In a scene so often dominated by technology and gimmicks, Reno Nevada’s arizona jones prefers to do it the old fashioned way – live and personal, and when they put their rockin’ spin on classic R&B hits from the 60’s and 70’s, you never know who’ll be singing louder, the audience or the band. So, come on, join the band!
Kat Wilson (Vocals / Crowd Control)
If Kat looks familiar to you, it’s probably because she did a gig in your town-wherever you live. Since joining her first band at the tender age of 17, she’s been around the world more times than a Sputnik satellite, performing at one time or another, on all the important continents (yes, even Iceland!). Citing Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, and Jessica Rabbit, as major influences, she never fails to wow both the audience and band, night after night. A native of North Dakota, Kat’s been a crowd favorite here in Reno, fronting bands like Vamp and Steel Breeze, since 1990.
Lenny Campanaro (Drums / Vocals)
“Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” Good advice, indeed. Since picking up the sticks at the age of nine, Lenny knew it was all about the song. The L.A. native’s influences include John Bonham and Charlie Watts, who were, in turn, influenced by Stax legend Al Jackson. Honing his craft on the road with bands such as Badfinger, Iron Butterfly and the Eddie Van Halen produced band, Private Life, Lenny brings a lifetime of experience, (and more than a few good stories) to arizona jones.
Mark Cromer (Guitar/Vocals)
Every band has one. A “musician”. In arizona jones, that guy is Mark Cromer. With a masters degree in classical guitar from the prestigious Peabody Institute in Baltimore, MD, it’s safe to say he knows all the notes. By name. And he’s not afraid to show you, either! Playing since the age of eight, his influences range from Django Rhinehardt to Joe Satriani and everything in between (except for that guy in Kiss. The one with the star on his eye). When he’s not on stage with arizona jones, Mark can be found creating music and sound effects for video games such as “Civilization” and “Kingdom of Amular”.