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Roberta “Glert” Gold (Vocals) – At a young age, Glert discovered that a hairbrush made a great microphone and at that moment her inner rockstar emerged and she has never looked back. After attending Berklee College of Music in Boston MA, she moved to Las Vegas and performed as a featured vocalist throughout Las Vegas in various casinos including Bellagio, Caesar’s Palace and The Hard Rock. She formed the funk/rock group “The Glert” and recorded a CD “On Black Paper” with one of LA’s hottest, most progressive producer / engineer-Sally Browder (Rockets from the Crypt, Dwight Yoakam, Young Dubliners). “The Glert” opened for acts like Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, George Thorogood and Linda Perry (4 Non-Blondes) and was even featured on a NBC TV. Check out her vocals on the YouTube hit motivational song “You Gotta Want It” with over 1.4 million hits.

Arena-Photos-KenKen Gold (Keyboards & Vocals) – Ken is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, and performed all over the world opening or sharing the stage with artists like George Thorogood, Kansas, Cheap Trick, Rick Springfield, Jim Peterik of Survivor and Steven Van Zandt. The founder of Gold Brothers Music, he produces music for film, tv, and advertising internationally. He also writes songs for various recording artists around the globe. Ken has toured Southeast Asia with The Platters. Partnered in a recording studio in Las Vegas where Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera and Gladys Knight recorded. Produced and wrote for international recording artists “Fantasy” with famed producer Jerry Marcellino. [Jackson 5, Bobby Darin, Michael Jackson]. In his spare time, he is an avid air guitarist and Cincinnati Bengals fanatic.

Arena-Photos-GeorgeGeorge Pagonis (Drums & Vocals) – George is seasoned musician with a diverse taste in music, playing everything from Latin percussion to hard rock and heavy metal. He was enrolled in the Music Program at William Paterson College studying with veteran percussionists Ray Desroches, Eddy Fay, and Glenn Weber. George has played on several albums over the years as a studio musician, including Passion Pit’s “Make Light”. He is no stranger to the NewJersey and New York rock scene playing with Harlette and the Swinging Johnsons, and most recently the Van Halen Tribute band, Unchained. George is a hard hitting drummer that puts the beat right through you, and is amazing to watch live.

Arena-Photos-DeanDean Anthony (Bass & Vocals) – A veteran of the music scene Dean brings his solid rhythms to Arena. Dean has been involved in a number of projects over the years, most notably Rising Sun recording artists “Platinum”, with a release and tour in the early 90’s. He is no stranger to the club circuit playing with many tribute acts. Since 1998 he has made his presence known as “Izzy” in the Guns And Roses Tribute “Get Your Guns”. Along with his club experience, some of his credits include; Quadrapane Indie release in 2006 (guitar, vocals & bass), Crossfire release 1998 (bass & vocals), and countless studio sessions for semi national artists. A solid “In The Pocket” player, he adds an energetic feel and sound to any project. Dean’s proven talent and experience makes him an important part of the Arena experience.

Arena-Photos-DuaneDuane Belotti (Guitars & Vocals) – Duane is a multifaceted creative artist and seasoned musician has performed all over the U.S. and even Trinadad, South America. He has written, produced, and recorded four original album projects. Duane has been featured on WDHA FM radio. As a founding member of the Def Leppard tribute band Adrenalize, he played the role of Phil Collen for over 7 years. He has worked with a variety of artists including Anthony Krizan (The Spin Doctors) and Joe Howell (Greed, Wake Up Rooster). His influences over the years have included: Judas Priest, Ozzy, Queensryche, Scorpions, Kiss, Sweet, Queen, Cheap Trick, AC/DC and Def Leppard. Duane is engaging and a true performer. Come see for yourself – you won’t be disappointed.

Duane attended to The Rock n” Roll Fantasy Camp – Hell Bent For Vegas! (Feb 27-March 2) with Judas Priest, Queensryche, and Zakk Wylde. He played “The Grinder” with Judas Priest, “Silent Lucidity” with Geoff Tate and Robert Sarzo of Queensryche, and Zakk Wylde on “Lights Out” by UFO. The weekend also included playing 2 nights LIVE at the House of Blues in Vegas. He also jammed with Lita Ford, Vinnie Appice, Rudy Sarzo, Gary Hoey, Frankie Banali, and Ron Keel. Duane says “One of the best experiences of my life! I had a Blast playing with my idols!!!” Check out the videos, and the write-up on Blabbermouth.net below.
• VID1: The Grinder – Judas Priest
• VID2: The Grinder – Judas Priest
• VID3: Lights Out – Zakk Wylde
• VID4: Silent Lucidity – Geoff Tate
• WEB: Blabbermouth Article

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