Scott Bailey

guitar & vocals (band leader)

The son of deep-South parents transplanted to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Tycoon Dog's leader and songwriter endured childhood piano lessons and school-band cornet performances before beginning to play guitar and joining his first rock band at age 14. After forming the bands Destiny and SecondWind in high school, and a brief music hiatus during college, Scott moved to NYC and racked up hundreds of gigs and numerous recordings with a number of area acts including Popthing, Mojo Conga Jam, Strange Bedfellows and The Band Next Door. Besides being rewarding to play and fun to listen or groove to, Scott's music explores the dynamic relationship between his simple rural past and his stressful urban present. This dynamism, coupled with an intense commitment to celebrating life through music, is what animates Tycoon Dog.

Sean Harkness


Sean is a musical artist and guitarist living in New York City’s unofficial borough of Jersey City Heights.  He composes and arranges music for solo guitar and for small ensembles, and accompanies many singers, musicians, and theatrical productions.

Sean left Burlington, VT for New York City in 1994 to immerse himself in their music scene. Known especially for duets and ensemble work with singers from Broadway, television, and screen, Harkness is now a first-call guitarist who compliments a dazzling client list of artists and productions worldwide. Sean performs extensively both as a solo artist and sideman worldwide, and in New York City’s finest jazz, rock, folk, cabaret, blues, R&B, and singer/songwriter venues.

Joe Piteo


Joe had a toy drum set at age one and his been studying and making music ever since. His trumpeter father practiced every day and made sure music and instruments were always present. Childhood saxophone ultimately made way for a full commitment to drumming as a teenager, and studies with Al Esposito, Thierry Arpino and Joel Rosenblatt.  Joe’s ever-evolving blend of jazz, rock, hip-hop, funk, and a twist of Latin grooves has made him a sought-after participant in the NYC area music scene. He regularly performs with Gil Parris, Bernie Williams, Geoff Hartwell, Dave Fields, Myles Mancuso and others, has an active teaching calendar, and runs a number of weekly jam sessions in the Westchester, NY area.

Matt King


Matt King is a pianist, organist, vocalist, composer, arranger and producer based in the NYC area.

King got off to an early start musically, beginning piano lessons when he was 5, and playing professionally by age 14.  He enrolled as a classical piano major at the University of Illinois (in his home state), but with improvisation being his earliest form of musical expression, and his true calling, he was inexorably drawn to the world epicenter of jazz: New York City.  Moving east, he completed his collegiate career in the internationally-renowned jazz studies program at William Paterson University in NJ (alongside such esteemed classmates as Bill Stewart, Doug Weiss, Peter Bernstein, and Eric Alexander).  Matt has been free-lancing in the greater metropolitan area, and around the world, ever since.  His extraordinary musical versatility has led him through jazz, latin, fusion, funk, gospel, rock, blues, and pop genres.

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Kip Sophos


Kip grew up in a musical family (his mom is a pianist and his dad was a cellist with the New York Philharmonic and played on countless albums, television shows, movie soundtracks, Broadway shows, jingles) and has been a stalwart of the NYC area music scene for decades. He’s been seriously playing/studying music for his entire life. His live experience started with seventh and eighth grade all county band and includes playing gigs with Michael and Randy Brecker, Gil Parris, Chuck Loeb, Bob James, John Tropea, Nile Rogers, Harvey Mason, Paul Schaffer, Dave Mann, Bob Mallach, Lew Soloff, Ray Vega, Bob Baldwin, Bobby Rydell, Bernie Williams and others.  Kip is also an accomplished long-time practitioner and teacher of martial arts and has been building custom four, five, and six string basses since 1984.

Suzanne Fiore-Haywoode


Suzanne is a singer, a photographic artist and small business owner in the NY and NJ area. She is a NYC native and a proud graduate of LaGuardia H.S. of Music and Art and the Performing Arts where she studied voice. She continued her musical and theatrical education at The Boston Conservatory. From there she toured the country with the national tour of Ragtime and Cameron Machintosh's Oliver! and has been seen around the country in various regional theaters. She also studied voice and performed in Italy at the Spoleto Vocal Arts Festival. She has performed as a soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra,  and as a soloist at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center & Carnegie Hall. She has been nominated for a MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Award for Best Female Cabaret Debut and has performed in many cabaret venues in Manhattan, producing solo shows as well as collaborative projects. Her show at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, where she premiered her CABARET PHOTO GALLERY project, brought her 2 loves of music and photography together. Suzanne studied photography at Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle and owns a NYC/NJ based Photography Business. When she's not singing you can find her behind the lens!

Jennifer Miller


Jennifer is a singer, actor, writer based in the NYC/NJ area. Her first band gig was as an imagined backup singer for Eric Clapton when she was 3 and she continued to rock out as a pretend singer with amazing performers & bands in her family’s living room. After receiving a BFA in Theatre from Virginia Commonweath University, Jennifer moved to NYC where she worked for more than a decade in Off Broadway and Regional stage productions and
commercials. Jennifer toured Europe as Anita in West Side Story and has performed across the US in various productions. Jennifer has extensive experience in Improv and was one of the original writers/creators of “Gettin’ the Band Back Together” on Broadway. Together with her husband, actor/writer Ben Hersey, Jennifer is currently creating several projects for TV and Stage.