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The Band


Lead Vocals
Deanna is Afterglow's female lead vocalist who possesses an undeniable love of music and performance. She has nearly two decades of experience in choral training, piano, and musical theater, including co-writing and performing in full-length play productions. As a songwriter, Deanna’s original music has gained global attention on the platform TikTok, grossing over 3 million views for her satirical, Bo Burnham-style original music.


Lead Vocals
Jer, the male lead vocalist in Afterglow, is a product of self-exploration through music. With the help of his acoustic guitar, he writes and performers his own original songs inspired by elements of rock, pop and alternative genres. Jer aims to add warmth, levity and verve to the group dynamic.


Guitar / Keyboards / Vocals
Dylan has been playing guitar & bass for 16 years. He been in various local bands in the area including Under a Serpent Sun and Virus of Ideals. Dylan brings his expertise on guitar and keyboards to Afterglow.


Lead Guitar
Jeremy is a multi instrumentalist who has been performing in multiple bands for over 15 years. His primary musical style and focus is Instrumental guitar but is known for playing other instruments such as drums and piano. Jeremy writes original material and records in his home studio mostly by himself and occasionally with a few guest musicians. He studied music at The Hartt School / University of Hartford.


Hailing from the Hartford area, A.J. has been playing bass in local bands for the better part of a decade. With influences ranging from modern alternative and progressive to classic blues and funk, he brings his own unique, eclectic style to the table.


Drums / Vocals
Mike is the driving force behind Afterglow. He studied percussion and piano at The Hartt School / University of Hartford, and has played with The Commuters, IRN, Valley Swing Shift, The Core, Blue Moon, Babyshake, Kings Highway, Cinister and For The Record. He founded Newington Music where he is a music teacher & producer.