LEAD VOCALS AS 'THE VOICE'
'Epic Journey' is blessed with having Steve Perry's 'brotha from another mutha' in the form of Roy Nichol.
Roy Nichol simply has the gift of 'The Voice', that silky smooth & powerful tenor that Steve Perry Era Journey Fans yearn for -- and it's what ensures that you Don't Stop Believing that this magical era will never end!
In addition to being a talented multi-instrumentalist, Roy is also an in-demand recording engineer & producer.
His effortless renditions of the Journey Classics will send shivers down your spine with a rare soulfulness reminiscent of Steve Perry - not an easy feat & not an easy claim!
Die-hard Journey Tribute Fans may remember Roy fronting the accalimed Journey Tribute Band 'Raised on Radio' in the late 80's. Yes, this cat takes his Journey seriously & eats it for breakfast.
When he's not paying homage to Steve Perry's acrobatic tenor, he can be found either producing in his recording studio (Dream Builder Studio) in Cornwall, Canada or on stages around the world as the drummer for legendary Canadian band 'April Wine'.
Jeff Salem is an internationally recognized freelance percussionist based in Toronto, ON, Canada. He has toured, recorded and performed in over 70 countries.
Throughout his career, as an active clinician and educator, Jeff has performed percussion workshops in over 1000 schools since 1994 throughout North America. He is the founding member of the group Enviro Drum and is a member of the Rob Tardik band. Jeff has recorded on over 50 CD’s plus several
jingles, songs for movies plus many tracks for winners of Canadian Idol.
Jeff is the author of two publications through Hudson Music titled “Messin' Wid Da Bull” and “A Rhythmic Twist”. He is also a freelance writer for Modern Drummer and Canadian Musician magazines. Jeff is also the owner of his own teaching school
'JS Music Studio' & a Hot Sauce Company 'Salem's Lott Scary Hot Sauces'.
His professional career started in his late teens performing and recording with well known rock bands such as Fist (A&M), Sword (Aquarius), Saints & Sinners (Savage/BMG), Lee Aaron (Attic), Randy Bachman, Robben Ford, Coop-De-Ville, Kalan Porter (Canadian Idol Winner 2004), and many other artists.
A founding member of 'Absolute Journey Tribute', Jeff completed his tenure in 2017 & now co-leads 'Epic Journey.'
Peter Tong is a bonafide veteran in the music business, both locally & abroad.
He was a founding member in North America’s first Supertramp Tribute Act ‘Asylum’ from 1989-1993 as the primary Keyboard Player.
Upon disbanding, Peter enrolled in Toronto’s acclaimed ‘Humber College of the Performing Arts’ to further his studies in Jazz Improv, acquiring a Diploma in Solo Performance.
By 1997, he was off on tour around the world leading his own Top 40/R&B/Funk Quintet which stationed him in such diverse places as Seoul Korea, Beijing China, & Dubai UAE, & capped his world-travelling career in 2000 performing with 'Johnny Danger' on the 'Grand Princess' Cruise Ship, travelling from Barcelona to Turkey.
Peter would go on to become an independent Jingle Writer in Toronto for TV & Commercials (some notable clients include City TV, MuchMusic, MuchMoreMusic & Global TV), while operating his Production company, 'P.T. Productions Music Services' providing Producing/Engineering/Recording services.
Completing a one-year tenure with 'Absolute Journey Tribute' in 2017, he now co-leads 'Epic Journey'.
Peter also owns & operates 'Mojo Music', a Boutique Musical Instrument Retailer in Oakville Canada, as well as a Hot Sauce Company, 'Mojo Peppa Sauce'.
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Gino is an axe-slinging chameleon. A veteran on the Theatre & Tribute circuit, he has recently performed 'Rock Of Ages' for Drayton Productions at the Dunfield Theatre in Canada & aboard the 'Norwegian Breakaway' Cruise Ship for a 4th successful contract.
He has also worked with the world-renown 'Classic Albums Live' franchise, performing such shows as Led Zeppelin II, Dark Side Of The Moon (Pink Floyd) & Rumours (Fleetwood Mac).
His Musical Theatre credits include Mirvish & Drayton Productions 'Kinky Boots', 'Rock Of Ages', 'Footloose', 'Twist And Shout', 'Legally Blonde', '9 To 5', 'The Wedding Singer', 'A Chorus Line', 'Fiddler on the Roof', 'The Full Monty' and still many more for 'Stage West Mississauga'.
Gino also performs regularly with 'The AC/DC Show Canada', 'Stayin’ Alive Canada' (Bee Gees tribute), Sonic Eve, Jeff Brewer (Billy Joel Tribute, CCR Tribute), Jeff Callery, and Eric Lambier (Solo Artist, Shania Twain).
He has worked with Yvan Pednault (Queen Extravaganza, Rock of Ages, We Will Rock You), Drew Wright (Canadian Idol), Aaron Walpole (Jesus Christ Superstar, Rock of Ages, Canadian Idol), Valerie Stanois (Rock of Ages, We Will Rock You), and Terry Hatty (Guess Who), among other industry luminaries.
Having completed a one-year tenure with 'Absolute Journey Tribute' in the Spring of 2017, Gino continues to rock Journey fans across the land in 'Epic Journey'.
Paul Ross has been a mainstay in the Toronto music scene for over 2 decades, laying down the groove for countless bands live & in the studio.
Known for his unwavering bottom end, precise technique & harmony vocals, Paul was tailor-made for reproducing the playing style of Ross Valory. Being a huge fan of Ross Valory doesn't hurt either!
He was resident bassist & background vocalist in 'Absolute Journey Tribute' in their Mk.III Lineup, and finished his tenure in 2016 to pursue other musical projects.
Paul occupies the bass chair again with Epic Journey after a brief departure!
Paul also performs regularly with Toronto Top 40 Favourite, 'Skip Tracer'. Most recently, he became the new bassist for Industrial/Electronic Rock Band 'c0ndu1t' & has been working with the group in the studio for an upcoming album release.