2023 Player Bios

Kevin James Marcot (Lead Vocalist) from Sterling Heights, MI, Joined 10/11/20  Born in a Metro Detroit city that shall remain nameless, Kevin started playing the guitar at age 8 and went on to study music theory and become the best and loudest singer in his high school choir.  Not long after graduating Kevin got into recording “experimental music” at home under the name “ID”.  Kevin attended The Disk School of Recording Arts.  Kevin’s singing style was influenced by some of the biggest voices in Rock music.  Bob Seger, David Coverdale of White Snake/Deep Purple, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden & Audio Slave, Dave Draiman of Disturbed, and Brent Smith of Shine Down.   Bands Kevin performed with over the years include Rane, Pain Inc, Mean Machine, & MAINLINE being his most successful!  When Kevin’s not singing with Lookin’ Back he’s an MRI Technologist.  Loves hunting, running trails, weight lifting, or several other health and other fitness-related activities.  He also loves working on cars and spending quality time with his wife of 17 years and their two children.  Interestingly Kevin took a several-year hiatus from music to raise his family and pursue his medical tech career goals…..until one day he actually contracted COVID-19.  While quarantined in his basement from his family, Kevin decided to pick up his old guitar and start playing again.  When he became strong enough to start singing HE DID.…..and fortunately for our Bob Seger/Lookin’ Back fans he NEVER WANTS TO STOP!  SO, in our opinion, the best thing to come out of our 2020 global pandemic experience is: 1.) Kevin found our help wanted ad!

Cezaar Wade (Lead Guitarist/Backing Vocals/Keys) from Jackson, MI Joined 2/14/2020  Mr. Wade has been playing guitar since Jr. High School, but his earliest memories of being musical date back to 5th grade.  It actually more about getting out of classes than pursuing an innate love for violin music.  Like nearly every kid Cezaar didn’t love the violin in the beginning, but over time learned to appreciate just how expressive the violin was and helped him realize the beauty of melodies, and that he could create his own.  The first time Cezaar ever saw an electric guitar actually being played was in the living room of his  childhood home when he got home from school.  Since then, he’s never been quite the same and quickly realized, and in absolute astonishment, and with no coaching, he could play most of Ted Nugent’s songs.  It wasn’t too long after that he would go on that way figuring out all the guitar parts of all his favorite songs.  As with any serious musician playing over the last 40 years, Cezaar has always been aware of and appreciated Bob Seger’s music, but when he honestly started to dig deep into the Seger material Lookin’ Back committed to perfotming in 2020 he realized Bob’s songwriting genius.  An Epiphone Epiphany!  Welcome Cezaar Wade to Lookin’ Back 2020.  Debut performance would have been at the 11th Annual Bob Seger Birthday Bash on May 8 (COVID19 CANCELED).  LABOR  DAY Weekend in Celina, OH was his band debut.  He also plays guitar with Allentown.

Jim Molnar – (Piano / Backing Vocals)  from Livonia, MI Joined 1/30/2011  Jim has been with Lookin’ Back off and on since 2011…..AND NOW HE’S BACK AGAIN AGAIN for 2022!  He’s played piano since the tender age of 6.  After winning every single youth talent show his parents entered him in the writing was on the wall.  Jim would eventually and naturally go on to play in several successful area cover bands.  Jim said what hooked him to music was he that enjoyed the applause and needed MUCH MORE.  Since joining Lookin’ Back he has gotten his applause fix regularly!  A humble savant who loves his beer and has always played by ear, because he said, “reading notes just slowed me down”.  Jim loves Bob Seger music and has no problem covering Silver Bullet Craig Frost or even Bruce Hornsby parts if you ask nicely.  He’s scary quiet, an eternal optimist, and a loyal team member.

Sebastian Bachmeier Saxophones, Flute, & Percussionist 2/2022  Sebastian is not just a player, he’s a composer, arranger and is from Windsor, Ontario. He is best known in the local music scene for his work with the Coffee House Combo, and Stiletto Fire as lead saxophonist. Sebastian officially joined Lookin’ Back ( and our new Billy Joel tribute brand Allentown ) for which he plays saxophones, flute, and several auxiliary percussion instruments for both projects.

Some of his past credits include Arts Collective Theatre’s 2018 production of Dreamgirls, and the University Players’ 2018 production of A Streetcar Named Desire. He has performed with flautist Alexander Zonjic, and was chosen as a winner of the University of Windsor Concerto Competition and awarded the Ron W. Ianni Memorial Performance Scholarship.

Sebastian has recorded in the studio for a number of local artists. Most recently he performed on Crissi Cochrane’s album, Heirloom playing flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, and baritone saxophone. He was also a guest soloist on recordings by Ethan Brentnell and Madeline Doornaert. Sebastian’s arrangements and original compositions have been showcased in several concerts and other performances of which he was part.

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sebastian was the first musician in the Windsor area presenting high-caliber performances using distance recording techniques. He continues to showcase highly skilled local musicians during his ongoing virtual projects. Lookin Back welcomes another great horn player into the band to care for Alto Reeds iconic sax parts.

MARKEDWARDEdward Mark (Hammond Organ / Strings & Things) from Toledo, OH Joined 3/23/2016  “Fast Eddie” is really really really fast…once he gets to his organ. Originally from Brooklyn, NY Ed is just a little less than patient and a complete perfectionist.  He’s been playing keys and bass in various blues, rock, and jazz bands throughout NW Ohio and SE Michigan for over 40 years, and less than 100….figure it out.  He was formally trained on piano and music theory as a young man, and Ed brings 100% of his training and decades of experience to Lookin’ Back.  (a member since 2016 and also a member of Allentown).  Eddie plays a NEW hi-tech Hammond B3 organ and is on par with Robyn Robbins, but that’s his job, right?  New technology allows him to combine classic organ sounds with whatever else we need to hear. Catch FAST Eddie and NOT SO SLOW Jim playing together at ALL LOOKIN’ BACK SHOWS IN 2022 – AGAIN!

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Todd Stoney (Drums & Biz) White Lake, MI founding member since Fall 2008   Todd has played rock n roll drums his entire life.  In fact, Santa Claus delivered his first kit personally…..to his grandparent’s house “by mistake” Christmas day.  Todd took private lessons in Lansing, MI at age 9 and quickly grasped the rudiments, developed his skills over the next 8 years locked away in his bedroom rehearsing for the job in Lookin Back 30 years in advance.  In his headphones, Todd played along with Bob Seger, ALL his favorite progressive rock bands, and whatever came next on The American Top 40 radio broadcasts.  Todd brags about rehearsing with some of the best bands in the world that never escaped the dank smelly basements from E. Lansing to Albion, Pinckney to St. Johns, MI.  Todd’s “never say die” and “if you can’t join ’em – beat ’em” attitude and entrepreneurial spirit have proven successful since the band’s sold-out debut August 29, 2009.  The Bandleader, H.R. manager, booking agent, marketer, talent scout, promoter, event coordinator, media relations, and social media point man, this drummer is literally the heartbeat of Lookin’ Back.  A few years prior to forming Lookin Back Todd performed on several “mega-church” stages like Oak Pointe/Novi, Kensington’s River Community Church in Hartland, Brightmoor Tabernacle in Commerce, and Ward Presbyterian in Novi.  Todd’s biggest and earliest drummer influences were Charlie Martin (Silver Bullet Original), Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds), Ian Mosley (Marillion), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) Joey  Kramer (Aerosmith), and Alan White (Yes)……and Liberty DeVito of Billy Joel.  Yes Todd plays with Allentown as well.

Jef Reynolds (MEGA BASS / Vocals) St. Clare Shores, MI Joined 1/20/2016  Jef delivers the goods on 4, 5, or 6-string bass. He’s known around the industry for his eclectic production sense gleaned over years of working in studios around the Motor City.  Jef also has multi-instrumental prowess, an intuitive voice, and a very dry martini sense of humor making him a man in demand.  Jef is excited and lookin’ forward to more memorable moments performing the music of Bob Seger with Lookin’ Back/Allentown. Throughout his career, Jef has accompanied various national artists including Lesley Gore, Lou Christie, Archie Bell, The Tokens, Alex Chilton, and Wolfman Jack’s Midnight Special Revival Road Show.  He is currently an active part of the Neo-Depression Jazz and Soul music revival happening in Detroit.  Jef was mentored by a stable of Detroit jazz legends such as The Funk Brothers guitarist Joe Messina, Ralph Armstrong, Mike Karoub, Wendell Harrison, RJ Spangler Big Band, Scott Gwinnell Orchestra. Jef was a member of the A&M Recording artist ‘Shivers’ in the late 80s. An On-Call session player at Cloudborne, Ron Rose, and Producers Color Service Studios. Early works with Michael King/Gary Nester. Projects include work with national Singer/Songwriters Jo Serrapere (Prairie Home Companion) and Sir Mack Rice (Stax).  Early Influences Include Chris Campbell, Paul McCartney, and Jamie Jamerson.


Carl Cafagna (SAX AXE/Backing Vocals/Percussion) from Troy, MI Joined 7/1/2012 – 2021  Carl’s not only a gifted sax man, but he’s also a clarinetist, flutist, vocalist, drummer, and not bad with the tambourine.  He has shared the stage with the Temptations, Regis Philbin, Natalie Cole, Martha Reeves, Amy Grant, Verve Pipe, Neil McCoy, the Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras, Simone Vitale, Marcus Belgrave, Bobby Watson, James Carter, Hot Club of Detroit and the Detroit Lions Pep Band, among many others.  Carl has performed in most major cities in the US, and in 4 other countries. Carl has taught music for the Detroit Symphony youth program, Lake Orion High School, Oakland University, Western Michigan University, and the world-renowned Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. He holds a Bachelor’s in Music from Berklee College of Music (Boston) and a Masters’s in Music from Western Michigan University. A Family Man, he lives in Metro Detroit with his wife and their 4 gifted children.

Brian Romeo Bio (Sax / Flute / Percussion) From Beverly Hills, MI Joined 2/20/2021… Brian has covered for Carl at 8 Lookin Back shows over the years, so he comes with a strong familiarity with Bob Seger’s music, and is a GREAT choice for the next phase in our journey. Brian has had a long and successful career as a saxophonist & music educator. He has taught kids from Elementary School thru High School and is currently teaching general music education to kindergarten through 5th-grade students.

When he is not inspiring young minds to become great musicians during the day, at night he’s performed with some of the legendary players who inspired him as a child. The Temptations, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Frankie Avalon, Frankie Valli, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Brett Eldredge to name just a few.  Brian was always excited to play the music of Bob Seger regularly (and will be a sub with Allentown,  our Billy Joel project). Brian loves playing all these iconic classic rock songs, and has always been a huge fan of the late great Alto Reed and Bob’s Motor City Horn section players.

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    • Show 99 was memorable! Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. Don’t miss our annual Bob Seger BIRTHDAY BASH!

  1. Your band played at Fruitport Old Fashioned Days Sat May 29, 2016. Friends who were there shared with me that you dedicated a song to the late Augie Miller. I am his daughter. I want to thank you for paying tribute to him with a song. I wish I had been there to have heard it. I’d love to hear how you knew my dad and what you played in his memory.

    • Thanks for your comment on our website, and so sorry for your loss. We hear he was a very good guitarist performing for many years all over your beautiful part of Western Michigan. One of his/your friends came up and was not shy about asking us to dedicate Turn The Page in his honor, and of course we were only to happy to do our best in his memory. I will try to extract that song from our audio recording in the next few days and send it to you in MP3 format if you’ll kindly provide us with your email address.

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