Art of Play (AOP) was formed in 2010, comprised of members Ricky Webber (keyboards, vocals), Domenico Randazzo (guitar, drums, vocals), Tyler Volk (drums, vocals) and TJ Coon (bass guitar, electric guitar, vocals). The band enjoys playing a variety of musical genres including pop, rock, rap, and R&B and performs cover versions of popular tunes, as well as original compositions.
What distinguishes the members of Art of Play from other teen acts is their finely-tuned musicianship that belies the members' youth. Their musical skills have been applauded by music industry veterans, professionally trained musicians, and the band's ever-growing fan base. Their musical abilities, coupled with their local successes and growing popularity, have caught the interest of music industry executives. Bill Stephney, a media executive and music producer, has recognized the band’s talent, and has helped to mentor and guide the members of AOP. Nick Ditri and Daniel Boselovic of Arkatone Music Group, music composers and producers, have helped produce AOP’s original compositions.
In addition to making great music, Art of Play is proud of supporting charitable causes. AOP has performed at events to raise money for the American Cancer Society, the Morris Educational Foundation, the Randolph Rotary Club, and for TEAMSean, an organization raising funds to support child brain tumor research. The band members are so very dedicated to giving back through music that Art of Play organized and sponsored Sand-Aid, a concert to benefit the Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund, on January 18, 2013. The band were thrilled to play before an audience of their peers to raise over $5000 for this worthy cause.
Art of Play has been successful in performing at local events and gathering a fan base, even gaining recognition beyond the local arena. They have recorded original songs with the assistance of interested music and media veterans. AOP plans to continue to perform live, and to record original songs in a recording studio setting. AOP hopes to continue creating new music, contributing to their community, and supporting charitable causes through their musical efforts.
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