The Corvairs Personnel
Viswat - Keyboards and Vocals
cut his first record in Motown, so far back I wont even tell
you, but suffice it to say it was a 45rpm release with "The Continentals".
The band enjoyed tons of local success gigging in the Detroit area.
Dave even tickled the ivories in the legendary Motown Studios along
side Marvin Gaye. Dave and his wife Susie raised two daughters,
and now have a cute little granddaughter who is "The Corvairs"
biggest fan. Dave is an original member of the band, and we all
owe Dave and Susie a debt of gratitude for their patience and willingness
to allow us to practice in their home for the past several years.
- Frank Dituri - Guitars
- Frank Dituri is one of the original band members as it mutated from the CroMag Blues band to the current line up and renamed the Corvairs. Franks guitar playing influences come from the blues, the roots of rock, jazz and the players that defined this music. TBone Walker, BB King, Carl Perkins, Danny Cedrone, Johny Guitar Watson, Albert King, Albert Collins, George Barnes, Les Paul, Oscar Moore, and Scotty Moore.
Frank lives along the beautiful Boardman river with his wonderful family Marie, Annamarie, Frankie, and Rocco. He is an avid vintage guitar enthusiast and loves to play guitars from the 1950's and Early 1960's...the golden age of the modern American electric guitar.
- Bob DeKorne - Bass
was recruited to sit in with the band on bass when their
original bassist, Tom Keen, was either too inebriated to
participate, or was gigging with his "newgrass" band, Cabin Fever. Bob
was a member of "His Boy Elroy" for almost a decade, and several other
units before that, including the all-original group "The Red Ball Jets".
He is the band archivist, and enjoys recording and producing
the bands many projects through his production company, Pyramid
Productions. He and his wife Kiersten have 3 children, and
live in rural Leelanau County right next to the Sleeping Bear
- Angelo Meli - Guitars
is the kind of versatile musician who is always in demand,
he kept showing up for practice, he soon became an indispensable
member of the band. Angelo has sat in and worked with a
laundry list of local talent, as well as many national touring
acts, and seems to be able to keep several projects moving forward
Angelo also owns and collects many fine instruments, and with
he and Frank both in the band, nobody gets better guitar
The Corvairs. Angelo lives in Traverse
City, where he can often be found
the local open mic nights.
- John Kumjian - Drums, Percussion and Vocals
- John lives in Lake Ann, Michigan where he has very cool recording studio. Since he is a Music Instructor at the Glen Lake Public Schools, he brings to The Corvairs a vast knowledge of music. If there is an instrument, most likely John can play it and write music for it. He also performs with the New Third Coast, a Northern Michigan Folk Fusion wonder.