Band owner and vocal headliner Joanne Cassidy was raised on Martha’s Vineyard island where her musical wings were born. She attended Berklee College of Music in Boston where she spent many years touring with Livingston Taylor, played Blue Note Jazz Clubs in Japan with the college’s select gospel choir, performed numerous shows with her peers Clay Cook and Matt Mangano (of the Zac Brown Band) and John Mayer, as well as cutting her first original album. She began singing in wedding and party bands while joining the music scenes in Boston, Los Angeles and New York City until she finally made her way back to the island she loves. Joanne can sing everything from jazz to soul to pop to rock. She prides herself on owning a band with some of the best musicians she has come across in all these years and feels so blessed to connect with her clients and share in such magical moments.
Ryan’s interest in music became apparent at a young age, growing up in a musical household and watching his parents play the piano. He studied classical and jazz early on and went on to attend Berklee College of music after high school. Ryan has immersed himself in the Boston music scene as a freelance piano/keyboard player, performing many styles of music from classical, to blues, jazz, pop, and R&B. In 2004 Ryan became music director of a well known wedding entertainment agency and held this position for over 10 years, contributing to it’s substantial growth during his tenure. He has performed with Aubrey Logan (Post Modern Jukebox), Sheena Easton, Keely Smith, Jim Belushi to name a few, and has shared the stage at festivals with artists such as Foo Fighters, Kid Rock, Earth Wind and Fire, Dianna Ross.
Great live music is transcendent and our mission is to bring your event to that magical place where the music is simply irresistible and you and your guests cannot help but dance, dance, dance! Vocal headliner Joanne Cassidy and keyboardist/musical director Ryan Claunch have more than 40 years of performing experience between them and have shared the stage with such artists as Kid Rock, Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, Earth Wind and Fire, P. Diddy, and John Mayer to name a few.
Joanne and Ryan have traveled the world making music and have performed for British royalty and political elites such as Presidents Obama, George W. Bush, the Biden Family and the Clintons. Our experience has taught us that attention to your needs is paramount and we will work with you to make sure all your favorites are covered. From classy and elegant to a high energy rocking dance party, we will deliver.