Band Guys

VOCALS

Paul Lent has the extremely difficult job of voicing the Separate Ways machine, however, having been singing form a very young age both professionally and privately, it is easy to see that he is obviously the only choice for the job! With his multiple octave range, and years of experience, Paul makes you believe that you are listening to Journey  circa the early 80’s! Sporting the red tux jacket and white Nikes with the red swoosh, Paul is the frosting on the cake that brings the Journey experience full circle! Paul took home  the 2015 WAMI  award for Male Vocalist of the Year

 

 

 

Guitar/Vocals

Kelly has been a staple of the music industry for over 35 years. He started playing professionally at the age of 14, and has not stopped since. He has been a guitar instructor for decades, helping create several guitar players that have gone on to very successful careers of their own. He also created MusicU, which is a “School of Rock” type school for aspiring young musicians that teach not only guitar, but, vocals, drums, bass and all other aspect of actually being in a working band. With his absolute love of playing live, along with being a huge Neal Schon fan, Kelly is the perfect fit for recreating the unmistakable guitar sound of Journey

 

 

Bass

Ross not only shares a name with Ross the bass player of Journey, he also shares the ability to lay down the “big bottom end”  needed to finish out the distinct sound of Journey. Ross has been playing professionally for 2 decades as a fundamental part of countless live performances, as well as studio work.

 

 

Drums/Vocals

Jeremy “The Hammer” VanLaanen has been the power plant behind some of the most successful WAMI award winning acts for the last 2 decades. Precision, Power, and Finesse, coupled with a lead singer baritone, make him a perfect fit as the “driver of the bus” for Separate Ways. ” I’ve been at this (music) a LONG time and it is certainly my pleasure and honor to be a part of SW, and pay homage to one of my favorite bands of all time, Journey! AND the crowds dig the hell out of it too!, and that’s as it should be!

 

Hammond/Gtr/Vocals

“Buck Hanan” as he is referred to, provides not only the unmistakable sounds of the Hammond, but he also fills the “2nd” guitar player roll as well as the really really really high voiced harmonies! Carl has been involved for many years with the band thing, playing in some of the most influential midwest regional groups of the last few decades!

 

 

 

Piano/Keyboards

For over 25 years, Greg performed jazz, classical, rock, pop, R&B, and electronic music professionally as a soloist and with many bands and ensembles. Greg has also composed and arranged music for film, stage and screen and has appeared on many recordings. Oh yea and we almost forgot, not only is he the newest member of the group, he has more talent in his little finger than the rest of us put together! and that’s no joke! Oh yeah, he also just reminded me that I left out the parts about him being an astronaut and how he used to be engaged to Heather Locklear (she STILL isn’t over it)…….