Separated At Birth is an exciting new rock band that has grown out of the unique musical partnership between veteran Hammond B-3 organ player, songwriter, and vocalist Tony Perrino and 16-year-old electric guitar, Hammond organ, and piano phenom Jared Alpern. Tony and Jared have hit the ground running with their first full-length CD entitled Separated At Birth. This much anticipated release fully showcases the power and beauty of Jared and Tony's music. The songs range from ferocious rock-and-roll with a southern feel, to dueling Jimmy Smith-style jazz organ playing, to funk, soul, blues, and gospel. The CD is indeed an inspiring blend of styles and original music that is sure to please and amaze a wide audience. In concert, the band features Tony on vocals, organ and keyboards, Jared on electric guitar, organ and piano, Tom Pirozzi on bass, and Joey Rocco on drums.
Part of the extended Allman Brothers family, Tony Perrino was an integral part of the band Toler whose members included "Dangerous" Dan Toler, David "Frankie" Toler, and several members of the Gregg Allman Band. The recently released Toler-Townsend Band CD includes "Living in Your Past," which Tony co-wrote with Dan Toler, and "Ali Shuffle," which demonstrates Tony's prodigious B-3 skills. In addition to his work with Dan Toler, Tony has spent decades writing, recording, and performing with nationally recognized artists including Dickey Betts, Delbert McClinton, Chuck D'Aloia, Toy Caldwell, and Blue Oyster Cult. Tony is also the leader of Killer B, a trio which features his dynamic organ playing and heartfelt songwriting and vocals. Throughout his long musical career, Tony has been a strong force in the Capital District where he maintains a recording studio and records, produces, and performs with many of the Capital Region's finest bands.