...a little bit about the band members
Mary joined her first band in High School as the lead singer in a Jefferson Airplane Cover Band.
She has been performing ever since. She and her husband Patrick have been singing and performing together for over 50 years. She sees music as a conduit that brings people together. She feels honored to be able to play with the accomplished musicians that make up Lady and the Tramps Band. Nothing brings her greater joy than to share their gift of music and watch the Celebration happen.
Patrick first embraced music as a little boy as he marched around is bedroom to marching band records. His mom recognized his passion for music and bought him an accordion. He soon after was asked to join the school choir where the nuns taught him to sing in Latin. It was there that he learned about singing in harmony. To this day he
loves creating harmonies and crafting his skills at backup vocals. Patrick has an incredible range. His vocal gymnastics help create the full sound that Lady and the Tramps Band is known for.
PJ began his musical career as a drummer at age 7 for his family’s band. It wasn’t until after he graduated high school that they realized the dude could sing. He has played and sung with bands in the ares for the past 30 years.
PJ has an incredible "ear" and a natural grit in his voice that makes the audience want to lean forward and listen. He adds background harmonies when he is not singing the lead vocal.
His drumming background makes him a natural on the conga drums. PJ has also taken on the role of mixing sound for the band on an iPad while singing and playing the conga drums.
Michael has played guitar, bass and mandolin in Rock/Blues/Jazz/Acoustic groups over the years. He has worked with many artists and produced, arranged and recorded dozens of albums, jingles and voice recordings for video/film in studios in New York and his former facility in the South Bay.
Joining the Musicians Union in New York the day he turned 16, he performed in ensembles for hundreds of parties and social events. In college he played bass and guitar is several Jazz/Rock/Acoustic groups and school groups. He started his musical journey in grade school on Long Island where he studied drums and brass horns before moving on to bass and guitar.
Tom Root began playing guitar 50 years ago. He grew up in the Los Angeles area and played in various bands in the 70s and 80s. He relocated to Northern California and he’s been playing in several different bands since then. His influences include the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Black Crowes. He currently plays guitar for Lady and the Tramp‘s and Rock Salt & Nails. He also writes, records, and produces original music.
Check out Tom's Original Music at:https://open.spotify.com/user/tsroot3?si=31d0b78a909349e8
It was 7th grade summer school; they offered Beginning Guitar. I convinced my parents to rent an acoustic guitar and by the end of the term was playing Black Magic Woman by Santana like a pro - At least I thought so.
That was the start. Learned guitar, graduated to electric, and found others to play with. No matter who I played with, there was always a room full of guitar players, but no bass. I had the ear for it so I stepped in to fill the spot – temporarily.
Many years later, I’m still on bass, enjoy it, and am pretty good at it – at least I think so.
My musical career has taken me many places. I played with some great bands, venues and players. Players include guitarists, vocalists, keyboardists and drummers from great bands such as Eddy Money, Journey, America and BB King. Recording and collaborating are my passion, and of course being an original member of The Lady and The Tramps Band is a major high point.
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