Next of Kin as a country band consists of, Michael Mannarino (vocals, guitar); Bill Garfield (fiddle, guitar, mandolin); Jeff Wiesen (bass, vocals); Bill Krasinski (guitar, slide guitar, vocals); Andy Gerbik (keyboard, vocals) and Spike (drums, percussion).
Next of Kin band members have played for many years in separate local top quality bands. The band as a whole has over 100 years of playing experience. In mid 2001 Jeff, Bill K. and Andy had formed Next of Kin. After adding Bill G. and Spike, there was still one piece missing. With the addition of Mike, the band was complete.
Next of Kin?s sound and light show is as close to concert quality as you can get without being in a large venue. Whether performing before 50 or 1500 people, the quality is excellent thanks to the very capable technicians (Bill Matczak on sound and Joe Bradney and Randy Bessitti, on lights.) Seeing Next of Kin is a very entertaining experience as well as a memorable one.
Next of Kin has opened for the following acts: Phill Vassar (Club Paradise Tour) Carolyn Dawn Johnson Aaron Tippen Belamy Brothers