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Tommy Zito

TOMMY ZITO- Keyboards and Vocals 1980 - 1987
Tommy began as a child performer & recording artist on the Wan-Dell Label. His 1st major performance wan opening for the Platters at the Age of 8. Tommy was a 14 year member of Uproar before joining Magnum. After leaving Magnum he joined the RCA recording group Aviator, before embarking on a solo career.

CURENTLY- Tommy performs all over the east coast from Boston to Florida, at such places as Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, as well as many various venues. In his free time he enjoys teaching music and softball to grandson Zack.

Lonnie

LONNIE WALKER -Keyboards and Lead Vocals 1978 - 1994
Formerly of Trust, Lonnie, with his soulful, R&B flavored style, reflected in his NY roots, was with Magnum from the begining to the end

CURENTLY- Lonnie is with Omni Point Communications and is rasing two beautiful girls. He does occasionally host a Kareoke show.

Dave DAVE WERKHISER -Drums and Lead Vocals 1978 - 1994
Formerly of Oasis, was another 16 year member of Magnum.

CURENTLY- Dave owns and operates his own business, D & B More than Music Out of Broadway, NJ. In his spare time he still enjoys roller skating.
Steve STEVE WEISS -Lead Guitar and Lead Vocals 1978 - 1982
Formerly of Trust, was another 16 year member of Magnum, before leaving to Furry.

CURENTLY- Steve is the owner of his own of Steve Weiss Electronics Co. in Sunrise Florida.
Charlie

CHARLIE LIPPINCOTT -Guitar and Lead Vocals 1978 - 1980
Formerly of Kydds, was a 3 year member of Magnum, before leaving to join other great groups such as Diamonds, Cinderella, Cheeter, Regimal, and 2 Plus 2.

CURENTLY- Charlie is the owner of The Solid Wood Construction Co. in Phillipsburgh, NJ. and in his spare time he enjoys spending time with his 4yr old daughter Olivia and hosting Kareoke, for D & E More Than Music.

Butch

BUTCH SAMOLEWICZ -Bass Guitar and Lead Vocals 1978 - 1985
Formerly of Auburn, was a 8 year member of Magnum, before leaving to join other groups such as Europa and Senate.

CURENTLY - Bruce is now with Loose Rooster and the Chalk Boys. He also works for Blue Mt. Township and part time for The Brew Through in Pottsville.

Kent

KENT WARNER - Bass Guitar and Vocals 1985 - 1987
Native of New York, and prior to joining Magnum, he composed his own Rock Opera "Sneak for Freaks" after leaving he joined another group called Network.

CURENTLY - Kent is Missing in Action, so contact anyone with Magnum if you have any information, we want him to join the reunion.

Mike

MIKE DEFRANK -Lead Guitar and Lead Vocals 1982 - 1994
He was with the Lehigh Valley Rock Group, Gandalf prior to joining Magnum.

CURENTLY - Mike is the owner of Photography by Michael DeFrank, in Reading PA. In his spare time he loves to travel.

Bob

BOB MASON -Lead Vocals 1987 - 1990
Formerly of Gems Edge & Flashback, he added his background vocals, rhythm guitar and keyboard parts. After Magnum he was a member of George Lynch's, Lynch Mob.

CURENTLY - Bob is also Missing in Action, said to be working in California, so contact anyone with Magnum if you have any information, we want him to join the reunion.

Rory

RORY CASTELLANO -Bass and Vocals 1987 - 1990
Formerly of The Group Duke (The Greg Howe II Band). After Magnum he formed his own group Bone Daddy.

CURENTLY - Rory is working as a state construction inspector for Penn DOT. and enjoys computers in his spare time.

Kjell

KJELL BENNER -Bass and Vocals 1990 - 1994
Formerly of the group Quiet Riot. He wrote 2 books & released an instructional video on advanced techniques for electric bass and has been featured in Bas Player Magazine.

CURENTLY - Kjell now does studio sessions and is a member of the group Love Puppies.

Jeff

JEFF SMITH -Lead & Rhythem Guitar and Lead Vocals 1990 - 1994
Formerly of the group Gandalfon Sound, Punch the Clow and Magnetic.

CURENTLY - Jeff is auditioning for his next venture.


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