PRIME TIME DANCE BAND
Diane’s early entertainment influences began through her family’s musical talents. As a little girl, she watched her father’s band playing pop songs of the 70s as the hired house band for banquet halls back when a ‘wedding band’ was in fashion before DJ’s took over dance floors in the late 80s. Her first time with a microphone in hand was in between busing tables at weddings where she sang with her father’s band and audiences were wowed by the courage and stage presence of a young girl. Diane followed pop, classic rock, and new wave music and developed her voice and own style when she joined her first of many bands in 80s. She later settled down with a local rock band, Strate-Up, where she would spend the next twenty years performing across the country modeling the look and sounds of singers like Pat Benatar, Heart and The Pretenders and mastered the classic tunes of Tom Petty, Bob Segar, Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. She has been with Prime Time since its inception in 2012 and renewing the energy of our favorite dance tunes of past and present. Her personality lights up the stage as lead singer and entertains audiences with songs that keep the dance floors alive and the party going! From AquaNet to platforms, Diane transitions through the decades and holds her Diva status through the new millennium’s music frontier.
Paul's music career began one December morning, when as a 5-year old boy, he awoke to find a drum underneath the Christmas tree. Despite his innate aptitude for rhythm and percussion, he also pursued clarinet and piano through his childhood. Paul also shared a passion for athletics, with his talents in basketball and baseball earning him a place in the Elizabethtown College Hall of Fame and a brief stint with the Detroit Tigers. Paul built his interest in real estate into a successful career as a Realtor, spanning three decades. With his children grown, Paul decided to once again pursue his passion for music, finding his rhythm behind the drum set. Paul has been with Prime Time since its inception. in 2012.
Ryan grew up in Lancaster, PA where he attended McCaskey High School and then to Millersville University to study music. Over the years, Ryan has performed in bands that have opened up for Craig Bickhardt,Charlie Grace, The Duprees, The Brooklyn Bridge, The Hitmen, Blue Magic, Thelma Houston, Tavares and Kenny Vance and the Planotones. The tremendous musicians that Ryan has performed with include Full Tilt, The First Ladies of Rock and Soul, Bobby Rydell, Byron Stripling, Chris Vadala, Thelonius Monk Jr., The Berks Jazz Orchestra, Wayne Bergeron, Roger Ingram, James Morrison, Sam Reed, Charlie Thomas, Eddie Holman, Larry Hoppen, and Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals.
Frank has been playing bass for over 30-years in a multitude of venues both large and small bands in the tri-state area including the legendary 11-piece band, The Exceptions. He prides himself on being able to play lines note for note while also trying to lay down smooth, flowing, rhythmic, bass lines that keeps everyone on the dance floor.
Originally from Northeastern PA, Roland started performing as a vocalist in the early 1980's. Due to his “almost complete” lack of stage presence (at the time), it was suggested that he take up an instrument. He chose keyboards and turned out he was pretty decent! Since then he has been paying with many bands up and down the east and has moved back to Southeastern PA where he is now keeping busy with PrimeTime!