Gamalon started in Buffalo, New York during the 1960's, when drummer Ted Reinhardt and guitarist Bruce Brucato began playing music together at age 12. By the 70's they were joined by Rick McGirr, Victor Marwin and Bill Ludwig to form Rodan, a prog-rock gem of the local music scene.
Rodan folded in 1977 and the members morphed into Gamalon in 1982, with Reinhardt and Brucato joined by George Puleo on lead guitar and Greg Piontek on bass and Chapman Stick.
Geoffrey Fitzhugh Perry played violin on one album. Tony Scozzaro replaced George Puleo for several years and in the summer of 2004, Nori Bucci stepped in to take his place.
Their self-titled debut in 1987 was one of the finest examples of jazz rock fusion. "Project: Activation Earth" with saxophonist Ernie Watts followed in 1989. "Aerial View" appeared in 1990, quickly followed by "High Contrast" in 1991. Their latest studio album was 1996's "Held To The Light", their most mature work to date.
In 2007, Gamalon introduced a new lineup. Joining founding member Ted Reinhardt are Jim Wynne on bass, Bob Accurso on malletKAT, and Dave Schmeidler on guitar. Gamalon has recorded six albums, played shows with Vital Information, Niacin, Gongzilla, Brand X and many others.
Gamalon also celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2007.
Past and Present Players:
Ted Reinhardt - Drums / Percussion / Chapman Stick (1982-present)
Bruce Brucato - Guitars (1982-2006)
George Puleo - Guitars (1982-1996)
Greg Piontek – Bass / Chapman Stick (1982-1984)
Tom Schuman - Keyboards (1982-1983)
Rick McGirr - Keyboards (1983-1986)
Tom Reinhardt - Bass (1984-1996; 2004-2006)
Jim Wynne - Bass / Keyboards (1996-2001; 2006-present)
Tony Scozzaro - Guitars (1996-2004)
Geoffrey Perry - Violin / Piccolo Bass / Guitar (1989-1996)
Jack Kulp - Bass (2001-2004)
Nori Bucci - Guitars (2004-2006)
Bob Accurso - Percussion / malletKAT (2006-present)
Dave Schmeidler - Guitars (2006-present)
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