Rich Steele (Guitar, vocals), Robert Brissette (Bass, vocals), Mike
Ratti (Drums & percussion) and Mark (Guitar, vocals)...And our
beloved brother Felix Pappalardi (who we considered the fifth member
of the group) whom we all miss dearly.
Each member of this band individually a talent in his own right, added
to this band's collective strength and proven versatility. Starting
out as NBC's Hot Hero Band on the Emmy award winning NBC TV series
"Hot Hero Sandwich" (which aired 1979-1980), this band along
with producer Felix Pappalardi (of "Mountain" and "Cream"
fame) wrote and recorded the music for the series and performed on
camera for each show episode as the house band. Mark, during his tenure
there teamed up with Steven Stills recording and performing two songs
for the show as well. Not wanting to ride on the show's coat tails,
they also toured as "212" and as a back up band for various
artists (Ian Lloyd) and were favorably received by audiences wherever
they played. They were also asked to be the house band for yet another
broadcast, this time for New York's WNEW live radio simulcast "Liberty
Blues Special" teaming up again with Felix Pappalardi. This live
simulcast featured many guest performer notables. (Aerosmith's Steven
Tyler, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Jimmy Crespo, Bobby
Keys, Derek St. Holmes, Richie Supa, Mitch Weiss & Rick Derringer).
These four musicians (212) although pursuing different musical careers
today shared something special together. Thank you Felix!!!