JOHN TEDESKI (formerly) of Pittsburgh, PA dual tribute The REAL BON JOURNEY the Nation’s First Dual Tribute to Bon Jovi and Journey.
Tedeski has traversed most of the east coast in his 35 years as a professional drummer, having played and recorded with some heavy hitters in the music business, such as Dean Cramer guitarist of Bret Michaels Band, Randy Weitzel guitarist of In This Moment, Jaime St. James lead vocalist of Black ‘N Blue and Billy Morris former lead guitarist of Warrant to name a few.
Tedeski currently finds himself rebuilding and re-tooling for the second half of 2023 and beyond. Tedeski is however currently playing for local western PA rockers Fuse, a classic rock / 80’s cover band, as well as, playing quite a few one off fill-in gigs with different bands ranging in styles from Oldies, Classic Rock, Country Rock, Corporate Progressive Classic Rock, 80’s Hard Rock, Pop-Rock and Top 40. While not playing for audiences in the thousands as with former bands, it’s still a fun and rewarding endeavor and quite a challenge playing for several different bands, playing with different musicians and different styles of music.
Tedeski hopes that through perseverance a new YouTube page and some friends in the music business that he may be able to open some doors for more full-time work and hopefully at the national level once again.
Tedeski is a showman in every sense of the word and prides himself on his strong meter and deep grooving pocket. There is never a dull moment once the music starts.
“I am not a skilled, technical drummer. I am self-taught and I come from the school of thought that music and entertaining go hand in hand. I chose to be an entertainer but still focus on steady meter which is everything when sticks are flying, flipping and twirling, which has all attributed to my sense of time keeping. The biggest compliments that I’ve gotten from other musicians who I’ve played with is when they tell me how spot on my timing, pocket and groove are, and in my humble opinion, those are the three main ingredients necessary that allow songs to feel and flow as they should.” – TEDESKI
Tedeski’s current arsenal of GIO Cymbals includes:
* (1) 18” Definitive Crash
* (1) 17” Dry Authority Crash
* (2) 17” Definitive Holey Crash’s
* (1) 13” Definitive Hi-Hats