sweet feeling


Describe sweet feeling here.
'Sweet Feelin' was a Rochester band that had 2 incarnations. The first was formed in 1973 and was together till 1975. Members were, Dan Smith who went on to become Vp of marketing for Fender Guitars and created the hot rod shop. He's also in the fender hall of fame for the orchestrated revamping of the basic production model fender Stratocaster in 1981. The new model was introduced as the standard Stratocaster. Danny Labbate played sax and was formerly a member of of the Brass Buttons 3 dog night and backed up Liza Minnelli with the Brass Buttons on the Ed Sullivan Show. Dick Green formerly of the buddy Rich Band was the trumpet player and wrote all the horn charts for Sweet Feelin. Teddy Peck was the original bass player and played with Rochester's Music Union before joining Sweet Feelin in 1973. Ronnie Alessi was the drummer and went on to play with some of the best local bands ever in Rochester. I was asked to join the band as lead singer by Dan Smith who had played with me in Music Union. The band broke up in 1975. The second Sweet Feelin was formed in 1977 With the first band original members, myself Danny Labbate and Dick Green. Jack Ortolani formerly of the band Orange with Ben Gramm on drums was the keyboard player. John Conti formerly of Jose Felicino played bass guitar. Chet Catello was on Guitar and went on to played with Spyro Gyra, myself Thom Duell as lead singer.