RAEL- The Music of Genesis is a New York and Northern New Jersey-based tribute band that recaptures the energy and originality of the “early years” live stage performances by Genesis. RAEL pays homage to the most groundbreaking and influential band in the progressive rock genre by incorporating the musical excellence, lyrical storytelling, and theatricality that brought Genesis to a position of prominence in the rock world. RAEL-The Music of Genesis brings older listeners back to the day, while introducing progressive rock newcomers to the sights and sounds right along with other legendary bands such as Pink Floyd, Yes, Rush, and King Crimson to name but a few.
RAEL is focused on faithfully reproducing full album versions from the Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett days of Genesis. Performances include tracks from Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Selling England by the Pound, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway and A Trick of the Tail. Concert audiences rave about their high energy shows and musical detail. RAEL also includes solo Peter Gabriel hits in their performances.
The members of RAEL are: Lloyd Gold (lead vocals, flute), Mike Belmonte (bass, bass pedals, backing vocals), Paul Sheehan (drums and cymbals, backing vocals), Michael LaBuono (keyboards), Sal Locascio (guitars, backing vocals)
Robert Neary was born and raised in East Meadow, Long Island, NY. He gained immediate success, as an actor, after moving to Los Angeles, when he was 20 years old, with a guest star role in the Televsion series "Fame", and then opposite Jason Bateman in the film, "Teen Wolf Too". After a 2 year stint on General Hospital, as Officer Frank Marino, Robert moved to Nashville to pursue Contemporary Gospel music. He recorded 2 solo projects, before returning back to LA and his first love of acting. He has since, gone on to guest star in over 50 television shows, including "Criminal Minds", "Sons of Anarchy", "The Closer", "Grey's Anatomy", " Blue Bloods", "Justified", "The Fosters", "FBI: Most Wanted", "Weeds", "Medium" "NCIS" and "NCIS New Orleans". He has also done over 25 national commercials and Motion Pictures, most recently, Escape at Dannemora on Showtime.
Robert landed his 1st Broadway show in 1996, starring in "Smokey Joe's Cafe", where he met his wife, Natasha. Together they went on to tour in the Elton John, Time Rice Broadway hit, "Aida", where he played the evil, Zoser.
In 2017, Robert returned to NY, for a 3rd time, when he understudied the lead role of Sonny, in the Broadway smash, "A Bronx Tale, The Musical", and got the chance to perform the famed role, over a dozen times. He now resides, again, on Long Island, with Natasha and their 2 incredibly talented children, Selah and Canaan.
Robert grew up listening, mimicking, and creating his style, to only 2 people in the music world. Elvis Presley and Neil Diamond.
It has been a deep passion, to one day perform and put together a tribute show to Neil Diamond, like none other.
Artist Website: https://sogoodtheneildiamondexperience.com/