Strattman was formed in 2014 after the release of the critically-acclaimed album, The Lie of the Beholder. The band consists of the following members:
Roy Strattman (Lead Vocals/Guitar) is an American multi-instrumentalist and composer who primarily dwells in the progressive rock/art rock/psychedelic rock realms. He has been the sole guitar player and joint composer in the progressive rock band, Little Atlas, since 2002, and has released four albums with them. Strattman’s guitar work has been described as tasteful, creative, dynamic and outside of the box, with an emphasis on complementing the song instead of showmanship.
Ricardo Bigai (Bass/Pedals) began his career as a Sound Engineer for Audio Film Siglo XXI more than twenty years ago. An accomplished bass guitarist himself, Ricardo spent the next decade performing on, engineering, and producing over fifty albums with international artists like Julio Iglesias Jr., Guillermo Davila and Aguilar. He has been the bass player for Little Atlas on their last four albums, the most recent being the critically-acclaimed Automatic Day. Bigai is the bassist on Strattman – The Lie of the Beholder. He also mixed and mastered the album.
Steve Katsikas (Keys/Backing Vocals) is a keyboard player, saxophonist, guitar player and composer. He is the keyboardist, lead vocalist, and primary composer for Little Atlas as well as being the keyboardist for Pink-Floyd re-creation band, The Dark Side of the Wall. Katsikas has also performed with prog bands, Man on Fire and French TV. He was the primary keyboardist on French TV’s album, I Forgive You for All My Unhappiness, and has made many guest appearances on various projects including playing saxophone on the Frameshift album, Unweaving the Rainbow. Steve plays piano and cajon on Strattman – The Lie of the Beholder.
Mark Whobrey (Drums) is an elite drummer who recently made his impressive Little Atlas debut on the album, Automatic Day. He is also the drummer for The Dark Side of the Wall, and he has worked extensively with Wayne Young from Dick Clark’s, Caravan of Stars.
Eric Haugen (Guitar) spent his teen years studying with current Guns ‘n Roses lead guitarist, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal. With him, he learned the basics; how to read music, chords, how to play the classics, and how to improvise. Eric went on to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, and he rounded out his style as a musician there. He graduated with a B.A. in Professional Music, focusing on Songwriting and Orchestration. When Eric moved to the Triangle, he continued his studies working with Paul Gruen on early Jazz and Gypsy Swing music–a fascinating, unforgiving, quick-paced brand of jazz. He was also lucky enough to study with the late great Howard Morgen, focusing on advanced chord-based soloing. Currently, he plays with bands, Fake Swedish and the Outboards.
Roy Strattman – Vocals, Guitar
Ricardo Bigai – Bass, Pedals
Steve Katsikas – Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Eric Haugen – Guitar
Mark Whobrey – Drums, Backing Vocals