The Saturn 5 - Band Bios


Mario Pare-Guitar and Vocals

Rich Hogan-Keyboards and Vocals

Vini Spina-Bass and Vocals

Bob Murray-Drums and Vocals


Mario  Pare 

With the electric guitar sounds of legendary artists such as Ace Frehley of Kiss and Angus Young of AC/DC in the late 70s sparked a new world of imagination for Mario Paré. He knew immediately to pick up that guitar, plug’er in and join in the fun. In the late 80s he moved to Hollywood California to further his music education at MIT,Musicians Institute of Technology. Since then Mario has played in several all original and cover bands including Fired Up, Risk, The Night and most recently  Soul Source Side Project. Composing his own music, driven by hard rock with that bluesy edge, he continues writing new material influenced by the early sounds he heard as a kid that started it all


Rich Hogan

Rich began playing with local rock bands in the New Milford CT area in the late 70s. He has always and continues to be inspired by the rock keyboardist of that era. He was a member of the rock cover band “Ledi Quad” from 1975 to 1979 who performed material from Heart, Zeppelin, and JethroTull and opened for artists such as Richie Havens and Rick Derringer. He then went on to play with a country music cover band called “Stan Shatney and the Country Playboys” until 1989. Rich left the music business in 1990 and the state in 1992 to raise his family and pursue a career with UPS in Massachusetts. Upon his return to New Milford in 2016 the opportunity to record an album at “Tom- Tom Studios” was presented to Rich by Chris Murphy, a guitar virtuoso and song writer of the area. Rich later joined Saturn- 5 upon request of Bob Murray in the summer of 2019 following a recording session with the band at Guitar Hangar Recording Studios.


Bob Murray

Bob has been very active in the CT and NY club scene during his musical career . Bob was the drummer for “Survival”, “The Simms Brothers Band”, , Unlisted and performed with Peppi Marchello from “The Good Rats”. Bob Released the CD “Playing to Win” with his band Unlisted in June of 2015. Bob joined Tony and Pat in 2015 to form CRUDE-N-RUDE. Over the past two years, CRUDE-N-RUDE has been recording and producing videos. Their first CD “Fall to Hell” was released in April 2017. Their second CD "So...Rude"was released in May 2019. Bob is also currently in The Saturn 5. Bob is a singer, song writer and drummer


Vini Spina

Influenced at the very early age of 6 by Tom Jones and early Led Zeppelin, Vini began playing drums. As the 1970's rolled in, innovation in music soared and Vini was heavily influenced by British bass guitarist and vocalist Glenn Hughes. In 1975 at the age of 12.,  Vini  discovered the true meaning of his art as a bass guitarist. In the 1980's Vini found himself playing in several reputable projects and playing consistently- enjoying the limelight with a popular R&B band "Mix" and a five year stint with a heavy rock  band "Sweet Teaser". 

Through the years Vini has secured himself as an accomplished composer,vocalist , bass and rhythm guitarist and has played and recorded with many different artists around the Ct and NY area, most recently "Soul Source Side Project" and presently "the Saturn 5"