The 1984 Band
who we are...
Diana Romano - Lead Vocals
Diana’s background as a performer started with the theatre; including Regional, Cabaret and Off-Broadway. While rockin out with 1984, she channels her inner Fanny Brice, Rizzo, and any other past theatre role that decides to possess her body at the moment. She is a proud graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, where she studied and trained with the best coaches and performers in the business, graduating with a BA in Musical Theatre. She also slays at reading bedtime stories to her four year old daughter, Ada, and dedicates every love song ever written to her husband Matt, who puts up with her madness. She loves her band mates and will never get over how lucky she is that her Dad is back there playing those drums, keeping the beat!!
Paul M - Keyboards & Vocals
Paul is a dynamic keyboard player with many years of experience. He is a veteran of the Long Island Rock scene and has been performing for many years in local bands. Paul is as comfortable behind the keyboards as he is in front singing.
Tony - Lead Guitar & Background Vocals
Tony's love of the guitar started when he was 13. He bought an electric guitar and has been playing ever since. He has played in top dance bands in New York and Florida. Tony recently joined The 1984 Band and his playing style has brought the band to a new level of music performance.
Tommy Stiso - Bass Guitar & Vocals
Tommy is a veteran of the Tri State music scene and has played the bass for several of Long Islands top bands. He has served as the musical director for The Hogwild Band, The Braveheart Band and now The 1984 Band. He is a rock solid bass player, good vocalist, and known throughout the land for his "stance" on stage.
Paul Buchwald - Drums
Paul has been playing drums since he was knee high. He has played in such popular bands as Kid Rags, The Extras, The Hogwild Band, Braveheart... and now The 1984 Band.
His drum idols include Ringo Starr and Buddy Rich. He is also the proud father of Diana Romano, the lead singer.
Jeff Witten - Sound Engineer & Road Manager
Jeff has been a sound engineer for more than 20 years. He is an invaluable part of The 1984 Band and is responsible for running their state of the art sound system.
Murray Raz - Band Manager
Murray has been working with bands for over 40 years. As the drummer for the Eccentrix and Photogenix, he started in the music business in the 1980's. Both these bands were successful club bands booked by First Class Management. Murray moved on to work with Scarlet, Aura & True Believer. Several years ago Murray was recruited by The 1984 Band to be its manager and has been with them ever since.