Rick Purdy Guitar, Vocals
Lead vocalist/guitarist Rick Purdy formed the band Harsh Reality, which headlined clubs such as CBGBs, The Bitter End and Kenny’s Kastaways and has opened for Joan Jett and the Plasmatics. Rick later formed Pilgrim Soul, which continues to record and perform locally. Credits include the song "Stay Another Day" in the movie “The Broken Hearts Club,” chart-topping House releases with Grammy Award winning producer Roger Sanchez, Klement Bonelli, Steve Lawler, PQM, Scumfrog and Fondelaire.
Tim Eckstrum- Bass, vocals
Tim is well-versed on both stand up and electric bass, as well as an accomplished Tubist and vocalist. Performing with several other 80s and 90s rock cover acts on Long Island for the past decade, Tim is a veteran in the local scene.
Larry Jannotta- Drums & Percussion
A student of Al Miller and Ron Gould, Larry has been playing drums his whole life. His major influences include Buddy Rich and Neil Peart. Larry has been drumming with Bus Duty for the past five years. As a classically trained percussionist, Larry has been performing with the South Fork Chamber Orchestra for the past two years playing both timpani and mallet instruments. In addition to percussive instruments, Larry is also a talented pianist.
Chris Camarata violin, guitar, vox
Chris is a virtuoso violinist who enjoys performing Celtic music as well as jazz, rock and classical pieces. In addition to the violin, Chris is an accomplished guitarist, and vocalist.
Eddie Fields-Lead Guitar, Vocals
Eddie is no stranger to the stage. You may have seen him in the last few years as a member of Lost Dog, or filling on guitar or bass with The Chosen Few, The Usual Suspects and The Mr. Clean Band among many other popular Long Island bands. As part of the original NY-based bands Bishopsgate and Pure Dog, Eddie has toured the east coast and has directly supported many national acts such as Styx, REO Speedwagon, Eddie Money, Firehouse, Buffalo Tom, The Young Dubliners and more.
Bus Duty Lovelies
Pamela Hyland & Meredith Szypot Flutes and Vocals Pam and Meredith bring talent, positive energy, alternative musical influences and excitement to the band!
Ready for my solo?
Let me grab my flute
"I was all-state"
Too much fun!
Get on the BUS!