Florida 1980 - 81

Members

Jose Perez
Lead Vocals
Percussion

Bob Zide
Lead Vocals
Lead Guitar
Bass

Gary Smith
Lead Vocals
Trumpet
Flugelhorn
Bass

Larry Cohen
Drums

Mike McKnight
Lead Vocals
Keyboards

Larry Meade
Backup Vocals
Trombone

Felix Owens
Backup Vocals
Sax

Scott Johnson
Lead Vocals
Sax

1981 - 83

Members

Jose Perez
Lead Vocals
Percussion

Bob Zide
Lead Vocals
Lead Guitar
Bass

Gary Smith
Lead Vocals
Trumpet
Flugelhorn
Bass

Mike McKnight
Lead Vocals
Keyboards

Lee Venters
Backup Vocals
Drums

David Lowery
Backup Vocals
Bass

Dave Stambaugh
Backup Vocals
Sax

I was their manager during this time.

This version of “FLORIDA” was a mainstay Harrah’s Casino & Marina in Atlantic City, NJ and top hotels and resorts in the North East and Mid West. They also preformed in Aruba, Puerto Rico, and Saudi Arabia.

Below is a small sample of their musical ability.

1984

Members

Jose Perez
Lead Vocals
Percussion

Bob Zide
Lead Vocals
Lead Guitar
Bass

Gary Smith
Lead Vocals
Trumpet
Flugelhorn
Bass

Mike McKnight
Lead Vocals
Keyboards

Lee Venters
Backup Vocals
Drums

Dave Stambaugh
Backup Vocals
Sax

Norman Hogel
Lead Vocals
Bass