San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of April 23rd, 2018 featuring: Paul Kent, Jerry Sauceda, Lisa Lindsley, Dolce Musica Trio, Sound Decision and Andre Thierry.
Paul Kent: Monday, April 23rd @ 6:00pm
Paul was born in Brooklyn but spent most of his youth in Rockland County, New York, moving to Palo Alto, California in his teens. His musical influences include Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Southside Johnny, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, 60's Stax and Motown groups. His guitar influences are Eric Clapton, Mike Campbell, Joe Bonamassa, Chuck Berry, James Burton and Pete Townshend.
Paul plays a custom Scott Lentz Telecaster, Fender Telecasters and occasionally a Gibson Les Paul guitar through Fender Bassman and VOX AC30 amps.
"Rock & Soul music is very important to a lot of people. Of course it's entertainment and is fun, but the personal connection that people have to timeless songs is very intense - that's what makes it timeless! Much of the fun in what we do is seeing people singing along, pumping their fists, or just smiling from ear to ear when we launch into a song that has that personal connection for them, or evokes a great memory - whether it was last week, last summer, or years ago. The magic moments are when a whole audience connects to a song and you can tell we're all connecting to a special time in our lives."
Jerry Sauceda: Tuesday, April 24th @ 6:00pm
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.
Lisa Lindsley: Wednesday, April 25th @ 6:00pm
In turning herself into the consummate professional, Lindsley has also turned into a powerfully expressive artist whose debut album announced the emergence of a formidable creative force. With Long After Midnight, Lindsley makes a major leap as a vocalist fully in charge of her sound and repertoire. It’s an album for blissful late-night listening that leaves you wondering what the next day has to offer.
Dolce Musica: Thursday, April 26th @ 6:00pm
Dolce Musica is a trio that performs a great variety of material with joy and passion. From seminal artists like Dylan to "old school" R&B and original material, the song selection pleases audiences wherever we play. The trio combines the expert guitar styling of Don Bill and smooth flugelhorn and bass accompaniment of Chris Vasquez. We feature Ren Geisick on vocals. Ren is a rising star who is a 2015 Jazz Search West winner, which culminated in an award winning performance at Yoshi's, Oakland. Ren also is releasing her first solo Album, produced by Grammy award winner, Jesse Harris, (Don't Know Why) in 2017! Our sets suit the tastes of many and we're lucky, because we chose the tunes we love to play!
Sound Decision: Friday, April 27th @ 7:00pm
Billy Idol No Doubt Billy Joel Rolling Stones Cream Steppenwolf The Beatles The Kinks The Monkees Journey Van Morrison Bachman Turner Overdrive Bad Company Doobie Brothers Eddie Money Elvis Costello Jimmy Buffett Lynyrd Skynyrd Robert Palmer The Cars Tom Petty Wild Cherry ZZ Top K.C. & the Sunshine Band Beastie Boys English Beat Greg Kihn John Mellencamp Modern English Neil Young Stray Cats The Cure Bon Jovi The Clash The Georgia Satellites The Knack The Proclaimers The Ramones The Romantics The Smithereens Tommy Tutone Violent Femmes Better Than Ezra Foo Fighters Gin Blossoms Lenny Kravitz Lit Social Distortion Spin Doctors Sublime Goo Goo Dolls Toad The Wet Sprocket Weezer The Black Keys Collective Soul Jimmy Eat World Kings of Leon The Dandy Warhols Loverboy U2
Andre Thierry: Saturday, April 28th @ 7:00pm
2013 Grammy® nominee Andre Thierry is a phenomenal talent who has been capturing the attention of other musicians and music lovers since he was a young boy. Thierry’s French creole heritage is deeply rooted in Louisiana although he was born and raised in northern California.
At only 32 years old, Thierry is already a legend. There is widespread agreement that he is an exceptional multi-dimensional musician who has a finely honed ability to merge traditional zydeco music with hip-hop, blues, jazz and rock. Building from his love and respect for traditional zydeco, his original music is a blend of old and new. His musical mastery enables him to create a unique sound for his and future generations while staying true to the past.
The “King of Zydeco,” the late great Clifton Chenier, grabbed the three-year old Thierry by the arms and deemed him a future accordion player. Andre was captivated—and when local musician Billy Wilson (currently with MotorDude Zydeco) gave him his first accordion, he began teaching himself to play by listening to Chenier’s music.
Andre Thierry can't be lumped into zydeco's old-school R&B-influenced camp or its nouveau, rap-inspired one: He and his band, Zydeco Magic, lay down both soulful, traditional slow-dances and bottom-end-booming kinetic groovers.