Tom MacKnight “Tommy Mack”, founder and former lead guitarist of The Guilty Pleasures, hails from Norwalk, CT. Tom has in the past, has been a session guitarist working with artists such as Dan Hartman, Vicki Sue Robinson, Felix Cavaliere, and others during his studio days. During those same years, Tom performed throughout the NYC Tri-State Area with a top club act as a lead guitarist. Tom’s influences are widespread with artists such as Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Steve Lukather, Dann Huff, and others. Tom has a few songs where he is lead vocalist and along with Johnny, shares lead guitar duties. But during the night, Tom shows his talent using the Talk Box, a device that put Peter Frampton on the map and expect the crowd to go wild.
John McNulty “Johnny Mac” spent decades performing, leading bands and doing session work in the New York Tri-State music scene alongside some of the best in the business, including numerous Broadway pros and current and former members of Hall & Oates, Southside Johnny, Jose Feliciano, Steely Dan, Johnny Winter, Average White Band, Original Blues Brothers and many others. Well versed in all styles of music, performing with The Verge finds Johnny back to his rock and roll roots, where it all began.
Randy “Iceman” Lindsay is from Central Virginia and has been a bass instructor, studio musician, and performer. He has even performed with Zakk Wylde in a few guitar clinics. Some folks from Virginia may remember some of Randy’s past bands: Calamity Jane, Outta’ Touch, Slider, and Jammboxx. Randy is also a current member of The Ricky Johnson Band (RJB) in northern Virginia. The Ricky Johnson Band recently released a scorching CD “Carolina Style”! Some of Randy’s bass influences include
Dave LaRue, Jeff Berlin, Geddy Lee, and Marcus Miller. Randy has had his share of the limelight opening up for such acts as Blackfoot, Marshal Tucker Band, Steppenwolf, Blue Oyster Cult, Molly Hatchet, .38 Special, Gin Blossoms, Rossington Collins Band, Gregg Allman, David Allan Coe,
Cheap Trick, Skid Row, Ratt, Kix, and the Brett Michaels Band
Randy’s solid style and amazing attitude fit perfectly with the music The Verge is playing.
John “JP” Polis was born in DC, grew in Port Charlotte, started his music career on drums at 14. played in jazz bands, rock bands, country bands, top 40 dance bands. JP is influenced by drummers such as Dave Wekyl, Dennis Chambers, Neil Peart to name a few. JP has played in many SW FL local bands such as American Made, The Boogiemen, Aftershock, Tropical Ave, Wicked Karma, 66 Decibels, Boothill band. JP has also jammed a little with Experienced Unlimited and Chuck Brown and the soul searchers. Did some openings for Quiet Riot, Molly Hatchet, and Edgar Winter.