Johnne "John" Sambataro was born on August 27, 1953, in South Florida. In 1975 he began working as a session vocalist & musician at Criteria Recording Studios in Miami, where he met & worked with Andy Gibb, Barry Gibb, Stephen Stills, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, Teri DeSario, Meat Loaf, John Parr, Coverdale and Page, Zakk Wylde & many others.
In 1978, he toured with Dave Mason, whom he would rejoin many years later. From 1979 through 1996, he toured with McGuinn, Clark & Hillman, Firefall and Dion. In 2001, he rejoined with Dave Mason for Mason's DVD “Live At Sunrise (Dave Mason)”, recorded at Sunrise Theater, and continues to tour regularly with Mason.
Sambataro lives in South Florida with his wife Cathe & has two sons Jason & Jarrad that are also musicians.