San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries is a party rock and roll show band formed in the fall of 1972 at James Monroe High School in the San Fernando Valley (suburb of Los Angeles, CA). After a brief start in 1972 and subsequent reformation in 1973, the original members today are lead singer/front man Steve "Captain Cardiac" Ogg and lead guitarist Ralph "Woody" Riganti (previously referred to as "Tiger"). Subsequent additions after the reformation include Bill "Bam Bam" Bowman (1973 - 1976), Mark "Slots" Weisberger (1973 - 1974), John "Fingers" Wittenbel (1973-1982), Tim "Corky" Causgrove (1973 - 75 and 1980 - 83), and Howard "Haard" Reitzes (1975 - 1977). Present members are bassist Joe "Lumpy" DeWitt (1976-present), drummer Tom "Tommy" Sillen (1977-present), keyboardist Pat "Pasquale" Losurdo, (1982-present) and saxophonist Scott "Boom Boom" Mitchell (1987-present). Their play list consists primarily of US American classic rock and Motown music. The music combined with lame' jackets and on stage choreography offer their audience a nostalgic audio and visual blast to the past while remaining relevant with dancers of all ages.