About the Band
JUNE THOMAS is a highly accomplished keyboardist, vocalist and educator. June has performed with artists such as Phil Woods, Duane Eubanks and Dave Liebman. She toured with Bobby Vinton as his keyboardist/backup vocalist and worked with Joan Rivers as her keyboardist and musical director. June teaches piano and voice at the college level. She is sought by theatrical producers for her ability as a musical arranger, conductor and performer, and has performed for movie scores.
GARY OLEYAR is a veteran of the Nashville music scene who has toured and recorded with artists such as Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney and Vassar Clements. As a long-time member of Jim Messina’s band, Gary has logged many tours with Loggins and Messina. He has performed in Broadway shows. He is also a regular contributor of the music on the Weather Channel.
ROB FRASER is a veteran of the Austin TX music scene who has toured extensively while playing in the bands of artists as diverse as Marcia Ball and Bill Haley’s Comets. Rob is an experienced session player who has served as a staff musician for several recording studios.
PEGGY SALVATORE has fronted bands and worked in recording studios from New York City to Nashville and Los Angeles. A published songwriter, she has written songs that have been picked up by artists such as Lynn Anderson and Janie Fricke, have been used as theme songs for cable television shows and are downloaded as ring tones and streamed around the world. She has also played leads in musical theater productions, performed in revues and worked as a character voice actress in Nashville.
DEAN RICKARD, a native of British Columbia, settled in New York City after attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. Dean spent years touring the world with musical theater companies. He operates a recording studio in the New York Metropolitan area.
JOHANNA MIELE is a long-time fixture on the New York Metropolitan area music scene, singing and playing bass, keyboards and flute with classic rock bands. Her raspy low range supplies the bottom for the magical vocal blend of Wooden Ships Band.