John Fannon is the lead vocalist and front man for NIGHT BY NIGHT, a Steely Dan Tribute band. John is an Actor/Singer/Musician/and Stand-Up Comic. He started singing and acting at a young age, creating and performing his own shows for friends and family. John has been singing in many bands for over 40 years, on both the East and West Coasts.
John is a professional actor and a member of the SAG-AFTRA Union for 21 years. He has had notable roles in ‘Jessica Jones’ with Kristen Ritter, and ‘The Mysteries of Laura’ with Debra Messing. His latest project, in February 2021, was a role in an upcoming CBS pilot starring Patrick Dempsey called ‘Ways and Means.’ John has also done his own stand up comedy routine at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City.
John has put forth great effort and passion into this project, NIGHT BY NIGHT as Steely Dan’s music genuinely touches his soul.
Bill Milne is the drummer and back up vocalist for NIGHT BY NIGHT. His love of the drums began when he was 8 years old, drumming in his grammar school’s Drum Corps. In his teen years he belonged to several rock bands, and started playing in clubs right after high school. During that time he met a neighborhood singer/songwriter, Billy Falcon. Bill toured in support of the band’s debut album ‘Billy Falcon’s Burning Rose.’ They played various venues such as My Father’s Place, CBGBs, and Max’s Kansas City. They eventually recorded 4 albums and played the Park Pop Festival in the Netherlands, along with k.d. Lang and T’Pau.
Bill went on to join ‘SPYS’ with bassist Ed Galgliardi and keyboard player Al Greenwood of ‘Foreigner.’ ‘SPYS’ recorded 2 albums with a single “Don’t Run My Life” receiving massive airplay, and their video “She Can’t Wait” was in heavy rotation on the fledgling MTV. They toured with ‘38 Special’ and played 20,000 seat halls, including the prestigious Palladium in NYC among others. Bill is excited to be part of this amazing project, NIGHT BY NIGHT, playing with such seasoned musicians and good friend John Fannon at the helm.
Mark LoPresti is a saxophonist and student of Business Administration at Stony Brook University. Mark started to learn to play the saxophone in the fourth grade but it took a few years for things to really “click” between him and the instrument. In seventh grade, after finishing up school work, he decided to simply try and play his school’s marching band piece (John Phillip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever”) by ear. And since then, with support from some great teachers, a supportive family, and peers, he fell in love with the sax and has taken every opportunity to be involved with the sharing of music. He has shared the stage with musicians more than three times his age, and Night By Night is no exception. Mark is only twenty two years old but he truly understands the importance and intricacies of the horn parts in the music of SD, which we believe benefits Night By Night greatly.
Jay is a bassist from Long Island. Formerly the bassist on the Skynrds Legends Tour 2005 and member of The Artimus Pyle Band as well. Jay has performed many genres of music in his 30 plus year career and is passionate about Steely Dan and this project in general.
Bob has been playing guitar (lead and rhythm) and singing in various classic rock bands up and down the east coast for some 30 years. He’s played various styles of music from the Beatles to the Eagles to Chicago. Being able to perform the complex music of Steely Dan is a challenge and an honor.
Mitch began playing piano at the age of six and began writing this bio a few years later. Always fond of jazz, he spent much his time listening to Chick Corea and Oscar Peterson, instead of Steely Dan. He is just now beginning to appreciate their music, playing it with this group of talented musicians. While not endorsed any keyboard manufacturer, he is sponsored by his lovely wife, Susan.
Mike is a guitarist, composer and educator. You can find him performing around Long Island in a number of different situations. In addition to Night By Night, he plays with the acoustic group Lost & Found as well as doing solo guitar gigs. He loves most styles of music and is happy to be playing such classic and challenging material!