The Eagle RIver Band Members

Donna DePasquale "The Diva" Keyboards & Vocals

 Donna dePasquale  is a piano and keyboard player who has been performing on Long Island for nearly 30 years.  She has worked with many diverse groups, including Captain Hook, The Pickpockets and Late Night Audio.  Her greatest musical influences are Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Billy Joel and Gregg Allman.   

Kevin Byrne - "E.T." Guitars and Vocals

  

As a musician, recording engineer and producer Kevin has been active in the music industry his entire adult life. Prior to joining the Eagle River Band, he spent 10 years working with LateNite Audio a regular performer at numerous venues around Long Island known for accurate recreations of classic rock with precise arrangements and vocal harmonies. Kevin was a member of the Pickpockets, who performed together for over 10 years. Kevin also spent time with the Dollar Grin Band and worked frequently in studio sessions. In 2008, along with his son Scott, Kevin founded Island Music Labs in Hauppauge, recording and producing local talent. 

Jim Cairo - Bass Guitar and Vocals

  

Originally from the Washington DC area, Jim grew up with many musical influences in his life. He started with piano lessons as a child, & learned how to play guitar & bass by 11 years of age…”It made sense for me to play the bass because my 2 older brothers played guitar & drums. Jim played in many bands and one eventually morphed into an original/cover band called 3DC. Jim says ”we literally conquered the DC music scene back then…we were always getting gigs opening up for great musicians & bands like Steve Marriott (Humble Pie), The Searchers & The Drifters, Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane & Hot Tuna), Roy Buchanan, & the great Danny Gatton”. The band went on to play the Virgin Islands for several months and Jim then decided to move up to NY. Jim was an original member of LateNite Audio & played for several years with Misspent Youth. His influences range from John Paul Jones & John Entwistle; to the raucous sound of Flea…He brings the same high energy & dynamics to the stage every time he plays.

Paul Henry - "The Artist" Guitars Harmonica and Vocals

  

Paul Henry is a fun loving, seasoned musician who has years of experience performing as a solo act and with a number of bands. Singing as well as playing acoustic and electric guitar, fiddle, mandolin and harmonica he has been entertaining audiences since he was a child. In addition to performing with the Eagle River Band Paul currently performs as a solo artist, works with the Pickpockets Duo and plays fiddle with the Bob Morris Irish Band. Paul continues to be active on the Long Island Music scene. 

Tom Purcell- Drums and Percussion

Tom has been an active musician on the Long Island music scene for years. Tom played with "Celebration" and the Pickpockets  and  was a founding member of LateNite Audio drumming with them throughout their 10 year run. 

Joe Savio - Guitars & Vocals

When the Eagle River Band decided they needed to add a powerful lead guitar to complete the lineup guitarist Joe Savio was brought in to the band. His soaring solos and rhythm chops provide the dynamic the band needed. Joe also contributes vocally singing leads and harmonies.