HARLEY FELTON Trombone / vocals
Harley brings many years of playing experience to FULL TILT, including 8 years of playing and touring with his hometown band "Hot Gossip". He was born and grew up in Johnstown, PA where he started studying piano at the age of 8, trombone at 10, and was in a band playing bass guitar at the age of 12. He continued to play bass guitar in an 8-piece Soul band through high school. After high school, he continued playing trombone and went on to study music in college. After college, he spent some time teaching music in the Richland School District in Johnstown, where he was the assistant band director. There, he was involved with the Marching Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Vocal Ensemble, and the Spring Musical productions as the lighting designer and, played in the pit. He has also performed with the Johnstown Symphony, the Johnstown Youth Symphony, the Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps, The Chi-Lites, The Delfonics, and various University groups while attending the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Music Education from IUP and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from UPJ.
Harley is responsible for almost all the exciting horn arrangements for FULL TILT, and is one of the original founders of the band.
DAVE MARKEL Bass
Having toured with the Shondells, Fresh, Wheat, and Side Track, David is one the top bassists in the region. His reputation has been built over years and the solid bass lines he lays down keep enhancing that image.
CEASAR WESTBROOK Lead Vocals / guitars
Ceasar was born in Sylvester, GA. He has been performing for 35 years starting in church and branching out into many bands including the Quintones. He has sung the National Anthem at a Philadelphia Phillies game, a Temple College game, and many high school football and basketball games. He also has performed several shows with the Delfonics and opened up for Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Freddy Jackson, The Drifters, and The Four Tops. He is a versatile singer and is comfortable singing ballads as well as up tempo dance songs from Funk, Soul, R & B, to Rock. With a dynamic stage presence, Ceasar grabs audiences and simply will not let go.
J.R. SENSENIG Keyboards / vocals
Gospel roots, and Rock & Roll influences have fueled J.R.'s four decades of live-performance experience. From hotel lounges, to sold-out arenas, he has shared the stage with a wide variety of performers including the biggest names in Gospel music, to Las Vegas entertainers. J.R. has also recorded with, and toured full-time with various Rock, dance, and tribute bands. Now in his 7th year with FULL TILT, J.R. approaches each and every performance with an unbridled enthusiasm.
AARON SLAGLE Guitars / vocals
Aaron began playing in the Lancaster music scene at the ripe age of 14 with various local groups including his own original band. He hasn't stopped since. From small clubs to music festivals, solo to big band, east to west, north to south, he's played them all in just 10 years. Aaron is very excited to be the newest addition to FULL TILT.
TOM MUMMA Saxophones / flute / harmonica / vocals
On a warm fall afternoon, atop the highest mountain in India, sat a young Tom Mumma with his instrumental guru. The guru had every instrument possible set up for him to try. After playing through all of them, the guru gave him a choice....saxophone or trumpet. Young Tom sat and thought for a moment and then responded "saxophone"! When the guru asked him why, his reply was simple... "Because you can get more girls playing saxophone".
Impressed with the young man's wisdom, he gave him his instrument of choice.
Twenty-two years later: two tours of Europe, tours in California, Canada, and across the East Coast, recordings with Grammy nominated jazz artists, gigging with legends like Ellis Marsalis, Mike Vax, Ron Carter, and more, receiving the Louise Vyner Performance Award at Millersville University, serving as Student Director of the Jazz Ensemble at Millersville, guest appearances and steady membership in multiple jazz, funk, and blues bands in the Mid-Atlantic region, Director of Bands for the Penn Manor School District, and being known as one of the funkiest white boys this side of the Mississippi River! Tom is happy to be laying down some funky stuff with FULL TILT once again in his triumphant return to the band.
STERLING INGRAM Drums
This Harrisburg, PA native has been drumming for 40 years, starting his professional career with the Symphonics, and playing everything from Country, Blues, and Classic Rock to R & B, Soul, and Funk. His influences have included New Birth, Kool & The Gang, Dave Matthews Band, and Rush. Sterling has enjoyed the honor of opening for The Trammps, Surface, War, Vanilla Ice, Doug E. Fresh, and The Sugarhill Gang.
MARC SPINA Trumpets / vocals
Born in Pottsville, PA, Marc was influenced at an early age by the music of Blood Sweat & Tears, Earth Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, and Frank Sinatra, and continued to develop his passion, studying music at Millersville University. A sought-after trumpet player and teacher, Marc enjoys performing regularly in the Pennsylvania and Maryland areas.