Antiquity was formed primarily as a studio effort to complete an album concept. After several years of recording, it never transformed past the infancy stage of a live act. Antiquity encompasses two of America's principal and potent musical inventions. Jazz and it's bastard son rock. It sometimes seems that everything great has it's humble beginnings and jazz is no exception. It has survived war, slavery, racism, depression, war and war again and again and the battle with it's son. A child that has shone brightly in the spotlight and filled it's pockets with that greatest of American traditions, greed. Through all of this old man jazz has kept his head high and slowly emerged as the elder statesman. The wise old sage of the stage with rock right there beside him.
The Antiquity project has been blessed with some of New York's finest musicians adding a rich blend of Latin, Brazilian and African rhythms. This combination has helped to create a wonderfully diverse sound and influence in these songs as everyone brings something a little different and exotic to the table. Some of the members of this project have played with the likes of U2, Kid Creole, Gino Vanelli, Simply Red and Chubby Checker.
Bass: Bernie Minoso, William Villareal, Jania Caravello, Frank Canino, Gerald Duchene, Elyia Lishinsky
Guitar: Oz Noy, Dave Spinozza, Gary Sieger, Peter Conway, Jania Caravello, Tim Sweeney, Gerald Duchene
Drums and Percussion: Jimmy Daniel, Robert Rodriguez, Rich Mercurio, Robin Gould,
Graham Hawthorne, Ken Fradley.
Keys: Robin Pitre, Robert Secret, Mark Mancini, John Sweeney, Elyia Lishinsky, Gerald Duchene