(Lead Vocals, Guitar)
As the lead singer and rhythm guitarist, Sheri’s soulful, intoxicatingly passionate vocals combined with rock star looks make her the real deal! This native New Yorker has the unique ability to connect with the audience. She commands the stage as only a true performer can, earning her a stellar reputation as a consummate entertainer. With a vocal range that can belt out a hard core rocking tune to a beautiful love song, Sheri’s energetic performance is contagious and is a guaranteed crowd pleaser!
In addition to fronting soulRcoaster, Sheri is an accomplished songwriter having had the pleasure of recording with some of rock's legends, including grammy award winning engineer/producer Bud Snyder. Her debut solo cd “Fate Steps In” is available on iTunes and features the late great “Dangerous” Dan Toler.
Sheri is grateful to her family for their support and is having the time of her life!
(Lead Guitar, Vocals)
Founding member & soulRcoaster band leader, Dr. Tony Rizzo, is a Long Island New York transplant who resides on Anna Maria Island. Tony began playing guitar in earnest in the 7th grade. He took a group guitar elective in a music class and a hotshot classmate dazzled him by playing the opening to Led Zeppelin’s “Over the Hills and Far Away”, prompting him to wonder if he could do that. Well, turns out he could and he’s been dazzling audiences in various bands ever since.
Tony’s mad guitar skills enable him to play just about any genre of music. His music theory background & diverse repertoire oftentimes has him lending his talents to the various local theater orchestra pits as well as the “fearless leader” of soulRcoaser.
Mike began his musical career by playing bass for a band in Brussels, Belgium called “Blue Thunder”. While in college, he continued on bass with a local band called “Blackberry Jam”. Much later, in the real world while at IBM, Mike honed his keyboard skills playing with the band “Variety Express”. After a move to Bradenton, Florida, he stayed with the keyboards and played classic & southern rock with “The James Cody Band”. Mike joined Tony & Jim in their smooth jazz band “Project SRQ”, which eventually lead to the formation of soulRcoaster.
(Bass, Backing Vocals)
Hailing from Oakland NJ, Dr. James Klein headed South and moved to Bradenton in the early 80’s. His zest for life is apparent and has had him involved with everything from flying planes to selling real estate and even a part time career in modeling! Jim obtained a doctorate in Business Admin and even acquired a US Patent! He is the Technical Director of Echocardiography Lab at Blake Hospital. Jim’s first musical experience was guitar lessons as an 8 yr. old which he later followed up with drum lessons. He entered a professional recording studio at the age of 15 when he and his band “Haze” recorded their debut song, “Dreams”. His musical career has spanned many years and various genres including jazz & top 40. He recalls, “In retrospect, I realize how invaluable the music scene has been for me with the never-ending atmosphere it creates”.
Dr. Joe Hornberger, originally from Springfield, Ohio, has been playing drums since age 5. He was influenced by his father who played alto Saxophone, grandfather who played English horn and oboe for the NY Philharmonic Orchestra & Metropolitan Opera, and his brothers who played guitar, violin and keyboards. Coming from a heritage of musicians, his great-grandfather played harp, earning a living with his family quartet. While in grade school, Joe took up the violin for a few years but the drums won out. At 19, Joe took a leave from college to embark on a yearlong cross country tour with the band “Suede”, managed by the prestigious Artists Corp of America.
His love of music is obvious and has continued to play in bands throughout his life in many different genres, making him the skilled season musician he is! With the enthusiastic support of his family, Joe is able to juggle his career as a Chiropractic Physician in Sarasota as well as his musical career. Joe is thrilled to be part of the soulRcoaster family!