The Curtain Has Been Drawn

The time has come to draw the curtains on the RapidFire experience. It has been nearly exactly 10 years since the first discussions with Dennis took place on Bandmix, and as they say the rest is history. Some good. Some great. Some tragic. We weathered the many storms we faced and came back each and every time. The most recent RapidFire band line up had a lot of promise and potential. Unfortunately, due to life requirements and the most recent health situations having come about, I think the time has come to dim the lights on what we accomplished and the visions of what we might have accomplished and move on. The work and effort required to sew it back together is more than I can see myself wanting to do at this stage of the game, my own health and well-being notwithstanding.

I also want to thank all our families, friends and fans who were there to support us all these years. We appreciate your loyalty and hope we brought a smile to your face doing what we did the way we chose to do it.

          To all my band mates and all the band members that have come before you, I want to say thank you to all of you namely:

Dennis O’Flaherty, Paul Palm, Ken Flint, Bobbo Venice, Greg Lathan, Cindy Hazel, JCisco, Susan Marten, Carla Orlando, Valerie Rose Gianotti, Gary Q., Cara Minichiello, Stu Waters, Rich Forman, Evo, Mark Mancini, Jack Walker, Barry Titone, Steve Minando, Bo Borzell, Chris Rogers, And Renee D’Angelo (who actually found Chris for which we are grateful), and to all the subs that helped us get through some very difficult times….you are not forgotten.

I want to say a special thank you to the remaining original RapidFire bandmates for all your efforts and hard work for there are no words that can describe how I feel about you guys, the warriors that have been through it all from the very beginning. Thanks for hanging in there. This could have been all over more than a couple of times throughout the years, but we persevered. I could not have done it without your loyalty and commitment. I expect that we will remain friends, have each other over for barbeques, and get invited to Gary and Annmarie’s summer festival which were great fun. I love you guys and will miss what we had and what we accomplished together. The sadness and depression have already set in, but time will heal. We all have the memories which I will cherish forever, and my hope is that each of you will find new and fulfilling opportunities that meet your desires and needs.


All the best to all of you from the bottom of my heart. Thanks again to the fans, friends and families that made it all possible and worthwhile.

From all of us to all of you, RapidFire thanks you,

Joe Alaimo



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