San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of Dec 19th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of December 19th, 2016 featuring: Individuo, Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers, and Otilia Donaire & the Back Alley Boys.

Individuo: Thursday, December 22nd @ 6:00pm

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Californian songstress Tiffany Joy and Colombian songsmith Maqui Reyes met in 2010 in Buenos Aires and decided to set their solo musical careers aside to form the dynamic Latin pop dúo “Individúo.” Since then, they have been performing on diverse stages in various countries. Their show mixes original repertoire with unique versions of some of the most celebrated hits ranging from Bossa Nova and Argentine Rock to Pop, Salsa, and even Colombian Cumbia.

The unique story of this duo transforms their music into something special, cosmopolitan - as eclectic and joyful as the two themselves. Singers, performers, and composers, these “Individúos” manage to translate their talent into songs that take the listener on a journey. The energy they generate on stage is a unique alchemy, a true experience for the viewer who can feel that something special vibrates wherever these two share their voices and souls.

In 2011 they teamed up with celebrated Latin music producer Oscar “El Chino” Asencio to produce their first six-song EP. In 2013 they toured in Bogotá, Colombia with their first single “Sueño”, a song that was widely accepted in Colombia, making it into the top 10 on various pop radio listings, along with its music video (filmed in San Francisco, CA), which was in rotation on various South American music video TV programs.

At the beginning of 2014 they returned to California for an extensive tour throughout the Bay Area, and filmed another video clip for their next single “Si Me Vieras tú” in the iconic San Francisco setting “Clarion Alley.”

In March of 2014 they returned to Colombia to engage in a press tour for the single “Si Me Vieras tú” – which lead to the offer of their own TV segment on the popular entertainment talk show “Bravíssimo.”

2014 ended on a high note for Individúo – they launched their third single “Tú-Yo” and performed at the renowned Astor Plaza Theatre (Opening for Dominican Singer/Songwriter Vicente García), as well as their own sold out show at the Hard Rock Café (Bogotá).

After another successful tour through northern California (USA) in Jan/Feb 2015, Individúo launched their first full length album "Sueño" with "Sold out" CD release shows in both Bogotá (Nov 2015) and San Francisco (Feb 2016). 

Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers: Friday, Decemeber 23rd @ 5:30pm

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The Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers perform new and unique arrangements of carols and songs, as well as beloved, familiar, traditional carols, created specifically for MOCC by its founding director, Ken Malucelli, ASCAP affiliated, award winning composer. Each of MOCC's quartets is accompanied by the merry sounds of sleigh bells, finger cymbals, tambourines and kazoos.

Otilia Donaire & the Back Alley Boys: Friday, December 23rd @ 7:00pm

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Singer, Otilia Donaire came onto the California music scene in 2009, and has been tantalizing Bay Area audiences ever since. Otilia's powerful and gritty vocal style (reminiscent of rock and blues icons Janis Joplin and Koko Taylor) sings with raw depth and emotion, and has the adaptability to equally transition from a power driven rock song to a sultry, blues ballad in making her a crowd favorite. She is an exceptionally dynamic and versatile performer, who is as comfortable belting out hard core, down home blues standards as she is taking on vintage rock and soul classics.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24th: NO MUSIC (CHRISTMAS EVE)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25th: NO MUSIC (CHRISTMAS DAY)

 

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of Dec. 12th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of December 12th, 2016 featuring: Mary Ellen Duel, Johnny Neri, Stan Erhardt, & Paul Kent.

Mary Ellen Duel: Thursday, December 15th @ 6:00pm

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Mary Ellen Duell has been singing in "The Garage Band", in the recording studio and on stages across the country for over two decades.  Her unrivaled vocal talent along with her engaging stage presence truly makes Mary Ellen an entertainer guaranteed to exceed your expectations!  Mary Ellen has a variety of fabulous musicians that provide live music that~combined with high-end recorded tracks~allows them to provide a huge variety of music that is continually being updated.

Johnny Neri Band: Friday, December 16th @ 7:00pm

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The Johnny Neri Band is a four piece high energy Classic Rock and Rock’n Soul Dance Band. These four musicians have over 100 years of music experience between them and it shows in every  performance. Take one part experience, two parts of versatility and a heaping spoonful of energy, stir well and you have the Johnny Neri Band. They pride themselves on the fact that they use no special effects, no gimmicks, no pre- recorded music, just raw talent that comes from years of experience and excellent four part harmony. Playing songs from over seven decades of music this band can please all audiences with hundreds of songs in their repertoire from many different genres of music. They perform at clubs, private parties and festivals all over the Bay Area.

Stan Erhardt Band: Saturday, December 17th @ 7:00pm

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Stan Erhart's roots go back to the Kansas City family farm, where hard work & play were accompanied by the pulse of John Deere tractors, V-8 cars, & country guitars -- plus the harmonica standards his Dad first wooed Mom with. Stan soon picked up his brother's baritone horn, followed by guitar, vocals, & woodwinds. Leaving Kansas City to return to school, he earned a music degree in Michigan while driving to nearby states for gigs & radio shows w/ the original progressive rock band he helped form. A subsequent move to Chicago allowed him to pursue a full schedule of private lessons & club work, while learning to deliver his 'signature stew' of R&B, Rock, & Blues. Finally relocating to San Francisco to strike out on his own, he formed one of the hardest working, well established bands in the Bay Area. They enjoy being part of the area's musical fabric & have a Grand Ole Time Dishin' Up ...

Paul Kent: Sunday, December 18th @ 1:00pm

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A simultaneously visceral and cerebral experience induced only by the seductive, deep, groove heavy, underground techno inspired music that you hear the kids listening to .. - Common side effects include: unrelenting head bobbing giving way to complete surrender to physical movement commonly referred to as 'dancing'. 

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of Dec. 5th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of December 5th, 2016 featuring: Stephanie Teel, Throwing Roses, Fast Lane, and Jerry Sauceda.

Stephanie Teel Duo: Thursday, December 8th @ 6:00pm

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After leading their own groups for years, Stephanie Teel & Dana Messing discovered a new joy in playing together. While doing a TV show as a duo, they found they ‘clicked’ and could have a lot of fun, greatly compliment each other and enjoy a full dynamic sound. It also affords them a chance to do a wide variety of songs, many of which are real crowd pleasers. The duo has received rave reviews and enjoyed tremendous success playing parties, weddings, clubs and casinos in the last six years. 

Throwing Roses: Friday, December 9th @ 7:00pm

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Joe Lococo - Guitar, fiddle and vocals. Joe hails from New York and has been playing the San Francisco area for many years. He is currently playing with Jules Broussard and Lucky Strike as well as Rhythm City. Not only is Joe a smash guitar player but he rules on the fiddle.

-Shelley Hoefer On drums and vocals. Shelley was formerly with the band LADY. With that band, she traveled all over California and Nevada. She has played every military base in California and Nevada and lives to tell the tale. With LADY she has warmed up stages for the likes of Lydia Pense and Bonnie Hayes and the Wild Combo. For such a tiny package, she's a WHOLE LOTTA TROUBLE behind those drums!

Throwing Roses has several of the the best bass players in the Bay Area : Willie Riser,Mark Johnson,Russ Whitehead,Tom Bowers or Paul Olguin

Fast Lane: Saturday, December 10th @ 7:00pm

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Fast Lane has been together for 7 years playing many venues.  They have a lot of fun onstage and it shows.  Wide range of musical styles live for each show!

Jerry Sauceda: Sunday, December 11th @ 1:00pm

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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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