Veterans of the New York music scene, Felix Partow, Roy Ophir, Mark Greenberg, and Michael Chun decided to form Red White and Blues to express their love and passion for the blues. Felix, former guitarist for Big Dog Party, has performed at various charity fundraisers over the years (including Wall Street Rocks), opening up for bands such as The Spin Doctors and Sugar Ray. Roy is a lifelong musician who has been performing in front of audiences as a soloist on the saxophone and other woodwind instruments since he was nine years old. Mark, a former professional drummer, has performed with a long list of well known musicians which includes Dickey Betts, Susan Tedeschi, Larry Coryell, and Roomful of Blues, to name a few. Mike is currently the bassist and founding member of rock/alt. country outfit Waiting for Henry. After their successful debut album in 2013 (#10 in the AlternateRoot top 20 for 2013), the band is back in the studio working on their sophomore album.
Day jobs to pay the bills: Felix is a senior portfolio manager for The Midway Group, a New York City based hedge fund specializing in Mortgage Backed Securities and also proud sponsor of WSR. Roy is President and co-founder of Mark My Media, LLC., an educational technology company that provides immersion experiences for college and graduate students interested in financial services careers. Mark is an investment banker at Tigress Financial Partners. Michael is the regulatory manager for Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company that specializes in water, energy, and telecommunications infrastructure projects.