10/1/15 Market District, Portage Crossing Erin & Tony 6-9 PM
10/3 Private Wedding w/ The Element
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Featuring Tony Koussa (keys, vocals and sax), Chad May (guitar/vocals), Marty Greenberg (bass), Chris Cummings (drums) & ME (vocals)
Promo Video: https://youtu.be/Hrg8KKcAvOU
I'm a regular performer at the House of Blues
I have been singing since I was 3 years old. My parents told me I sang before I actually said any words. I have been singing professionally for the past 20 plus years. I started off in choir as a kid and did a couple of plays, then sang for church ceremonies when I was 10 years old. At age 15, my high school choir teacher asked me to be the vocalist for his "all occasion band" called Second Shift. That's when I began singing for corporate events, private parties and wedding receptions. I have collaborated with some of the BEST musicians and singers in the Cleveland area. It is a blessing to be involved with such talented and wonderful people. My vocal style has been described as smokey, bluesy, sultry and soulful. Some of my influences are; Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Eva Cassidy, Buddy Miles, Stevie Wonder and Led Zeppelin (to name a few). In 1999 to 2000, I traveled from Cleveland to Jacksonville, FL to sing with an all female R&B group called IMACE. I have been with Jerry Bruno Productions www.jerrybruno.com since 1999 as a vocalist for the bands named; The Tony Camerato Band (TCB) and Rick and the Cutting Edge Band aka RACE. My newest project is working with the incredibly talented Sam Romano. Our acoustic duo is called "Rossi & Romano". We also have Dwayne Dickman (the awesomely talented singer and guitarist) play with us, we call this the "RRD Trio- Rossi, Romano & Dickman". Adding Dwayne gives us beautiful 3 part harmonies and can add some "edge" as well with some of Dwayne's songs that he sings! Please come check us out! We play all types of music from Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin to Led Zeppelin. Sam plays his guitar, we sing, I play a little percussion and there you have it...a pure sound, no backing tracks! "The Element" band is my newest project! The band includes the extremely talented line up of Tony Koussa, Chad May and Marty Greenberg. We are available for weddings, public and private events.The "Brother's Blues Band" brothersbluesband.com/ is another project I am in as a "blusette". We pay tribute to the Blues Brother's movie and features Todd Meany from Fox 8 News and Rick Starnoni. Sammy Free is the creator of this project and I am happy to be involved in it! I have also sang in the "Really Big Show Band" with Tony Rizzo and Aaron Goldhammer from WKNR 850. When we get together, it's for Cleveland Fundraisers throughout the year. I have sung the National Anthem for various Cleveland Professional Sporting events (the Cleveland CAVs, Cleveland Rockers, and Dan Bobish's Cage Fighting Events). Lastly you may still be able to catch me singing the jingle for the Mike Trivisonno Show, WTAM 1100, "We live in Ohio". I hope you will come out and hear me and see how passionate I am about what I do.
**Home page photo provided by Cheryl Reeves Photography
PLEASE NOTE: This audio player includes songs I sing acoustically and with a band.
Song's: "To Make You Feel My Love" & "Anyway You Want It" are recordings with my NEW band The Element at Tony Koussa Studios/Productions.
Song's: Jason Mraz's, "I Won't Give Up" was previously recorded on 8/28/12 (a small sampler) with Sam Romano (guitar & vocals).
Songs: "A Man's World", "Stay", "Lucky" and "At Last" & "Baby It's Cold Outside" are recorded with Sam Romano (guitar and vocals). This was a live recording July 2011
Songs : "Me & Bobby McGee", Love Me Like a Man" and "Give Me One Reason"-these songs were recorded by Ross Wagner and the musicians on the tracks are- "Shady Drive": Rob "Shady" Hayes (guitar), Dick Devries (bass) and Mike Starcher (drums) -recorded November 2010.