Band members from left to right are: James
Spoto, bass & vocals; Mike Regar, lead vocals &
keyboard; John Trujillo, drums: Tom Saussy, rhythm
guitar & vocals, and David Lasswell, lead guitar &
Looking back, I would say the band was playing
its best in '66. We were all juniors at Plant & Jesuit High,
gigging every Fri. & Sat. at various 'teen' venues throughout
the state. Sixty-six was also the year we cut our record, "The
Kids Are Alright / Leave Me Be" on the "Boss" label.
We were thrilled to see it chart into WALT's top 5.
As I'm sure you will agree, the Tampa Bay
rock 'n roll scene was pure excitement and very competitive. It
cross-linked musicians from Tampa, St. Pete & Clearwater into
a true fellowship. Talent everywhere! I know I speak on behalf
of my fellow Trojan - band members when I say it was a privilege
to be a part of it. With the exception of James Spoto, who resides
in CA., all remaining members are alive & well and reside
in the Tampa Bay area.