Meet the Judges


 Below are the judges for the 2018 Battle - and as always, we'll have a 4th judge from the youth population, so that the bands can be peer reviewed :-)

Rich Cossentino playing guitar

Rich Cossentino

Rich is a self taught bassist of almost twenty years.  Well versed in many styles of playing, he has performed in various bands ranging from indie rock, to jam bands, to metal bands over his musical career.  He has been in successful original, as well as cover bands, and has recorded full length albums.  He is dedicated to his instrument and believes that solid daily practice is the key to any musician's success.  In addition to being the baddest bassist in the delco area, he also maintains a black belt in graphic design, and is working towards an endorsement deal with Puma Tracksuits.

Rich currently plays with the band Jesse Gimbel.

https://www.facebook.com/jessegimbelmusic/

 



Tom Kelly


Tom Kelly

Tom Kelly is the Chairman and Executive Director of Kelly Music for Life.  Tom is a 38 year veteran of the Radio and Music industries.  He has been a DJ, Program Director, General Manager, Consultant and Owner of broadcast radio stations.  He is also on the Board of Directors of streaming radio stations iRadioPhilly.com.  For the first three years, Tom was the Director of the Haverford Music Festival.  Today, his non-profit Kelly Music for Life, produces music events, including Haverford Spring Fest, Concerts in the Park, Havertown Irish Festival, Narberth Music Festivals, and Havertown Harvest Art and Music Fair.  This Fall, Kelly Music for Life will open the Kelly Center on Eagle Road in Havertown; which will feature local performers on stage, in a coffee house, listening room setting.

http://kellymusicforlife.org/





Steve Cossentino

Steve Cossentino

Steve has been playing guitar in both cover and original bands for nearly 20 years now, taking on the role of both rhythm and lead guitarist.  He has performed all over the Tri-State Area with the cover band One Hot Minute - and has recorded a full-length album with the original band Crazy Moon, whose songs have been featured in television shows and video games.  He is looking forward to hearing the young talent that the area has to offer.

Along with Rich Cossentino, Steve is a member of original band Crazy Moon.

https://crazymoon.bandcamp.com/