At the age of 15, Al learned to play guitar using the notorious Alfred's guitar book (pure coincidence. No relationship). Soon after learning, he played in Southern Rock bands for four years during which time he also gravitated towards the Jazz/Fusion genre and was influenced by Steely Dan, Jeff Beck and Larry Carlton. Al put down the electric guitar to pick up his acoustic and began playing solo performing Eagles, Bread, and America, as well as many others. He, later, found himself playing in an all-cover rock band for a few years, gigging in pubs around Long Island and Queens. It was around this time when Al met Aaron and was introduced to original music. Al has been writing and performing original music ever since. Eventually Al, with Aaron, and Tania formed Original Gossip.


 Since the day he picked up the guitar, at 14 till today, Aaron’s repertoire of cover songs remains limited because of his passion for originality. Anxious to learn to play, Aaron began taking lessons at a local music store but quickly realized that he wasn’t learning what he envisioned. Aaron decided to teach himself to play guitar his own way with his own style. After figuring out the basics, Aaron began writing songs at the age of 15. Aaron and Al met during college years and have been in and out of bands writing and recording original music ever since. Many years later, the two guitarists reflected on their history of former band members and decided to assemble a band with the best of the best. In 2018,  The icing on the cake was finding Tania as the lead singer for the group. Tania also has a passion for originality and has written plenty of her own material that blended well into the band’s music style.Today, the five of them will host their all original debut appearance planned for the spring of 2019.

Tania                                            Tania is a singer/songwriter

Has more then 20 years of
performance and studio experience. she also has a production and studio engineering background.

Her passion for original music

shows in her Melodic songwriting. Born and raised on Long Island, I want nothing more than to see the Original Music scene up lifted. Long Island is full 

of talent lets get out and support 

Without Original Music we are just stuck in the twilight zone!

Hopefully our band Original Gossip can change that.

Live Laugh Love Music!


Vincent Crici is a Long Island based musician, vocalist, arranger, producer and songwriter. Since writing his first song at age 14, he has never lost his passion for "one of the most powerful forms of expression." Retired from 32 years of teaching in 2017, he holds a Masters Degree in Music Education. Vincent is a NYSSMA Adjudicator for drums, percussion and piano. A multi-instrumentalist, he has performed with many bands throughout the years on drums, guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele and piano. He is enjoying his current position as drummer of the Original Gossip Band.


Jeff began his musical journey at the age of 15 while also studying

to become a pilot. Influenced by many great bands such as led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Cream, AC/DC, Metallica and many more, he decided to take a stab at learning the guitar and eventually found himself playing in several hard rock and metal bands through the 90's. Living a life as a pilot as well as a manager of one of Long Island's top music stores. Jeff crossed paths with many people that influenced his path he decided to take in life.

In 1998 Jeff switched over to the bass guitar after listening to artists such as Stanley Clark, Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Flea, Les Claypool and many others. "I feel that holding down the groove in a song fits my musical personality more than being a guitar player" Says Jeff.

Now 24 years later, Jeff is the proud owner of Murphy's Music in Melville NY and the bassist for "Original Gossip"