Gene "The Doctor " Boccia
Gene Boccia has been a full time professional bass player for over 40 years. From 1975 until 1980, He was the bass player for singer / songwriter BILLY FALCON (Billy Falcon's Burning Rose). He recorded with the artist and was present on released four albums. Most notable was the fourth, recorded at Tower studio, London England. Subsequent U.S. tours followed the release of the last two records.
In 1979, he joined Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. They toured throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He played and appeared on all the TV shows, live radio broadcasts, commercials, and movie footage that were done during this period of the bands' growth. Gene played bass on all recording projects during this period, including the (double live set)" Reach Up and Touch The Sky" and ”Trash It Up ".
During early 80’s, Gene was the bass player for Motown's artist Chuck Jackson (“Any Day”), the late singer/song writer Bill Chinnock and recorded together with Leon Russell.
In 1983, He formed his own band “La Bamba and The Hubcaps “with co-leader, singer/trombonist Richie La Bamba. This made its name on the east coast as an “all-star band", for its members and guests included such artists as Ronnie Spector, Darlene Love, Brian Setzer, Steve Van Zandt, Southside Johnny, Bruce Springsteen, Phoebe Snow, Papa John Creach, Gary
U.S. Bonds, Joe Piscopo, John Eddie, and the Great Bluesman Muddy Waters.
Gene has studied advanced digital technology and received formal training valid certification in recording production. He is a graduate from De Vry University and holds a degree in Electronic Engineering.
Along with performing live and recording, Gene also works as an independent producer, consultant, and teacher.
At present time he is playing bass full time and involved in several different projects. These range from Jazz, Rock and Funk. His passion has always been R & B, as such; his addition to The Chuck Lambert Band brings a deep solid tube sound and a powerful of response in the rhythm section.