Michael LoPresti studied literature and theology in college but rushed home after graduation to become a musician. Michael is the voice of the band and his head is filled with wayward melodies one could chase for days. He wears TOMS, skinny jeans and flannel shirts all year round. Michael is an adventurer and has approximately two dance moves but they are the best dance moves on the planet. Put a chick flick on mute and he will make up hilarious new dialogue to go along with the picture.
Matthew LoPresti was on his way to becoming a professional soccer player but left the pitch to join The Lighthouse and the Whaler. Matthew is a percussionist and puts the passion and heart into the songs. He has a nice smile and often requires extra space on stage to accommodate his raw emotion. Matthew tells loud jokes because it makes everyone laugh more. He thinks LeBron James is a traitor and is dogmatic on the subject.
Mark Poro was a solo artist who wanted some company. He plays mandolin, violin, guitar, piano and glockenspiel, but has yet to master the triangle. Mark is a lover of the poignant and sincere, and fills each song with his pure spirit. He secretly likes to be silly, especially in serious situations. Mark is perpetually training for a marathon and has blue eyes that would remind a sailor of a calm day at sea. Mark Poro is not his real name.
Ryan Walker, like president Barack Obama, used to be a community organizer before joining the band. Unlike Barack Obama, Ryan plays bass for The Lighthouse and the Whaler. He may seem soft-spoken and timid, but behind his gentle demeanor is a truly courageous person/dancer. When he is not on stage with The Lighthouse and the Whaler, you can find Ryan on another stage performing his adorable brand of stand-up comedy. Ryan currently lives in Pittsburgh, but is an Ohioan at heart. He will be back. Boom, roasted.