The Oceana Drive Trio is a jazzy roots, blues and pop trio, with a well of knowledge that reaches deep into the American musical tradition. We are committed to musical excellence and a polished performance, all for the purpose of reaching into the hearts of our audience and giving them something positive to take away from their listening experience. We like making people happy! The trio has been performing to a growing audience on the West Shore of Michigan over the past year. They perform regularly at community events, weddings, concert series and restaurants up and down the West Shore of Michigan. Word must be spreading, because with each passing year, more requests come in.
Price Range: $300-$1,000
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Oceana Drive Trio is a fun but musically serious acoustic band. When you listen to us, you'll hear authentic, raw emotion from voice and instrument. We play and sing music that grips your heart and soothes your soul. One of the unique aspects of Oceana Drive Trio is the instrumental combo; Steel guitar and acoustic 6-string guitar, mandolin and upright bass provide a pure, clean foundation for powerful vocal delivery. We're the real deal.
Just who is in this band?
Ruthie Eilers is a force of nature when it comes to making music, having honed her skills as a session musician in Nashville. She is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, fiddle and flute in addition to what is mentioned above. Through her performances, business activities and teaching, she has become a focal point for the musical life of Oceana County and the surrounding area. Her performances possess an intensity that is, to say the least, inspiring.
Andy Henley recently graduated with honors from Northwestern University with a degree in jazz bass performance. That alone could say it all, but beyond such a valuable education he is a natural musician, shining both as an accompanist and as a stunning soloist. This man was born a bass player.
Frank Galante has been singing and playing guitar practically all his life (which means for more decades than he cares to admit). He started his musical journey as a regular player at many of the most happening clubs in New York City and has since performed everywhere from the Great Lakes to the Caribbean, to Amsterdam. When not playing the blues or jazzing out, he performs on classical guitar, lute and Baroque guitar, having studied with some of the world’s most noted performers and teachers. To quote him: "Music is my reason for being".
Additional Booking Notes
Two vocal mics and stands, one instrumental mic, wind reducers on every mic if event is held outdoors. Water onstage would be appreciated. We also provide our own sound system if necessary.
Past Booked Events
|September 02, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Gull Landing|
|August 26, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Big Point Sable Lighthouse|
|August 18, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||White River Lighthouse Concert|
|August 05, 2017 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Americana Roots Music Festival|
|July 25, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Silver Lake Community Picnic|
|July 19, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Little Pt. Sable Lighthouse|
|July 07, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Hart Historic District Concert Series|
|July 01, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Country Dairy 4th of July|
|June 27, 2017 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||New Era Farmers' Market|
Chitlins Con Carne, Black Crow Blues, Angel From Montgomery, Georgia On My Mind, At Last, Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, On Broadway, Spooky, Heard It Through The Grapevine, The Lighthouse's Tale, Wildfire (John Mayer), Little Red Rooster, Leftovers, Hustled Down In Texas, Spoonful, Don't Bring Me Down, Bad Moon Risin', Hello,(Adele), One and Only, and so many more!!
Influences & Inspiration
B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Adele, Gillian Welsh, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Johnny Coltrane, Rolling Stones, John Mayer, Ella Fitzgerald.
Grand Rapids, MI
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