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Meet the Band

Tom Goldyn
Vocals and Drums

Hometown
Sloan, New York

Previous Bands
3 Jacks & a Jill
Varitones
Associates
Ampoltones
Bedrock Boys

Recordings
“1983” - Ampoltones
“It’s Time to Polka” - Ampoltones
“Rock Solid Polkas” - Bedrock Boys

In Real Life
Tom retired as a Furnace Operator from I Squared R Element in 2015, starting there in 1976. He and his wife, Sharon, have a daughter, Chelsea.

Hobbies
Tom loves going his “happy place” – Disney World!

Cool Factoid
Tom was the drummer for The Bedrock Boys each of the four times the group was voted “Buffalo’s Best Oldies” band.

Tom Goldyn

Mark Kohan

Mark Kohan
Vocals, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Concertina

Hometown
Lackawanna, New York

Previous Bands
Steel City Brass (leader for 29 years)
The Surprise Band
Mark Kohan & The New Peasant Mentality

Recordings
Through the Looking Glass” - Steel City Brass
“Out of Control” - Steel City Brass
“The Immigration Album” - Steel City Brass
“Polish Picnic Favorites, Vol. 1” - Steel City Brass
“Polish Picnic Favorites, Vol. 2” - Steel City Brass
“Polkas For Children” - PCC Players
“Polish Village Christmas, Vol. 1” - various artists
“Polish Village Christmas, Vol. 2” - various artists
Numerous singles with Steel City Brass
Guest studio musician

In Real Life
Mark is the editor of the Polish American Journal. He is married to Kyle Kohan. They have one son, Justin, a trumpet major at the New England Conservatory

Quotes
“A little hotdog now and then is relished by the best of men.”
— Anon.

Hobbies
Fly fishing, scale and hi-rail model trains, woodworking, and philosophy.

Cool Factoid
Mark is a member of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame (2003).


David Miesowicz

Dave Miesowicz
Vocals, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, and Clarinet

Hometown
Sloan, N.Y.

Previous Bands
3 Jacks & a Jill
Varitones
Happy Richie & the Royalaires
Ampol Tones
Bedrock Boys

Recordings
“Polka Convoy” - Happy Richie & Royalaires
“1983” - Ampoltones
“Polkas to Warm Your Heart” - Ampoltones
“Time to Polka” - Ampoltones
“Rock Solid Polkas” - Bedrock Boys

In Real Life
Dave is a technician at the State University of New York at Buffalo Dental School. He is married to Kathy, and they have two sons, Wade and Tyler.

Quotes
“Make more or spend less.”
“Kindness and laughs together when people are alive are a lot better than flowers and tears after they’ve died.”

Hobbies
David is an avid bicycle rider, 5K runner, and hockey player. He used to watch the Sabres until they became an expansion team. Since, he has switched to watching Lifetime Originals.

Cool Factoid
David does not own a cell phone. If you don’t believe him, try calling him.


Jay Skiba

Jay Skiba
Vocals, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, French Horn, Mellophone, Bass Guitar, Percussion/traps.

Hometown
Buffalo, New York

Previous Bands
Happy Richie & the Royalaires
Ampoltones
Bedrock Boys

Recordings
“Here’s Happy Richie and the Royalaires” - Happy Richie & the Royalaires
“Polka Convoy” - Happy Richie & the Royalaires
“Polkas to Warm Your Heart” - Ampoltones
“1983” - Ampoltones
“It’s Time to Polka” - Ampoltones
“Rock Solid Polkas” - Bedrock Boys
Numerous singles with Happy Richie’s bands and the Ampoltones.

In Real Life
Jay is a degreed and registered in Diagnostic Radiology with certification in X-Ray and CAT Scan. He works in one of the area’s hospitals, and is also a Clinical Instructor for the Radiology program at NCCC. Jay lives in Kenmore, N.Y. with his wife Bonnie and four sons: Jayson, Cory, Nathan, and Zach.

Hobbies
Jay has recently fulfilled a passion for Scuba Diving and is presently NAUI certified in Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver. He is starting his modules for Master Diver with hopes in reaching the Divemaster/Instructor status in the future

Cool Factoid
Jay was also a wrestler in high school and college, and was a former wrestling coach for the “Ken-Ton Jaguars” Kids Wrestling Club.


Ted Szymanski
V
ocals, Accordion, Piano, Composer, and Song Writer.

Hometown
Buffalo, New York

Previous Bands
The Blue Bells
Ampol Tones
Cityside Band (leader for 27 years)

Recordings
“1983” - Ampoltones
“Polkas to Warm Your Heart” - Ampoltones
“Time to Polka” - Ampoltones
Composed and recorded “The Buffalo Bills Polka,” “Go, Bills, Go,” and the “Doug Flutie Polka.” Ted also produced and wrote music for the “Buffalo: Past and Present,” “Just Like Downtown,” and “Stash and Stella’s Mostly Traditional Polish Wedding.”

In Real Life
Ted is retired from Dunlop Tire, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Army Reserves. He and his wife Maria have two daughters, Anna and Natalie

Hobbies
Running, Dancing, and Music History

Cool Factoid
Ted is accomplished pianist and organist, and performs at many area churches.

Ted Szymanski


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