Paint It Blue
Left-handed, upside-down guitarist/singer/journeyman Dennis 'Fly' Amero finds his musical roots deep within the vast genres of the '60's pop revolution. Influences range from Bob Dylan to James Brown to Roy Orbison to Aretha Franklin... and just about everything in between. As a young teenager, Fly was already capturing public attention, performing on the hallowed stages of 1967's Newport Folk Festival with Buddy Guy & Jr. Wells and - from the completely opposite end of the musical spectrum - the notorious Jim Kweskin Jug Band, then featuring Maria and Geoff Muldaur. Growing up, Amero honed his stage skills with his brother's local, hard-working '70's soul band, J.B. & Water. Later, he moved to New York City, joining in on musical projects with members of the pop/rock bands, Foreigner and Meatloaf. In the early 1980's, Fly struck upon the start of what would become a lifelong friendship with the classic pop singer, Larry Hoppen of Orleans. He joined, toured and recorded with the famed group for the better part of 3 years before returning home to focus on his own writing. His remarkable versatility led to the writing and co-producing of Atlantic's holiday comedy album classic, Twisted Christmas, which quickly became certified gold in 1995. Two 'Twisted' sequels and a long-awaited solo album later, Fly Amero finds himself onstage as a dynamic solo and frontman performer, and offstage as a writer and record producer. Fly is currently touring as a member of Orleans and fronts the thrilling rock/blues act known as 'The Big Strum'.