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 “One Hot Night.” The weekend work suits him fine…
Linda Cusumano: Piano/Vocals
Linda has been a professional musician/vocalist and a piano teacher for many years. She began on organ at age nine. In her early teens she became interested in jazz and studied in NYC with highly acclaimed jazz pianist Hal Galper, during this time she performed with the band “’Round Midnight” playing straight ahead jazz, the band eventually evolved into a dance band with heavy roots in Jazz.
Linda also oversees the worship team’s at Grace Gospel Church in Patchogue. She has spent much time singing and recording her own music. She released her first CD through Calvary Chapel Music that was followed by many other CD’s. As of 2013, she began performing in theaters with “Joplin’s Pearl Show” and is now performing with “One Hot Night” She currently hosts an open jazz jam at “The Oar Steak & Seafood Grill” in Patchogue with her jazz trio “West Avenue Jazz.”
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 recently wrapped up a five-year run 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 Contemporary Country act Big Hix in New Jersey, and is widely recognized as one of the top rock guitarists in the New York area. Donny is happy to bring his expertise to One Hot Night.
Tom Dolan: Bass Guitar
Tom 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.
Ray Wygand: Drums
Ray is the newest member of One Hot Night, and he has been playing the LI club scene since the 90’s. He’s played with the Top 40 cover bands Copycat and Scarlet Letter, as well as various Beatles Tribute bands. Ray actually started playing the drums when he was young and saw the Elvis – Aloha from Hawaii TV Special. He watched Ronnie Tutt (Neil Diamond’s current drummer) playing his huge Ludwig kit backing up Elvis and knew that the drums were what he wanted to play.
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 performs with One Hot Night.
Adam Seely: Tenor Saxophone
Adam is a sought-after composer, horn section arranger, and performer of alto, tenor, soprano and baritone saxophones in the New York area. Growing up, Adam’s musical influences were Charlie Parker, Lenny Pickett of Tower of Power and Billy Joel. Finding his passion for composition and arranging in college, Adam graduated with a degree in music from Hofstra University, studying under legendary jazz pianist Dave Lalama. Soon after, he co-founded the Long Island-based funk and soul band Funky in the Middle where Adam has arranged and compiled an extensive “Funk Fake Book” consisting of well over 200 horn section based classics.
Over the years, Adam has arranged for and performed with Gary Setzer’s King Cadillac, Stealin’ Dan (Steely Dan tribute), Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot (Billy Joel tribute), Nine Days, Spyro Gyra, Will Lee, Denny Laine, as well as American Idol finalist and Tony Award Nominated performer, Constantine Maroulis.
Adam can currently be seen touring with his band Beginnings (Chicago tribute) and Captain Jack (Billy Joel & Elton John tribute) as well as special horn section performances with 45rpm, (Voted Long Island’s Best Cover Band), Desert Highway (Eagles tribute), and Peter Mazzeo & The Hit Squad.
Corene Lacina: Backing Vocals
Corene Lacina has been a professional singer for over 20 years. Her experience ranges from Off Broadway as a lead role in the musical “Dreamer”, to singing in the cover band The Zoo.
In recent years Corene has played the Great South Bay Music Festival, The NY Friar’s Club, and many other festivals with The Jeff Regan Band.
Corene’s recording credits range from singing on the title track of Brian Burn’s album “Stockholm Sky”, “Magic Phenom” for Criss Angel, primary background vocals for Micky James’ upcoming album, as well as multiple other commercial and backing tracks for other clients.