meet phase5

phase5 is quickly becoming one of the hottest bands in the industry. The members originally played together in a show at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Since joining forces in 2009, they have received numerous awards and rave reviews!


band members

Justin Beale | Drums

Justin Beale hails from four generations of Tampa Bay natives. Growing up in a family full of professional musicians,  his love for music began at an early age. While his childhood definitely influenced his career path, it was one of his music instructors that fueled his desire to become a high caliber player. Will Denton, who also instructed LeAnn Rimes and Steven Curtis Chapman, instilled a sense of professionalism. Having over 5,000 musical performances under his belt, Justin has played on studio projects nationwide and traveled the country with multiple artists. 

Samantha Leigh | Vocals

Samantha is from Cleveland, OH and began her professional singing career more than seven years ago. Samantha has worked as a lead vocalist for Busch Gardens, as well as some of the hottest bands in the Tampa Bay area.  In 2009, Samantha was named Fox News Tampa Bay Idol. She has been seen performing on CBS's local morning show, Studio 10, and has had the honor of singing the National Anthem for the likes of the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees.


Josh Walther | Vocals

Josh grew up on the beaches of Pensacola, FL.  He brings years of recording and performance experience to the band.  Josh was the lead singer of the band McAlyster on MCA Nashville Records. The band reached #1 on Billboard Magazines single sales chart with the song "I Know How The River Feels."  The music video for the single was seen on CMT, GAC, VH1 and the Disney Channel. Josh has worked as a lead vocalist for Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Dollywood. He was also named  "2011 Entertainer of the Year" by Event Solutions Magazine. 

Tito Vallejo | Bass

Originally from NYC, Tito brings a rich musical background to phase5. Starting piano lessons at a young age, Tito has been actively involved in music for the majority of his life. He studied music at William Paterson University, which is where he developed a deeper appreciation and understanding for all styles of music. Professionally, Tito has played in several groups of various genres ranging from blues to country and reggae to jazz.


Stephen Dornfeld | Keys

After earning a Bachelor of Music Jazz Studies degree from the University of North Florida, Stephen continued his education and obtained a Master of Music in Performance in Jazz Studios from Florida State University.  While he enjoys musical styles ranging from R&B to classical, he is also a lover of both jazz fusion and the unique jazz style known as hard bop. Stephen's talents can be heard accompanying numerous artists across the Sunshine State. 

Will Scedina | Lead Guitar

Will was born and raised in Cold Springs, New York, a small town located just north of New York City.  After graduating high school Will made his way to the Big Apple in an effort to expand his knowledge of music. He soon enrolled in Hunter College of The City University of New York.  It was here that Will developed an appreciation for a variety of genres, including Americana, folk, Delta Blues, R&B and jazz. In addition to phase5 and Busted Blues, Will can also be found playing with The Excitables and The Will Scecina Group.