Jimi Heslin on Guitar and Vocals:
Jimi was a founding member of Sapphire who played all thru the 70's and into the 80's. He was the owner of Let's Dance night club with
Kevin Brenner of CTA fame in Poughkeepsie, NY from 1983 till 1992. Jimi is now a current member of U Fat Bastard and Night Life in
upstate New York. He is also a partner in the Babicz Guitar Company and the owner of The AxeShop, a vintage guitar store in Wappinger Falls, NY.
Steve DiGiovanni on the Drums:
Steve was a member of Gates Pass and Clockwork during the Fore and Aft days and has played with dozens of great bands over the years,
far too many to list here... he also stepped in to take over the drum chair for Sapphire during their reunion dates.
Ed Burns on Keyboards and Vocals:
Ed was the keyboard player and vocalist with Sapphire in the late 70's and early 80's. He has continued playing non-
stop with a number of bands since then and currently is the driving force behind Connecticut favorites "The Mix".
Jeff Carano on Bass Guitar:
Jeff is the founder of the Babicz Guitar Company and Full Contact Hardware. Throughout Jeff's career he has
performed and/or recorded with national artists such as jazz legends Herb Ellis, the late Tommy Tedesco,
Wishbone Ash guitarist Andy Powell, and David Bowie guitarist Reeves Gabrels. Jeff has also worked as the
bass player for John Hall and Robbie DuPree of Orleans fame.
Nick Manolakes on Guitar and Vocals
Nicky was the rhythm and slide guitarist with Sapphire during the 70's and 80's, and with
Sapphire for all the reunion dates. He went on to a very successful career in the business world.
Rick Tedesco on Guitar and Vocals...
Rick was a founding member of Ransom and a regular at the Fore 'n' Aft in Brewster. He is currently the
owner of the Guitar Hangar guitar store in Brookfield CT. Rick has played and recorded with numerous
bands such as Ian Hunter (Mott the Hoople), Dennis Dunaway (Alice Cooper) and many more.