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RON ACIERNO

LEADER/OWNER OF RON AND THE CLASSICS.

LEAD VOCALIST

Ron was born and raised on Long Island.
He began playing guitar and singing in college, (U Va.).
After graduation Ron continued his music appearing at local New York venues and on local television as a single performer. 
In the sixties Ron took a leave of absences from graduate school to perform at many of Miami Beach's ocean front hotels, (including The Dunes, Doral, Castaways Diplomat and Miami's Playboy Club. 
Ron was offered a huge break to perform 10 weeks at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas . Ron was informed that Frank Sinatra had been told about him and that Mr. Sinatra was coming to see him opening night. But due to his love for a woman, Ron sadly decided to decline that offer.
Soon after Ron and the woman parted ways and he quit "show business" and returned to finish graduate school to become a psychology professor and psychotherapist.
Thirty ~six years later in 2001, Ron resumed his singing career as a single performer. 
Ron played guitar and  sang at monthly barbeques on the Dunedin Causeway, where Dr. Ron, a Chiropracter asked if he could come and join Ron to sing some harmony, That was the begining of the Ron, Ron Duo. After a year,
Dr Ron decided to move to Arizona to be near his family so Ron placed an add on the bulletin board of Stevie B'S guitar store. After several people who said they could sing harmony and play guitar (who couldn't do it very well), he hired Jay Pendleton. 
A few months  following, a female singer was added and the groups name was changed to Ron And The Classics.
Ron decided to expand the group to four.
After expanding the group to four Ron And The Classics  performed a concert at Old's Park for the City of Oldsmar where Linda joined the group.
Since then Ron And The Classics have performed throughout Pinellas, Pasco & Hillsboro Counties at various venues and concerts.

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RHONDA  STUEVE

Additional Lead Singer

Rhonda is, possibly, the most spectacular female singer/vocal impersonator in Tampa Bay.  She sounds very much like Sheena Easton, Aretha Franklin, Gracie Slick (Jefferson Airplane), Cindi Lauper, Stevie Nicks {Fleetwood Mac}Diana Ross, Patsy Cline, Crystal Gale, Tammy Wynette, Olivia Newton John, Madonna, Michael Jackson when he was with Jackson 5 and many more.  Her vocal range and her ability to imitate these singers is astounding!
Rhonda Studied vocals at Jeannie Deva Voice Studio in Boston. Performed regularly with Mirage, one of New England's top wedding bands.

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JERRY "GENARO" RISPOIL

Lead vocal, Harmonies.

Jerry was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised on Eastern Long Island, Islip Township, A Town called '"Great River"
Jerry enjoyed singing in groups as a young boy, 
In High School Jerry started singing with  Doo ~Whop Acappella- Groups.
Jerry started singing with the Unforgetable Classics as a duo and had the opportunity to sing at the Tropicana Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
After which Jerry starting singing with an Acappella group, "The Street Lights". This opened many doors for Jerry. 
Jerry was able to sing with or open for the following groups;
The Beach Boys; The Coasters; The Drifters; The Mamas And Papas; The Turtles; Three Dog Night; Little Anthony And The Imperials; The Platters; Barbara Lewis; Dennis Yost Of The Classic Four; The Kingsman; Kansas; Johnny Maestro and The Crests;  Jay And The Americans; Larry Chance And The Earls; The Jive Five; David Noonah.
Jerry also performed on The Empress Cruise Lines.
Jerry also performed multiple times on "The Jack Harris Show" televised live out of Busch Gardens.
In 2012, Jerry met Ron Acierno of Ron and The Classics and had the opportunity to join the group. 
Jerry has been with the group more then two years and is enjoying it.

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CAROLE SUNDAY

Lead Vocals and Guitar

Carole entertains her listeners  with a broad repertoire of  easy listening music. A native  of Atlanta, guitarist and singer. 

 Carole  has been  singing and playing music for  over two decades. She has performed extensively  throughout the Eastern United States at various  night clubs, coffeehouses, and colleges.Carole has worked as a vocalist at Atlanta’s  prestigious Lowery Music Studio and has sung on  recordings by B.B. King,  Roger Miller, various  commercial jingles, and  worked with veteran  record producers Paul Vance; Tom Wells; Sonny Limbo; Chips Moman; Steve Dorff, and Steve Buckingham

 

Carole  has performed for the following clients (partial list) 

Toad’s Place—New Haven, CT; Westport CT Blues Festival 1993& 94; New Haven Street Fest 1992—1993; Live Broadcast WNHU  88.7 FM —CT; WPKN 89.5 FM—CT; T.V. Broadcast—Hartford Late Night—CT; Sunset Sounds—in concert with Neil Sedaka—CT; University of New Haven—CT; Fannie’s Oyster Bar—Greenwich Village, NY,  The Back Fence—Greenwich Village NY,  Dante’s Down the Hatch—Atlanta;  Hotels—Atlanta & Springfield, MA; In concert with Harry Chapin—Atlanta

In concert with Ray Stevens—Augusta, GA; In concert with Leo Kotke—Atlanta; In concert with the New Kingston Trio—Tusculoosa, AL;Piedmont Driving Club—Atlanta; Atlanta Golf Classic; Annual Rolls Royce National Meet. Atlanta; Pine Hurst Country Club—NC; Clemson University, Clemson, SCHyatt Hotels, Atlanta; Hilton Hotels, Atlanta; Hilton Head Inn—SC; In concert with The New Kingston Trio; Hunter’s Green Country Club—Tampa, FL; Avila Country Club, Tampa, FL; Palma Ceia Country Club, Tampa. FL; Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, FL; Clearwater Yacht Club, Clearwater, FL; Treasure Island Yacht Club, Treasure Is. FL; Pasadena Yacht Club, St Petersburg, FL; St Pete Yacht Club, St Petersburg, FL.

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PHIL STOKES

Guitar and Bass Vocals

 Phil born in Columbus, Ohio. Phil is a Founding Member and performed with Pure Prairie League (RCA Records), Bo Diddley, J.D. Blackfoot, (Mercury Records), Dennis Yost and The Classics Four, Eric Moore of The Godz, Sleepy LaBeef (Rockabilly Legend), andhas done session work with Craig Fuller of Little Feat.

 Former member of Pure Prairie League (RCA Records). 

Phil has performed and/or recorded with Charlie Daniels,

 Classic Southern Rockers with Bob Burns 

(Lynyrd Skynyrd)

 & Randall Hall (Lynyrd Skynyrd), 

George McCorkle (Marshall

Tucker/Ghostriders), 

Tim Heding (Greg Allman Band/Marshall

 Tucker), 

Banner Thomas (Molly Hatchet/Big Engine),Chuck

 Berry, Bo Diddley, James Burton (guitarist for Elvis

 Presley/Ricky Nelson), Pat Travers, Duane Probst (Little

 Texas), Jimmy VanZant, Tommy Crain (CDB) ,

 SleepyLaBeef

(rockabilly legend), Carol Chase (CDB) , The

 Jordanaires (backup vocal group for Elvis Presley/Ricky

 Nelson/Jerry Lee Lewis), Merrilee Rush (hit record 

"Angel of the Morning"),  Omar Martinez 

(Paul Revere & the Raiders),

 Robin McNamara (hit record "Lay a Little Lovin' on Me"

 & The lead Role of the Broad way Musical "HAIR"),

 BeverlyBremers 

(hit record "Don't say you don't Remember" & The

 Lead role in the Broadway musical "HAIR"), Mark

 Chatfeild (Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band/Godz),

 Patrik Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen/George Lynch

/G3/W.A.S.P.),


 Dennis Yost & the Classics Four ("hit record "Spooky"),

 Jamie Lyons(Music Explosion-hit record "Little Bit O'

 Soul"/Capitol City Rockets-Electra Records), Taz

DeGregerio(CDB), Tommy Zvonchek (Blue Oyster Cult/Aldo

 Nova/John Lydon & Public Image /Clarence

 Clemons/Turtles-Flo & Eddie), Pat McDonald(CDB), Jimmy

 Gunn (Brooks & Dunn/Ghostriders), Sterling

 Smith (Beachboys/Kim Carnes/Jan & Dean), John

 Zahner (Savatage/ Jon Oliva & Pain), Doug Wilson(Top Elvis

 Impersonator), and "Nothin' Fancy" (Skynyrd tribute 

 band).

 Phil has recorded with Craig Fuller (Little Feat/Pure Prairie

 League/ the Fuller-Kaz Group/American Flyer), Jeff Fenholt 

( Black Sabbath/Lead role in broadway play"Jesus Christ

 Superstar"), Tommy Rondonelli(Jo Lynn Turner Band),

 Randall Hall(Skynyrd), Johnny Neel 

(Allman Bros.),George

 McCorkle (Marshall Tucker/Ghostriders), Charlie

 Allen(Asperion Records), Gretchen Wilson and the

 Ghostriders (Beyond.FM Records U.S.A./Phoenix Records

 Europe/Sound Knowledge Records Canada).


Phil also has performed with Dean

 Germaine (Buckinghams/Allman Bros./Sammy Davis Jr.),

 Steve Arvey (Top Blues artist), Gene Cornish (The Rascals),

Shawn Brown (Hammond B-3 star), Vidar Busk(Norwegian

 blues-rock star), Lucky Peterson, (International Blues Star),

 Sean Chambers (Top Florida blues artist), Jimmy

 Farrar (Molly Hatchet/Southern Rock allstars/ Gator Country),

 and Jay Johnson (Blackfoot/Southern Rock allstars).

Phil has recorded with Craig Fuller, (Little Feat/Pure Prairie League/ the Fuller-Kaz Group/American Flyer), Jeff Fenholt, ( Black Sabbath/Lead role in broadway play"Jesus Christ Superstar"), Tommy Rondonelli, (Jo Lynn Turner Band), Randall Hall(Skynyrd), Johnny Neel, (Allman Bros.), George McCorkle, (Marshall Tucker/Ghostriders), Charlie Allen, (Asperion Records), Gretchen Wilson and the Ghostriders, (Beyond.FM Records U.S.A./Phoenix Records Europe/Sound Knowledge Records Canada).

...Phil also has performed with Dean Germaine, (Buckinghams/Allman Bros./Sammy Davis Jr.), Steve Arvey,(Top Blues artist), Gene Cornish, (The Rascals), Shawn Brown, (Hammond B-3 star), Vidar Busk, (Norwegian blues-rock star), Lucky Peterson, (International Blues Star), Sean Chambers, (Top Florida blues artist), Jimmy Farrar, (Molly Hatchet/Southern Rock allstars/ Gator Country), and Jay Johnson, (Blackfoot/Southern Rock allstars).

...Phil was a member of J.D. Blackfoot, (Mercury Records),The Eric Moore Group, (Formerly the Godz- Casablanca Records) ,Shakedown, (Qfm 96 Records-Columbus Ohio), The Elvis Extravaganza Show with Jamie Coyne, Crossroads, (Cream tribute Band).

Phil is Currently with the Ghost Riders, (Phoenix Records-Germany/Europe, & Beyond.Fm Records- U.S.A.), and "The Phil Stokes Group"(Tampa Bay Florida). Phil is a member of Ron And The Classics, one of the most popular Oldies/Country Groups in the Local area


Phil is currently a founding member with BEYOND.FM Recording Artist_ The Ghost Riders, and has been touring with the Ghoast Riders worldwide for the last several years. 

Phil performs solo, duo, and full band sets. He plays Classic Rock, Oldies--50's & 60's, Country, Blues Southern Rock and so forth.