John Fannon is the lead vocalist and front man for STEELIN' IN THE YEARS, a Steely Dan Tribute band. John is an Actor/Singer/Musician/and Stand-Up Comic. He started singing and acting at a young age, creating and performing his own shows for friends and family. John has been singing in many bands for over 40 years, on both the East and West Coasts.
John is a professional actor and a member of the SAG-AFTRA Union for 21 years. He has had notable roles in ‘Jessica Jones’ with Kristen Ritter, and ‘The Mysteries of Laura’ with Debra Messing. His latest project, in February 2021, was a role in an upcoming CBS pilot starring Patrick Dempsey called ‘Ways and Means.’ John has also done his own stand up comedy routine at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City.
John has put forth great effort and passion into this project, STEELIN' IN THE YEARS as Steely Dan’s music genuinely touches his soul.
Bill Milne is the drummer and back up vocalist for STEELIN' IN THE YEARS. His love of the drums began when he was 8 years old, drumming in his grammar school’s Drum Corps. In his teen years he belonged to several rock bands, and started playing in clubs right after high school. During that time he met a neighborhood singer/songwriter, Billy Falcon. Bill toured in support of the band’s debut album ‘Billy Falcon’s Burning Rose.’ They played various venues such as My Father’s Place, CBGBs, and Max’s Kansas City. They eventually recorded 4 albums and played the Park Pop Festival in the Netherlands, along with k.d. Lang and T’Pau.
Bill went on to join ‘SPYS’ with bassist Ed Galgliardi and keyboard player Al Greenwood of ‘Foreigner.’ ‘SPYS’ recorded 2 albums with a single “Don’t Run My Life” receiving massive airplay, and their video “She Can’t Wait” was in heavy rotation on the fledgling MTV. They toured with ‘38 Special’ and played 20,000 seat halls, including the prestigious Palladium in NYC among others. Bill is excited to be part of this amazing project, STEELIN' IN THE YEARS, playing with such seasoned musicians and good friend John Fannon at the helm.
Jay is a bassist from Long Island. Formerly the bassist on the Skynrds Legends Tour 2005 and member of The Artimus Pyle Band as well. Jay has performed many genres of music in his 30 plus year career and is passionate about Steely Dan and this project in general.
Bob has been playing guitar (lead and rhythm) and singing in various classic rock bands up and down the east coast for some 30 years. He’s played various styles of music from the Beatles to the Eagles to Chicago. Being able to perform the complex music of Steely Dan is a challenge and an honor.
Mitch began playing piano at the age of six and began writing this bio a few years later. Always fond of jazz, he spent much his time listening to Chick Corea and Oscar Peterson, instead of Steely Dan. He is just now beginning to appreciate their music, playing it with this group of talented musicians. While not endorsed any keyboard manufacturer, he is sponsored by his lovely wife, Susan.
Scott has been playing sax since the 4th grade. In college at Stony Brook University- he was part of an elite wind ensemble of music majors that performed live even toured England. He has been playing in Long Island and NYC bands since 2005. In his other active bands, he sings lead and provides backup vocals along with his saxophone solos. He is thrilled to be part of STEELIN' IN THE YEARS as the band is meticulous in their devotion to the music. Playing the music of Steely Dan is particularly challenging and unique and he appreciates the professionalism of the group.
Mike is a guitarist, composer and educator. You can find him performing around Long Island in a number of different projects. In addition to STEELIN' IN THE YEARS, he plays with the fusion group PentaGroove, as well as doing solo and duo gigs. He loves most styles of music and is happy to be playing such classic and challenging material!