San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of July 25th, 2016 featuring: The Mary Ellen Duell Trio, The Emphatics, Alfie & XS, and Diminished Blue.
The Mary Ellen Duell Trio: Thursday July 28th @ 7pm
Mary Ellen is considered to be one of the most popular and diverse female vocalists in the Bay Area. Known for her powerful and emotional delivery and for her pure, versatile sound, Mary Ellen is a vocal force to be reckoned with. Her outgoing, engaging stage presence makes everyone in the audience feel like they are a part of the show. Having worked with Read Zaro at TEC Productions for over 20 years, Mary Ellen is also one of the primary booking agents for "The Divas of the Decades" and various other Bay Area entertainers.
Mary Ellen has always wanted to form a tribute band, initially, considering doing a "Heart" tribute. After realizing that there were so many other women in rock that she would like to pay homage to, she decided to expand the idea and after meeting Amanda Dieck, her "Diva sister", "Divas of the Decades" was formed in April of 2010.
Mary Ellen performs in a duo regularly playing everything from Farmer's Markets, Community Events, Private Parties and weddings. It is a high-tech duo that combines live music, vocals & high end recorded tracks. For more information on the menu option "The Mary Ellen Duo" for more info! Mary Ellen is married to founding Garage Band member, Thom Duell. Their two sons, Michael & Thomas are both in original bands starting to make a name for themselves in the bay area and beyond. The Duell's have been referred to as a modern day "Partridge Family"...though Mary Ellen would like to consider themselves a little "hipper" she does admit "the bus would be cool".
Mary Ellen is excited about the performance opportunities that lie ahead for the "Divas of the Decades".
The Emphatics: Friday July 29th @ 7pm
The Emphatics are a professional, dynamic, 4 piece Dance Cover Band hailing from the San Jose Bay Area. The Emphatics band members have played clubs and festivals all around the region from San Francisco to Monterey for the past 25 years.
For the past 3 years, The Emphatics play dance hit music from current pop, rock, R&B, soul, funk, hip hop and country artists. Every show is tailored to each venue for maximum crowd participation and non-stop dancing action.
Alfie & XS: Saturday July 30th @ 7pm
Having performed at 100's of great Weddings, large Fundraiser events, Social parties, and Corporate Events and Holiday Parties at most of the major Hotels, Country Clubs and Convention Centre's in the Bay area, this Band is known for fabulous Stage presentation, warm audience Rapport, and the best blend and variety of styles and decades of Romantic and High Energy Dance music in the Bay.
Great professional versatile musicianship that presents the best Variety of music that includes: Classic Big Band Swing (Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Dianna Krull); Smooth Jazz; Latin (from Santana to Salsa) Disco;Motown / R and B; Rock and Roll, and current HIGH ENERGY Pop Dance Hits (with a touch of Coldplay,if you want!)!
Diminished Blue: Sunday July 31st @ 1pm
Diminished Blue is a three-piece guitar, bass, drum combo which specializes in some great
music. Whether it's a coffee house, restaurant, bar, reception, wine tasting or a corporate
function, Diminished Blue is your solution for a casual, cool and fun listening experience.