Tommy Lynn: “Neil”

Tommy began his music career on Long Island. He was in some of the top drawing bands in the tri-state area in the early 80′s. He Played in Guitar Pete’s Axe Attack (Heavy Metal records, UK), The legendary New York City Battalion, and Gypsy Rose – which evolved into Snakeyed Su, which featured Donny Waller on bass guitar. Touring with endless national acts on the east coast, he finally decided to hang it up and to start a family.

In 2010 He started Diamond,”One Hot Night”. The weekend work suits him fine…

Ivelin Atanasov:: Keyboards

‘Evo’ has only been a member of Diamond – One Hot Night for a short time, but his exceptional playing ability and infectious enthusiasm has already made him a cornerstone of the band’s sound. Evo is well-versed in rock, jazz and classical music, and his natural talent makes him a perfect fit for Neil Diamond’s dramatic orchestral arrangements.

Donny Waller: Electric & Acoustic Guitar

Donny Waller is a journeyman multi-instrumentalist who started playing professionally in his home town of Philadelphia at the age of nine. Since then, he’s performed in just about every style imaginable, from surf rock and country to metal and dance bands. He has played on stages all over the country, was signed to Warner Brothers/Giant Records (with Snakeyed Su in the early 90s), has recorded and produced in world-class studios and remains an active producer and songwriter.

In addition to guitar, Donny plays bass guitar, mandolin, banjo and pedal steel guitar. He appears weekly with Arlene’s World Famous Live Rock Karaoke band at Arlene’s Grocery in New York City as well as with Long Island’s own Nurse Diesel, and is widely recognized as one of the top rock guitarists in the New York area. Donny is happy to bring his expertise to Diamond: One Hot Night.

Tom Dolan: Bass Guitar

Tom is the newest member of Diamond – One Hot Night, and he is one of the most in-demand bass players on Long Island. Tom is a veteran of the tribute scene, having played in tributes to Ozzy Osborne/Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, and many more. When Tom isn’t on stage with One Hot night, he plays with the long-running rock band Nurse Diesel, the surf band Shecky & The Twangtones, and rock act Mudcat.

Gene Henriksen: Drums

A long-time veteran of the Long Island club scene (as both a drummer and a vocalist), Gene Henriksen brings his vast experience and keen sense of ‘what works’ to One Hot Night. When Gene was approached to play drums for the band, he launched himself right into it, practicing nearly non-stop to master One Hot Night’s song list in time for his first show. Gene brings power and swing to the sound of One Hot Night, making an already hot band even hotter!

When Gene’s not behind the kit for One Hot Night, he’s the front man for the Wildly popular Van Halen tribute ‘Completely Unchained,’ as well as the club rock supergroup ‘The Big Show.’ Gene also runs and hosts the ‘Teen Idol’ shows at high schools all over Long Island.

Chris Lesser: Trumpet

In 1996, Chris joined Fran Diamond and the Hits. In 2000 played with the Latin band Punto y Coma. Later on performed with Only in America, and Rick Virga and all the kings men. In 2002 performed with Naked Truth. In 2005 joined with the band Soundchaser, and now currently perform with Diamond…One Hot Night.

Frank: Saxophone

Frank has been playing the Saxophone, Clarinet & Flute for over the past 35 years, performing in many different musical groups from Duo’s to Big Bands. This includes being versed in different musical styles and genres. Music has provided Frank the opportunity to travel throughout the US and aboard to Europe, South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. He has enjoyed performing on all the major cruise lines with numerous singers and entertainment acts but is most at home performing locally where he can meet up with friends.

Ryan McNulty: Trombone

Ryan is an active trombone player in the New York City area. He has performed most notably at Carnegie Hall, the Iridium Jazz club, BB Kings, and Zinc Bar. Ryan has also toured in Poland, Czech Republic, Italy, France and China. He is currently playing with Diamond…One Hot Night, Black Tie Brass, Sarah King and is actively playing in pit orchestras in the Tri-State Area.

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Mady St. Clair: Backing Vocals
Mady St. Clair is a relative newcomer to the band, bringing a strong voice and a calm and confident stage presence. Mady has appeared with numerous bands around the Tri-State area and sharpens her craft at open mic nights around New York City. We’re glad to have Mady with us!
Jessica Pezdan: Backing Vocals

Jessica Pezdan is a working vocalist-actress, has a BM in Music from Long Island University and is pursuing her Masters Degree in Jazz & Commercial Music Performance at Five Towns College. She has experience in musical theatre, performing in wedding bands, cover & tribute bands, a capella ensembles, and is a freelance artist throughout Long Island.

Jessica has studied with Madeline-Kole, Richard Iacona, T.K. Blue, Barbara Fusco, and La Tanya Hall. Jessica was the lead singer of the Jazz Ensemble, directed by T.K. Blue, where she traveled to France and participated in the Jazz a Juan Festival in 2010, and performed at The Iridium Jazz Club in New York City in 2011. Also, Jessica has performed with the Neil Diamond Tribute Band at B.B. Kings in New York City in 2013. In addition, she has been privately teaching voice and piano for the past fours years, and is one of the musical directors at The Church of Good Shepherd.

Jessica is continuing toward achieving her career goal as a recording artist.

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