will be shutting down Monday, October 29, 2018.

It's with great sadness that I announce that Syracuse Bands will be shutting down at the end of this month. It's been awesome building and managing this site since 2005. Through the years I've been proud to host this site for all local musicians and helping to promote them. However, over the last handful of years, there have been fewer users on the site, and more bands are joining other platforms with a larger audience. These, along with a few other reasons, I've decided to close down the site.

Thank you all for using the site and being a part of Syracuse Bands.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out -

-Chris Gmyr (Site Admin)

October 20th, 2018

Dave Hanlon's Cookbook

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Syracuse Bands - Dave Hanlon's Cookbook


A great R & B band fronted by Sammy winner Ava Andrews on vocals. Together for over 30 years, this band continues to attract new audiences with their energetic, dance oriented musical presentation.
Cookbook received 1st Sammy in 1997, and next in 2004 for best R& B CD, and 2011 for their latest CD,"hot & sweet". Led by Sammy Hall of Fame winner Dave Hanlon on drums, Cookbook's other fine musicians are:
Lee Tiefault on Guitar, Ed Vivenzio on keyboards, and the funky bass of Jimmie Spivey.
Check out their web site for pictures, bio's and dates.