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Lead vocalist, harmony vocalist & lead guitar
Jeff Simon started performing at the early age of 10, along with his sister, Jolene, on a local television show which was televised weekly from WEMT-TV Channel 7 (now WVII-TV) studios in Bangor, Maine. He and his sister, Jolene, performed regularly on “Frankensteins’s Country Jamboree”, which in later years became “Stacey’s Country Jamboree”. While being featured performers on Stacey’s Country Jamboree, Jeff and Jolene made frequent appearances throughout
During his latter years of high school, Jeff's interest in music influenced him to start his own band, The Mainely Country Band. In 1979, Jeff recorded his first album, "Journey Through The Country", with liner notes written by
In 1992, Jeff and his band were the house band for several tapings of The National Country Music Jamboree, taped in Ellsworth and
In 2007, Jeff was in a backup band playing for International recording artist and performer, Johnny Tillotson, for a performance in Southwest Harbor, Maine at a music festival. Then a few years later, in 2012, Jeff played with another group of musicians backing up Nashville comedian and impressionist, Johnny Counterfit, at another music festival held in Jefferson, Maine.The Mainely Country Band was also the backup band for Nashville recording artist, Ira Allen, for Maine's annual Pioneer Show in 2008 for three performance locations in Maine.
Jeff, along with the band, has received numerous awards throughout the years from the Down East Country Music Association, Maine Country Music Association, Pine Tree State Country Music Association and the Tennessee based international country music organization, North America Country Music Associations International.
Lead vocalist, harmony vocalist & drums
Lee Mallory has been playing music for about forty years. Throughout his musical career, Lee has played various styles of music, from rock to jazz, disco and country rock, and even a bit of rap and hard rock. Lee's musical interests started when he was a young boy. His father was a singer for a local radio program, which also featured some of Lee's uncles.
Some of the highlights of Lee's career include some jam sessions with The Doobie Brothers and Chubby Checker. He has also performed with other artists in the music field. Lee was the drummer in the band playing in Southwest Harbor, Maine at a festival in 2007 behind International recording artist, Johnny Tillotson.
In 1971, Lee composed a song for a contest in "Song Writer's Magazine", in which he received an Honorable Mention Award for his songwriting talents.
In 1972, Lee formed a band called, "Coyote", which had stayed together for 22 years. He travelled extensively throughout the State of
Although drums are his main instrument, Lee can also play bass guitar, guitar, and various other instruments. Lee can still be seen performing across the State, and he still knocks 'em dead with his incredible drumming abilities.
Lead vocalist & pedal steel guitar
Sonny Bickford started his musical career in 1953 playing the clarinet and in 1956 became interested in the guitar. He borrowed a friend's acoustic guitar, and with the help of
In 1973, he changed directions and transferred his talents into country music. He continued to play lead and rhythm guitar while trying his hand at pedal steel guitar. In 1985, an accident to his left hand rendered his ability to continue with guitar and he devoted his energies to the pedal steel guitar which allowed him to continue playing music.
From 1965 thru 1995, Sonny played with various working bands in the
Sonny is a member of the
Lead vocalist, harmony vocalist & bass guitar
Patrick has been involved in music all of his life, playing various instruments in several different musical genre of bands and jam sessions. While residing in Shelby, North Carolina, Patrick won first place in a “Battle of the Bands” competition in a band with his brother. After relocating to Dover, New Jersey, Patrick then joined a country band with Dave Saunders in which he played drums. He later formed his own band, "The Pat Cote Band", while serving in the military and later during his military tenure in Germany he played lead guitar for the "One Way Country" band.
Upon returning to Maine, Patrick played lead and bass guitar in several Bangor area bands, Fair Warning, Crazy Alice, and George Comingo’s band. Patrick also shared his talents frequently at a local jam session held every Sunday at Stacey’s Plaza Motel in Brewer. Patrick still occasionally performs at local jam sessions.
In August of 2006, Patrick joined The Mainely Country Band, playing bass guitar and lending vocals for solos and harmony. Patrick has also played in backup bands for Nashville recording artists, Leona Williams, Ron Williams, and comedian/impressionist, JohnnyCounterfit. Patrick performed briefly as a member of Bob Elston's band, "The Road Rangers". Patrick's numerous musical talents have made him an asset to the music community.
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