About the band

The Screamin Eagle Band is Connecticut’s Busiest, Hardest Workin’, Hardest Hittin’ Original, Classic Rock with a Southern Flair  band!

The Screamin Eagle Band is:

Lead singer –  Mike Turgeon

 Mike’s love for music started at a very young age and he credits his late uncle Guy Delage for his love of rock and roll. He believes it was around the age of 8 when he received a 3 LP set of Elvis Presley recordings from his uncle, and that’s what set it off for “Little Mikey.” Mike would sing and imitate Elvis for quite a few years. Later in life, Mike was introduced to the song Detroit Rock City by KISS. Mike loved the music and the stage theatrics of the band. Mike later got into Southern Rock and found the band Blackfoot, which became his all-time favorite band. Biker Mike loves a vast array of music, but Rock and Roll is where his love is first and foremost. 

Mike’s professional music career is a relatively new one, only having ventured onto stages regularly for the last three years. His first time singing on a stage was about 10 years ago when Mike sat in and sang two songs with a band that was lead by guitarist Dan Collins. He’s been hooked ever since. Mike continued to guest with many bands in Canada while he lived there over a 5-year period. When mike returned to the states he had an opportunity to play with The Cleaners (former member of Sinus Galley) and he also did a 2-song appearance at the Hartford South End Festival. After the festival performance, Mike was on a mission to find a permanent band to sing with. Mike paid his dues auditioning for many bands and finally landed a gig with the Green Label Band. Mike performed with GLB for 18 months before starting his own band, The Screamin Eagle Band.  Mike’s charismatic personality, energetic stage presence, and powerhouse vocals are the reason that he has made such a splash on the CT. music scene. Mike has had the recent pleasure of singing with such CT. greats as Jimi Bell, Jeff Pitchell and The New Remains.

 Mike wants to thank everyone that he has had the pleasure performing for and getting to know at the shows. He’d also like to thank the other bands and artists that have invited him up on stage and encouraged him to work hard and follow his passion.

Most importantly,  Mike would like to thank his mom and dad, Real and Gisele, for showing real love through thick and thin. Love ya mom and dad!

Peace and love to all from Mike!

 Mike’s influences are Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Blackfoot, KISS, Godsmack, Disturbed, and many more.

mike@screamineagleband.com

 

Guitar and vocals – Tim Britt

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Tim Britt has a strong passion for performing on stages to audiences along with a long recording history. With the Blues Express in the 1990s, he performed Blues Rock favorites made famous by the rolling Stones, ZZ Top, and more. Blues Express toured throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York and has performed as far away as Chicago. Original material saw them gaining strong interest from Island Records (U2), Rounder records (George Thorogood), and also from Teddy Slatus (manager of the legendary Johnny Winter as the band played showcases for these artists. Tim has shared the stage with blues and blues rock artists ranging from Johnny Winter to James Cotton, and more.

Tim went on to record and perform with Tommy and the Rivieras who were signed to Cameo Parkway records early in their career. The Rivieras have appeared with such notable stars as the Beach Boys and The Doors, and the band’s lineup featured former members of The Animals, Bill Haley’s Comets and Gary US Bonds. Tim recorded guitar parts for that band’s most recent release.

With these and other rock acts Tim has performed with, he has stayed focused on keeping the stage rocking and the audiences dancing. Tim is thrilled to be playing guitar and singing with the Screamin Eagle Band, another great experience in his career happening NOW!

tim@screamineagleband.com

Dave Yarrison – Guitar and vocals

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Dave Yarrison aka Dave Willie Yarrison aka the Reverend Willie Yarrison has deep roots in
Great Classic and Southern Rock. Dave lived in Jacksonville, Florida in the late 70’s and early
80’s. He honed his skill and jammed with local Florida heroes Dave Hlubek of Molly Hatchet and Ricky Medlocke of Blackfoot to name a few. Since moving to Connecticut he’s lent his experience and talent to veteran bands such as Arizona Maid Band and Cold Train. Joining the Screamin Eagle Band has helped push the band to new heights and added a blistering two-guitar attack. Dave loves to play the guitar and  has a great time rocking with his friends in the band and it shows! Come to a Screamin Eagle event and see for yourself. Guaranteed to be a lot of fun!!

dave@screamineagleband.com

Bass and vocals – John Philbin 

 

 

John Philbin is a 35 year veteran who was raised in the southern rock generation. John has played in many bands and has played up and down the east coast and in Puerto Rico and St Thomas. He has also played extensively in Boston and in NYC where he played for solo artist Paul Cote who was voted Billboard magazines best unsigned artist in 2000, where he played with members of Cake, Marcy’s playground and The Ritchie Blackmore band, as well as many notable NYC musicians. John was doing double duty in Ct with Shorty and the Allstars blues band, winning Black eyed Sally’s best blues band contest. He has truly landed in his sweet spot in the southern rock realm where it all started for him in high school. John took piano, drums and guitar lessons as a young boy and eventually found his true love of bass at age 17 where he immediately gained employment in the bar scene and has been playing professionalLy in many original, cover, wedding and tribute bands..J

John@screamineagleband.com

 

Drums and Percussion – Dale Quesnel

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  Dale started playing at age 10 in the Greater Hartford area. Throughout his teenage years he played with a variety of local bands honing his skills in the local club scene. In the 80’s he relocated to Seattle, playing and recording in the burgeoning “grunge scene”. Since then he has played with a variety of professional musicians in different genres such as Hector Otto of Hettory, a famed jazz musician based in the Mexico City area, Chris Dagnese and his pop band currently based in Nashville, as well as being a session musician for the acclaimed KDS Studios in Orlando where pop icons such as N’Sync, the Back Street Boys and Brittany Spears launched their careers. He brings his diverse experience back to one of his first loves, good old Southern Rock in the Screamin Eagle Band.

dale@screamineagleband.com

 

Vocals and background vocals – Beth Johnson

Beth began studying classical music and Opera at the age of 15 by coaches
who were taught by Shubert. She continued her operatic study at the Yale
School of Music to mold her soprano coloratura voice. After declining an
invitation to sing with the Metropolitan Opera Company she took a long
hiatus from singing. Beth began singing again with the Hartford Chorale
and smaller local opera and musical theater companies. She has also donated
her time as a calendar pin-up model to help raise money for a local shelter for
domestically abused women. Beth has performed classically in Europe and
around the United States  and is now putting her talents to use rocking out with
the sounds of the Screamin Eagle Band.

Beth@screamineagleband.com

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