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–Nic Harcourt, KCSN Radio, Northridge, CA
The Costellos music and sound fits into our World Class Rock on WDST!
–Greg Gattine, Program Director, WDST Radio, Woodstock, NY
The Costellos were an excellent addition to the Bardavon’s season. I highly recommend them!
–Chris Silva, Managing Director The Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie, NY
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Lynn Johansen met Bob Costello late in 1991. Lynn began her career playing in a variety of bands on the Jersey Shore. Bobby C honed his skills throughout the Hudson Valley, NY. They formed a band called The Bandits. A few years ago they re-branded themselves as The Costellos. Throughout the years band members have included: Danny McLoughlin (played bass and produced their first two records), Sean, ‘The Minnow’ McCarthy (drums) and Mark Pukmel (drums). Tony DeMarco has also sat in on drums and has acted as their sound and video man.
The Costellos have produced three records: Sygtagma Square, Roman Times and Outside of Paris which is presently offered on iTunes. They are currently putting the finishing touches on their newest project dark time, releasing February 16, 2013. On the stage Bobby C and Lynn have performed with a number of major acts including: Jon Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, The Crash Test Dummies, NRBQ, Reverend Horton Heat, Danny Kalb (former member of the Blues Project) and America. They were also a featured act at Woodstock ’94 in Saugerties, NY.
The Costellos have made several TV appearances including a spot on CNBC’s show ‘America’s Talking.’ Radio wise, The Costellos have had major rotation on Triple A stations including: WDST- Wood Stock, NY, WKZE- Sharon, CT and WVKR, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. The Costellos are based out of Beacon, NY. Their present lineup includes: Rheek Aparicio on bass and Mark Pisanelli on drums. Art Labriola, of Garrison, NY, sits in on lap steel, Dobro and pedal steel guitars. He also is producing The Costellos latest project, dark time.