- Jason Jarvis – Vocals & Percussion
- Mel Corcino – Drums
- David Faraone – Bass
- Jamie Conroy – Guitar
- Gino Maiorano – Percussion
- Steven Provost – Synth, piano, Hammond, clav
- Carleen Roberts Sauvageau – Vocals
- Robin (Soares) Hathaway – Vocals
- Matt Nemeth – Saxophone
- Rob Funk – Trombone
Jamie Conroy (Vocals, Guitar) has been performing, writing and recording music since 1985. He currently resides in Ashaway, RI with his family. Jamie keeps the roots, rock, reggae chucking and recreates the beautiful guitar lines and textures as Bob and the Wailers did so well. There is always something about those first few guitar notes of a song that just take you there and that’s what Hope Road is all about. “You’ve got to dig to get it” but when you get it its usually magic.
David Faraone (Bass) Is an established veteran of the local music scene, David is having a great time pushing the lower frequencies through Hope Road. He considers himself a conduit that channels the spirit of Reggae through heart and hands and into your ears & hearts. Keep it flowing… listen to the album “so much things to say”, where Bob speaks a little between each track…at one point he says
Matt Nemeth (Tenor sax) comes from a long line of musicians and is a classically trained clarinet player, he has been playing sax and clarinet since 1995 and has a Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition from Eastern Connecticut State University. He has recorded and played with countless bands since 2003 and continues to teach and freelance today in his native CT. His role in Hope Road in the horn section has lent a unique perspective on reggae. As one of the group’s soloists he brings the blues back to the reggae in a full and technical sound. Matt shows the diversity of the group through his harmonies and full sound. “You gotta groove.”
Gino Maiorano (Percussion) has played in many bands since 2007. He lends the syncopation and wonderful rhythms like none other. Gino is probably one of the most well-known young men in Rhode Island. “Scallops.”
Rob Funk (Trombone) has been playing the trombone for over 30 years. He attended Keene State University in New Hampshire and studied music. For the past 30 years Rob has played and recorded with as many as 100 bands. His jazz background brings a certain style to the horn section which has never been heard before. The full sound and simplicity of his groovy lines make for an incredible addition to Hope Road. “Got Funk.”
Carleen Roberts Sauvageau (Vocals) is a Rhode Island native and has been singing professionally since 1998. She toured Switzerland in 1999 with the classic rock band, Jukebox Junkys, she is a member of the seasonal a cappella group, Ocean State Songbirds, and currently performs with RI’s #1 Grateful Dead Tribute Band, Violin River. She comes to Hope Road with experience, passion, and an unmatched drive for authenticity.
Robin (Soares) Hathaway – (Vocals) Although singing since the age of 8, Robin got her professional start in singing as the front woman for the 9-piece, Rockin’ Soul Horns in 2003, performing at various political events, weddings, and public shows for almost five years. In 2008 she launched the award-winning novelty act, 5 Flavor Discount, which played over 120 shows per year all over the northeast in A-list clubs, biker rallies, festivals and casinos.
During her professional career she has performed with local acts Rory and the Blueshounds, Wayz and Means, and Boston’s Two Ton Shoe. She also performs with the Worcester-based Pink Floyd tribute, Gilmour’s Breakfast on and off since 2007, having graced such stages as Club BB King in NYC several times.
Robin has also performed on stage alongside one of her musical idols, George Clinton as a masked alien character in the larger-than-life band, Big Nazo, and has also won the award for Best Female Vocalist in the 2007 New England Talent Awards.
In addition to Hope Road, Robin leads the new RI-based Heart-Led Zeppelin tribute band Whole Lotta Heart and performs on occasion with her long-standing blues and soul act, Robin Soares and Friends. In her spare time, Robin is a bank officer, motivational speaker and life coach!
Steven Provost– (Synth, piano, Hammond, clav)