Kenny is the founding member of Cold Sweat. He started playing guitar in 1964, he has played over 1,000 shows in six states. One of his orginals charted in the TOP 40 adult contemporary of indie artists back in the 1990's.
He designed Cold Sweat to be similar to Ringo Starr's All Star Band, where each member of the band takes turns singing lead and fronting the band; this way no one member of the group needs to sing lead to all the songs. Kenny says "It gives the audience a good taste of each band member's talents and makes the group into something that is much bigger than any one member. In other acts one members usually sings most of the tunes, but with Cold Sweat we all share this role which makes for a true partnership where we all have the opportunity to contribute on an equal basis."
Sandy Bookey has performed in various Rock, Blues and Jazz bands over the last 35 years. He has toured with bands and musical theater shows around the U.S. and Australia.
For the last 20 years Sandy has been teaching Elementary Band in Middletown, NY. He continues to perform and record regularly on weekends and throughout the summer in various settings. He is the drummer in Cold Sweat and adds in lead and backing vocals!
Ted is the newest (and possibly cutest) addition to the Cold Sweat power trio. He brings over five decades of music and performance experience to the band. His musical chops and vocal stylings add to the already powerful energy of the group. Ted has performed with bands that opened for highly notable artists such as: Vanilla Fudge, John Fred and the Playboys, BB King, and Buddy Guy. He has also shared stages and performed with musical greats such as Jimmy Vivino, Joe Taino, and Popa Chubby. He’s been on stage in many great NYC area live music venues, including: Jones Beach, Webster Hall, CBGB’s, Terra Blues, Le Bar Bat, Café Wha?, The Back Fence, The Bitter End, The Red Lion, Kenny’s Castaways, and Grand Central Station. Catch Ted’s energy on stage driving the low end bass with Sandy on drums at our next performance!