The Real Deal
The Real Deal is a four-piece classic rock & soul band comprised of Bill Sunkel (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Tony Spatarella (lead guitar, vocals), Rob Sunkel (bass, vocals) and Joseph “Joey G” Galvin (drums, vocals). From their humble beginnings in The Bronx, Bill, Tony and Rob first joined forces in rock bands Pariah, The Eyes and Desperate Measures, performing their original songs at iconic NYC venues including The Ritz and The Bitter End, recording for legendary label Laurie Records, and enjoying radio airplay on progressive FM radio stations. They have written songs with Rock’n’Roll Hall of Famer Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, opened shows for headliners as stylistically diverse as The Little River Band, Michael Bolton and Lou Christie, and shared stage and studio with many of NYC’s finest session musicians and artists (including members of Blood, Sweat & Tears, Hall & Oates and Foreigner). Now, they have returned to their roots, playing the greatest songs of the 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond in their new Florida-based cover band, with a vocal and guitar-driven sound guaranteed to make audiences get up and dance.
They have been called “a tribute band for every artist they play,” capturing the energy and spirit of the greatest rock artists of all time. As audiences from Vero Beach to Miami lose themselves in a curated setlist featuring songs from The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, The Rascals, The Zombies, The Hollies, Queen, The Spencer Davis Group, Deep Purple, The Who, The Doors, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Three Dog Night, Van Morrison, Joe Cocker, Todd Rundgren, Santana, Chicago, Badfinger, Edgar Winter, Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers, Steely Dan, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ray Charles, Percy Sledge and a trunkload of the coolest one-hit wonders ever, they will know one thing without a doubt: These guys are “The Real Deal.”