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Craig Carter

Craig is the lead vocalist for the band and fills in the rhythm on both acoustic and electric guitar. Performing since his early teens in the late 1960's, Craig Carter has established himself as an enduring and popular singer, musician, and songwriter.  

Over the years, he has worked consistently in the New England area from his home base in Natick, Massachusetts.  In addition, Craig has been performing at venues all over the world. Fortunate enough to have played his music from St. Augustine to LA, from the streets of Italy to the beaches of Jamaica and many places in between, Craig says,

"Nothing, absolutely nothing, makes me happier than playing all my favorite tunes for you.”

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Billy Sciore

Billy plays lead guitar, slide and vocals. Performing in Massachusetts for the better part of 40 years, he brings a distinctive sound to the band with his unique, melodic and explosive guitar playing. 

All over the Boston area and Cape Cod as well as Rhode Island, Billy’s done everything from busking solo in the streets, to listening rooms, to playing clubs like The Channel, The Rat, and The Hatch Shell with groups like LiteWitch, The Lost Boys, Against All Odds, Freddy Cannon, The Regulars, and The Mud Slide Band. 

Now he’s with Craig Carter and the Hurricane, and the cohesiveness of the music is where it all falls into place with the other band members.  It’s a perfect musical fit!

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George Blier 

George lays down the foundation for the band on bass guitar and sings lead and background vocals. As a lifelong musician and arranger, George has also played trumpet, flugelhorn, synthesizers, electronic keyboards, and bass. Performing in various local and regional bands for decades, George has recently been holding down the bottom end for Craig Carter.  He also arranges some of the band's multi-part harmonies. His time spent at Berklee College of Music and years of full-time work in show bands make him a valuable asset to the band.

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Denis Semprebon

Originally from Montpelier, Vermont, Denis now resides in Holliston, Massachusetts. Denis is the other half of the driving rhythm section as well as occasional background vocalist. His diverse musical background afforded him seats with the Vermont Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra, off Broadway productions, show bands, marching bands and recording sessions. While attending Berklee College of Music, Denis met jazz vibist Gary Burton. As Gary’s tour manager for over 10 years, Denis traveled worldwide with Burton’s various quartets and his duet performances with Chick Corea.  

Since the mid ‘70s, Denis has been playing with various bands throughout New England. His tireless energy and expressive style delivers a genuine connection with the audience.  

“I am very impressed with Craig, George and Billy’s musicianship, strong vocals and eclectic choice of material. I take great pleasure in playing with this dynamic band and look forward to every performance.”