Deep in the Catskill Mountains, where the echo of Crazy Chester and Tiny Montgomery still whisper through the pines... Eric Squindo and Rick Schneider met and combined their love of music, and years of experience to create MISTER ROPER. Since 2009 they have been entertaining audiences. Regulars at - Bearsville Theater Woodstock, NY - Club Helsinki Hudson, NY, - Towne Crier Pawling, Beacon, NY - Urban H2O Yonkers, NY, - Mountain Jam Festival 2013, 2014, - Keegan Ales Kingston, NY - Banjo Jim's NYC, and so many other notable stages..
"Eric Squindo certainly has the ability to write an engaging song..." (Chris Jordan, Home News Tribune). Raised on 70's AM radio, Squindo developed a passion for songwriting early in his life. Since then, he has been honing his craft line by line, verse by verse. Performing for over twenty years, Eric has self-released two albums and several EPs of original music. His debut was voted one of the top ten albums of 2003 by the Asbury Park Press.
Rick Schneider's thirst for music began at a young age. Absorbing an eclectic variety of musical genres. Crafting and Writing songs, and performing live since 1983. Combining his deep knowledge of music, and an appreciation of a well written song, Rick. stayed true to his style, never conforming to the boundaries of pop music trends. He writes contemporary songs steeped in tradition, with respect for the masters, for future generations. "A good song will never go out of style, and should be heard."
Rick. has been on-air and a staple of FM radio since 2000. Formerly on-air, Music Director of 100.1 WDST Woodstock, NY.- Currently Up & Running Morning Show Host (6-10 am Weekday Mornings) , Evolution (Specialty Show 10-12 pm Wed. Nights) Host, and Music Director of 98.1 WKZE Red Hook, NY. www.wkze.com
Andrew Shober - Veteran Bass player. Moved to Woodstock, NY for his love of "The Band". As a dream come true Andrew went on to be Bass player with Levon Helm, and helped get Levon Helm's "Midnight Rambles" Off The ground. He also plays in a band with Brendan McDonough . They just finished recording a new album! And part of the band Apple Pickers Union. Andrew has been with Mister Roper since April, 2014
Amit Shimir - Veteran Drummer Extaordinaire! Played in many bands, and many genres - from Jazz to Reggae. He also plays Drums with Conehead Buddha and Dr. Jah & The Love Prophets . Been with Mister Roper since June, 2014
Mister Roper Nov. 3, 2016 Towne Crier - Beacon, NY