What will you find in the Fishbowl?
All About That Bass - Feel It Still (I’m A Rebel) - Happy
No Roots - I Gotta Feeling - Crazy In Love
You Should Be Dancing - Disco Inferno - I Will Survive
Billie Jean - Talking in Your Sleep - Jive Talking
Good Times - Ladies Night - Superstition
Mony Mony - Brown Sugar - I Want You To Want Me
Love Train - Lady Marmalade - Shake Your Groove Thing
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Proud Mary - I Saw Her Standing There
Great Balls of Fire - Wipeout - Twist & Shout
Baby, It’s You - You Are the Sunshine of My Life - If I Ain’t Got You
NOVELTIES & “GUILTY PLEASURES”
Mambo No. 5 - Hot, Hot, Hot - Y.M.C.A.
Till There Was You - The Way You Look Tonight - One Note Samba
Covering Boogie Oogie Oogie
Covering You Give Love a Bad Name
NICOLE RYAN is a public school Special Education Teacher and has been helping children for the last 16 years. She received her Bachelors in General & Special Education from SUNY Geneseo and her Masters in Literacy from SUNY New Paltz. Her music experience includes: high school choir (where she led Saugerties High School’s Jazz Performers to be represented for the first time at All-County in 2001 and All-State in 2002), singing jazz & standards for 10 years as a duo with her father, musician Phil Palladino, gigs as a duo with Harvey Boyer, and as a guest artist with Frets, Keys & Pipes. Nicole joined Fishbowl as a secondary female voice and within a year had taken over as the “frontwoman” of the band, owing to her impressive vocal chops, strong work ethic, and magnetic stage presence.
HARVEY BOYER received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Ithaca College School of Music, with a concentration in Voice and Music Education. He currently directs Band & Chorus at the Onteora Central School District, for which he has won several NYSSMA awards and performed on radio and at Lincoln Center. A multi-faceted musician (vocals, keyboards, saxophone, trumpet, bass), Harvey has sung tenor soloist parts with Ars Choralis, the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra, and the Phoenicia Festival of Voice (where he also directs their Youth Chorale), and he sings/plays (and has recorded) in various pop styles in bands including Circus of Wolves, The Will Smith Trio, D-Squared Blues Band, Blue Gardenia, and (with Greg Dinger) the multi-genre duo Frets, Keys & Pipes.
- Keys, Sax, Vocals
GREG DINGER is a graduate of Boston’s New England Conservatory, having previously studied piano with Edgar Roberts and classical guitar with Luis Garcia-Renart and Terry Champlin. Greg has taught guitar & music subjects at SUNYUlster, Bard and SUNY New Paltz, and rock guitar at Allegro Music, Barcone’s, and privately for several decades; also playing solo recitals, ensemble music, and concertos with orchestra, and singing with Woodstock Renaissance and Ars Choralis. He helped form the MidHudson Classical Guitar Society and is the longtime president of the Woodstock Symphony orchestra. Greg’s pop music experience includes music theater with Shadowland Stages, New York Conservatory, Golden Stone, and others, and playing in The Ben Prevo Band, Uncle Sam, The Beagles, TimePieces, Decoy, The West Saugerties Boys, and (with Harvey Boyer) the genre-spanning duo Frets, Keys & Pipes. Greg’s music website is gregdingerguitar.com.
- Guitar, Vocals
DOUG ABRAMSON started out musically on trumpet in the 4th grade, but switched to bass guitar in his teens, inspired by his biggest influence: Paul McCartney of The Beatles. Doug earned a Bachelors in Accounting from SUNY Binghamton and then enjoyed a 44 year career at IBM, but has always kept his hand in the music world too, playing in many bands including The Chain Gang, The Petey Hop Trio, Willa Vincitore & Company, and Midnight Slim & LaurieAnne, as well as working as a freelance bassist with groups like the Chris O’Leary Band, Little Sammy Davis and the Myles Mancuso Band. Doug’s also played a good deal of music theater and was resident bassist for County Players Falls Theatre in Wappingers Falls for 18 years. He joined Fishbowl in 2022, adding his seasoned bass playing and singing skills to their dance-oriented repertoire.
- Bass, Vocals
SEVAN MELIKYAN started drumming on pots & pans at around age 6 in Istanbul where he was born - inspired by Santana’s “Abraxas” album! Later he played piano as well and pursued a career in the world of art, running The Wired Gallery, in High Falls, NY, and lecturing on art history at Mohonk Mountain House and elsewhere, and leading art history tours in various countries in Europe and the Mediterranean basin. He resumed his love of drumming at age 39 and with Jamaican drummer Dyrol Randall produced a pioneering series of instructional videos on reggae drumming. Sevan previously played in the rock band ACME and the reggae band Talking Fire. Sevan designed Fishbowl’s unique cartoon emblem, produces their posters & graphics, and supervises the band’s website.
- Drums, Vocals
“If you are looking for a really great band to dance to, Fishbowl is it! They are entertaining, fun, and engaged with the crowd. Yameil and Harvey’s vocals will take you places. I had never heard Fishbowl before and ended up dancing for three hours straight (with two broken toes)! It was so much fun. Make sure you request Sevan to sing “I’m Too Sexy” from Right Said Fred and the night will be complete!!!!”
“If you want to have a great night and be lifted up in spirit—go see this band!! They're amazing 😍!” Sharon White
“If you’re searching for a party band to lift your event to the heights look no further than Fishbowl. Their mix of funk hits, disco gems, and R&B standards are skillfully delivered with just the right mix of soul and levity.”
“I had a complete BLAST at Lydia's I still feel the effects, I am much more fluid in my movements. I will try and go to all your local performances. I am ordering new
Capezios [dancing shoes].”