Jerry Corrado: 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
Jerry's favorite band would be the Beatles.
His favorite guitarists are Eric Clapton, Peter
Frampton, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimmy
About the Band
...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
...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,
...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 band....Scott Fisher - Bass Guitar
...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
Ed Richey: Keyboard, Acoustic Guitar,
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...
Dana Guthrie: 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 Howie to play lead guitar and sing the
male vocal leads and harmony. When the
country band broke up Dana and Howie
formed the Acoustic Duo. Howie then
formed a dance \party \wedding band called
the Highballs and asked Dana to play drums.
Dana still plays with the Highballs as well as
the Acoustic duo.
Scott Fisher: Bass
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
In 1981, a reformed King Crimson released
"Discipline" which was a big turning point for
"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
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
"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."
Meet the Band...........