An incredibly talented four piece band with a solid rhythm section and vocal harmonies that are second to none. The band plays a mix of Blues, Soul and Rock & Roll with an enthusiasm that grabs the audience and gets them dancing. Jerry Corrado – Guitar, Vocals
Their influences read like a ‘who’s who’ of classic rock legends. And you can hear why this band is in such demand from the first screaming guitar lead, the groove of the bass guitar and the precision beat of the drums. Ed Richey – Keyboard, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
This band has decades of experience entertaining audiences and it shows in their professionalism on and off stage. Finally, A band that knows how to entertain, sounds great, is fun to watch and listen too. Don’t miss this awesome band. Scott Fisher – Bass Guitar, Vocals
Dynamic, high quality band that plays a diverse mix of music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. The Keyboard is a powerful force providing the horn sections and other instruments that rounds out the awesome sound of the band. Dana Guthrie – Drums, Vocals
Lead Guitar and Vocals
Jerry Corrado was born and raised in West Philadelphia, PA. He has performed as a guitarist and vocalist since the age of 7 years old. As the bandleader of Yesterday’s News, he is very proud to be joined by some of the areas most talented musicians.
Jerry picked up his first guitar at the age of 7. He took lessons for a short while, but it became evident by his family that Jerry only needed to hear a song once on the radio and he could figure out how to play it by ear. His first band was “Cold Heart” and he believes he was thirteen or so when he put this together. They played locally around West Philadelphia and once competed in a large New York band competition happy to place 2nd against bands much older than all the members of the band. In the mid-1970s Jerry formed “Surrender”. This band became a big hit at the Jersey Shore and for several summers from the mid-1970s to mid-1980s, they played seven nights a week down the shore. Jerry says “We played opposite stage and actually opened for big names such as The Tramps, The Drifters, The Shirelles and Beatle Mania. From 1981 to late-1990 formed a band called “Magic” and played clubs, weddings and parties.” Then in 1990 Jerry joined Midnight Hour as lead guitarist and vocalist. After 20 years with Midnight Hour, in 2011 Jerry decided to leave Midnight Hour and put together a smaller band that could perform the greatest hits of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and some current tunes.
Jerry’s favorite band would be the Beatles. His favorite guitarists are Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimmy Hendrix.
Bass Guitar and Vocals
Scott’s musical journey began at the age of 9 when his mother bought him a Ludwig Snare Drum and he began taking drum lessons in school. He continued to play drums for nearly thirty years , landing his first paying gig with an Elvis Impersonator when he was still in high school. At that time, Scott was also playing regularly with a popular local band called American Standard.
“They were sneaking me into gigs because I was underage.” he recalls. “I had to go out to the car during breaks.”
His musical interests expanded though, when a friend left a bass at his house. Shortly afterward, Scott bought his first bass.
“I started teaching myself to play because I thought it might be something I’d be good at. I wanted to learn more about music than just drums.”
In 1981, a reformed King Crimson released “Discipline” which was a big turning point for Scott.
“When I heard Tony Levin playing on that album, there was no turning back. That dark, watery sound hooked me. I remember playing the record for people and telling them ‘I want to learn to do THAT!'”
Mistakenly thinking the Levin got his fluid sound from a fretless bass, Scott purchased and old Fender Bass with a broken neck and fitted it with a fretless neck. He went straight to work trying to emulate Levin’s sound.
“The fretless thing was HUGE for me. I felt a lot more comfortable without the frets. I’ve since learned that he (Levin) was playing a Stick* but by then, it didn’t matter. What I wanted was that sound and I had already achieved that with my fretless.”
Scott attended Bucks County Community college majoring in Modern & Electronic Music Composition. There, he met Steven Berkowitz; a musician and photographic artist who would become his long-time mentor and collaborator. For several years, Scott immersed himself in the avant-garde music scene in both Philadelphia and New York, playing bass, guitar and drums (sometimes all three) with experimental bands like The Floating Texture Ensemble and Museum Zero.
But then, he met a girl…
Scott put music on the back burner when he married in 1992. He played in public very little until he was asked to join a classic rock band called the Roadkings in 2003. Thus began Scott’s “second music career” of permanent and fill-in work with several notable area bands including The Robert Eric Band, John Forth, Ken Cree and Mike Greer & Friends. Which all brings us to Yesterday’s News…
“I’ve done a lot in my career. I’ve performed in tiny bars like John & Peter’s in New Hope (PA) and I’ve opened for Billy Joel at the (former) Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. I’ve played just about every type of music you can name. Believe me when I tell you the Yesterday’s News is a rare situation: just good people who are good musicians, playing good music. As a musician, you can’t hope to get better than that.”
Keyboard, Acoustic Guitar, and Vocals
Ed Richey has been playing piano since age 6 (1960), but he never learned to read sheet music. This is probably because he is very near-sighted and was too stubborn to wear glasses when he was a kid. As a result, he became very proficient at playing by ear. He can usually hear a song once and then start playing it. He says he doesn’t really memorize a song once he learns it, he just kind of re-learns it every time he plays it.
In addition to keyboards, Ed also plays acoustic guitar and sings – he particularly likes singing harmonies, and enjoys arranging harmony parts in the band.
Ed’s primary influence in music is the Beatles. Never gets tired of them.
In addition to is rock and roll roots, Ed can also sit down at the piano and play background “cocktail music” indefinitely, as long as you keep bringing him cocktails.
He has been, or is still playing in various rock & roll bands, trios, duos, etc. some dating back to the mid 1970’s including Aardvark, Tokyo Rose, The Starters, Small Frye, Gallery, Six Pack, The Highballs, The Jamcats, TTR (Ticket to Ride), Obsession…
Drums and Vocals
Dana got her start in music singing in the church choir. She took piano lessons for awhile but never quite caught on to reading music. She got her first guitar when she was 6 and mostly learned to play by watching and listening to others. When she was 12 she got her first drum set. In highschool she played drums in the Stage, Marching and Concert bands, Orchestra and Pit Orchestra for the school plays. Dana formed a rock band in her senior year of high school in which she was the drummer and lead vocalist. They played mostly the hits of the 70’s. Back then, the Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Pat Benetar, and the Eagles where her musical influences.
When the rock band broke up Dana hung up her sticks for awhile and concentrated more on learning the guitar. Still trying to find her nitch in life she attended the Recording Workshop school in hopes of becoming a recording engineer.
When she returned from school she joined a country band playing drums and singing lead and background vocals. After learning the do’s and don’ts of running a professional band playing for other people, she formed her own Country band (Dana Lee and the Bootleg Band) where she was the lead vocalist, rhythm guitar player, fill in bass guitar player, sound engineer and manager. In the last two years of the Bootleg country band, Dana hired a guitar player named Howie to play lead guitar and sing the male vocal leads and harmony.
When the country band broke up Dana and Howie formed an Acoustic Duo. Howie then formed a dance \party \wedding band called the Highballs and asked Dana to play drums. After 15 years playing in the Highballs band, Dana needed a change and joined up with the Yesterdays News Band.