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The Experts - 5/24/18Thursday, May 24 2018 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start / Ends 9:30pm (Estimated End Time)
The Experts - 5/24/18
at City Winery Boston
- 9:30pm (Estimated End Time)
TICKETS ARE $10.00 IN ADVANCE & $12.00 AT THE DOOR.
Any band that has the nerve to call itself “The Experts” had better deliver results, right? While it’s true that all the band members have the kind of pedigree that earns them the moniker, the name came from an inside joke at rehearsals.
This band is primarily the vision of its leader, Jim LaTorre. A career of successes in his own field have led him to a place where he can play the music he wants to play with the best musicians he can find.
The mission of this band is simple. Put the music first. That means offering a great sounding live show that’s exciting to watch and listen to.
The resumes and accomplishments of the individual musicians are far too numerous to list. In short, the list includes worldwide concert tours, Grammy, Emmy and Academy award nominations, critical and popular acclaim.
Stylistically, the band draws most of its cover repertoire from popular songs from the late 1960’s through 1970’s. This was an era that featured layered musical textures involving multiple vocal harmonies and guitar parts. With 5 singers and 4 guitarists, the band can cover a lot of ground most bands can’t.
Dave Shaheen – Lead Vocals/Backup Vocals/Electric Guitar/Acoustic Guitar:
Lisa Wilson-Brumby – Lead Vocals/Backup Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Percussion
Lisa Wilson Brumby has been a professional singer since she was 18 years old. A seasoned musician with a 2 decade-long history of performing regional shows with the critically acclaimed recording group, She's Busy, Lisa was affectionately nicknamed the "One Take Wonder Dame" in the studio. Besides her versatile vocal abilities and ear for complex harmonies, Lisa is a skilled guitar player and percussionist. She and her songwriter husband have produced several collections of original music in their Massachusetts-based home studio, and also produce other artists. Whether crooning a ballad during a solo performance or rocking it out with a full band, Lisa continues to please audiences in a variety of music venues throughout New England.
Juli Morgan – Lead Vocals/Backup Vocals/Electric Guitars
Juli Morgan is a Songwriter, Recording Artist, Guitarist, Recording Session Guitarist, and a Guitar Instructor. She was a founding member of the instrumental trio Destiny and has played live nationally, opening for artists such as Joe Satriani, Robin Trower, Ronnie James Dio, and Blue Oyster Cult. She has released a full length CD with Destiny and two solo recordings, an EP in 2011 and a Full Length CD in 2012 (recorded in Nashville.) She has won numerous guitar competitions including Joe Satriani’s Whooznxt, hosted by Guitar Center in 2012, and Lincoln Brewster’s Show Me What You Got in 2010. Her YouTube Channel has over 1,800 subscribers and 450,000 views. Before moving to Boston she played for the Pacific Northwest’s premiere dance band, The Rhythm Nation and the Disco/Funk sensation, DanceMaxx Band. Juli earned her Bachelor’s degree in Guitar performance from Berklee College of Music in the fall of 2016. In addition to playing with The Experts she currently teaches guitar at Guitar Center in Braintree, MA and also performs regularly with the Jon Finn Group.
Steve Carro – Lead Vocals/Backup Vocals
Steve pretty much has been singing professionally since he exited his mother’s womb in 1958. He has performed with various Rock, Funk and Blues bands in the New England area, for over 40 years. For the last 5 years Steve has been the front man for Sharky, a high energy and powerful classic rock and soul cover band.
"To me, singing in a band is like being on a cool sports team. Everyone has to work together to make the music happen and when the chemistry is there, look out. Music has also allowed me to meet a ton of cool folks along the way and make long lasting friendships and play with some of the area’s best musicians."
When not up on stage, Steve is a multi-award-winning News Videographer in the Boston broadcast news market.
In his spare time, Steve just enjoys living life every day.
Jim LaTorre – Electric Guitar/Acoustic Guitar:
Jim began his career in the investment industry over thirty years ago. He is a founding partner of Northern Cross, LLC, where he and his partners manage the Harbor International Fund and other large investment accounts.
Jim balances his commitment to the investment industry through a deep passion in both music and nature. He has been playing guitar since the age of nine. As with his successes in business, he plays guitar with the same level of ferocity that he brings to everything else.
Jim decided he wanted to play and perform music at a level of quality equal to any professionally touring act. To do this, he’s teamed up with a great group of musicians; each with impressive resumes of their own.
Jon Finn – Backup Vocals/Electric Guitar:
A guitarist since age six, Jon Finn has been a professional musician for most of his life. Joining the guitar faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1988, he started the Jon Finn Group later that same year. To date, they have two internationally released CDs, Don't Look So Serious (Legato Records 1994), Wicked (SEP Records 2000), several independent releases, and countless performances worldwide under their belts. For over three years, Jon wrote a monthly instructional feature for a national magazine called Guitar. Jon has also authored several books for Mel Bay Publications: “Advanced Modern Rock Guitar Improvisation”, “One Guitar, Many Styles”, “Blues/Rock Improvisation”, “Riffs: Volume One”, and a few more currently in production. Today Jon frequently performs and records with the Boston Pops Orchestra. With them he’s performed with Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Natalie Cole, Carly Simon, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Melissa Etheridge, Andy Grammer and many others. He’s been involved in a plethora of concerts and recording sessions, including 6 CDs (two of which were Grammy nominated), 8 US concert tours, and one tour in Asia.
One of his songs, “Berlin Wall” appears in the motion picture release “Refusenik”, a documentary about Soviet Jews and their struggle to escape to the US during the Cold-War era. Jon’s guitar is heard on the NFL Theme Song during the football season.
JFG released their 3rd new full-length CD “Bull in a China Shop” (SEP Music) in 2010, still gaining quite a lot of steam purely on “word-of-mouth.” Jon’s latest project is to turn his website jonfinn.com into a formidable information center for modern rock guitarists.
Jon spends his spare time with his family.
Joe Santerre, Electric Bass:
Joe Santerre plays primarily 6 string electric bass. He is the bassist in the Jon Finn Group. Joe has been teaching in the Bass Department at Berklee College of Music since 1984 and is the first primarily 6 string bass player in the department. For seven years he was a contributing writer for Bass Frontiers Magazine. Also, Joe has published three bass books for Berklee Press/Hal Leonard Publications. He has recorded instructional bass video lessons for Jamplay.com. and has a solo CD, “The Scenic Route”. Joe has recorded and/or performed with Jon Finn, Guthrie Govan, Carmen Paris, Chad Wackerman, (Alan Holdsworth, Zappa), Mike Mangini (Dream Theater) Dave DiCenso (JFG, Hiromi) Larry Finn, Mark Walker (Paquito D'Rivera), Danny McClain (Earth Wind & Fire), Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs), Steve Hunt (Stanley Clarke, Alan Holdsworth), George Garzone, John Blackwell (Prince, Justin Timberlake), Casey Schuerell (Jean Luc Ponty), Equie Castillo (Tito Puente),Tom Coster (Santana), Dino Govoni, and Ross Ramsay among others. Joe likes to make the groove feel good! He spends his free time with family & nature.
Larry Finn, Drums:
Though he has no relation to Jon, the musical rapport he and Jon create together is a reflection of Larry’s unique, empathetic, and enthusiastic drumming style. Larry is one of the most popular drum instructors on the Berklee College of Music faculty and a very well-known freelance drummer with credits ranging from The Courage Brothers and Tiger Okoshi to Rent. Recently, Larry released an instructional drumming video called Accelerate Your Drumming for Rittor Music that has brought his personal drumming style acclaim all over the world.
"Being a drummer is like being a professional athlete in that you have to be in shape both physically and mentally. A lot of people, when they see a drummer playing a repetitive groove for three minutes, might not realize how hard that is to do. It's difficult to put the whole package—good technique and a musical approach—together."
Rich Cesarini, Keyboards:
Rich Cesarini has been a well-known piano/keyboard/accordion player and instructor since the mid 1980's. He has played and recorded with many bands in New England including the Fat City Band, Po'Boys, Godsends, Big Daddy and the Accelerators, NH favorites Brickyard Blues and the popular New England Grateful Dead cover band Deadbeat. Rich played keyboards on Bus Hair, a track from Jon Finn's release "Don't Look So Serious." In addition to his keyboard duties in The Experts, Rich also plays for The Terrifics, an acoustic duo based on the south shore and is the keyboard player for the Jon Finn Group.
Most recently, Rich opened his own music school known as “Southeast School of Music” in Easton, MA,
The band has been performing in Southeast Massachusetts (known as the “South Shore”) for a little over a year, working the kinks out of their live show. Right now, they are ready to expand their network of performing and touring venues.
The Experts’ master list includes songs from these artists:
-Blue Oyster Cult
-Grand Funk Railroad