1996-1998

The Reagan Years was formed in the spring of 1996 by Sy Seyler and Karen Ellison.  Al Lewis, Paul Majors and Chris Caminitti performed the first public appearance at Jenkensons In New Jersey.  This would be the only outing for this line-up.  In late 1996, Miguel Pereza (vocals) and Lenny Everett (bass) joined Chris, Karen and Sy to play several months until Miguel left.  The band remained a 4-piece and finally started to get some traction.   In 1998, Carl Haas replaced Lenny Everett on Bass.  This is the first promo photo for the band.

2001

In 2001, Michael Leigh and Glenn Riley replaced Chris Caminitti.

2003

In 2003, Lenny returned on Bass.

2007

In 2007, Jody Lewis joined the band as bass player.

2013

Michael Leigh left the band in November 2013.  The band hired Billy Smith and Don Wicklin (below) to fill in until a replacement was found. 

20 Year Anniversary - May 2016

In May 2016, The Reagan Years had a two date celebration to commemorate the band's 20 Year Anniversary

presently...

In the summer of 2016, The Reagan Years added Scott Benford, a saxophone player for festival and concert settings.  In October 2017 Stephan Scott Lay was released by The Reagan Years and shortly afterwards Nat Doegen stepped up as substitute for an indefinite period.  At nearly the same time, the band was adding an auxiliary female voice (Raychel Harvey-Jones) for large venues and to expand a corporate song list.  This photo features the entire band as of December 2017.