karinbarthKarin Barth-Tyska, Vocals, Percussion, Alto Sax

Karin has played with numerous New York bands before coming to Connecticut. She was a featured vocalist with the renowned Eight to the Bar, touring with the band for four years. She recorded two albums and the video “Swingin’ School” (featured on VH-1) before leaving to form The Cartells. Karin can also be heard in numerous local and national commercials.

JoeG2Joe Grieco, Keyboard, Vocals

Joe’s keyboard work and distinctive singing have been featured on recordings by multiple artists including Phoebe Snow and Big Al Anderson, international movie and television soundtracks, and commercials including Subway and the Army National Guard. He is founding member of The Cartells.

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tomTom Majesky, Guitar, Vocals

Tom’s guitar work can be heard on the “Blind to Reason” album by RCA recording artist Grayson Hugh, with whom Tom toured for two years. He’s appeared on NBC’s “Today” show as well as concert stages nationwide. Tom’s original material has twice earned him recognition in Billboard Magazine’s songwriting competition. In addition to his work with The Cartells, Tom is also engaged as an instructor of guitar studies at the Hartford Conservatory of Music.

billhollomanBill Holloman (trumpet, tenor sax, vocals):

Not only does Bill play every brass and wind instrument ever invented) but is also proficient on bass and keyboards. In his 25 year career Bill has recorded and/or performed with Bruce Springsteen, Nile Rodgers (Chic), Paul Simon, Diana Ross, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Slash (Guns and Roses), Steve Winwood, Elton John, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Michael Bolton, Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran), Patti Labelle, the B52′s, Faith Hill, Les Paul, The Fab Faux, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, as well as the late guitar legend, Danny Gatton. Bill also composes and produces music for TV shows and films including HBO, CBS Sports, ESPN, and Inside Edition, and has been the featured soloist on TNT’s “Nascar awards show”, ESPN’s “The Espys”, and “The Guiding Light” on CBS. In his home studio, he records horn section tracks for clients all over the country (playing all the horns himself) as well as producing jingles and other custom music.

John Corvo, Drums, Vocals

John has been in the music scene since his pre-teens starting off in a trio with his younger brother on bass and a singer/keyboard player.  In his late teens he became a core member of the Michael Cleary Band who played with Tower of Power, Little feat, Average White Band, Joan Osbourne, Peter Wolf, NRBQ and countless other regional and national acts.

John then began a 20 year stint with The All Star Dyn-No-Myte Disco Review who shared the stage with The Village People, The Trammps, Thelma Houston, Bonnie Pointer, The First Ladies of Chic, Denney Terrio, Carol Williams, Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits, and K.C. and the Sunshine Band. John followed that with 10 years as the drummer/vocalist in The Glamour Girls who shared the stage with Little Anthony and the Imperials, and Bill Haley’s Comets. You can also hear his voice on radio ads as of late in the Connecticut area.

Now, happy to be a full-time member of The Cartells.

JayJay Wiggin, Bass Guitar, Vocals

Jay Wiggin (Bass Guitar) is a multi-instrumentalist and classically trained vocalist.  Upon graduating from the University of Connecticut’s School of Music, he taught elementary/middle school music.  In addition to numerous recording sessions, Jay has played many stages touring the United States and Japan.   Highlights include a concert at Carnegie Hall, and performances as a bassist with Sesame Street’s Bob McGrath, Peter Tork of the Monkees, Dance Fever’s Deney Terrio, and Nashville recording star, Billy Gilman.

Michael “Mickey” Manglicmot

Michael “Mickey” Manglicmot, Latin percussionist originally from Southern California who studied music at the local college level and streets of San Diego, Orange, and Lost Angeles counties. Principally self-taught, he attributes his success to family, friends, and faith. He has had many creative experiences with talented players such as Jorge Santana, Willie K, Joe Cano, Keith Rowe, Mario Olivares, Arnie Vilchez, Curt Ramm, and many others that were not household names but were some of the greatest men and women he has honored to perform with. “As we open our eyes around us, there they are.” Along with numerous studio recording, Mikey has performed in Europe, Japan, Mexico, Canada and across the great USA. But he realizes the biggest gig is tomorrow. See you there!