From Utica NY, music was a big part of Ed’s childhood. Ed found his instrument in his voice and love tor entertaining early on in his music career. Ed enjoys many genres of music, but singing Southern and Classic Rock tunes are in his wheelhouse. A few of his influences include the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, and The Allman Brothers. Ed brings high energy, crowd engagement, and lots of fun to every show. Ed's charismatic stage presence coupled with his bluesy raspy voice mixed with the talented musicians of EoK produces an incredibly fun, high energy, and entertaining show. Ed fronted many bands over the years includeing Jumbo Crayon’s, Clean Up on Isle Three, My2Centz, and Henge. Ed's mantra is “Music is my fun, entertaining is my passion!”
From Philadelphia, Ron ‘Heavy Load’ Alig started playing at 16, driven and inspired by the strong bass lines that were so prominent in ‘70s rock and funk music. Some of Ron's musical influences include Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Grand Funk Railroad and Chicago. Ron bass grooves on Classic and Southern Rock is what you will hear pulsing through every EoK performance. Ron locks into the rhythm’s tight spaces and delivers tasteful licks in all the right places; providing that essential ingredient needed to recreate the emotional and visceral response of the original song’s magic, transporting the listener back to the greatest era of Rock and Roll. Ron plays Rickenbacker, Music Man, and Fender 4-string basses, amplified by MarkBass and Hartke heads and delivered through Ampeg, MarkBass, and Epifani cabinets.
Also from Philly, Dave has been playing keyboards professionally on and off for nearly 50 years. Dave plays all styles of music including Rock, R & B, Country and Jazz, performed countless shows and has been a member of many working bands including Swiftkick, The Chocolate Factory, and The Richard Ivory Band. Dave's musicianship brings a high level of realism and authenticity to EoK's sound by playing keyboard parts precisely while also expertly capturing the sounds used by vintage keyboards in the original recordings. Dave ‘s influences include Donald Fagen, Gregg Allman, Jon Lord, Chuck Leavell, and Billy Powell. Dave's rig consists of Yamaha and Korg synthesizers.
Lead and Rythm Guitars, Vocals
Kenny is a native of Rockville, Maryland and veteran of the DMV music scene. Kenny started playing professionally by the time he graduated high school and has continued his music career ever since.. Kenny has performed with many of the top cover bands in the area including Uninterrupted, Devine Nature, and Station 1201, and even opened for John Legend. When not performing with the Earls of Kent, you can find him at local venues performing as a solo acoustic act. Kenny enjoys many different genres including Rock, Country, Blues, Reggae, R&B, Funk & Metal, which has enabled him to amass a repertoire of over 500 songs. Kenny's broad experience and professionalism coupled with his advanced guitar and vocal talent brings a high level of musicianship and authenticity to EoK's sound.
Lead and Rythm Guitars
Andrew is a professional guitarist, vocalist, and music composer who played with several highly successful and famous original bands in Europe such as Legend, Utopia, and O-Zone. Andy is a well-known guitar teacher in both Europe and the USA. He received the "Best Guitar Guru" award in Moldova, Ukraine, and Russia from 2000-2005. Andy moved to the US in 2005 and has been performing and recording with various bands such as Brian Fox, Celeste Starchild, McWorm, and others. Andrew wrote and recorded the score for an independent movie My Life in Dreams" by Luis Campos. As a highly accomplished acoustic guitarist, Andy is a member of National Chamber Ensemble in Washington DC. Andy adds great talent and versatility to the Earls of Kent by playing both lead and rhythm guitar as well as delivering exceptional lead and backup vocals.