals
John Fuzek
6 &12 string acoustic guitars, vocals, keyboard, 6-string banjo
Dan Lilley
electric & acoustic guitars, vocals, harmonica
Pete Vendettuoli
electric & acoustic guitars, banjo, mandolin, keys, vocals

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ABOUT THE BAND:

Now in their tenth year, the Forever Young Band was originally conceived after Mark Cutler, John Fuzek and Dan Lilley
performed the Neil Young classic “Powderfinger” as a group set closer for a RI Songwriters Association show at Stone Soup
Coffeehouse in Pawtucket, RI (March 2006)
. Forever Young is a group of performers that pay tribute to the SONGS of Neil
Young. No one in the band tries to imitate Neil Young. In addition to Cutler, Fuzek and Lilley, Forever Young original members
also include Becky Chace and Pete Vendettuoli. John Amitrano and Phil Hicks were added to the band in December of
2007 to give the show a "Crazy Horse" feel. Original drummer, Phil Hicks passed away in Jan 2010. Leo Dumas was added
to the line-up a few months later. Amy Bedard joined the band in April 2011 to add vocals, violin, guitar and keyboard.
Becky
Chace left in 2012 and in
December 2015 guitarist Mark Cutler and drummer Leo Dumas left the band. Former Rizzz,
Original Jelly Roll Soul and
RI Music Hall of Fame Member, Gary St. Germain joined in January of 2016. The band has
stripped down to six members and now has a more concise and cleaner sound allowing for more varied instrumental
interpretations of the music. All of the musicians performing in Forever Young are staples of the Rhode Island music scene
and veterans of many national and regional tours. In addition, they are all fans and have been influenced by the music of Neil
Young. Drawing on the 40+ year career of Neil Young the show highlights many of Young’s popular songs and a few of the
more obscure numbers. The band p
erforms both the acoustic and electric songs that Neil Young is famous for. The show is
reminiscent of
and was influenced by the "Four Way Street" live album recorded by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and of
Neil Young with his many back-up bands.

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THE MEMBERS:

John Amitrano
bass, vocals
(West Greenwich, RI)

John has  been playing venues in the Rhode Island area since 1983. From 1983-1990 he was a member of Tyger Tyger, an original
rock band based in Providence, RI. The band had a recording deal with the independent label Tropical Records. They recorded 23
songs over two years including a few of Amitrano’s originals (Better Place, Garbage Boys and Up In Smoke) which received steady
airplay on local radio stations WBRU and WHJY. In 1990 he was a founding member of the popular Rhode Island band the Flying
Ditchdiggers. The Ditchdiggers recorded one of his songs (Olney Ghosts) on their first album. From 1992 to 1994 John played a bit with
his brother lead guitarist and song writer Mark Cutler. They performed occasionally as a duo and in a band called Buddy Holiday. In
1994 John got back together with Dan Lilley formerly of Tyger Tyger and the Flying Ditchdiggers and formed a new band called
Lovetrain. This band evolved from an original band featuring Dan Lilley and John Amitrano songs to a cover band featuring Neil Young,
Woody Guthrie and everything in between. In 2003 John took a year off from gigging to spend time with his family and get back to
fundamentals with his bass playing, taking bass classes at a local school. After that hiatus at the urging of his wife he returned to
Lovetrain and gigging.  In 2008 as Lovetrain began to slow down John began performing with Forever Young and part time with the
Becky Chace Band. Tragically in 2010 Lovetrain and now Forever Young drummer Phil Hicks passed away; Lovetrain dissolved. Today,
John plays steadily performing on stage with; Viking Jesus, Frank O' Rourke and Forever Young.


Amy Bedard
violin, vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboard
(Greenville, RI)

Amy Bedard is a classically trained, violinist but picked up the electric violin about 20 years ago.
She received her B.S. degree in Music Education at Rhode Island College where she played violin and also
sang in the chorus and chamber singers. Amy has been playing in the RIC Symphony orchestra for the past 25 years.
Bedard has also been teaching music and strings classes for the past 21 years. She also fronted the rock band the
Sliders for about 5 years in the late 90’s.  She also plays guitar, violin and sings as half of the acoustic duo,
Providence Underground with Gil Allen (since 2001). As if all this wasn’t enough, she also performs in the wedding
ensemble, A Change of Scene and plays violin in pit orchestras for various theater companies
throughout RI and Massachusetts.



Gary StGermain
drums, percussion, vocals
(New Bedford, MA)


John Fuzek
6 & 12 string acoustic guitars, vocals, 6-string banjo, keyboard
(Harmony, RI)

John Fuzek is a Rhode Island based, award winning singer-songwriter-guitarist that has been performing around the Northeast and
various points in the US for over 25 years. His folk-rock sound, unique guitar playing and vocal style
has won him both fans and critical acclaim. John’s original songs touch on the environment, politics, social issues, history
and relationships. He has recorded full length or contributed songs to ten CDs that have been heard around this
country and in others as well. In addition to his solo work, John plays with the award-winning band, Forever Young-
A Tribute to the Music of Neil Young and occasionally as part of the award-winning Fuzek-Rossoni duo.  He has shared
the stage with such notable artists as: Judy Collins, Steve Forbert,
Paula Cole, Noel Paul Stookey, Livingston Taylor,
Don Mclean, Richie Havens, Iris Dement, Aztec-Two-Step, Cheryl Wheeler, Tom Rush, River Phoenix,
Kevin Bacon, Marshall Crenshaw, and many others.


Dan Lilley
acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica
(East Providence, RI)

During his long career Lilley has fronted many bands such as Tyger Tyger, The Flying Ditchdiggers, and Lovetrain.
Dan was voted Best Male Vocalist in the 2010 Motif Magazine Music Awards. Nowadays when Dan isn’t playing pubs,
taverns, and restaurant in his duo, Dan Lilley & Scatman or with Forever Young he’s out there in his latest 4 piece rock
and roll band, Dan Lilley & The Keepers. The Keepers consist of Dan’s longtime side man, Mike “Scatman” Sullivan on
lead guitar and two veteran players from the legendary Rhode Island band, Rizzz, drummer Gary St. Germain and
bassist Kenn Reynolds. The band  jokingly boasts the  motto “Old Guys Rule”, but in reality this may be the best lineup
Lilley has ever played in. The style is classic and original rock which apparently never goes out of style judging from the enthusiasm with
which the band is receivedat their shows in clubs throughout the state. The Keepers are an outlet for
Dan’s latest original songs with plans for new recording in the year 2015.

Pete Vendettuoli
mandolin, electric guitar, vocals, keyboard, banjo
(RIchmond, RI)

Pete Vendettuoli has been a fixture in the New England Music Scene for over a decade, playing in bands such as "No Shamus", "Josie
Crosby Band", "Rank Strangers", "Fat Glass" and "Garda Band". As the owner of PM Recording in North Kingston, Pete had
his finger
on the pulse of the RI Music Scene and accompanied many of the area's finest talent.
Currently he is also a member of the bands:
The Grass Fed Men, Wilbur Hill, and The Free Radicals as well as a solo performer.

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