The musicians of Eric & The Dominoes consists of a core group of talent: Bill Garvin, Darwin Scott, Joe Remele, & Jonathan Varo. They are seasoned professionals dedicated to recreating the best concert for their audiences and their work speaks for itself.
Meet the musicians of Eric & The Dominoes:
LEAD VOCALS - LEAD GUITAR
BILL GARVIN is a professional guitar player, singer, composer and arranger of music for over 50 years. Bill plays a wide variety of music, but specializes in a sophisticated blend of jazz and blues. He played his first professional (paid) gig at age 10, and was inspired in part by his father, who used to play cowboy swing music on the radio. He worked for many years as a guitar instructor before devoting his time to live performance and recording.
Bill has toured the United States extensively and enjoyed some national success with the Larry Keyes Band, having a #3 hit and playing the same venues as Poco and the Charlie Daniels band. He has performed both in bands and as a solo artist, and has played literally thousands of gigs, everywhere from smoky honkytonks to huge festivals.
His current CD, “Jacob’s Girl”, has sold quite well, and his next release, “Trebizon”, is out now. Bill Garvin resides in Apache Junction and performs regularly in the Phoenix area, as well as festivals throughout the state. Bill's musical influences are Eric Clapton, George Benson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robben Ford and many others.He is also something of a humorist, and his monthly newsletter is popular with hundreds.
VOCALS - PIANO - ORGAN
Professional musician, instructor, and composer, Jonathan Varo brings a sonic arsenal to Eric & The Dominoes. Hailing from Hamilton Square, New Jersey, Jon began performing at age 17. He attended Boston's Berklee College of Music and graduated with a Bachelors of Music in 1995. He was also an award winner for his work in Sound Design at Berklee's Music Synthesis Department and his work is published in the book, The Csound Book: Perspectives in Software Synthesis, Sound Design, Signal Processing and Programming.
Upon graduation, Jon left Boston and moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and performed in the local music scene for over five years with his band, Crosstown Traffic. He toured along the Gulf Coast region and performed from New Orleans to Atlanta and most everywhere in between. He has shared the stage with Irma Thomas, Jesse James Dupre, Zebra, and The Little River Band. He was featured, with his band, on the television show, Louisiana Jukebox, and appeared on the Walton and Johnson Radio Program. In 2001, he moved to Nashville, TN and performed and recorded with a variety of songwriters and performers including artists Phil Keaggy, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Glass Harp, Leo Lyons of Ten Years After, and many more.
Jon moved to Arizona in 2010 and has performed with blues bands Toolshed, Rhythm Street, 80s tribute Deja Vu, and now Eric & The Dominoes. He is also involved in the power trio, Rocket Science, working on original material. Along with performing, Jon is also a professional music instructor. His business, Rhythm 'n Pitch Music Instruction, provides musical instruction to both adults and children and teaches a variety of musical instruments, subjects and styles.
From the Phoenix area, Joe Remele has been playing and studying music for over 35 years. He sang in school choirs and played the violin when younger - then he heard amplified rock music! In his formative years, Joe became a fan of progressive classic rock and has studied the styles of drummers such as Jeff Porcaro (Toto), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Neil Peart (Rush), Phil Ehart (Kansas) and Bill Bruford (Yes). This has led him to compile an extensive song list pact full of the bombastic drum rolls, odd time signature crashes, and reflective commemorations of this musical genre. Joe has extensive experience, having played in a variety of rock bands over the years; he also served for 5 years in the military (infantry).
Joe knows that progressive classic rock roots are earned through the process and study of time and accuracy. He believes that those to attributes are what makes this era of musical art extremely unique. Joe also performs with another tribute band, KANSAZ - A Tribute To Kansas.