Tony Cuda is a bassist and composer of progressive and jazz influenced music inspired by Weather Report, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Yes, King Crimson and so many other wonderful musicians.  Tony lives in Cleveland Hts, Ohio.  
Email:  tcuda@msn.com


 ProgNation (Late 60's / Early 70's Prog Rock) ProgNation from Cleveland, Ohio was formed to pay tribute to Yes, ELP, King Crimson, The Moody Blues, Genesis and several other pioneers of the golden era of prog rock.  ProgNation is:  Steve Kolesar (Vocals), Bruce Kowalski (Keyboards & Vocals), Marty Zlocki (Drums), Chris Cuda (Guitar & Vocals) and Tony Cuda (Bass & Vocals). WEBSITE:  http://www.prognationband.com/         https://www.facebook.com/prognation2016/ 

CuDa Schief & CuDa (Original Prog/Jazz/Rock Influenced Music) CuDa Schief & CuDa was formed in 2006 originally with Steve Renko (now living in NYC) on drums. We wanted to do something fresh and get away from playing covers. We wanted to integrate all of our great musical influences and combine them with our own unique personalities and see what would happen. Our efforts resulted in 3 CD’s and concert performances with Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Alan Holdsworth, Carl Palmer, Project Object (Zappa Alum) and many others.  We have recently added Matthew Schieferstein on drums and are looking forward to new musical adventures.

 Tony Cuda’s Jazz Cats (Original Jazz Influenced Music) Tony Cuda’s Jazz Cats was formed in 2010 as a recording project. The idea was to create an outlet for my jazzier, bluesier compositions. We put out our first CD in 2014 called “Herding Jazz Cats” and played our first gigs that same year.  Our latest CD, "Broken Streams of Consciousness" was released in 2016 and features Jamey Haddad on percussion and a host of locally celebrated jazz musicians. The Jazz Cats are: Tony Cuda (bassist & composer), Dan Maier (keys & arranger), Jim Cirillo (saxes), Carlos Kincaid (drums), Chris Cuda (guitar). 

City Heat (60’s-80’s Rock/Motown/Dance/Covers) Weddings, Country Clubs, Corporate Events & nightclubs:   City Heat was formed in 1984 and has been one of the most successful classic rock bands in NE Ohio. We have played over 2000 gigs during that time and are known for our ability to cover a wide variety of bands/artists including Led Zeppelin, Yes, 3 Dog Night, Joe Cocker, The Beatles, Elton John,The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Heart, Janis Joplin and host of others. We celebrated our 31st anniversary last year making us one of Cleveland’s longest running local bands. We have performed over 500 private events; mostly weddings and country clubs.


Previous events


CuDa Schief & CuDa Open for Frank Gambale

Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland

CuDa, Schief & CuDa open for legendary fusion guitarist Frank Gambale (Chick Corea Electric Band) and the great Dennis Chambers on drums.

CSC have a limited number of $18 tickets to sell ($25 at the door otherwise). You can get discount tickets by emailing us at tcuda@msn.com Just put "Beachland Tickets" on the subject line and include your name and the number of tickets you want in your message. You will pay cash for your tickets at the door. Your names will be on a list at the door.



Cain Park

ProgNation is excited to welcome Steve Kolesar back as our lead singer!

To celebrate, we are performing a free outdoor concert at Cain Park Amphitheater in Cleveland Heights on Sunday, June 23 from 1:00-4:00 pm. Please bring family members of all ages and celebrate Steve's return and the beginning of summer!!! Julie Firestone from Time Traveler will be on flute! Join us for an afternoon of Yes, Moody Blues, King Crimson & much more.

More info: http://www.prognationband.com/



Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland

ProgNation will play selections from 3 classic prog albums: The Yes Album, Days of Future Passed and In the Court of the Crimson King along with our own original music and some Led Zeppelin too (get it?). ProgNation will also be making a BIG announcement at this show!!!
Tickets are $10 by email only. Email tcuda@msn.com Put your name and the number of tickets you need in the email.. Your tix will be at the door under your name....you pay cash. Otherwise, tickets are $15 at the door for the general public. For more info, please keep visiting our website: http://www.prognationband.com/ Like us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/prognation2016/

ProgNation @ Hard Rock Rocksino 2016