Small Town Gamblers was formed several years ago. Founding members of the band were Ken Sullivan (vocalist) and Ted Andrezejczuk (vocalist) along with Steve Nyren(guitar),Ralph Bushnell (drums) and Todd Lawson(guitarist). Tony Falco (keyboardist) also joined the group shortly afterwards along with Barry Vroeginday (bassist)
As with most groups, people have changes in their lives and in doing so, other members of the band needed to be sought.
1st to move to another state was Tony Falco and accepting his position was keyboardist/vocalist, Nick Stargu Sr who had performed with many top CT groups from the 70's, 80's and 90's, Surprise, Oreo, Canyon to name a few. As an added perk, Nick asked his long time singer from their duo 'After All' (Nancy Trecina) if she would like to be the sound engineer and she became a large part of Small Town Gamblers sound.
Last year (2017) long time drummer, Ralph Bushnell announced that he and his lovely wife Lynn decided to find a warmer climate, thus moved south..in the interim they asked a good friend and musician Rit LaPorte another Southington based musician to fill in until they could find a permanent replacement for Ralph and it looks like Rit might be sticking around for awhile :)
Tony Nucifora-(guitarist) stepped up and in to help attempt to
fill in for former guitarist, Todd Lawson, who lost his battle with
cancer..Tony has been a long time friend of the band and made
the transition smoother than expected..having a lot of pressure
getting to learn the songs and the expectations of the fans that
were used to Todd's performances and stage presence. .Tony
remained determined and is a great fit with STG..
So the members of Small Town Gamblers currently, are as follows:
Ken Sullivan,(Lead Singer #1) Ted Andrezejczuk (Lead singer #2)
Steve Nyren( Acoustic Guitar and Electric),Tony Nucifora (Guitarist)
Barry Vroeginday( Bass) Rit LaPorte (Drummer)(Scott Kahn-bass on
occasion and Nick Stargu Sr (Keyboards-Vocals).
Steve Nyren Guitarist and vocals with Nancy Trecina Sound Engineer
Ralph Bushnell former drummer at Music on the Green-Southington
Ted Andrezejczuk-Lead Vocals
Ken Sullivan-Lead Vocals-Founder of Small Town Gamblers
Former Guitarist-Todd Lawson-R.I.P.
Steve Nyren- Todd Lawson (R.I.P)
Scott Kahn (fill in bassist)