Triple the Girls, Triple the Harmony
& Triple the Fun!
MIKE BURNS - BASS
Mike was involved in music since the early age of 8 playing organ, piano & trumpet. His music influences are very diverse, with everything from Duran Duran & Rush to Avenged Sevenfold & The Rippingtons. When he was a sophomore in high school his best friend was putting together a band that did not have a bassist. He bought a bass guitar from the classifieds and was playing in a band the next day. Ironically he never played in THAT band. The group that he did join though played through high school & reunited much later as In Plain View. Mike has thoroughly made up for lost time rocking, and has been playing in & around WNY over the last few years wherever he gets the chance. Besides enjoying the rock scene, he’s been also dabbled in jazz. As the newest member of Triple Threat, Mike is looking forward to keeping their bottom end low & mean.
ERIN MICHAELS - VOCALS
Erin has always loved music, & has been influenced by everything from Pink Floyd & Ray Lamontagne, to Adele, Melissa Ethridge & Joni Mitchell. Surprisingly, she was a late bloomer when it came to performing. She started small, singing for churches, coffee houses… basically anywhere that a song and a smile was needed… slowly turning those pipes into a well-tuned instrument of power. And is there ever POWER. Though she is new to the stage you’d never know it. Having sung with Pauline before & knowing the undeniable vocal chemistry between them, Triple Threat seemed like the perfect place for her to hone her talent & so far she is taking the stage by storm. Her fun loving attitude and smooth sultry voice will wow you, and when she’s around you will never have to worry about being entertained!
TODD FIERSTEIN - LEAD GUITAR
Todd, lead guitarist extraordinare, has 25 plus years experience in the Buffalo music scene. He is known for his attention to detail & his ability to play whatever the moment inspires at the drop of a hat. He has played with too many bands to mention them all, but a few you may recognize are Ovation, The Psychodelix, McCarthyizm, and Tom Stahl & the Dangerfields. He got his start playing in his teens, when he picked up a guitar "hoping to pick up chicks". That didn't work... But since he already bought the guitar he figured he'd keep playing anyway. That turned out to be a good decision, since it led him to play with Triple Threat;
We wouldn't be the same without him.
STEPHANIE CALABRESE - VOCALS, PERCUSSION & KEYBOARD
Stephanie started young as a musician; singing for school choruses, drama productions & concert groups from the age of 8 all the way through high school. At the same time she also volunteered her talent at a number of venues which later led to her singing with the Buffalo Philharmonic. She ended up making several guest appearances with them, as well as the WNY Chamber Orchestra. They like her so much she stayed & for 2 yrs became a part of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus & the Chamber Singers.
She had already sung more by the time she got to college age then most people do in their life, but it was time for her to try a different musical style & start to feed that WILD side of hers (believe me - she has a strong one) so she tried her hand at Rock and became lead singer for Island Doom.
Once she sang her 1st song with Triple Threat we knew she was a perfect addition for us.
JEFF FICK - DRUMS & PERCUSSION
Jeff was introduced to music at the young age of 4, listening to iconic vinyl from the likes of Genesis, The Beatles, Cream, Kiss & so on. His studies began with concert and jazz band in grade school, and continued with local drummers-extraordinaire Ravi Padmanabha and Todd Mazurek. When he was younger the 90's grunge movement was taking off and so did his drumming. Musically, he turned to alternative, progressive, & hard rock. At that time he joined his first "real" bands - drumming in hardcore/metal and worship groups. Later in life Jeff "re-discovered" music & his desire for all things drums, leading him to play with a local 2010 BMA-Nominated "Best New Country Band" prior to joining Triple Threat. Current musical influences include Foo Fighters, Dream Theater, Dave Matthews, Rush, and Umphrey's McGee.
Jeff has had exposure to multiple genres & given him the versatility to embrace any musical adventure, which is good because Triple Threat is a wild ride & was waiting for just the right drummer to drive them.
PAULINE RENZONI - VOCALS, ACOUSTIC GUITAR, PERCUSSION & KEYBOARD
Pauline has a long standing musical background which began at 5 years old singing/harmonizing & playing guitar with her 5 brothers & sisters in VT. She’s sung for weddings, cabarets, local rock shows/coffeehouses, & various styles of bands, and never tires of trying something new. Her recording & studio experience includes an original CD with one of her sisters. After moving to Buffalo in 2004, she took a taste of the musical flavor here! Previous local bands include: Psychodelix, Impulse, Naughty Dawg… to name a few.
Whether she's singing, playing her 12-string or dancing...
she does it with soul, and loves to have fun with the crowd!
We're the only threat you want after dark!