Future Plans

What’s N.E.X.T.?

Thanks to my wife Bobbie’s support and our business with Primerica, I am able to pursue my newest passion of recording, engineering, and producing in our home studio all day every day. I’m excited about the possibility of breaking into the film and TV music industry now as well.  I have a new publicist and website designer Mark Espinosa from southern California, and my sister Gina Whalen as business manager.

I feel I’m in a flow in my life now where I have balance, peace, overwhelming gratitude and joy, and feel like I’m doing what I was created by God to do. Life is such a blessing!

Vessel

Formed in 2010, immediately following the deafening call to the music ministry Lenny was drawn to after attending his single biggest breakthrough event of his lifetime – A Wild at Heart retreat (Band Of Brothers Bootcamp) at Mike Sharpes’ ranch in California. This 4 day journey broke down walls, spiritual warfare, self doubt, ego, as well as an example of what it really means to be a Godly man to have songs start to flood in on the ride to the airport.

Lenny immediately wrote the majority of the songs on the debut album within weeks following God’s prompting and direction, in hopes to reach and change the lives of people everywhere struggling with the same battles. The song “Band Of Brothers” has now become the Anthem for the Band Of Brothers Bootcamp.

Mike Sharpe & Lenny Kucinski

Lenny Kucinski and Mike Sharpe at Sharpes Ranch

With the help of his main collaborators: Joe Whalen on bass and Ivan Martin Justofin on Drums and production, the recording started in February of 2011 and within 6 months, 10 songs were arranged, tweaked, and completely produced. A total of 12 extremely talented individuals took their time to add a part to the songs that took them to levels noone even dreamed of. Joe, Ivan, and Lenny were all amazed by how God’s hand just made everything happen in a fraction of the time an album of this magnitude and assembling this much talent would normally take.

Other Vessel collaborative credits: Adam DiTroia, Frank Gruden, Bobbie Kucinski, Izzy Whalen, Jason Santos, Cornelius Goodwin, Tom Alfano, Kyle Segarra, Genesis Barrientos, Christine Barnes and Celeste Kucinski

Vessel CD Cover

Vessel

Ivan Martin Justofin Lenny Kucinski Joe Whalen

ves·sel/ˈvesəl/Noun

A willing mind ready to receive teaching; also Chosen vessels, ministers of the gospel, as appointed to bear the glad news of salvation to others; called also earthen vessels, on account of their weakness and frailty.

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God, and not of us” (2 Corinthians 4:7)

Vessel is not so much a traditional “band” but a collection of individuals from many different bands and walks of life that wanted to make an impact in the world by giving back a piece of the talent God gave each one of them!

Introducing Studio Independence!

Located right in our home in Eagle Rock Resort in the Blue Mountains of PA, this full size, full service studio offers state of the art Protools recording sessions for all of my personal and band projects and is an accredited Disc Makers Studio Partner.  Surrounded by  all four beautiful Pa seasons makes this a haven sometimes too hard to leave!

Twelve-Twenty Four

Jay Santos
Rich Kossuth
Cornelius Goodwin
Kevin Reilly
Dirk Yahraes
Andrew Collingsworth
Jill Trapane
Michaelina Trapane
Bobbie Kucinski
Tanisha Redding
Mallory Shaw
Larissa Lycholaj
Hannah Levine
Frank Gruden
Kyle Segarra
Christine Barnes
Kelsey Barnes

 

Established in 2002 from a vision cast to Lenny, Rich and Jay from George Houseknecht.  It was George’s passion that got the band started on this unlikely journey, in the midst of many already hectic lives.

For 8 years it was almost 100% Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The last 3 years, they started adding their own spice, personality, and fun to the mix, and last year, with internationally selling original CD release, Miracle on Rock Street, it’s over 1/3 completely original Christmas and classical  interpretations. This band’s bold plans include evolving to their own brand and becoming the 3rd band in a world of only 2 big dedicated holiday touring acts – Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Mannheim Steamroller.

“Miracle is truly aptly named, as it was a miracle with all the adversity that faced us, studio changes, and personnel conflicts that happened during the entire writing and recording process.  The fact that it was release exactly when planned proved God had his hand on this band and showed us all a Christmas miracle, from our journey’s beginning at Rock Street.”

Jason Santos wrote and arranged the majority of the songs, while guitarist Kevin Reilly added his original style to several holiday classics as well. Ultimately it was the entire band of 18, along with producer Ivan Martin Justofin, that added each’s own spice and personality to truly make the songs one of kind.  The album was topped off with producing and engineering from award winning producers Dennis D’Amico, and Jason Corsaro, who also worked with the Rolling Stones, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Mariah Carey, and a host of other superstars.

Stage Production of this magnitude- separate trucks for both lighting and sound, would not have been possible every year if it weren’t for Rock Street Music, under the family ownership of Rich Kossuth, the band’s drummer.

The loyal and dedicated 8 person road-crew set up all day in a different city daily to make this show the quality it is. Heading up that team is head of sound engineering- Gene Smith, and lighting director Tommy Abod, who haven’t missed a single gig in soon to be 10 years of touring!
There are 18 performers than come in from all over the northeast to meet up at every gig- which averages about 20 cities within a 30 day window every year.

Working on the 2011 schedule and rehearsals now, as well as more originals flowing out for another album already on the horizon.

One Night Stand

Beginning as only a 3 piece band 10 years ago for only only one  gig- the MGM GRAND in Las Vegas- ONS evolved into something bigger than any of them would’ve ever imagined! With members from coast to coast- California, Mass, PA, and, Arizona, One Night Stand went from literally a Vegas one night stand to now TAKING a one night stand against cancer, raising money through concerts throughout the United States for the Fullness of Life Foundation, including the LA CONVENTION CENTER.   The foundation’s founder and ONS lead singer Sandy Yozipovic has coordinated the events to  help save children’s lives by raising money for their treatments with the Envita Center in Scottsdale, AZ – a place where Sandy, a stage 4 cancer survivor, was treated and life saved.

Also serving as Primerica’s house band for all Vice President retreats held 2x/yr at the Chateau Elan in Georgia, ONS was given the highest honor for any performer: playing to a over 50,000 people in the  GEORGIA DOME, twice the past several years for Primerica’s convention.

“It is indescribable the feeling of playing the Dome!  Its like living the dream of every single human being who picks up an instrument to visualize playing in an arena like that. The nerves, the 6 months leading up to it, the anticipation backstage, especially right before you cross the line when the entire dome goes dark, the roar of the crowd builds, and the lights hit you, and one guitar chord echoes throughout the dome, crowd swells into a echoing roar- wow! We all still get the chills thinking about it.”

Amazing friendships, the greatest people, and magic moments happen every-time they are all together, even though its only 2-3x per year.

Jason Santos- PA (co founder of 12/24)
Shane Perry- CA
Mark Yozipovic- AZ
Sandy Yozipovic- AZ
Joe Whalen- PA (co founder of ONS)
Rich Kossuth- PA (co founder of 12/24)
Dan Defeo- Mass.
Mark Younger- CA

Dynamic Blue

Starting innocently at an open mic night July 2010, a regular group of people started consistently showing up.  Vowing never to call themselves a band, the demand for the band’s unique energy and flow necessitated an official name.  Playing the standards of party classic rock, infused with plain old blues jamming, make up a fun show for all ages.

With the intensity, focus and the coordination of normal band demands, the band creates an outlet where these musicians never rehearse together (not even allowed:) and play only a few times every month to have fun, meet new friends, and basically host a blues party. No stress, no egos, no drama, all family, and a breath of fresh air!  Keep in touch with this band of merry men and women on their facebook page.

Bernie Magagnon Celeste Kucinski Christine Barnes Bobbie Kucinski Lenny Kucinski Tom Alfano Joe Whalen