Slim Chance (Mario Casella) and the Gamblers In 2008, I was offered the job of playing bass for "Bocci and the Badboys", playing venues such as the Stone Pony and festivals and events such as "Light of Day". Though my time with this band was short lived, it was a valuable experience. After a short stint with Asbury classic band, "The Blackberry Blues Band", fate itself had led me to the doorstep of "Slim Chance &The Gamblers". One amazing coincidence after another has led me back to old friends, guitarist, Eric Greene, drummer, Steve Murphy, percussionist, Johnny G. Reo, and new friends, bass player/vocals, Jim Grant, harmonica/vocals, Sandy Mack and keyboards/vocals, Rockin' Randy Ledet. Our music is strongly based in Blues and R&B. Our objective is to play for the body, mind and soul in that danceability and lyrical substance are key factors. Johnny G. Reo brings Latin percussion to the table which helps to display Latin influences like Carlos Santana and Ray Baretto. Eric Greene helps to bring an ethereal element, shades of David Gilmore, into our sound. Jim, Steve, Randy and I bring the music down to Earth with a diverse sound that all audiences can enjoy, memorable, with a groove, and fans seem to love to dance to our sounds... I like to call our sound "Bluesrockafunkadelica, which is Blues, Rock, Funk and Psychedelic music combined, Together we take the gamble at laying our time and our love for music on the table. Serendipity has brought me a wonderful band, wonderful friends and now I am blessed with the gift of song.