Meet The Musicians - And yes, we all sing!
Lee-Ann began vocal training at age 10 and has been singing much of her life
in various venues including musical theater, a-cappella groups and club & wedding bands.
She has sung both solo and back-ups on several of the best NJ stages:
NJPAC, The Strand, Count Basie Theatre & Middlesex County's Plays-in-the Park
and has also sung back-up for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend, Ben E. King,
Bob Bandiera (formerly of the Asbury Jukes and Bon Jovi), Darlene Love,
Lee-Ann has versatile lead styles, excellent harmony blend,
a wide vocal range and loves all kinds of rock, pop & soul music.
The huge repertoire this band plays also has allowed her to add
5 different small percussion items throughout each performance...so far.
You can also hear her singing & percussion at the Shore Soundz Duo performances.
Lee-Ann has been a member of Shore Soundz since its inception in Dec, 2007
and also a member of Mixed Company Quartet, a 2 male/2 female a-cappella group since 2004.
Additionally she sings since 2014 with the non-profit charitable
Holiday Express Band founded in 1993 by Tim McLoone.
Other than being with her family and close friends, there is no greater feeling
than the one Lee-Ann gets when performing songs people love...
And getting to do this with the terrific bunch in Shore Soundz
is the icing on the cake!
Justin has drawn inspiration from Chicago, Billy Joel, Elton John, and other pop legends. He spent many years working with The Fever (formerly Saturday Nite Fever) and has worked extensively with the Seth Tieger Band as well as many other cover bands. He also plays with original artist Shaun Ruymen.
A few of the terrific venues in NJ & Pa where Justin has played are Harrah's, Tropicana,
Bally's and Revel in Atlantic City, Grounds For Sculpture, The Strand Theater,
Bucks County Playhouse, World Café Life and the Poland Spring Arena.
He has also provided music for weddings and other private events
at just about every catering hall in New Jersey!
Justin is really happy to be on stage with such great musicians in Shore Soundz
while playing the music he's always loved.
Justin’s music entertainment company, Zanzibar Entertainment, featuring live music and DJ services
has been up and running since 2000. www.zanzibarent.com
***You can “have it all” at your Wedding or Private Party with Shore Soundz Band and Justin’s DJ services
on an alternating basis throughout your reception or with Shore Soundz for dinner and our DJ’s hits for dessert!
Special rates are available for combining these two as well!
Bob has been the singing bass player in Shore Soundz since its inception in Dec, 2007
and he is also the band's right arm when it comes to sound mixing.
We so often hear that our sound balance is "just perfect to enjoy the music and yet still socialize"
and we have Bob to thank for being so proficient with this skill.
His rock & jazz playing influences, coupled with his strong baritone vocals
make him a perfect leading member of any band.
Holiday Express Band founded in 1993 by Tim McLoone.
Bob spent many years performing as a guitarist,
but since bass players were hard to find,
he added bass to his list of musical talents during his 3rd year at Rutgers.
He purchased his first bass on campus for $20, which he still has and still plays on occasion.
From 1980 'till 1982, Bob co-hosted a cable TV show called
The Christy Show which interviewed the newest bands.
On this show he also performed in a duo called Parkway West.
The show's concept and format is believed to have provided the foundation for MTV.
Dave started playing drums and singing at the ripe old age of 10,
and began gigging professionally at 16. At that time he started
private instruction of jazz and Latin rhythms with New Jersey's
legendary drum instructor, Ron Whitney.
Throughout the 70's, 80's and 90's, Dave gigged regularly at the
major rock and dance clubs around the tri-state area, with bands
such as the Ravin' Band, Sinister Charm, The Wisemen and Pretty Baby.
Simultaneously he performed dozens of weddings with the True Colors Band
rounding out his repertoire for singing and playing any event.
Dave has also worked numerous recording sessions at the
prestigious Hit Factory in New York City, as well as many local New
Jersey studios. He has continued gigging non-stop right up to today.
Dave's wide variety of experience, coupled with him being an excellent
singing drummer, has made him one of the popular and sought after
musicians on the New Jersey music scene. We consider it a privilege
to have him on board at Shore Soundz!
Mike (Lead & Acoustic Guitar & Vocals)
Mike, our newest member of the Shore Soundz team,
hails from Monmouth County and began playing guitar in 7th grade.
His musical achievements are too many to list,
but 3 of his favorite former cover bands he’s performed with
all around the tri-state area have one-word names…Fresh, Shine and Chazz.
More recently, Mike has also been involved with Joe Rapolla & The Perfect Square.
Mike has been spending every November & December since 2002
delivering the gift of human kindness musically with the Holiday Express Band
founded by Tim McLoone...and plans to keep this in his schedule for as long as possible.
We are proud to know Mike, and even more proud whenever we have him on stage with Shore Soundz!
Vic joined Shore Soundz in 2015 as male vocalist & saxophonist for Shore Soundz Trio and our 5 & 6-piece events.
He has played in many great NJ bands since the mid-80s such as The Time Travelers
and is still a regular with Smoke & Mirrors Band, too. He routinely sits in with Rock bands to Blues artists up and down the East Coast. Vic has performed at the Garden State Arts Center (now the PNC Arts Center), Newark Symphony Hall, The Borgata in Atlantic City and the Wobbly Barn in Vermont just to name a few.
Vic's soulful singing and playing makes every song he does come alive.
He says he's been strongly influenced by singers such as Billy Joel who sing with power and emotion.
So energetic and interactive, Vic brings the show to the audience performance after performance!
One song and you’ll know immediately why we’ve welcomed him to Shore Soundz!