Ray Rogers -Hails from Springfield, Illinois and grew up immersed in music, participating in his high school band, choir and theater, making him one of three members of Faces Of Ginger with an acting background. Ray studied piano in college, taught himself how to play guitar and has been teaching what he knows for about nine years. Ray's music performance career started at 16, playing in bands outside of school, performing in the Windy City in front of crowds that have numbered into the thousands, playing in groups that opened for national recording artists Theory of a Deadman, Halestorm and Copper. Ray moved to Florida a few years ago, where he has performed with numerous local acts before signing on with Faces Of Ginger. His dynamic vocal range and guitar abilities highlight the band's artistic value.
Chris Hargett - Mixologist - Chris is a musician in his own right. Originally hailingfrom Kentucky, Chris played drums and percussion with the Inside Out Band for over16 years before moving to Southwest Florida. Chris also has a resonant voice! The Inside Out Band cut three CD’s and opened for name country acts like George Jones, Lorrie Morgan, Luke Bryan, Charlie Daniels, LeeAnn Rimes and Montgomery Gentry and went on to play USO shows, performing for troops all over the globe, from Alaska to Greenland to Saudi Arabia, post-Gulf War. His dedication to the art and his natural ear for sound makes Chris an integral part of the Faces’ distinct, overall sound.
Hammond Keys musical influences date back to his 7 years of classical piano training under a lineage of tutors dating back to the Hungarian composer, Franz Liszt. His radio career, dating back to the late 60’s, evolved into his own music and DJ company where since the early 80’s, he has individually performed as a DJ and pianist at over 1,250 wedding receptions and corporate events. His moniker emerged from his love for the Hammond B-3 organ, a staple of the rock and jazz music scene. He has toured with several regional show bands and provides this act with his dynamic keyboard, guitar, DJ and vocal abilities, which includes voice impersonations of over 80 characters!
Bernie Boggs - Drums, Percussion, Vocals Bernie’s career as a drummer started in his own high school marching band, followed by private lessons from a tutor that performed in the musical Jesus Christ Superstar and played drums in a Christian band at age 13. At 21, Bernie toured solidly for three years with “Buckshot” and ended up playing with a group named Street Life, touring the Carolinas, opening for a number of major country artists before moving to Southwest Florida, where he has since played numerous club dates. Bernie’s passion as a drummer also took him into the recording studio business, where he worked alongside famed James Gang bass player Dale Peters. His vocal abilities, accompanied by his high-end talent as a percussionist and showman make Bernie a welcome addition to the Faces lineup.
Vic Szyonenko - Bass Guitar, Vocals Hailing from Piscataway, New Jersey, Vic’s musical knowledge and expertise includes extensive training in music theory and music and vocal performance, including time spent singing in the world-renown Rutgers Glee Club, touring throughout Europe.
Vic’s professional career began in the 80’s, with appearances in his own family band as bass player and lead singer, which turned into his own touring circuit band that played various venues up and down the Jersey Shore. From 1991 to 2004, Vic performed with “Perfect Combination”, New Jersey’s top wedding and corporate events band, also playing bass while singing lead and backing vocals. Vic moved his musical talents to Florida in 2004, where he has performed with numerous bands and duet acts, as well as solo performances, with a repertoire of over 600 songs ranging from oldies to today’s pop hits, providing Faces Of Ginger with exceptional panache as a showcase front man.
FACES OF GINGER: THE MUSIC
No matter what your musical tastes, Faces of Ginger has a very wide and diverse musical style to please
everyone! Here’s just a smattering of the great performance, show and dance material that is ready and
waiting for your next wedding reception, corporate or themed event or private party!
From the 50’s:
Buddy Holly - Chuck Berry - Elvis Presley - Roy Orbison - Bill Haley & His Comets - Jerry Lee Lewis
From the 60’s:
The Beatles - The Rolling Stones - Dave Clark Five - Spencer Davis Group - Four Tops - Temptations
Stevie Wonder - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Marvin Gaye - The Supremes - Commodores
Wilson Pickett - The Who - Dusty Springfild - Petula Clark - The Animals - Jimi Hendrix -
From the 70’s:
Grand Funk Railroad - Journey - Boston - Santana - The Cars - Roxy Music - Stevie Ray Vaughn
Wild Cherry - KC & The Sunshine Band - Commodores - Robin Trower - Jefferson Airplane
Steve Miller Band - Fleetwood Mac - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Lynard Skynard - T-Rex
From the 80’s:
A Flock Of Seagulls - Pseudo Echo - Prince - Romantics - The Cure - The Cult - Erasure - Billy Idol
Men Without Hats - Cyndi Lauper - Katrina & The Waves - Wang Chung - Blondie - Tom Tom Club
Depeche Mode - John Cafferty - John Cougar Mellencamp - Georgia Satellites - Duran Duran - Sade
Billy Joel - Gary Numan - Queen - Pat Benatar - Fine Young Cannibals - UB40 - Talking Heads
INXS - Dire Straits - The Contours - Simple Minds - Van Halen - Kool & The Gang - Foreigner
From the 90’s:
Morris Day & The Time - Prince - Roxette - INXS - Digital Underground - Chris Isaak - Soft Cell
Bryan Adams - Bonnie Raitt - George Michael - Culture Club - U2 - Spin Doctors - Collective Soul
4 Non Blondes - Ziggy Marley & The Melodymakers - Doobie Brothers - Haddaway - Mariah Carey
Today’s Top Pop Hits:
Bruno Mars - Maroon 5 - The Weeknd - DNCE - Rihanna - Pitbull - Carly Rae Jepsen - Santana
From the Country Side of Life:
Patsy Cline - Garth Brooks - David Allan Coe - Lady Antebellum - Johnny Cash - Collin Raye
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill - Toby Keith - Dwight Yoakum - The Mavericks - Mandy Barnett
Plus so much more in our recorded music library to please every musical appetite!
FACES OF GINGER: EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS
Faces Of Ginger carries a full complement of sound and lighting gear for most venues and applications,
featuring a 32-channel digital board with a 100-foot 32-channel snake that feeds the six stage monitors.
The system has an output of 3400 watts but can be increased to 7500 watts if needed. All of the channels
that have stereo feeds are fed into the board in stereo, which insures the highest quality sound possible.
The DJ lighting consists of a mirrorball and pin spot, three different lighting devices and a strobe light if one is desired. Additional lighting can be rented if needed for larger events. The current system specifictions can handle crowds of up to 500 people and can be modifid to accommodate much larger venues with no difficlty.
The “Faces”, as they are known, come complete with professional instrumentation and amplifiction. For
larger events, Hammond Keys also has a Hammond B-3 organ that can be brought on site for additional
musical effect! (Psst … that’s where “Hammond” got his nickname, because of his love for the B-3 organ!)
Faces Of Ginger's light show is unmatched by any wedding performance band in Florida! We use truss
lights, pin spots, lasers, mechanical effects and strobes ... and that’s just to light up the dance flor! We
also have pin spots out front to showcase the band, plus a mirrorball and pin spot for those magic moments of the era where special lighting is required. We also have a fog machine if one is required. This light show is included with all 4-hour event bookings ... at no extra charge!
FACES OF GINGER: PERSONNEL
The beauty of having “Faces Of Ginger" perform at your event is being able to custom-tailor your needs to
what Faces Of Ginger can provide. You can select from the “Core Four” musicians, or we can custom add
female vocals, horns and additional instrumentation to fi your requirements and budget. That means the
“Faces” can also come as a duet, trio, quartet, quintet or in any confiuration necessary to make your event
In every case, DJ music in between the band breaks and complete event hosting is included! We can also
provide music for ceremonies and special showcases (if on site in the same location as the reception or
event), plus, if you need background cocktail music before the band plays, we can provide that for you as
well and include it as part of your musical entertainment package. With Faces Of Ginger … we sell success! All wedding performers are attired in basic black and white tuxedos to add class to your wedding or special occasion!
FACES OF GINGER: CONTACT AND BOOKING INFORMATION
We accept all major credit cards by phone! All payments for services rendered must be paid in full upon arrival to the site unless prior arrangements have been made. We also accept cashier’s checks for all balances due. We have a simple Performance Agreement that must be executed with a 50% deposit to reserve the date in question. The deposit is non-refundable if the performance is cancelled within ninety (90) days of the scheduled date. In that event, the entire sum of the Agreement shall be due and payable
upon notice of cancellation. We do not maintain performance riders for the band but hotel rooms are
required for the group in the event that the scheduled performance is outside of a 250-mile radius of
the group’s departure city. For more information, contact Mr. Hammond Keys at (941) 249-8760.