Phase III Band
Acoustic Country, Rock, Bluegrass, & Blues
Kathy McKendree – Vocals & Percussions - I’m a native Floridian and have lived near the little town Of San Antonio, Florida my whole life.  Music has always been a major part of my Life.  I was raised on Country and Gospel music. My Grandmother, who lived with us, was a pianist and taught me the basics of music and to sing, so it has always Been a huge part of my life. As an adult I served 30 plus years in music ministry, which included Worship leader, Choir and ensemble singing, Youth choir leader, and the Christian Worship Band, “Izon Zion”. My son and husband are also musicians and we have had fun performing at church and community events over the years.   I have also for the past 27 years taught Early Childhood Music classes.  I have enjoyed performing with many classic rock and country bands over the years, the latest band being my favorite, “Phase III Band”.  My band mates Tony and Kathie are great friends and are a joy to perform with.
Kathie K Smith - Cajon, Percussions & Backup Vocals – I was born and raised in Philadelphia. I moved to Florida in 2000 and started playing in 2013 with various local musicians including Fred Chandler, Travis White, Ric Bruce and many others. I joined Phase III in January 2018. You can find me every Monday night at Ukulele Brands Open mic where I am the resident Cajon player for all.

Tony Caruso - Guitar & Vocals - I was born and raised in Long Island, New York, and moved to Tampa, Florida in 1985. As a boy I was inspired by my dad, renowned Tenor Charles Anthony who performed for 56 seasons (1954-2010) at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. There has always been that special musical beholdance and appreciation within my heart influenced in part by my dad. In 2004, I chose to step onto my own musical platform and have played with some wonderful friends and musicians including the River Cove Ramblers, Pickford Sundries, Therapy 101, Pasco Station, & Phase III Band. Today I live with my loving wife Diane in Odessa, Florida.


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