To classify a band like High Velocity, you would first have to combine several diverse sounds. To give an example, take the distinct and smokin’ screaming guitar rhythms and leads from Ray Tomasino, whom also has a deep history in Southern and country rock. Now shift in some virtuoso keyboard renditions from Steve Klahr, whom is an avid and accomplished pianist and Honky-Tonk keyboard player. Now turn on the power drums and percussion of Glen Smith, whom can easily be proclaimed as one of the best drummers and percussionist in Savannah. Then get prepared to be blown away by the hard driving and heat thumping Ronnie Able on bass. Then you would get an idea of the musical aspects of the band, High Velocity.
Now you add four vocalists who range from the hard rumble of Southern Rock, to the balladeers of Country and Classic Rock combined in perfect harmony to sound out the vocal section.
High Velocity is a tight and professional sounding band that has already opened for Black Foot, Black Oak Arkansas, Molly Hatchet, Southern Rock All-Stars, Steppenwolf, Ambrosia, Fire Fall, Sawyer Brown, 38 Special, Marshall Tucker, Mothers Finest.
If you look deeply into the credentials of the band’s members, you will hear such band names as Medusa, Bounty Hunter, the Home Wreckers, and Ajna. In conclusion, coming to hear High Velocity could lead you into a nostalgic journey into music from Lynerd Skynerd, Steeley Dan, Bob Segar, Deep Purple, BOC, Allman Brothers, Van Halen, Charlie Daniels, and the band’s own dynamic originals, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The band strives to play in the most explosive and entertaining manner being cautious to leave the music in original scopes.
One thing is for certain, once you’ve been to see and hear a performance by High Velocity, you will be sure to see and hear a Tight, Seasoned group that makes you want to keep coming back for more.
Ray Tomasino – Guitar, Vocals
Glen Smith – Drums
Ronnie Able – Bass, Vocals
Charlie Dennison – Keys, Vocals