Ted remembers traditional country music being played in his home as a boy, and playing drums along to Johnny Cash and Oak Ridge Boys records since the age of 11.  He comes from a family of musicians, including a cousin (Johnny Zorro) who played in Elvis Presley's band. After playing in rock bands in the 80-90’s, and taking time for family life, Ted got back into the music scene, gigging with classic rock bands in the NorthEast. Now, Ted finds himself back in the roots of country, where his musical influences all started, but still rocks when necessary!
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Monica joined Blue Heartache in 2011 at its creation. Seasoned with jazz, rock, R&B, Big Band, Pop

and Blues experience, Monica now lends her stong vocals to this rockin’ country band in addition to

her other musical endeavors. A cd of original songs, Tempt Me, and also a standard Jazz effort is

available at Amazon.com or MonicaTaft.com.

Bill began his musical journey at age 9, playing rhythm guitar to accompany his father’s lead playing of jazz standards and contemporary pop tunes of the '60's. Bill co-founded The Rockafellas, a North Shore rock band whose 10-plus year run found them in several high profile gigs including opening for national acts. Bill is an original member of Blue Heartache, and authenticates Blue Heartache’s overall sound with his mastery of his equipment and guitars.

Bill Hunt - Lead Guitarist

Rod grew up in Bucks County, PA, where he played bass and guitar for a number of local bands, including the Sonic Falcons (CD available on Amazon).  He spent several years in Austin, TX, and Nashville, TN, honing his country bass sound before relocating to Massachusetts in 2000; he now resides in Merrimac, MA. Rod joined Blue Heartache shortly after its creation. Solid bass grooves and  authentic classic and contemporary vocals rounds out the band’s overall sound.

Rod Deck - Bass Guitar, Lead and Back-up Vocals

Ted Richardson - Drums, Percussion, & Back-up Vocals

Book your venue with Blue Heartache Call Bill Hunt 781 808-6408 or Rod Deck 508 801-9579

Monica Brooks - Lead & Back-up Vocals, Keyboards, Rhythm Guitar

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