San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of March 28th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of March 28th, 2016 featuring Shark Sandwich, Sonic Blue ft Joy Bonner, and Greg Lamboy.

Shark Sandwich: Friday April 1st @ 7:00pm

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Shark Sandwich is the ultimate band for any party. Our repertoire spans eight decades of pop, jazz, oldies, reggae, surf, classic rock, and dance tunes. We can play light background jazz music or keep the dance floor packed all night.  

Sonic Blue ft. Joy Bonner: Saturday April 2nd @ 7:00pm

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Sonic Blue is a dynamic duo consisting of Joy Bonner, vocals, and Peter Cor, keyboards and programming.

Originally from Los Angeles by way of Santa Cruz, Joy has had a successful career singing in many professional bands throughout her career. She is currently completing the recording of an original Jazz CD. Joy has opened for the Doobie Brothers, Tom Jones, Chris Isaak and Dionne Warwick. She also performed on the Wayne Brady Show. The ultimate professional, she has even performed the national anthem at an Angels' game.

Sonic Blue's repertoire covers a wide variety of musical styles, ensuring there's a little something for everyone. In addition to paying tribute to many of the classic R & B and Jazz vocalist greats (such as Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn, and Stevie Wonder), they also cover a wide variety of classic rock and 70s artists.

Greg Lamboy: Sunday April 3rd @ 1:00pm

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Greg Lamboy has been singing since he could speak. Starting at age 3 he would sing himself to sleep with the songs he heard on the radio. The music continued through grade school where he got his first taste of indie stardom. “My 1st grade choir teacher found out I ‘played’ guitar and asked me to bring it to class. I stood up in front of a bunch of 6 year olds with my Sears plastic guitar, strummed one open chord and the crowd went nuts. I thought ‘Hey, I could get used to this.’” he says with a laugh.

Now performing regularly with a new band and gaining new fans and professional accolades, Greg Lamboy is a musical artist with a strong voice, powerful guitar, and a heart connected to the community. Greg’s music is currently being heard on radio stations near and far, including KFOG's Acoustic Sunrise, Costa Rica and the UK. Weaving unforgettable melodies with raw emotion, he creates accessible music that wins the hearts, minds, and ears of all who listen.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music Week of March 21st

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of March 21st, 2016 featuring: Scott Cooper, Spill The Wine, RJ Haas Band, & Rich Kubec.

Scott Cooper Duo: Thursday March 24th @ 7pm

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Multi-instrumentalist Scott Cooper is a veteran of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. Though best known for playing rhythm guitar in the popular Grateful Dead tribute the China Cats, Scott is has his hands in multiple projects simultaneously. His own band Scotty & the Barrelmakers showcases his songwriting in a jam band setting. Scott's solo debut "A Leg Trick" (2012) reached #5 on the jam band radio charts, despite no label or publicity support. He has been playing bass with Bay Area jam band the Gary Gates Band for over decade and plays on Gary's heralded CD "San Gregorio General Store" produced by John Nowland (Neil Young, Jewel). Scott’s other current projects include bluegrass combo The Intangibillies, as well as performing solo and duo gigs. An in-demand sideman, Scott has also worked with the Banana Slug String Band, Stu Allen, Jim Lewin, as well as members of the Doobie Brothers, Jefferson Starship, David Grisman Quintet. Scott has performed with Donna Godchaux (former singer for the Grateful Dead) and Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band).

Spill The Wine: Friday March 25th @ 7pm

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Party, Dance, Soul, Rock, Funk, R&B | The San Francisco Bay Area's favorite party band!

RJ Haas Band: Saturday March 26th @ 7pm

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Coming out of the Bay Area, RJAE HAAS BAND is among the fastest rising Latin/Blues/Classic Rock bands in California today. Armed with genuine talent and a strong passion for great music and entertainment, five outstanding musicians came together to provide top-notch entertainment to folks in San Jose, the Bay Area, and other parts of California. The band is composed of Lead Guitar and Vocals RJae Haas who originally founded the band in 2008, Keyboard player Misael Flores, Drummer Devin Lesneski, and female vocalist Juzelie Gomez. Performing with three different genre's and a huge repertoire of songs this band is sure to deliver 

Rich Kubec: Sunday March 27th @ 1pm

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Rich began playing guitar and singing in middle school. He began writing and performing around the same time and continued in college, playing in a popular local band. He decided to make the move to LA and try to do what he always wanted to do; write, record, and perform his music. During his four years there he wrote two albums of material and became proficient at recording and producing. Upon moving back to his hometown, San Jose, he joined numerous bands and began playing out as a solo-artist. He currently gigs three to five times a week at wineries, bars, breweries, restaurants, private parties, weddings, and corporate and other events.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music Week of March 14th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in downtown san jose the week of March 14th, 2016 featuring: Gary Gates Duo, Sonic Blue w/ Joy Bonner, Lara Price & Wil Roberts.

Gary Gates: Thursday March 17th @ 7:00pm

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Aside from Neil Young, there is no brighter star in the famed West Coast hamlet of La Honda than Gary Gates. A veteran of the Bay Area music scene, Gary has been playing "jam band" music longer than the moniker has existed. In 1976, Gary toured as the opening act for Neil's legendary Northern California Bar Tour. As a member of the popular Loma Mar Store Band, later Rhythm Method, and now fronting a band of his own name, Gary has picked up more and more fans and admirees over the decades. Yet wider-spread stardom has eluded Gary, possibly because of his frequent "staycations" in Hawaii and Thailand. Regardless, the Gary Gates Band is arguably today's Bay Area's hottest unsigned jam band.

Sonic Blue w/ Joy Bonner: Friday March 18th @ 7:00pm

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Joy Bonner is a high energy, vocalist who keeps her audience involved with a custom repertoire of songs spanning from the 1940’s to the current hits of today! She has performed for hundreds of events from fundraisers to corporate celebrations and private parties.  

With her original band, The Gurus, Joy has toured the States and Europe promoting their CD, Ritual Dance. The Gurus music has been showcased on TV and had radio airplay with their single “See You As I Do”.

Joy has opened for the Doobie Brothers, Tom Jones, Chris Isaak & Dionne Warwick. Recently Joy was honored to be invited to sing the National Anthem, God Bless America & Take Me Out to the Ballgame at a 2002 World Championship Anaheim Angels game! Joy has also performed on the Wayne Brady Show!

Lara Price Band: Saturday March 19th @ 7:00pm

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She’s an All American singer with a sultry stage presence and a voice that 
demands your attention- smoky, lonely, sexy, and powerful. It’s no wonder her 
music transcends the blues and crosses a line into music that is unequivocally 
superb.

Wil Roberts Duo: Sunday March 20th @ 1:00pm

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Wil creates an atmosphere of musical excellence where ever he performs his mix of R&B, coffee house, and adult contemporary pop.  His beautiful voice and relaxed style on guitar or keyboard set him apart from other entertainers and make him a favorite at intimate events.

 

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of March 7th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose featuring The Cruisetones, the Jake Rivers Band, Pacific Standard, and Jerry Sauceda, the week of March 7th, 2016.

The Cruisetones: Thursday March 10th @ 7pm

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The CruiseTones are a versatile, talented group of performers that can lay back & groove things early, then kick it up when it’s time to get the party rolling. Made up of some the Bay Area’s best musicians this group is comfortable playing many musical styles and are indeed, the CruiseTones. Check them out!

The Jake Rivers Band: Friday March 11th @ 7pm

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Jake Rivers grew up in San Jose, California. Son to a single mother for most of his early years. When he wasn't with his family or in sports, he spent most of his time writing music on a keyboard in his bedroom. Picking up the guitar while in high school, Jake quickly latched onto a whole new world of songwriting as a coping mechanism for many of life's difficulties. Rivers lists some of his many inspirations to be Carly Rae Jepsen, Foster the People, Oasis, The 1975, Goo Goo Dolls, Keane, Max Martin, and of course Coldplay.

Most of what you hear in Jake's music is written entirely by himself. From every melody and rhythmic noise you hear, to one hundred percent of the lyrics, Jake likes being apart of the artistic process throughout the whole journey of each song. With a few exceptions, he will be the writer, performer, and producer of his original work unless otherwise noted.

Pacific Standard: Saturday March 12th @ 7pm

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Now performing regularly with a new band and gaining new fans and professional accolades, Greg Lamboy is a musical artist with a strong voice, powerful guitar, and a heart connected to the community. Greg’s music is currently being heard on radio stations near and far, including KFOG's Acoustic Sunrise, Costa Rica and the UK. Weaving unforgettable melodies with raw emotion, he creates accessible music that wins the hearts, minds, and ears of all who listen.

Jerry Sauceda: Sunday March 13th @ 1pm

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Jerry Sauceda and his trio are primarily a cover band utilizing Jerry's very own uniquely designed sequenced backing tracks. Mr. Sauceda and his trio perform everything from Rock, Dance R&B, Hip Hop, Motown, Jazz Standards, Latin and Country. He plays as a live guitarist, vocalist with an accompanying live sax player and keyboardist.

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