Angelika Bonyhati-Kovacs - Keyboards and Piano
I started playing piano at the age of four and it has been a passion ever since. I enjoy playing pre-written pieces as well as improvising. I'm very fortunate that my musical life is very wide ranging and includes accompanying classical ballet, teaching piano for young students, accompanying soloists and of course now playing with Foley Road. I am very happy and excited to be playing in a Celtic band. It's wonderful to be a part of this group of wonderful people and musicians.'
Ann Myers - Hammer Dulcimist
Fred Erdmann - Acoustic guitar and mandolin.
I play violin for the Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra when I am not working, fishing, scuba diving or engaged in other forms of outdoor recreation. I have come to appreciate being part of a smaller group and greatly enjoy the company of the other Foley Road musicians. Finding ways to compliment the musicianship of everyone involved is a labor of love.
Jill Garrett - Acoustic Guitar and vocalist.
I grew up in a large family that loved to sing and play music, but my musical career really started when I was in 3rd grade and I had my first solo, "Dear Santa, I Just Got the Measles." I was so worried that I would get the hiccups during my solo that I had hand signals worked out in case the hiccups should strike before going on stage and I would need to signal the director to delay my start. Luckily, everything went fine. For years, I sang and played guitar with my sisters and friends for weddings, anniversaries, and occasionally, at local venues. When I started working at the same school as Doug and Ann (I am a Speech-Language Pathologist), I started singing with their newly-formed band, "Foley Road." I feel so blessed to be a part of this amazing group of musicians and friends. To date, I have had no performance-induced hiccup attacks.
Teresa Hay - Flute, whistles and back up vocalist.
I have three older siblings. Growing up, they all played instruments: cello, string bass,trumpet and French horn. By the time I was ready to enter the world of music, my mom was fed up with hauling around big, heavy instruments. She strongly suggested I learn the flute-a LIGHT instrument with a sound she liked. So in fifth grade I started playing the flute and I have kept at it ever since. Music is the way I earn my living. I am a music therapist at a home for the elderly in Cincinnati. I love the way faces light up when I play a song from someone's childhood. I feel blessed to be able to share my music in so many capacities and to be a part of such a wonderful group of people. In addition to Foley Road, I am also a member of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra and a contemporary Christian music group. I have recently picked up the pennywhistle--another great portable, LIGHT instrument!
Doug Sawan - Percussion and Appalachian Lap Dulcimer
I came to music later in life and ask myself at least once a week why I didn't start earlier. I play lap dulcimer and percussion for the band. This is the third band I have played in and the musicians in this band are by far the best I have ever played with. Please come out to one of our shows. You won't be sorry.