Harmony Story


HARMONY has been playing weddings, private parties, festivals and fund raisers in the Capital District/Saratoga/Lake George region for over 20 years. Michael Guidarelli started the band in 1985, playing mostly in the Schenectady area. Over the years Mike has continued to stretch the bands repertoire, bringing in the best and brightest musicians the area has to offer. HARMONY has developed a reputation for its musicianship and professionalism. Playing all over the Capital District, Lake George, Vermont and the Catskills, HARMONY continues to provide consistent quality performances.

Mike Guidarelli is the founding member and leader of HARMONY. In addition to fielding inquiries from prospective clients, negotiating contracts and balancing our busy schedules, Mike plays guitar and sings harmony and lead vocals. With over twenty years of experience, Mike has a great way of leading each party to the best dance music available.

Todd Sardella has been playing keyboard, bass keys, and singing with Harmony since he was in high school. Now twenty years later, he is one of the best performers in the capital district. Todd holds an extensive music library in his fingertips, playing everything from the big band swing era to todays pop hits. Gifted with a great singing voice and perfect pitch, Todds ability to play is only outdone by his ability to arrange music on the spot!

For the past 13 years HARMONY has been fortunate to offer the talents of Mary Beth Salmeri as our lead singer. Mary Beth is gifted with an excellent voice, AND a genuine gift for creating a warm and fun atmosphere at our events. MB has performed with many groups over the past 25 years, including Cinema (Hartford, CT); Artistry (Danbury, CT); Partners in Crime (Hartford and NYC), and Capital District groups including The Phil Restifo Quintet as well as Lois and the Kryptonytes. When shes not singing with HARMONY, MB works with local club bands, Real Radio and Mixed Message.

The HARMONY horn section features Linden Gregory on Saxophone and Mark Eiser on Trumpet. Linden taught in the Scotia-Glenville school district, performs with the Adirondack Saxophone Quartet, and is an adjunct music professor at SCCC. Mark conducted the Rotterdam Town Band for the past 10 years. Both Mark and Linden have performed with national touring companies at Proctors, SPAC and around the Capital District including Gladys Knight & The Pips, Barry Manilow, The Philadelphia Orchestra and many others.

John Tasick is the heartbeat of HARMONY. He has been playing drums with a number of groups around the capital district, but for the past 12 years he has been drumming the beat for HARMONY. The Drummer is the dancers most important asset. You can take Johns skills to the bank!