Joe is a lifelong drumming enthusiast and has been playing since he was 9 years old, A true Elvis Presley fan, he grew up listening to Elvis and many other artists from the early era of music.
Joe has been in the Elvis tribute industry and playing Elvis music exclusively for over 35 years. He helped navigate The ExSpence Account Showband (EAS) into the Elvis tribute world for 20 years before leaving to form The Change of Habit Tribute Band (COH) in 2003.
Joe prides himself on authenticity when playing the many eras of Elvis - he has enjoyed fortunate success traveling the world drumming behind the top Elvis tribute artists.
Tom was born in 1964, and currently resides in Milwaukee Wi. Tom joined the Change Of Habit Tribute Band in 2014, but also works with other bands and artists keeping him in high demand and extremely busy. Tom has been playing piano since he was 10 years old, and also played alto saxophone during his junior and high school years.
Tom's role in the band covers 3 main instruments: Piano; Orchestrations; and Virtual Horns. Tom delivers all of this as a result of his playing talent, and using state of the art equipment and technology to deliver ultra-realistic sound experiences.
During his 40+ year career in music on piano and keyboards, Tom was formally schooled in music from the beginning, with his music education culminating as a music major at Western Michigan's renowned music program. However, Tom decided to take on touring to play music instead of finishing his music degree. Along the way he's developed an innovative cutting edge technology to deliver ultra-realistic instrument sounds for his live performances.
Tom has also enjoyed a very succesfull business life outside of music, which includes both an undergraduate and masters (MBA) from the University of Notre Dame, and then spending the bulk of his work career with Microsoft, which he has since retired in 2014 to focus the remainder of his career on music.
Aside from performing with the Change Of Habit Tribute Band, Tom is focusing his attention on his true musical passion - barrelhouse boogie woogie and blues piano, as well as ragtime. Tom is developing a show to showcase his passions, and will center a historical view performing material from the heyday of boogie piano including classic works from the 1930's-1940's including Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade "Lux" Lewis, Jimmy Yancey, as well as modern boogie woogie piano artists including Axel Zwingenberger and Tom's own modern interpretations. The show will also include ragtime favorites primarily of Scott Joplin. Tom's barrelhouse boogie and blues review show is slated for late 2018.
For booking information, contact Tom directly, or visit any of his locations on the internet for more information.
Carl Bradychok [Pronounced Brady-chawk] was born in March of 1991, and currently resides in Detroit Mi. Carl began playing professionally at age 11, being self-taught and deeply inspired by the talent of Carl Perkins, Carl has developed a globally renowned talent that few guitarists are able to master. At age 13, Carl recorded and released his first CD "Children At Play" and briefly worked with the late Don Rader in 2004.
In 2006, Carl joined the Twistin' Tarantulas as their lead guitarist until 2007 when he began working with Rockabilly legend, Jack Scott. Carl is still working with Scott, and also has his own Roots Rock/Rockabilly band North Of Memphis.
In April of 2012, Carl went overseas with the Original Elvis Tribute, which included many musicians who worked with Elvis over the years including Bobby Wood and the Holladay Sisters. In June of 2012 Carl rejoined the Twistin' Tarantulas. In April of 2015, Carl's self-titled full-length CD was released.
Carl started playing with the Change Of Habit Tribute band in 2016, and his unique mastery of rockabilly guitar is an ideal fit for the band. Carl has developed a loyal fan base with the band, and is beloved by ETA's, promoters, and the Change Of Habit family of fans.
Carl uses TV Jones Guitars and Pickups, Hahn Guitars, Marsh Amplifiers, Weber Speakers, Carl Bradychok Custom Pickups in his T-style and S-style guitars, Boss effects, TC Electronic effects, Nocturne effects and LaBella Strings.
Be sure to check out Carl's website for more details.
Joe currently resides in Chicago Il and has been in the Entertainment Business for over Forty years and comes from a Family of Entertainers to include his Father, Brothers and Uncle. Joe started out playing Piano and Singing with his Brothers at his early pre-teen years at Schools, Community Centers and Churches. Joe's teen years and through his 20's, started his early roots of being a Singer Songwriter with his own Original Rock Band on the Chicago Music Scene and Recording Albums or his own Original work through the 80's.
Joe won about a half dozen Awards of Recognition for his Singing and Songwriting through BillBoard Magazine's Singer and Songwriting Contests. Joe quickly became a well known voice Locally and Nationally on TV and Radio to about a half Dozen Commercial Jingles such as Kelloggs, Miller Beer and Sprite to name a few. Joe then started to Produce his own Entertainment Variety shows and quickly Schooled himself in other aspects of the Entertainment business to include Producing, Promoting and Booking a Variety of Acts and Shows including his own.
He catapulted all his knowledge into his Own Restaurant and Entertainment Venue in the late 90's to early 2000's. All through his Music years he has had the Love and respect for Elvis and other top recording Artist and in the late 90's, joined his first Elvis Tribute Band.
Joe joined The Change of Habit Tribute Band about 10 years ago and currently is the Bands Booking Agent, Promoter, Stage and Touring Manager as well as Vocalist. Joe is also the band's voice for Franky Valli.
Tricia has been a vocalist since the age of 9. She has been singing professionally in the Elvis tribute industry for over 30 years. She was the original backing vocalist for The ExSpence Account Showband (EAS) for 15 years before joining The Change of Habit Tribute Band (COH).
Many Elvis tribute artists enjoy Tricia's powerful vocals within the industry. Over the years, she has been named "The Crawfish Girl" due to her raspy and memorable solo when performing the Elvis duet, "Crawfish." Tricia is also a lead vocalist for COH and enjoys singing many different musical styles.
Dominic "Nick" Joseph Tarzia was born in Bayonne NJ, and currently resides in Chicago Il. Nick started playing bass at the age of 15 and has played music of all types, from Polka to Disco, and everything in between.
Nick has been the Change Of Habit Tribute Band bass player for 14 years.