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The Vagrants

ONE OF THE ORIGINAL NEW YORK SOUND BANDS

Current "ILLUSION" related projects!

*Check out "The Deep" (with Chuck Alder) & their new self-tittled Jazz cd. The cd even features "If It's So" In a new & exciting jazz style.

*Chuck Ader, John Vinci, & Rich Cerniglia all appeared on Martell's Endless High CD.

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*Did you know THE ILLUSION were the opening act for Jimi Hendrix during his final U.S. show at Boston Gardens before his death? Also playing that night was Cactus -

ILLUSION RELATED BANDS

After The illusion, Mike Ricciardella joined Barnaby Bye
with Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos, & The Alessi Brothers.

Later Mike Ricciardella, Mike Maniscalco, Rich Cerniglia, Peppy Castro & Dennis Santiago Formed Wiggy Bits which recorded one album.

After Wiggy Bits, Network was formed by drummer Mike
Ricciardella. Network's original line-up was: John Vinci
(lead vocals), Rich Cerniglia (lead guitar), Mike
Ricciardella (drums), Howie Blume (bass), Mike
Maniscalco (keyboards), George Bitzer (keyboards, &
synthesizers), & Butch Poveromo (percussion).
The record label wanted the members to change their
names because they thought that their names were too Italian, so Rich Cerniglia shortened his name to Richie C.
Howie Blume changed his name to Howard Davidson, Butch changed his name to Jean Paul Gaspar, & Mike Maniscalco changed his name to Mike Coxton.
      The band's line-up was later changed... John Vinci was replaced by B.G. Gibson & the band's secomd album "Nightwork" was released.

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