A musical fusion of Funk, Soul, Reggae, and Hip-Hop. Our goal is to unite our listeners with music, sound and emotion. We strive to connect on a personal level and convey a message of positive energy and awareness.
- Andrew Colao – Vocals, Guitar, Percussion
- Chad Eary – Guitar, Vocals
- Tucker Emerson – Bass
- Rob Bonaccorso – Drums
- Shannon Yennie – Vocals, Percussion
The band was originally conceptualized June 2012, by a twist of fate and a manifestation of destiny. As the musical brainchild of Andy and Chad, Blessed & Gifted’s early work consisted of experimental hip-hop and acoustic roots music. As the two progressed, they realized that a band was needed. By early 2013 Tucker was added to the band with Shannon joining shortly after. We later incorporated Rob Bonaccorso, the essential addition to the band. Rob brings an experienced element, solidifying the force. The 5 members are ambitious, passionate, and dedicated to providing the listener with an authentic musicial/spiritual experience.
All members come from a diverse musical background with influences ranging from Rage Against the Machine to Bob Marley, Curtis Mayfield to Pink Floyd.
“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.”