A native of Braintree, MA, Aaron started acting and singing when he was 14 years old, performing for kids with The Boston Children's Theater. He began his professional acting training at the Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts in Natick, MA, and later continued at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Aaron has performed with the Berkshire Theater group in multiple theatrical productions, including The Who's Tommy. In 2012, he starred in the feature film Sheer, directed by Ruben Mazzoleni.
While living in New York City, he was the frontman and guitarist of the garage rock duo Black Rooster. In addition to being the lead singer of the Elastic Five, Aaron writes his own original music, plays bass guitar in the Boston based punk band Bad At Sex, and spends his days working with animals.
Cam Murvihill (lead guitarist/vocalist)
A highly talented and aspiring young musician and artist from Portland, Oregon, Cam studied at the Berklee College of Music and teaches electric guitar in the Boston area. Coming from a long and diverse musical background that includes classical training in violin and proficiency in jazz harmony, she brings unique set of skills to the group.
Cam currently lives in Boston and is working towards completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is also pursuing her own artistic goals, which includes playing guitar in the new local act Cosmic Johnny and developing her own solo project.
Johnny Moon (drummer/percussionist)
Coming from a long line of musicians, Johnny discovered he had a natural ability to play the drums when, at age 8, he sat down behind his Uncle Alfred's kit and played the basic "four on the floor" rock beat. It wasn't until age 14 that he began pursuing music seriously, and he was out gigging only a couple of years later. Besides some formal music training he received from John Horrigan, who ran a school in Brockton, MA, Johnny is basically a self-taught drummer. His father, Lional James, was a Vaudeville pit musician who performed in Boston, MA, and his Uncle Gordon "Shorty" James was a highly talented and successful keyboardist who performed with Frank Sinatra.
Johnny is well-versed in rock, hard rock, heavy metal, reggae, blues, and soca/calypso styles of music. He has participated in original projects as well as successful tribute bands such as Believer and Crazy Train, both Ozzy/Black Sabbath tribute bands. In addition to being a drummer, Johnny is a bass player and has done studio work as a drummer and/or bassist.
Will Prapestis (bassist/vocalist)
Bassist/vocalist Will Prapestis splits his time between the classical and rock worlds, singing and playing in concert halls, churches, pubs, village squares, living rooms and imaginations the world over. Hailing from an obscure town in upstate New York, he honed his abilities with a few of his friends. At age 8, Will began playing double bass in his school's orchestra, and he's happy to still be active in the rock and pop scenes. Playing with five separate bands, he performs as a bass guitarist, vocalist and vocal arranger. He fell into the classical world when attending undergrad at Fredonia State, earning a degree in Vocal Performance. A great admirer of J.S. Bach, Will moved to Boston in 2010 to further his musical knowledge and abilities at Boston University.
Will's fortunate enough to sing as a soloist and chorister with several highly acclaimed ensembles, including Emmanuel Music, Boston Baroque, Cantata Singers, and Renaissance Men (of which he is a founding member). You may hear that his bass playing style is heavily influenced by Jack Bruce, Paul McCartney, Tiran Porter, Phil Lesh, Chris Squire, John Deacon, and the alpha and omega of bass writing: Johann Sebastian Bach!
Scott Tooker (keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist)
Scott is a classically trained pianist who started learning music at age 5. Studying at the Franklin School of Performing Arts (Franklin, MA) and later at the Community Music Center (Boston, MA), he is well-versed in baroque, ragtime, and popular music on the keyboard. He performed numerous times in classical recitals at both schools, including twice as a contestant in the David Lapham Competition. Additionally, Scott has sung since age 16, and was selected for the 2000 Massachusetts Southeast District H.S. Chorus as well as the All-State H.S. Chorus, which performed that year at Symphony Hall in Boston. He is self-taught on guitar and bass.
In college, Scott studied theater and music. During this time, he participated in a number of vocal/choral groups, including Allegation (an a cappella group that sang modern pop tunes). He created several sound designs for dramatic productions at Bridgewater University, including Theater on the Edge (production of a series of short contemporary plays), Liberators, and Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband. He also acted in various shows, including Big Love and The Music Man. Some of Scott's favorite artists/influences include Billy Joel, the Beatles, Hollies, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Beach Boys, Scott Joplin, Claude Debussy, and J.S. Bach.