The Audiostars are a kinetic 4 piece and that delivers know-‘em by heart classic songs with an energy and passion
that defines live music at its very best. Featuring former members of some of the top bands in the Northeast U.S., (including vocalist J Yager and guitarist Matt "Lanky" Pirog of The Burners U.K., drummer Chad Ploss of The Refrigerators, and bassist Bobbie Van Detta of City Rhythm), The Audiostars don’t just get the party started - they keep it going strong
J YAGER vocals/ guitar
J is the former front man for Upstate NY phenoms THE BURNERS U.K., a band he co-founded in 1998. He also served as lead singer for Albany, NY faves THE REFRIGERATORS (1993-1998), and formed/ performed with other high-profile New York bands including THE GROOVE ASSASSINS, CICADA, SYDEWYNDER, and RUNWAY 17. J eagerly awaits the perfection of permanent hair replacement to save him from certain doom.
MATT "LANKY" PIROG lead guitar
Matt -- aka "Lanky" -- rose to prominence as one of the region's top guitar slingers during his stint with Albany, NY's THE BURNERS U.K. Matt has also performed with Saratoga Springs, NY soul-powered rockers GARLAND NELSON & SOUL SESSION, as well as such notable Capital Region-NY acts as THE ERFTONES and CAGED MONKEY. Lanky is a sought-after session guitarist and producer, having performed on and/or produced albums for numerous artists.
CHAD PLOSS drums/ vocals
Chad is a graduate of the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY, and when not performing with THE AUDIOSTARS teaches music to middle school students in New York's capital region. Chad has toured Europe several times with various musical theater ensembles, and spent a year performing with the Capital Repertory Theater in Albany, NY. He most-recently served as drummer for Albany, NY faves THE REFRIGERATORS, and has performed with regional and national acts including MARIO SEVAYEGA, THE ERFTONES, SCOTTY MAC & THE ROCKIN' BONNEVILLES, TOLLBOOTH and RAISINHEAD. A fan of music from all corners of the map, he cites such artists as Miles Davis, Radiohead and John Coltrane among his influences.
BOBBIE VAN DETTA bass/ vocals
Bobbie is a veteran bassist, guitarist and vocalist who has performed with numerous world-famous artists, including members of bands for ERIC CLAPTON, BON JOVI, BOB DYLAN, JOE JACKSON, TODD RUNDGREN and many more. He earned significant regional fame as a member of several high-profile bands, including THE NEWPORTS, PROFESSOR LOUIE & THE CROWMATIX,CITY RHYTHM, and DOC SCANLON'S RHYTHM BOYS. Bobbie is also a veteran studio musician, having appeared on dozens of albums worldwide. And, he makes bald look dead sexy.