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Dave Alex - Guitar - Started the group in 2016 as an instrumental group and it has since progressed into what it is today. He has 25 years of experience performing, and producing music across multiple styles including jazz, soul, rhythm and blues, latin, folk, and more. He has shared the ticket with groups such as Kid Rock, Godsmack, Reveille, Tree, Powerman 5000, and Candlebox. Dave's primary influences are Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Eddie Van Halen, Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Mike Stern, BB King, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Dave Aster - Lead Vocals and Harmonica. Dave has 30-plus years of experience performing primarily originals and covers of rhythm and blues, funk, and soul music. He has shared the stage with groups such as Southside Johnny, Luther Guitar Johnson, Matt Guitar Murphy, 10,000 Maniacs, Susan Tedeschi, The Outlaws, and more.
Kris Koch - Drums - Has been performing professionally for over 25 years in a multitude of bands both cover and original. His primary influences are Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers, Miles Davis, and Mike Stern.
Justin Beliveau - Bass - Justin started playing bass at age 12. He was heavily influenced by classic rock as taught by his father on bass and his uncle on drums. After high school Justin set off to Germany to pedal his four string wears, doing both original and cover music. He spent 8 years overseas and returned to the U.S. landing in North Carolina. Another four years of classic rock before returning home to Massachusetts in 2006. Justin played more original music before giving into his love of rhythm and blues. Justin has had the opportunity to share the stage with the likes of his former band Blue Honey, and greats including James Montgomery, Charlie Farren, as well as many others. Justin is excited to join ASB and bring his talents into the project.
Melissa Perkins - Lead Vocals - Melissa
started singing at an early age, and by the time she was a teenager she was a great singer. She has been professionally singing in a variety of groups for over 20 years in and around Massachusetts. Melissa performs an eclectic mix of country, roots, rhythm and blues, soul and classic rock music. One highlight in her musical career was being invited to sing the national anthem at the Indian Ranch performance center. Melissa is thrilled to now share her vocal and performance experience with ASB.
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