Band

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Paul Dunay on Rhythm Guitar & Vocals
Paul is the grandson of Carlo Restivo, a famous Vaudeville performer. Paul has been playing guitar since he was 8 years old. Originally studying classical guitar he eventually moved to electric guitar. Paul started playing in the band as an early teenager. He has been mostly covering the best of the Grateful Dead as well as creating many original tunes inspired by artists like the Dead. He has played in Grateful Dead bands like Midnight Sun, Free Space and is now a founding member of Terrapin.

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JP Geoghegan on Drums
After years of playing in studio sessions and with live acts, JP spent the last 4 plus years as drummer and founding member of Stella Blues Band until his departure in the fall of 2013. Upon his departure from SBB he spent time in playing in pick up sessions at which time his friend Geoff Schneider called to chat about his project Terrapin, and the band rolled on. JP has played with Burnt Sienna, Laura Delallo, 15 Leroy, Hello Dali, Fred Filet, Stella Blues Band and is currently playing with Terrapin.

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Ric LuBell on Bass Guitar
Ric started his young music career as a guitarist learning to play his favorite Beatles, British Blues Invasion and Philly Soul covers, earning him a gig as a session musician for Philly Groove Records, backing up groups like “The Delfonics” in the studio and on tour. Ric went on to attend Berklee College of Music studying guitar by day while performing nightly in Boston cover band, “Pumphouse Gang”, and recording with Ric Ocasek and Ben Orr (before they were The Cars). Ric’s currently playing and singing in various bands including Andrea and the Armenian Rug Riders, R.A.D.A.R. and Blonde Ambition. Ric is a founding member of Not DEAD Yet as well as Allman Brothers tribute band; Brothers Of The Road Band. In 2013, Ric was recruited to join Terrapin.

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Geoff Schneider on Lead Guitar
Geoff has been playing guitar for over 30 years inspired by musicians such as Jerry Garcia, Dicky Betts, Eric Clapton and Pete Townsend. Geoff is self taught and has played in numerous bands since he first started, covering Grateful Dead and plenty of other great music including penning original compositions. As a founding member of Terrapin, Geoff serves as musical director; helping to coordinate the arrangements of the music as well as set lists for all shows, which differ night to night.

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Matt ‘Helm’ Winthrop on Keyboard
Matt has been playing piano for the better part of 40 years. By 9 he was playing classical and jazz piano, and formed his first band in Junior High School; The Bridge. Fast forward: in 2010, Matt joined Fairfield County outfit, Ship of Fools, and started performing live again, It was 2013, when Geoff, Paul and Matt (the Core Three), put together Terrapin and they have never looked back. During the day, Winthrop is an advisor at RBC Wealth Management in Westport CT.

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Crispin Cioe on Sax
Saxist/songwriter/producer Crispin Cioe has left an indelible imprint on American/ British roots and pop music. A co-founding member of the Uptown Horns, Cioe has recorded and toured with icons like the Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker, Tom Waits, Ray Charles, Joan Jett, Robert Palmer among countless others. As a soloist, he’s recorded/toured with such greats as Dusty Springfield, The Manhattans, Debbie Harry and Keith Richards. Crispin often makes guest appearances with Terrapin!