The Hudson Valley's Premier Party Band

BECKY LUFT - LEAD VOCALIST & BACK-UP VOCALS

 Becky's talent lends itself to the Long Neck Band breathing vibrant, sultry vocal tones to the group. She is well known in the tri-state area as her voice & presence grab you & demand your attention. Her vocal styling ranges from new & classic country, all-out classic & southern rock to rock & roll & memory lane oldies. Having worked with bands like The Hittmen, The Expressions, Johnny Moon & Starz, & X-Calibur, she is surely as diverse as her vocal style.

EDDIE RAIA - BASS GUITAR - LEAD VOCALIST & BACK-UP VOCALS

 Eddie Raia has been involved in the music industry for over 40 years now. Over the years Eddie has performed in the back line alongside such great artists as Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge, Dion & the Belmonts, Larry Chance & The Earls &The Drifters. Although growing up listening to classic country artists such as Patsy Cline & George Jones his true love for new country music came with the on set of the likes of Shania Twain, Alan Jackson, Gretchen Wilson and Carrie Underwood. As a child he started out singing vocals & harmonies to the original legendary oldies & doo-wop groups of that era while in his fathers 1957’chev’. When the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 he decided after seeing the girls screaming in the audience that this had to be the way to go so he picked up his first electric guitar and the rest is history. As the years moved on most of his friends where getting into the heavy metal scene. which was when Eddie fell in love with the Motown Sound and the songs of such great artists as Jackie Wilson, Aretha Franklin & TheTemptations and decided to make the switch over to Bass guitar. Eddie has played in many great tri-state area bands such as the likes of  Mixed Nuts, Shadow Creek, In-Transit, The Jennifer Grace Band, Danny & The Cruisers, Noela Starr & The Poni-Tails & The 4 Of A Kind Band

 

BOB - DRUMS - LEAD & BACKUP VOCALS

 Bob is a long time veteran and Hudson Valley musician who has played in numerous bands performing with the likes of Reality Check and Stage Fright. Having played in Clubs and Venues from NYC. Bob's influences in music are too many to name here but some are the likes of Sib Hashim from Boston, Neal Peart, and Buddy Rich. Bob's personal music influences in country music are Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, George Jones, Randy Travis and a host of others. Bob continues to study percussion under the legendary Hudson Valley Drummer Tim Herrmann. Bob is a major asset to the Long Neck Band and its continued success!

GORDON - "G" MAN - LEAD GUITAR-KEYS - LEAD & BACKUP VOCALS

  Gordon, "THE G MAN" George, is a well seasoned master guitarist and vocalist who is well versed in a variety of genres. It has been said that his voice is reminiscent of Johnny Cash and Trace Adkins. Gordon is a valued member of the band and is right at home playing lead guitar along with keyboards, his musical experience and overall knowledge are large asset to the band.