BedRock is a high-energy, TRIBUTE to 80's / 90's Rock that brings THE ULTIMATE HAIR BAND EXPERIENCE to venues across the sunshine state, performing all the fun tunes that everyone knows and loves plus a few surprises thrown in to make it one big party! Audiences are constantly kept on their feet, happy to hear their favorite rock tunes that bring them back to when music was about having fun. There are no wigs or gimmicks here - just everyone’s favorite 80’s / 90’s rock tunes played right! The band is based out of Jacksonville, FL and consists of all pro musicians - most of whom have extensive stage and touring experience across the US and beyond. The entire band delivers a high-energy performance, ensuring a great time is had by all - they never disappoint, are well-received wherever they perform, and are always happily asked back! BedRock plays shows throughout Florida, year-round, and is available to perform at any number of events - opening for national acts, at festivals, county fairs, casinos, country clubs, charity functions, birthdays, corporate events, private parties, weddings - pretty much any event - just ask to see if they are able to play your function. For more info or to find out how to book BedRock, contact their manager / management company, Chrissy at Twisted Entertainment: Twisteden@aol.com.
Joined: December 2018
This 14-year old vocal sensation hails from New Paltz, NY and joins BedRock from her 4-year position as lead vocalist of the Hudson Valley classic rock cover band, Ashes of the Phoenix, since it began in 2014. From a very young age Tess began participating in local theatre, quickly transitioning to singing at local open mic nights, and then to rock band workshops via New Paltz Rock. Tess has extensively performed with Ashes of the Phoenix (formally a New Paltz Rock band) at venues such as The Chance Theater, Orange County Choppers Cafe, the Taste of New Paltz, and many more. Tess has attended the Paul Green Rock Academy (PGRA) since age 10 to pursue not only singing but also guitar, performing with its show band at events in Woodstock, at venues throughout the year, two Summer tours, then in 2017 a Summer tour with the Gene Ween Does Billy Joel show as the opening act. Performances included venues such as The Queen (Wilmington, DE), The SPACE at Westbury (Westbury, NY), Daryl's House (Pawling, NY), etc. In June of 2017, Tess was honored to sing as a back-up vocalist for special guest, Donald Fagan, at a Best of Season PGRA event. In November 2018, Tess concluded a 9-week Idol vocal competition in Westchester, taking 2nd place overall among 18 other contestants. Machan Taylor, renowned vocalist, recording artist, performer, composer and educator has been providing vocal instruction to Tess regularly since 2015. Tess has been inspired by artists and bands such as Guns N Roses, the Police, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and much more. She is interested in all music types and genres, from classic hard rock, blues and soul, and metal.
Maggie Nunez Velasquez
Joined: July 2021
Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Maggie was given the gift of music appreciation in elementary school. Playing violin then later singing in choir her appreciation of music consumed her world. She feels fortunate to have enjoyed some of the greatest decades in music and her eclectic taste in music includes Pink Floyd, Pantera, Jimmy Hendrix, The Eagles, Aretha Franklin, Bad Company, Metallica, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt and the greatest Philharmonic Orchestras from around the globe! Classical music just takes your imagination places. After moving to San Jose -The Bay Area, Maggie was given the opportunity to perform in Musical Theater. 10 wonderful years of working with some of the Best Musical directors and vocal directors the Bay Area had to offer. As an alto, she was able to enjoy several principal roles..... sometimes without a microphone and learned the art of projection!Those years in theater would introduce a Friendship that would carry her through to the world of Rock n Roll! So off she went with Gal Pal Lisa. Four bands later and a move to Jacksonville Maggie is absolutely Excited, Honored and thrilled to have this latest opportunity to join BedRock! Maggie's performance style Puts you, the audience First. "I am here for One Reason..to make sure our audience cries out for More! Maggie thanks her many muses throughout her life for the tools they provided leading up to this very moment in life. LONG LIVE ROCK N ROLL!
Lead / Rhythm Guitars
Joined: January 2017
Gary Cellucci grew up in Troy, NY. At a young age, the discovery of the rock band KISS led to a fascination with the guitar. Gary has performed extensively with a variety of acts in New England and New York. As a member of BedRock, he continues his quest to perform and recreate some of the best Rock music on the planet! He is an alumnus of The Berklee College of Music, The American Institute of Guitar as a private student of Alex Skolnick, and The National Guitar Workshop. "I am proud and honored to be a member of BedRock. So excited I nearly drove of the road when I got the news! (Don't talk or text while driving kids!) But when your caller ID shows 'Pete - BedRock' calling, you pick up! I'm looking forward to rocking out with the band for the fans, our friends, and families. See ya soon and Rock On!"
Gary uses: Gary plays electric guitars through loud amps!
Lead / Rhythm Guitars
Joined: January 2021
Tyler was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, and has been playing guitar for 14 years. He's mainly a heavy metal guitarist, but he can pretty much play anything. Tyler has been in several bands over the years, but none lasted that long, which worked out great for BedRock! :-D We're very lucky to have Tyler and his amazing guitar talents in the band.
Tyler uses: 1 Randall half stack. Tonebone distortion pedal used for a metal tone. 7 string schecter guitar.
Joined: October 2021
Dean Wilson grew up in Covington, Kentucky. Right across from Cincinnati, Ohio. Around 1977 he heard Elvis Presley and Kiss for the first time. He was hooked from the start. "I was mesmerized by the voice of Elvis and was in awe with what Kiss had to offer." The two biggest influences who were worlds apart. By the time 1980 rolled around the music got bigger and better. Thus the beginning of 80’s hair metal. From Def Leppard to Quiet Riot to Motley Crue. Thank you MTV for bringing that to life. I wanted to be part of that. Christmas of 1985 my parents bought me my first guitar and practice amp. It was all uphill from there. I wanted to learn as much as I could. By the time 1990 rolled around I was a singer/guitarist and a drummer. Appreciating the music more and more. In 1994, I moved to Florida. What a change that was. The music scene was a little bit different. Southern rock and country was the big thing. Playing different genres of music, you learn to appreciate music that much more. Playing with different bands certainly gave me that appreciation. But through it all, the 80’s hair metal is where my heart is. The love that I have for this music helps me to stay young. I’m a big Stryper fan so Christian rock is my big influence now. I play with passion, heart, and most importantly, the fans. My promise to you and to my band mates is to give you everything that I have and more. God gave me this talent and I intend to use it. Sadly, September 2021, Pete Rivera, founding member of Bedrock was called home to be with the Lord. He was and forever will be Bedrock. It is an honor and privilege for me to play with this band and to help keep Pete’s legacy alive. Thank you all for the love and support. God Bless You
Peter John Rivera
RIP Pete (4/17/67 - 9/1/2021) Always Our Rock Star
Founded: April 2013
RIP Pete (4/17/67 - 9/1/2021) Although gone, he will never be forgotten and will remain an honorary BedRock member forever. Pete (full name Peter John Rivera) is the founding member of BedRock. He's toured up and down the East Coast and Southern states in the 80's and 90's with various bands such as Baby X, Thunder Alley, Wallstreet, and the Guns and Roses Tribute band Paradise City, and has opened up for such national acts as Warrant, Dream So Real, Night Ranger, and Sam Kinison who also sat in with his band. Pete stayed the longest in an Atlanta-based band called The Cosmic Gypsies (for over 15 years). In 2010, he left The Cosmic Gypsies to move to New York. Once in NY, Pete took a 3-year hiatus. He was extremely burned out and tired from gigging 2-3 nights a week, every week for years and the Rock & Roll lifestyle was taking a toll on his health. The time off was just what he needed. Once he was rested up and ready to start playing again, he had the drive and ambition to build BedRock, a popular, high-energy band that puts on an awesome stage show and kicks butt all over the Tri-State area!
Peter uses: Carvin BX500 Amp, Carvin BR210 Cabinet, Carvin BR115 Low-end Cabinet, BC Rich Warlock Revenge Bass, GS2 Axe Bass, ICB 300 Ibanez Iceman Bass