Alyssa Buoncristiano (vocals) - Alyssa has been singing since she was 3 years old, performing for neighboring adults and children from her swing set. As an adult she has been the lead in several professional musical theater productions. She has also had the opportunity to perform with Lou Gramm(Foreigner) and Joe Perry of Aerosmith fame.
Roland Benavides(drums) - Roland began his musical journey when he was 7 years old, the first time he heard “Tom Sawyer” by Rush. The middle drum break was all he needed to be inspired. "This experience changed my musical trajectory forever. I knew I loved music, and I was surrounded by instruments all of my young life. But hearing the expression played on the drums on this track convinced me that I wanted to be a drummer. I had energy and wanted to bang on shit." His mother saved up all her pennies and bought me his first drum kit when I was about 8, and he been hooked ever since. Practicing with the likes of Judas Priest and Metallica will help get your chops up rather quickly. "My favorite music that challenges me is Prog Metal. But by far, the most rewarding thing is playing music for people. Anything that moves you, to get inspired, or to just get up and dance is the greatest gift. And when musicians share their talents with the world, that’s where the magic happens." Influences: Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, Mike Mangini, John Bonham, Buddy Rich, Tony Royster, Jr., and Eric Moore.
Mike Nichols (guitar, vocals) - Playing guitar for 25 years, Mike has played in original and cover bands in Brooklyn and NJ for the better part of 2 decades. From his original band rooted in Stoner Rock, M-Squad, to more recently on the NJ scene with the cover band Guy Smiley. Mike brings a versatile catalog of songs along with lead and backing vocals.
Jim Licata (bass, vocals) - Jim is the founding member of Rapid Pulse. He has played bass in Wrathchild and Rocker along with many other bands over the years. His career highlights is having the opportunity to play with Vinny Appice(Dio), Bruce Kulick(Kiss), Lita Ford(The Runaways), Geoff Tate(Queensryche) and Zakk Wylde(Ozzy)
Rapid Pulse covers the best "newer generation" of classic rock music from the decades of the late 70's, 80's, 90's to the 00's and present. Some of the artists you'll hear are...
- Pat Benatar
- Cheap Trick
- Joan Jett
- Guns & Roses
- Blink 182
- Led Zeppelin
- Mellissa Etheridge
And many more with the list always growing!