The Band

The Band Consists of five on-stage performers and a FOH Engineer

The first three are the surviving members of “Cactus Jack and The Cadillacs”
Tom (40 Years), Mike (40 Years), and Joe (16 Years)

Tom “The Bopper” Oliver
Guitar / Vocals

Originally from Buffalo, NY, Tom moved to Maitland, FL (just north of Orlando) in 1960.  He started playing in bands at the age of 13, performing the Junior High dance at the Maitland Civic Center Sept 16, 1966.  He didn’t turn 14 for two more weeks.
In 1969, he formed his first band with Jim “Cactus Jack” Stanley.  They formed “Cactus Jack and the Cadillacs” in 1983, which continued until Jim’s passing in 2023.

When not playing guitar and singing, Tom programs computers and now, web sites

Mike “The Professor” Parker
Keyboards / Vocals

From: Miami, Florida: ” The Professor” , a founding member of the ancestral group “Cactus Jack and the Cadillacs” had been the band’s primary stabilizing factor for 40 years.  A (now retired) educator, Mike has all the organizational skills to have kept things together all these decades.  With a degree in music from University of Miami, Mike is the chief architect for most of the group’s uniquely-styled musical arrangements and vocal stacking. Playing Piano, Organ, Synth, along with precise background vocals and percussion. “The Professor” brings it all together ensuring that the show has no musical gaps.  

FACTOID: Mike has a “thing” about helping people gain knowledge and skills they’ll need for the future

Joe “Mighty Joe” Adcock
Drums / Vocals

Mighty Joe Adcock is a 15-year veteran of Cactus Jack and the Cadillacs, the original iteration from which Band Behavior sprang.  Born in Saint Joseph, Michigan, Joe started playing at an early age and joined his first garage band before he was a teenager.  Playing his first local bar gig at 14 and playing a Disney theme park at 17, Joe is a consummate music lover who found his gift and is pleased to share it with fellow music aficionados, whether they be on or off stage.  Many performances down the road, Joe continues to hone his craft for the enjoyment of all who come within earshot of his stage. Mighty Joe is the primal energy, incessant groove monster, and dynamic driver that makes the Band Behavior dance floor churn, turn, & burn.

FACTOID: When not behind a drum set, Joe might be behind the wheel of a semi tractor-trailer, hauling 40 tons of ice cream or doughnuts

Taking the band to the next level for the future are our amazing new additions, Jim Young (Bass/Vocals) and all the way from the U.K. “Alfie” Carrol (Guitar/Vocals).  Don’t forget our engineer for 40 years, Curt Coniglio.

Jim “Slappy” Young
Bass / Vocals

Jim is the “Energizer Bunny” of the band.

Jim has been a professional musician since his teenage years. After studying classical music at Florida State University, he hitched his wagon to Disney World. Having played everything from Mozart to polkas to country and jazz, he even spent a few years as the token gringo for the Senor Frogs franchise band, The Rolling Frogs. He’s also taught music for the last 25 years. Fun(ny) fact, at one point the new wave band, A Flock of Seagulls, offered him the bass chair. 

When he’s not slappin’ strings, Jim can be found wrestling with a Dremel and some mahogany or purple heart, making something out of nothing.

“Alfie” Carroll
Guitar / Vocals

Alfie is new to Florida having worked professionally as a musician and instrumental tutor in London for 27 years.
A graduate of the London College of music, he has been involved in a wide variety of musical situations including T.V, touring, studio and theatre work.
Alfie has played everything from Avant guard to big band jazz and has written and arranged pieces for the Royal national Theatre.
As a teenager he destroyed his chances of academic success at school by hopping on a bus with a space rock band and playing the festival circuit supporting the likes of Donnovan and Hawkwind. He has been involved in music ever since.
When not strapped to the guitar Alfie likes getting beaten up by his 17 year old son at the Florida Budokan karate Dojo.

“Tube Amp” Curt Coniglio

We really do need an updated picture.  That monster console is reduced to a 4U rack component and a pair of touch-screen displays.  The drive rack shown on the left now contains the 32×16 mixer with more effects, limiters, compressors, and equalizers than that whole rack used to contain.  Also in that rack are a 32 channel splitter, 4 sets of wireless IEMs, wireless  mic system, Ethernet router, AVB switch, long-range access point, and more.

FACTOID:  When not mixing sound or inventing gadgets for the audio system, Curt repairs and reconditions tube amps.  He actually built a hand-wired 1964 Fender Princeton Reverb Amp for “The Bopper”.  The construction was authentic to the point of cloth-insulated wire, and New-Old-Stock tubes from the 1960s.