Harvest is an original and classic rock band whose core
members are professional musicians who have been playing
together since 1986. While classic rock is Tie-Dye
Harvest's celebrated forte, the band has also released 2 CD's
of original music and has toured all throughout Ohio and
into Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York and Vermont, earning
a reputation as a "band that jams" long before
the "jamband genre" tag became overused. Comprised
past or current members of Wish You Were
Here - the Midwest's most popular Pink Floyd
tribute show, the band is known
not only for their faithful cover versions but also their
improvisational abilities on songs by Neil Young, The Grateful
Dead, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, The Allman Brothers,
Led Zeppelin, and many more.
The origins of Tie-Dye Harvest go back to 1985,
when guitarist/vocalist Jim Tigue formed “Harvest”
with a group of fellow Lakewood, Ohio musicians, performing
Neil Young, Pink Floyd, and various classic rock covers
in area bars.
In 1986 bassist/vocalist Eric “Eroc” Sosinski
was recruited and the band began to expand it’s repertoire
of Pink Floyd as well as developing original music.
In 1988 the band debuted the “Harvest Pink Floyd Revue”,
a set of Pink Floyd that followed the band’s 1st set
of covers and originals. Former Fayrewether drummer
Vince Broncaccio joined in 1990 and the band played full-time,
touring throughout the Midwest at colleges and clubs.
At this time, the band also formed a side-project, Tie-Dye,
to play at local bars around Cleveland.
In 1991 keyboardist Bob Gerhard joined and the band changed
it’s name to Tie-Dye Harvest, releasing it’s
first original CD under that moniker. Songs such as
“By The Waterside” and “Boundaries of
Disaster” received airplay on WNCX and WMMS, while
the band continued to perform throughout Ohio and in Pennsylvania
, Kentucky , New York and Vermont . The band released
another original CD, “Montezuma Skies” in 1994.
According to bassist/vocalist Eroc Sosinski, “I always
had difficulty describing our original music, as it was
born from a mix of Jim’s acoustic roots and my harder
rock influences. We always tried to focus on ‘the
song’ itself, as opposed to sticking with any one
particular formula. Much like the covers we
also played – we could go from Neil Young and The
Grateful Dead to Genesis and Zeppelin… and people
seemed to appreciate that.”
In 1993, Eroc left the band and joined with Michael Stanley’s
Ghost Poets (which has since evolved into Michael Stanley
and the Resonators), and was replaced by a variety of musicians
over the remaining years of the band, including vocalist
Myrtle, who sang with the band until 1998, when Jim disbanded
it to focus on his solo career and children’s projects.
In 1995, Jim and Eroc reunited to form Wish
You Were Here, currently one of America’s most
popular Pink Floyd tributes, and reunited Tie-Dye Harvest
in 2004 for select shows with long-time keyboardist Bob
Gerhard and veteran Cleveland drummer Jon Darling rounding
out the lineup. Today the 2 professional musicians also
perform together acoustically as the Jim
& Eroc Classic Rock Duo, and in various other projects,
including The Classic Rock All-Stars,
Acoustic Trio, and Grateful Dead tribute Sugar
- Eroc Sosinski’s site for Wish You Were
Here, Jim & Eroc
Classic Rock Duo, and his other bands.
- Jim Tigue’s site for his solo, duo and band
gigs, and children’s music.
Jim Tigue – Guitar/vocals
Eroc Sosinski – Bass/vocals
Bob Gerhard – Keyboards
Vince Broncaccio - Drums/percussion
NOVEMBER 24, 2013
THE FAIRVIEW TAVERN
- Fairview Park, OH
Limited copies of the band’s studio CDs will be available
as well as 2 different live compilations from 1990-1993.
For more information, contact Eroc
Tie-Dye Harvest Unplugged
audio featuring Jim & Eroc
Reunion Photos by
Reunion Photos at
"DID WE REALLY LOOK LIKE THIS?"
TIGUE, MIKE HOSKINS, EROC SOSINSKI, DAN TOBIN
HARVEST - 1990
MIKE, JIM, VINCE BRONCACCIO
TIE DYE HARVEST - 1991
EROC, VINNY, BOB GERHARD
HARVEST REUNION - 2005
BOB, VINCE, JIM, EROC