The Dangerous Gentlemen are a traditional style blues band from the NY/NJ metro area that feature a time-stamped authentic blues style in the spirit of Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson.

Harp player, Harry “the harp” Armesto and guitarist Bill Hunt, front the band with a high energy level and vast array of styles that are inspired by their extensive knowledge of American blues.

The band's modest, old school approach, highlights their unique ability to jump and swing at even the lowest volume. Inspired by the timeless sounds of blues once coming from juke joints across the country, the Dangerous Gentlemen are introducing the allure of traditional blues to a new generation of listeners.

Formed in late 2016, these four musicians, who individually have been on the NY/NJ blues scene for many years, have come together to create a spirited approach to one of the most influential genres of popular music.
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William Hunt (Lead Guitar/Vocals)

Veteran blues guitarist Bill Hunt
has toured the world and shared the stage with Pinetop Perkins, Snooky Pryor, Charlie Musslewhite and an endless list of other blues giants. Early in his career, he spent years playing lead guitar with the acclaimed Steve Guyger acknowledged as one of the greatest living harmonica players. Bill has studied all the great blues guitarists, and has mastered their techniques using vintage equipment.
Harry Armesto (Lead Vocal / Harp ) 

Harp player and vocalist Harry Armesto is not your typical bluesman. His dedication to the sound of the classic blues harp players, along with his high energy approach, have made him into one of the areas top performers. Harry has been playing harmonica for over 35 years. He started his first blues band at age 20 while attending William Patterson College where he studied under the great Thadius Jones who was the musical director at the time. Harry went on to host a weekly blues jam in the early 90's at Broadway Central (now known as the Blue Moon) ...the cast of players there were Filthy Rich McPherson and Bill Hunt, Dennis Gruenling, Deek Harp, and the great John Hawkins on piano. As the frontman for the Dangerous Gentlemen, Harry continues to perform at venues across the NY/NJ area.
Richard Senatore (Drums)

Drummer, Richard Senatore has been playing since the age of 10 and was influenced early on by Ginger Baker, Mitch Mitchell, and John Bonham. In the 90's he backed up the rock band Western Hemisphere who toured the south and recorded an album. Since returning to the tri-state area Richard has honed his skills as a blues drummer and immediately found work playing with a string of Blues bands such as The Soul Searchers, Extra Large, Carlos Colina and the Straight Up blues band, and Scott Buch and Highjump. Richard has kept solid time for everything from swing and jazz to down-and-dirty blues.
Larry Ghiorsi (Bass) 

Brooklyn native Larry Ghiorsi is a veteran bassist on the New York metro area Blues scene. Larry, a regular at the infamous Dan Lynch Blues Bar in NY, discovered the nuances of the music during the heyday of the NYC blues scene from artists like Bill Dicey, the Holmes Brothers, and Charles Otis. He later went on to perform with NY Blues musicians, Nat Riddles, Adam Gussow, Andy Story, Barry Harrison and a host of others. Later, Larry spent years performing with Spivey recording artist Charlie Hilbert, as well as Richard Ray Farrell and blues guitarist PP Junior.