Dan Kalbfus has been playing the piano since the age of four and has music degrees from The Crane School of Music and The University of Michigan. A respected piano accompanist throughout the Hudson Valley, he has worked with choral groups, musical theater productions, string ensembles, ballet troupes, and individual soloists. He has performed with County Players, The Big Band Sound, The Hudson Valley String Chorale, and choruses from the Arlington, Poughkeepsie, Wappingers Falls, and Beacon School Districts. He also toured Europe with the Blue Lake International Ballet Ensemble as Music Director for three consecutive summers.
Doug Abramson has been a musician most of his life. He started out on trumpet
in the 4th grade after receiving an instrument from his grandfather, and he played in the school orchestra throughout high school. That all changed in
1970 when he taught himself how to play the bass guitar like his biggest influence: Paul McCartney. Since that time, Doug has played in many different groups. Besides the Chain Gang, Doug currently plays with the Petey Hop trio the third and fifth Wednesdays at the Falcon Underground Blues Jam in Marlboro. He also is a member of the Willa Vincitore Band and the LaurieAnne & Fred Scribner Band. Doug also plays in local theater musicals and was the resident bassist for County Players Theatre in Wappingers Falls for 18 years. Doug also enjoys subbing in other bands such as the Chris O'Leary Band and the Myles Mancuso Band.
Tom Nastasi has been a Guitarist and Bassist in the Hudson Valley for over 30 years. He has played a variety of styles and has played with many groups and singers over the years, with acts as diverse as Replica, Maddog, Afterglow, Anthony Culver, Skeleton Crew, Tracy Delucia, Jason Casterlin, Ray Cook Jr. and others. He has gone from being a fill in guitarist for The Chain Gang to their regular guitarist and continues to do freelance work.
Chris Kaiser's versatile drumming has kept Hudson Valley audiences dancing for over twenty years. Over the years Chris has played drums for Pete Hop, Pat O'Shea, Little Sam Davis, Mitch Woods, Andy Follette and the Bluescasters, Rockinitis, The Ambassadors (with Murali Coryell), Jaime's Fault (with Ben Blackwell), The Greyhounds, The Chris Raabe Band, Chrissie O'Dell and the neo-psychedelic group Afterconfusion Soupmobile. He has shared the stage with legendary musicians Larry Coryell, Hubert Sumlin and Paul Shaffer. His drumming heroes include Ringo Starr, Earl Palmer, Dino Danelli and Clyde Stubblefield. When he isn't playing drums, Chris marches around his house playing the euphonium very loudly. No, that's wrong - sorry. Chris's favorite song is "I'm the Urban Spaceman" by the Bonzo Dog Band. He also does not sing in the shower. Or on stage.
The Chain Gang
Sam Costanzo was a member of a local band called "Sahara" where he was a bass player and back-up vocalist in the late 1980's. In 1997, he became involved with community theater by taking on different acting/singing roles with The Gilbert and Sullivan Musical Theater Company in Poughkeepsie. He also served on the Theater Company's Board of Directors. He was seen in many musical theater productions which included My Fair Lady, HMS Pinafore, The Sound of Music, and many other classic musicals. His performance venues included The Bardavon, Cuneen-Hackett, The Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck, and SUNY New Paltz. Sam enjoys recreating songs that made Classic Rock popular. His ability to emulate the singing style and at times, the original artist's voice, helps bring back the memories of the wide variety of tunes that the band performs. As a founding member and lead vocalist of the band, Sam continually focuses on the “voice” of the original tunes and loves the full harmony parts with his band members. He lives in the town of LaGrange with his wife Patti and two sons, Nicholas and Anthony.