Down City Band
Back by popular demand. Don’t miss this one. The room will be packed, and the Ganny will rock!
Down City Band is a high-energy, eight-piece dance band featuring a soulful female and male vocal duo up front. They are backed by a superior two-piece horn section driven by keys, guitar, and a powerful rhythm section that will keep guests dancing through the last song of the night.
This band specializes in bringing audiences the foremost top 40, pop, soul, funk, disco, hip hop, jazz, rock and a touch of country music to complement the classic standards that everybody knows and loves. The complete satisfaction of their audience is their pledge of excellence to you. The combined decades of musical experience and brilliantly talented musicians give Down City Band the leading edge in professional entertainment.
Maceo Eberhart –Vocals
Maceo started out singing as a soloist at weddings, fundraisers, and live events, but it wasn’t until he heard Otis Redding that he realized that he wanted to sing professionally. In 2012, Maceo became the lead vocalist for the band The Ghost Tones. His voice, friendly stage presence, and personality, along with his on-stage energy, became very popular with fans. Maceo’s musical influences are Otis Redding, The Isley brothers and just to name a few.
Jessica Tracy –Vocals
Jess started singing at the age of four at St. Marks Church in Riverside, RI. At age 6 her father taught her to play the recorder, keyboard and sing in their family bluegrass band. Her performance career began in choirs, holiday pageants, musicals, and nursing homes until she was 19. Jessica has been singing in the professional music circuit for the past four years; you will love Jessica’s infectious energy.
David Wilson –Bass
Dave has been playing bass since the age of 10. He was hooked on the instrument after hearing Verdine White of Earth, Wind, and Fire. That particular feel and groove shaped his approach for years to come. David is also heavily influenced by Anthony Jackson, Abe Laboriel, and Maurice Fitzgerald. Dave spent several years playing bass in the Boston and Rhode Island music scene, and still considers himself a student of music.
Don Chilton –Trumpet
Don Chilton is a retired Navy Musician with a distinguished 26-year career traveling worldwide to over 42 countries as a trumpeter, vocalist, and bandleader. Don is currently the band director and music teacher at Newport Public Schools. He has performed at the Newport Jazz Festival and with many great musicians including The Temptations, Brooke Shields, Mike Mossman, Greg Abate, and more. Don proudly continues to serve his nation as a bugler with the RI Military Funeral Honors.
Paul Duquette – Keys
Paul Duquette is a Berklee graduate and has been an in-demand working keyboard player for over 20 years. His styles range from jazz and classical to oldies, funk, and blues. His ability to construct sounds without losing the feeling of the music is an art form in and of itself. Paul has played with local acts including Spellbound, Wizdom, Gina Welsey, and Sweet P Blues featuring Paul Williams, and Dream Catcher.
Jeff Shea – Guitar
Jeff Shea is a Berklee-trained guitarist who’s performed with numerous bands at both the national and local levels for over 35 years. He has played with many local groups including Little Brother, The Big Johnsons, The Bartenders, The Groovemasters, Max Damian, Brass Attack, and more. On the national scene, Jeff has performed with Little Anthony, The Marvelettes, The Coasters, and The Drifters.
Bobby Maddalena – Drums
Bob has worked the club scene, college circuits, and national events for over 35 years. Formally the drummer of the legendary rock band Strutt, and also New England’s premier oldies band Reminisce, Bob has had the pleasure of working with national acts such as Aerosmith, Loverboy, The Temptations, and Frankie Valli. Known for his diverse style, Bob supplies the solid backbeat and versatility required for the Downcity Band.
Dan Reynolds – Sax
In 1992 Dan Reynolds was a saxophonist in the Walt Disney World All-American College Jazz Band in Orlando, Florida. During this tenure, he performed and attended clinics with jazz artists such as Tom Scott, Arturo Sandoval, Pete Christlieb and Maynard Ferguson. Most recently Dan has performed with Image,” The Urge, Fed Up, Jorge Ferreira, Take 2, The Rockin Soul Horns, and of course Down City Band.
Check out their website: http://www.downcityband.com/
See You On Saturday, April 1st!