Brooklyn Roads

PHIL CELIA is a singer/songwriter, performer and actor with a long career resume now based in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Over the years, Phil's work has received excellent reviews and international airplay and has previously charted in US Radio’s Top 100 AAA & AC. In 2014, Phil was honored at the 24th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, winning in two categories for Best American Artist and Male Vocalist. "In capturing Mr. Diamond both as a man and a singer and performer, I strive for the essence, not the cliche', to achieve authenticity while delivering each song performance as if it were my own. With this exciting new tribute, I hope to touch generations young and old and have them dancing and singing in the aisle".

MICHAEL MARTINO, musical director and keyboardist, was born in Sendai Japan and grew up in Providence Rhode Island and began playing piano at the age of 5. He attended the Berklee College of Music in the "Applied Music Program" and had the good fortune to be part of the jazz ensemble "Milestone" with several notable Rhode Island jazz musicians, Frank Potenza (Guitar-Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame), Danny Moretti (Tenor Sax-Rhode Island Hall of Fame), and Stanley Johnson (Trumpet). "Milestone" became the band for "Little Anthony and The Imperials" and played extensively along the East Coast. While playing with "Little Anthony", he had the good fortune to back-up a number of 50's and 60's acts including the Flamingo's, Coasters, and The Drifters. Michael enjoys playing all styles of music and has performed extensively in the Los Angeles area in a jazz/rock/funk quartet.

ANDY SVEC on bass hails from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Andy began his musical career at age 7 studying violin, then bass and tuba. At age 18, Andy auditioned and was accepted into US Navy music program serving throughout Asia and the Pacific, including Guam, Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines and through the South Pacific, playing in elite rock, jazz, and funk bands. An in-demand session and support musician, Andy has played alongside well known acts such as Natalie Cole, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Mackey Feary (of Kalapana) and Gloria Scott (from the Ikettes / Ike and Tina Turner), as well as members of Tower of Power. As of 2018 Andy is a new resident to Las Vegas and immersing himself into the local music scene.

DANIEL GOMEZ is a guitar player native of Lima-Peru, he studied for 4 years in his town. After studied and play in his native town he moved to Los Angeles and took  guitar private lessons with guitarists such Brad Rabuchin (Ray Charles) Al Bonhomme (Dwight Yoakum) Pathik Desai (Kelly Clarkson) he was trained in popular music performance and classical guitar as well. Then he moved to Las Vegas where he play with a band called "Reflejo" they also performed at the world famous "Blue note" in Hawaii, he also is a regular performer in Las Vegas music scene, doing Hawaiian's music shows, also performing with Rock, Funk and Pop bands.

ROGER GONZALES is a Las Vegas based drummer, percussionist & educator with an extensive background in both live and recorded performance. Since moving to Las Vegas in 1990, he has performed with multiple Showroom, Lounge & Night club acts up and down the Las Vegas Strip, Fremont Street, Downtown Las Vegas and most cities throughout the state of Nevada including Reno and Lake Tahoe. Roger possess a wide range of musical experience performing as a rhythm section musician that includes several National and Internationally recorded Pop, Country, Latin, Swing, Gospel and Blues artists along with Pit Orchestra Repertory Theatre musical productions, multiple Tribute acts & numerous Las Vegas style Impersonator shows. Most recently, Roger performed and recorded percussion tracks for a soon to be released single commemorating the tragedy of the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival. Formally trained in numerous musical styles, Roger is an honors graduate from Musicians Institute, Percussion Institute of Technology (PIT) located in Hollywood, California.

SARA HICKEY SIMMONS was born and raised in Denver, CO and attended the University of Wyoming where she earned a B.S. in Communications and Journalism.  After college, Sara moved to Los Angeles and recorded a pop/R&B album, then eventually moved to her current home of Las Vegas.  She has performed all over the world in various bands and production shows such as "Legends in Concert," where she performs her tribute to Carrie Underwood. Sara's favorite "role" however, is that of Mom to her two year old daughter Scarlett.  Sara is very happy to be joining "Brooklyn Roads"!

SAMANTHA JOHNSON is a singer/ songwriter, flautist, whistler, and actress from Massachusetts. Previous credits include “Hairspray” (Dynamite), “Grease” (Rizzo), and the Lead Vocalist in the West End and World Tour of “Thriller Live”- a celebration of Michael Jackson’s music. Samantha placed as a semi- finalist on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent, where Neil Patrick Harris proclaimed her “hypnotic” and Heidi Klum deemed her the “best singer on the show.” Samantha’s Debut Self Written EP “27UNDERGROUND” is available on all streaming platforms and she can currently be seen in “Vegas! The Show” at Planet Hollywood. Follow Samantha on Instagram @samanthajohnsonofficial.