Darkwine is Kelly Serbonich on vocals and percussion, Kevin Moss on guitar, keys, and vocals, and Jay Skezas on guitar, fiddle, vocals, and witty commentary. Together, we bring a love of rock and roll and the blues, harmonics, and a whole lotta heart to our collaboration. We began playing together in our former band, 5 Mile Drive, and continue to play a louder and more amplified version of ourselves with the band The Uncommons. Darkwine has stemmed from our love of playing together and featuring a softer side that focuses more on vocal harmonies along with our interpretations of a wide range of songs that we enjoy bringing a “taste of us” to.
KELLY SERBONICH, vocals, percussion
Kelly first found her voice through therapeutic singing as an adult. She brings a raw, honest, and silvery voice to Darkwine, along with a love of rich and heart-wrenching harmonies. Kelly’s musical interests span from the likes of Dusty Springfield and Carole King to Fleetwood Mac, Extreme, Alanis Morissette, Pink, The Beatles, The Civil Wars, Band of Horses, Norah Jones, Cat Stevens, and of course much more. Her love of singing and music shines through in her performances.
KEVIN MOSS, guitar, keys, vocals
Kevin is a native of rural central New York, he played in several rock and roll groups in the 70s and 80s, including High Noon, Dayz and Crystal Cascade, and progressive rock band, DMK. He has mostly recently been a part of 5 Mile Drive. His diverse influences include Peter Gabriel, David Gilmour, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Robert Fripp, Rick Wakeman, Ian Anderson and Michael Hedges. Switching comfortably between keyboards and guitars, Kevin brings versatility and attention to detail, along with a melodious voice that lends itself well to Darkwine’s vocal triad.
JAY SKEZAS, guitar, fiddle, vocals
Jay is well-known and respected in the Ithaca area as a solid and capable lead guitarist, serving as charismatic front man for such acts as Spy Donkey and Do It Again, a popular Steely Dan tribute. A virtuoso on numerous stringed instruments, including mandolin and violin, Skezas plays and sings with passion and engages the audience with his easy-going charm and wit. In his spare time he is an M.D. and family man.