Dave Bott: Drums and Percussion
A drummer/percussionist for over 40 years, Dave started playing drums at the tender age of 8 – landing his first gig at age 12 and going strong ever since!
Drumming his way through the developing years of rock, classic rock & disco, he has been fortunate enough to work with legends such as “Steppenwolf”, “Foghat” & “Grank Funk Railroad”. Dave eventually returned to his early rock roots when he became the backbeat of “70’s Flashback”.
Dave loves taking the stage, both as a drummer & even occasionally in community theatre, and truly enjoys every day to the fullest. “We’re here for a good time, not a long time”!
Do YOU know Dave Bott??!!?
Tim Malchitsky: Acoustic & Electric Guitar and Vocals
Tim grew up listening to 60’s and 70’s music by inheriting his sister’s record collection of
The Beatles, Bob Dylan, CSN, Sly Stone, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Doobie Brothers, and
He began playing bass in local bands at 15 years old, and quickly established a formidable presence -“there were always better guitar players than me, but I was the only bass player who could sing”. For Tim, singing and particularly harmony singing, has always been the most important part of his playing.
Tim eventually embraced the move from 4 strings to 6-12 strings, to become an integral part of ”70’s Flashback”. His guitar, mandolin & vocal talents continue to highlight each performance. Tim is the ultimate team component! “I love working with everyone in this band!”
Mike Manganelli: Bass Guitar and Vocals
Mike LOVES the bass. Passionately loves the bass!
Embracing all styles from classic rock, to funk, to jazz, Mike has been adding his four strings to rhythm sections throughout the East Coast since the age of 14. He has rounded out “70’s Flashback” since the beginning, and feels he has finally come full circle, back to the music he grew up with.
His influences include Paul McCartney, Tiran Porter, Dave Hope, Dale Peters, Andy West & more. Mike provides the perfect complement to Dave’s drums. This guy truly enjoys his music!!
Rob Brown: Lead Male Vocals
A veteran rocker & performer, Rob began his musical career at the young age of 12. Since then he has performed with local and regional bands as a drummer, guitar player, and front man that had him playing up and down the East Coast. He has played everything from classic rock to pop and has an eclectic list of songs in his repertoire. Rob even has his own solo act where he plays original music.
Rob delivers high energy right out of the gate. His supreme tenor vocal talents as well as his stage showmanship will have you up and dancing. He has a passion for the 70s and 80s vocalists and will round out 70s Flashback in our new chapter!
Adam Sorber: Keyboards and Vocals
Adam grew up outside of Red Rock Pa, and has been playing music since age 3. He plays Keyboards, Drums, Guitar, Bass, and Saxophone. He has played for various bands all over the East Coast. Adam has also produced and appeared on over a dozen records and albums. Adam is taking on the Piano, Organ, and Synthesizer roles with 70’s Flashback. Adam resides with his wife Bobbi in Sugarloaf Pa.
Johnny Searfoss: Guitars/Vocals
Born 1966, this guitarist-singer-song writer (ASCAP) and multi instrumentalist got his 1st guitar at age 6, playing his first
“official” gig in 1978. He’s been a professional musician since then, pausing only to do video work or to dee jay events and even has a comedy channel on You Tube!
He’s released 5 original solo albums since 2013 under both his name as well as his “JS Blues” and “JS Country” monikers.
Johnny loves and plays many styles of music, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Country and Funk and has spent many years performing with many bands throughout the PA, NY, NJ Tri-state areas.
Favorite songwriters include: The Beatles, Billy Joel, Elton John, Steely Dan, Little River Band, The Eagles and ZZ Top.
Favorite guitarists include: Billy Gibbons, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Satriani and B.B. King.
In addition to his solo, duo and band work, Johnny is a full time private guitar and bass instructor.
Johnny’s all-time favorite decade of music is the 70’s because of the amazing vocal harmonies and guitar work. The songs were so melodic and he loves the funky grooves!
Joelle Witner – Lead Vocals
In addition to fronting the premier 70’s experience, Joelle has maintained a successful career as a Vocal coach & dance instructor for nearly 30 years - somehow also finding the time to own her own Performing Arts studio, and to run a community theatre program which produces several performances throughout the year. She also coordinates annual regional dance/vocal competitions, as a recognized talent judge in 13 states.
Joelle has graced stages throughout the East Coast, from Time Square to International cruise line waters. Her sultry, powerful vocals & unmistakable stage presence propel the music forward, daring the rest of the music to keep pace.
Just a kid herself, Joelle missed the 70’s the first time, but has somehow nailed it the second time around! Total wow!!