Saturday, August 8, 2015
Central Park Beer Tent
7 p.m. - Midnight
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
is a live cover band dedicated to playing the most classic music of our time from Cee Lo Green & Adele to Journey and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Combining years of experience with youthful enthusiasm,
Mike Smith - As the leader of several of Detroit’s top bands, Michael has shared the stage with many national acts including The Temptations, Billy Preston, Maynard Ferguson & Billy Cobham.
While taking cues from his two biggest influences, Jimi Hendrix & Jeff Beck, he has crafted a style uniquely his own playing thousands of live gigs and dozens of sessions.
His passion & level of experience are unparalleled. He is a consummate professional and total showman whose live performances must be seen to be fully appreciated.
April Hudson - April started her professional singing career after High-School when a friend dared her to enter a Karaoke contest at a local pub where she won first place!
Since then she has sung in many local bands as well as singing the national anthem for Whaler Hockey games & M.I.S. Races.
This girl truly has a heartfelt passion for music that is undeniable.
DaveTatro - Dave has been giging and recording around Detroit for over twenty years. He is an accomplished vocalist as well as a guitarist and bassist.
Versatility is the key to his musical achievements. David has made his mark on the original music scene playing guitar and bass throughout the U.S. and Canada. It is his wide range of talent that makes him a valuable asset to any band.
Mario Resto - Mario was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and grew up in the Detroit area. His guitar playing began at age seven and later he took up drums, piano, bass and singing. He began composing musical pieces and songs at age fourteen. Through the following years he would perform his music with "Boy Smiling", a band he formed with his younger brother (Oscar Award Winner) Luis Resto.
Having studied at the University of Michigan under Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winning composer Bill Bolcom, Mario opened up his compositional abilities even more. His first single on Atlantic Records "Miami" was recognized in Billboard Magazine as possessing, "distinctive writing and arranging". With musical influences from rock, jazz, rhythm and blues, classical and Latin music, Mario's compositional output is quite eclectic. Mario has composed and produced two CD releases,
and is currently working on final stages of the third release.
He has done award winning TV and Radio projects for Chrysler, Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, McDonalds, K Mart, and MTV. Also longer form projects for United Way, United Foundation, UAW, Ford Design, 1996 Soccer Olympics Opening Ceremony and many more. He has complied the music for the OnInnovation website of The Henry Ford and recently scored a thirty second spot for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.