The Defibrillators
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The Defibrillators

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"Ain't To Old To Roll and Rock"

“They’re active, insightful and wry; they break conventions without
shattering their values. And their lyrics present a social perspective you’re unlikely to hear in any other blues ballads.”
Ron Roel – Newsday

CD Review in Newsday

“With tongue pressed firmly in cheek, they are good for more than a few good-natured laughs and some touching moments as well.”
…Rick Green

- Newsday

"IMAC Review"

“This group of aging musicians has never ceased to put on a show that has the audience screaming for more.”
- Long Island Entertainment

"Performance Review"

“The Defibrillators are as much an experience as they are a band. Their songs are solid and their execution is flawless. But it's their presentation that takes this band over the edge into a realm of Long Island legends."
- Rich L’Hommedieu - LIE

"Performance Review 2"

"Musically and lyrically, one of the best live bands I've ever heard”
- The Inside Connection

"CD Review"

“The funniest comedic compilation in quite some time.”
- The Good Times Magazine

"TV Performance"

"The Defibrillators will have you reeling with their humorous take on the trials and tribulations of the baby boomer generation, proving that middle aged men cannot only rock, but be sexy too!" - Jill Morrison, WUSB

"Performance Review 3"

“The Defibrillators are a top notch band. I was impressed with their professionalism, their showmanship, and they are entertaining as hell.”
- The Night Guide

"Performance Review 4"

“It's amazing how these guys can be so politically correct and politically incorrect at the same time. Make way for some rip-roarin', soul shaking, make you wiggle blues!" - Aural Fix Magazine


The Defirillators have 3 CDs on Long Island's Noodleman Records:
The Defibrillators - NDL 4409
Still Alive At The IMAC Theater - NDL 4416
Triple Bypass - NDL 4417



Aging Baby Boomers now have a band whose music reflects their refusal to grow old gracefully. As pioneers of Senior Citizen Rock and Blue-Haired Blues, The Defibrillators poke good-natured fun at the foibles of aging in their contagious blues-based rock originals. Billing themselves as “the World’s Oldest Boy Band”, The Defibs show they can kick it as energetically as (if not as high as) any of the young whippersnapper bands making the scene. Their high caliber of musicianship is offset only by their subtle theatrics during live performances.
They have a rapidly growing fan base and receive regular air play across the nation from DJ's that have discovered their music. The Defibrillators have been performing together for more than four years, and have become a mainstay at the Riverhead Blues Festival for the past three years, the Cedar Beach Blues Festival, the Huntington Fall Festival. Promoters have sought out The Defibrillators to open up for such legendary acts as The Zombies, Leon Russell, Susie Tyrell and others. Television credits include a recent feature on WLIW Channel 21 on Newsday's Act II show and several public access TV shows. Their eponymous CD has garnered rave reviews from Newsday, LI Press, Good Times, LI Entertainment, Aural Fix and every other local press.
All the good fun aside, The Defibrillators have rightfully been called Long Island’s first supergroup by the press. The members of the band are all highly accomplished musicians who have made their mark on the music scene:

On Keyboards and vocals: Sonny Speed who is a well know record producer and studio owner and is the current Director of the Island Songwriters Showcase. (Long Islands largest songwriting organization). Sonny has played with members of the band Orleans during their early years, and has performed with the Drifters, Chubby Checker, and Bobby Lewis as well as headlining his own acts. Sonny also plays the role of the Defibrillators main arranger and producer. The NY Times calls Sonny Speed " A musician and producer known for his professionalism"

On lead and rhythm guitar: Bob “Pops” Westcott who is widely known as a remarkably talented fingerstyle guitarist; he is often in demand to work with other musicians. Bob hosts the longest running Holiday Revue on Long Island. Bob was nominated for a LI Music Award for his solo album “Rollin’ Along”.

On drums: Robert Langley was a session drummer for Shadow Morton. That’s Rob’s drumming on the Shangri-Las’ “Leader of the Pack” and “Walkin’ In the Rain”; Rob also revved that iconic motorcycle! Rob has also shared the stage with Thin Lizzie, Blind Faith and Al Kooper.

On lead vocals and harmonica: Sonny Meadows has been nominated for a LI music awards for his recordings and performances, and presented his Woody Guthrie Tribute in 2000 and 2002 to sold-out audiences. His topical songwriting skill has brought him a lot of attention from the media, and it serves The Defibrillators well; Sonny is the primary songwriter for the band.

On bass: Bobby “Buddy Boy” Cattrano recorded with Billy Joel on the “Cold Spring Harbor” album. Bob has kept the bottom moving with such well-known artists as Little Buster and The Scott Ross Blues Band. Bob is in demand as a session player for many Long Island artists.

On lead and rhythm guitar: Jon “Dr. Max” Foreman brings his hot licks and voice over talents to all of The Defibrillators CD's and shows. Honning his skills in radio, “Max” now brings his talents to songs such as "Side Effects" and "Just Gereatric Gigolos".

Their live performances are something to be seen and heard. It’s well worth going out of your way to catch these guys at one of their unforgettable concerts!