Meet The Reasons
From the Picton/Belleville/Peterbourgh, Ontario area, The Reasons are a 3-piece 50's to 80's rock n' roll party group, featuring the vocal and lead guitar talents of Peter Rea. Their upbeat dance material also features Steve Martin's continuous bass groove, and "solid and totally rockin" drumming of Mike Bond. This group will keep the dance floor up and jumping all night!
Peter Rea (Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals)
Peter has been performing on stages around the country since the age of 18. His musical roots stem from 50's & 60's artists, primarily the songs of Dion, Elvis, and The Beatles. He was weaned on the powerful ballads of Paul Anka, Jim Webb, and the pop genius of Brian Wilson. Peter was born in Arnprior, Ontario and now resides in Picton with his wife, Jackie, and stepson, Dylan. He has two AMAZING children, Terena and Brandon, in Bowmanville.
Steve Martin (Bass, Harmony Vocals)
Born in Prince Edward County, Steve grew up listening to the Tommy Shannon Show on WKBW, Buffalo and started learning bass at a very young age. He has played with Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits), Gene Clark (The Byrds), Dewey Martin (Buffalo Springfield), Floyd Snead (Three Dog Night), Billy Cowsill (The Cowsills), George Thorogood (ZZ Top), Atlanta Rhythm Section, Hoyt Axton & Amox Garratt, to name just a few. Steve has also toured extensively throughout Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Bahamas. As a studio musician he has played on numerous albums/CD's and is a songwriter, arranger and sound tech. Even though he has played it all ... he keeps going back to the music of the 50's ... Rock & Roll is here to stay!
Mike Bond(Drums, Harmony Vocals)
Born and raised in Prince Edward County, Mike was exposed to all genre’s of music including the early Rock & Roll greats. A self-taught drummer, his first real gig was New Year’s Eve 1968 playing many Buddy Holly hits. Early influences were Hal Blaine (The Wrecking Crew), Floyd Snead (Three Dog Night), Danny Seraphine (Chicago), Michael Shrieve (Santana). He has a special place in his heart for all those great un-named session men of the 1960’s. Since early high school Mike has played extensively in the Quinte/Kingston area and has toured the New Jersey coast & Long Island area. He has sat in with bands in England and Europe and continues to be active with musicians in Prince Edward County, Belleville and Kingston. An avid sailor and skier Mike lives on the water near Picton with his wife Brenda.