Alan Epstein started as a drummer and played his first gig at 12.
At 17 his focus changed to piano and organ and he has been a keyboardist ever since. From The Bronx, he attended the High School of Music & Art in Manhattan and currently resides in
New Rochelle. He began singing at 20 and has been lead vocalist
in numerous bands. He’s excited to join a great group.
I've been playing guitar since my teens, have played through the years in bands i upstate NY and Chicago and happy to be the newest member of the best band in Southern CT!
My interest in music began at an early age while watching my brother Eddie play the drums. In elementary and middle school I played the clarinet, trumpet, guitar and sang in the chorus. It wasn’t until my middle school music teacher, Mr. William Elias, took all of those instruments away and put drum sticks in my hands that I truly began to love music. He put me in the jazz band and I have been playing ever since.
LaMarr Taylor has been a part of Old School for 2 years. She is one of the lead singers and she loves
rocking it out with the guys. From Pat Benetar to Tina Turner to Aretha Franklin, LaMarr interactive
energetic sound is what keeps the crowd on the feet. She loves to bring that Motown flare to the Old
School of the 60s, 70s and 80s. La Marr is also an actress. She has appeared in several plays and
musicals in the Fairfield county area. In The Downtown Cabaret Theatre’s A Raisin in the Sun as Lena
Younger (Mama), she was nominated for best actress in Broadwayworld.com. La Marr is a gospel singer
and has been singing in church and for local audiences for many years. La Marr has attended New York
Film Academy where she studied Musical Theater. LaMarr continually works on craft and currently
studies acting and voice in NYC.
David was born and raised in Greenwich and attended the Greenwich Public Schools. In Greenwich, he was a member of the Summer Youth Festival where he worked as a lighting assistant, and later as a bassist in the pit orchestra. He attended the State University of New York at Potsdam, Crane School of Music where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Music Education. At Potsdam, he studied composition with Robert Washburn and Elliot Del Borgo.
Tor Newcomer. a Stamford singer/songwriter has performed in the New York Tri-State area since 1981. Tor played drums and sang in the first rendition of “The Newcomers” as well as a concept band “Jailbait” at selected showcases around NYC from 1981-83. A student of early R&R and 60’s Pop Tor has been singing and playing guitar since 1984. He has kept listeners dancing and smiling ever since in bands like The Vibe Bro’s, Budd Bottleneck & The Tall Boys, House Dressing, The Rockits and Tor & The Newcomers. Original music can be heard on multiple digital platforms like Spodify, Tidal and Apple Music, Tor is looking forward to sharing his musical talents with this current line up of the Old School band.