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"Bringing generations together in harmony"


Erick burst onto the music scene in the 1970’s playing various instruments, sitting in with various bands starting at age 12. Playing bass, drums, guitar along with vocals, Erick found himself traveling around the country playing casinos and small concert venues with the original M'Taboo. At the request of a concert promoter, Erick was asked to play a few Jimi Hendrix songs. That night it clicked, guitar was to become his main instrument and Jimi Hendrix to become his main influence.



Erick Preston...guitars and lead vocals:

David is another original M'Taboo member along with Erick, who has traveled worldwide performing his specialty, channeling James Brown. Cherry is multi-talented, singing rock, Latin funk, and jazz. He has performed on stages all over the world throughout the 70s and 80s, impressing audiences along the way. Cherry has toured with the Famous Boxer/entertainer; Joe Frazier and The Knockouts, keyboard giant Brian Auger, Sly Stewart of Sly & The Family Stone, and with the multi-faceted bassist Jaco Pastorius.

For over 30 years, David Cherry has dazzled audiences with his enormous stage presence.



David Cherry...singer extraordinaire with moves to spare:

A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Lou has many years of experience as a professional musician, teacher and arranger. Lou is a master of many instruments, and is a skilled and prolific horn section arranger. He brings a creative balance to the M'Taboo horn section and keeps the horn harmonies flowing.

Lou Garofalo...Baritone and

Tenor Saxophone:

Insan graduated from U-Mass Amherst with a degree in Theatre Arts. He has studied with Max Roach, Archie Shepp, John Betch, and Steve Ambush. He has taken courses at the New England Conservatory and Berklee School of Music. Insan has played drums most of his adult life and has worked clubs and venues from Los Angeles to Boston. Although he has been a songwriter for many years, he had been content to sit in the background providing the rhythmic bottom for a number of bands from California to Massachusetts. With M'Taboo he now entertains as drummer and lead vocalist.

Insan Sauti...Drums and lead vocals:

Gary has been playing professionally for over 25 years throughout the entire New England area.  Starting at the age of 8, he began writing and recording music and kept up his musical aspirations with the formation of several rock bands in the 1990’s and early 2000’s.  In 2001, he joined a professional wedding band and performed several events over the next 10 years.  He has also been hired for private events throughout Massachusetts and is now excited and honored to be a part of the next evolution of M’Taboo.


Gary Sidell...keyboards and vocals:

Jake has his Bachelor of Music, Music Education and Trumpet Performance, Magna Cum Laude from U of Lowell. He has been performing with Roxo Gato, PK and the Mighty Seven, Slam Kitchen and the Ben Knight Band in the New England area.



Jake Galloway...trumpet:

Started in the 70's Florida club scene when disco was born playing six nights a week with Collins Avenue and the Sunrise Show Band. The 80's saw a shift to the Boston area where he anchored the bottom end for original rock bands - The Owners and The Rick Larramore Band - all the while maintaining a presence on the jazz scene with The George Levas Group. In the 90's, Tom was an essential member of the Renee-Randall Blues Band (winner of the 1996 NH Battle of the Blues Bands). In the early 2000's, Tom joined R&B bands; The Plan (w/Erick Preston) and the "original" Strange Brew All-Stars but returned to an all-instrumental jazz/funk gig with groovelatoR and Hip Anonymous plus a short stint with Andy Pratt of Avenging Annie fame. With M'Taboo, Tom returns to his roots with a heavy funk influence laying down the groove and keeping it all together with an infectious bottom end that will have you out of your seat and on your feet! Tom has "formally" studied both upright and electric bass with notable bass alumni from the Berklee School.





Tom Curatolo...electric bass

and backing vocals:

Kevin is from Methuen, MA and has been performing in the New England area for many years as a woodwind specialist. Primarily a saxophonist he also doubles on clarinets and flute. He has performed with a variety of groups; big bands, jazz/rock bands, jazz and dixieland combo's, funk/rock bands, wind/concert bands, musical pit orchestras and saxophone quartets. Kevin has several years experience in music education and has remained active as a adjudicator for young musicians at district auditions.






Kevin Smith...Saxophone:

Rob started playing trumpet at age 10 after hearing Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. He formed a band that same year called the Tijuana Juniors, and has been playing ever since. His college days took him to Dante’s Jazz Club in Hollywood, where he has played in the horn sections of many touring groups including Sunshade ’N' Rain. Presently, Rob is active playing all over New England and is also a member of the Compaq Big Band.  His powerful playing is an integral part of the M'Taboo horns.

Rob Cary...Trumpet: