When Ryan is on the road with his engineering job, the position of lead guitar is filled by Charlie Russello. Charlie has spent the last 25 years performing,writing, recording, & teaching guitar. A graduateof the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA, Charlie has writtenguitar books (The Expressive Guitarist series) and hosted the TV show “GuitarShop”.
He has performed/recorded with several bands including TLC (Totally LostCause), Bare Knuckle, The Bees Knees, & White Rhino. Charlie has played ona variety of studio recordings and continues to record, engineer, & produce.Most currently Charlie has been performing with his instrumental rock trio “TheRussello Project”.
John has been playing drums and percussion for over two decades and has been performing nearly just as long. He is truly passionate about his craft and aims to give a solid performance every night with The Idol Kings. The band affords him the opportunity to both utilize his musical abilities and entertain crowds. John's previous bands include Electric City Groove, Chasin' The Dog, The Sarah Holgate Band, as well as many performances in musical theater. When John is not delivering a show with The Idol Kings he teaches his passion to students and finds his work very fulfilling. In addition to music John enjoys a good movie, a good read, a good laugh, open-minded people, and his dog Beau. Look for his sticks swinging in a show when the Kings come to town.
Electric City Groove, Chasin' The Dog, The Sarah Holgate Band, as well as many performances in musical theater