The Royal Scam: A Tribute to Steely Dan

Scranton Jazz Festival

The Royal Scam: A Tribute to Steely Dan



The Royal Scam: A tribute To Steely Dan

The Royal Scam is the world’s premier Steely Dan tribute band. Playing more than 40 of Steely Dan’s masterpieces, The Royal Scam has helped to keep the compositions of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, the spirit of rock/jazz, and the enthusiasm of fine musicianship alive in small clubs and concert venues in the NY metropolitan area.


Jazz, R&B, Latin, and Pop are among the major elements which make up Steely Dan’s music. All of the many musicians who work with us from time to time have played most of these various styles and have contributed some very memorable musical moments for the band. We are grateful that we have worked with so many talented performers. In March of 1996, The Royal Scam was featured in a Star Ledger article about tribute bands and we have appeared on the cover of Steppin’ Out Magazine. We have also appeared on The Jersey Spotlight television show and a live radio broadcast on WJDN. We have made appearances at the China Club, Kenny’s Castaways, The Shell Theater at Trump Marina, The Bitter End, Club Bené, The Rock and Roll Cafe, Essex County Summer Concert Series, Stephen’s Talk House, The Berks Jazz Fest (annually), The Scranton Jazz Fest, Bethlehem Musikfest, Trumpets Jazz Club, The Crossroads, The River Street Jazz Cafe, The Historic Blairstown Theater and a host of other clubs which feature classic rock or tribute shows.

The Band:
Michael Caputo – Lead Vocals
Wendi Gordy – Vocals
Carla Culkin – Vocals
Joe Montini – Saxes
Al Egizi – Guitar
Gino Amato – Keyboards and Synth Programming
Keith Droz – Drums