About Stereo Junkies
Ozzie starting playing drums at age 11. Having studied at New York's Drummer's Collective under Kim Plainfield as well with two great teachers in New Jersey, Keith Necessary and Gloria Gaynor's drummer Pat Patrillo, Ozzie was taught the importance of groove. In 2012 he formed Stereo Junkies fueled by the vision of creating a cover band that would play a wide selection of songs much like one's own iPod or Spotify mix. By seeking out other musicians with diverse musical backgrounds and musical experiences, Stereo Junkies Band has created a live show experience that infuses Rock, Hip Hop, Classic Rock, Country as well as Pop and Motown. Stereo Junkies band plays each event with one goal in mind....to keep people dancing!
Mike is a fun loving, energetic performer! His vocal range and versatility allows him to tackle a wide array of musical styles with relative ease. He has performed in cover bands for over 20 years and has experience in writing/performing original music as well.
He currently performs in a 90’s tribute band, country band and an a-cappella group which has afforded him the opportunity to grace major stages along side rock n' roll legends of the 50's & 60's.
Mike truly loves a diverse play list which is exactly what Stereo Junkies has to offer. He's sure you'll enjoy your night out (every night) with this talented group of players!
Paula Gans was born in New York City and raised in Bergen County, NJ. Her passion for singing developed as a child in church. Over the past 30 years, Paula has embraced all styles and genres of music and performed in hundreds of shows across the region – from weddings to parades, dinner cruises and concerts to private parties. Paula is also an actress and has appeared on stage at many community theaters in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. She holds BA’s in both Communications and Theatre, and an AAS in Radiology. She is a licensed Radition Therapist and Radiologic Technologist. Although she dons scrubs all week, she enjoys letting loose, truly being her outgoing self and rocking out on weekends.
Dave is a veteran of the Tri-state club scene for over 30 years, including 14 years with The Party Dolls band. He is an accomplished musician, playing guitar and keyboards and is always willing to add the little extras to make a song sound authentic, whether it’s playing bass, harmonica, singing or rapping. Dave is a big Giants fan and hates when people don’t use their turn signals.
Justin has been playing in rock, country and pop bands and acoustic groups since the 1980s. A vocalist who is self taught on keyboards and guitar as well, he's played in bands that have worked many of the major clubs in the Northeast from Boston down to Atlantic City, and everything in between. Along with some of the most popular vacation/ski resorts and casinos, he's played NHL and NBA pre-game shows at Madison Square Garden and the Meadowlands, Southstreet Seaport festivals and too many clubs, bars and parties to count. When not playing he works, selling and fixing two way radios and has also been a volunteer firefighter for over 30 years.