San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of August 1st

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of August 1st, 2016 featuring: Local Traffic, Jackie Turner & Friends, Chrome Deluxe, and the Steve Taylor Duo.

Local Traffic: Thursday August 4th @ 7pm


Formed in the Summer of 2002, local traffic combines the songs you love – and will love – while giving them a unique sound and spin. Originally a 4-piece rock band, local traffic played every venue in the area – from the Gilroy Garlic Festival, and the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, to the San Jose Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon – until the two founders decided to focus on their two favorite instruments…the ukulele and double bass.

Jackie Turner & Friends: Friday August 5th @ 7pm


Jackie Turner & Friends  provides music for all occasions. R&B, Jazz, Blues, Latin, Reggae, Funk, Top 40, Lite Rock, Country you name it we can play it!

Chrome Deluxe: Saturday August 6th @ 7pm


Chrome Deluxe has gained a reputation as one of the most diverse R&B, Swing and Blues based bands in the South Bay Area with their own special take on both classics and current favorites.  Particularly popular with fans who like to dance. The group draws from the innovators of American music while translating the music into their own sound and bringing the audience quality entertainment and a truly fun musical experience.

Steve Taylor Duo: Sunday August 7th @ 1pm


Steve Taylor-Ramírez is a Pandora-played singer-songwriter named a “Critic's Choice” by the Bay Area News Group, the weekly East Bay Express, and the events staff at the University of California, Berkeley. Taylor-Ramírez plays a mix of folk-rock, Latin and blues that listeners say crosses boundaries.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of July 25th

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.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of July 18

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of July 18th, 2016 featuring: Mike Osborne Band, The Fixers, Fog City Swampers, Tony Lindsay & Spangalang, and the Scott Cooper Duo.

The Mike Osborne Band: Thursday July 21st @ 7pm


The Mike Osborn Band is a unique blend of classic rock, blues and country with an occasional Celtic accent thrown in (oh, did I mention unique?).

Always soulful, always danceable, always with a concert stage presence and audience interaction, the entire band delivers on multiple levels all at the same time.

From its boot scootin’ boogie dance songs to its weepy ballads, Mike has plenty of diversity yet his passionate, masterful guitar playing ties it all together.

The Fixers: Friday July 22nd @ 7pm


The Fixers covers a wide variety of music. They are sure to get people up off their feet and dancing to old and modern pop tunes. Basically, the band plays anything that people like to hear. The Fixers play Americana, Country, Pop, and R n B music. The group is composed of Ariana Rice (Vocals and Acoustic Guitars), Jon Jimmerson (Guitars, Steel, and Vox), Matt Quillen (Bass Guitar), and Jeff Hazen (Drums). Each member of the band has been a full time performing artist as somepoint in their lives. 

Fog City Swampers: Saturday July 23rd @ 7pm @ GARAGE PATIO STAGE


The Fog City Swampers have been Rocking Northern California and beyond since 2003. The band puts on a high energy show that's sure to get people moving on the dance floor. Along with classics by artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, CCR, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, and Johnny Cash, audiences can also expect to hear more contemporary songs by such bands as The Civil Wars, Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Black Keys, and many more. If you like live music, come on down and be a part of the Swamp Show!

Tony Lindsay & Spangalang: Saturday July 23rd @ 7pm @ MARKET PLAZA STAGE


Tony Lindsay, who was born in Kingston, New York, now calls San Francisco his home, is back in the SANTANA lineup. He first toured with SANTANA in 1991 and can be heard on the 1992 release, Milagro. When not touring with SANTANA, he sings for Spang-a-Lang, a local R&B/Jazz/Pop group he founded that has opened for several well-known acts, including Curtis Mayfield, Jr. Walker, Tower of Power, and Average White Band, to name a few. 

As an individual, Tony has recorded or performed with several artists, including Tevin Campbell, O'Jays, Al Jarreau, Steve Winwood, Johnny Gill, Teddy Pendergrass, Aretha Franklin, and Lou Rawls.

The Scott Cooper Duo: Sunday, July 24th @ 1pm


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).


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San Pedro Square Market Live Music Week of July 11

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of July 11th, 2016 featuring: The Cruisetones, Sound Decision, Math Class, and Individuo.

The Cruisetones Ft. Stephanie Teel: Thursday, July 14th @ 7pm


Stephanie Teel is a native San Franciscan, and still lives in the City, across from Ocean Beach. 

She started her music career playing all the top Hotels in San Francisco for private parties, including political events and entertaining overseas dignitaries. 

Her road gigs began in Las Vegas with the Al Bellow Revue with Jenny Jones as the bands leader and drummer. (Jenny went on to be a TV talk show host). The band was booked solid for two years playing in several casinos in Vegas, Reno, Tahoe, and clubs in New Mexico and a tour of eastern Canada.

Stephanie also has played solo performances in Great Falls, Montana, New Orleans, San Francisco, Oakland’s Art & Soul Festival and a tour in Arizona.

Sound Decision: Friday, July 15th @ 7pm


Here's a sampling of the music we play. Let us know if you have any special requests:

"All Day and All of the Night" by The Kinks
"Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison
"Come Together" by The Beatles
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones
"Stepping Stone" by The Monkees

"Can't Get Enough" by Bad Company
"I Wanna Be Sedated" by Ramones
"Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffet
"Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Takin' Care Of Business" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive

"867-5309 / Jenny" by Tommy Tutone
"I Melt With You" by Modern English
"Just Like Heaven" by The Cure
"What I Like About You" by The Romantics
"White Wedding" by Billy Idol

'90s and today...
"Ball And Chain" by Social Distortion
"Hey Jealousy" by Gin Blossoms
"Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" by The Spin Doctors
"Slide" by Goo Goo Dolls
"The MIddle" by Jimmy Eat World

Math Class: Saturday, July 16th @ 7pm


Math Class is fronted by talented vocalist “Mr. Math” who has years of world tour experience and has opened for many world class bands such as Aerosmith, 311, Sublime, Candlebox, Pepper, Incubus, and many more.

With a show mentality, Math Class interacts with audiences making everyone feel like they are part of a classroom of rock. Taking and an energetic show that will make everyone feel like they are sweating without even attending gym class.

With a love and talent for music this band is a very dedicated outfit that will bring strong dress attire with a rockstar flair, relevant song choices that cater to varying crowds, and most of all, a broken boundary between the band and the audience which creates a show that people will talk about for years to come……….. Welcome to Class….. Math Class.

Individuo: Sunday, July 17th @ 1pm


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.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of July 4th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of July 4th, 2016 featuring: Bipolarbears, Andre Thierry, Lara Price & Velvet Plum, and the Wil Roberts Duo.

Bipolarbears: Thursday, July 7th @ 7pm


The Bi Polar Bears are a 3 piece Classic / Modern Rock/ Blues Band in the South San Francisco Bay Area. We play your favorite tunes and many you don’t normally hear from your favorite bands. The Bi Polar Bears have three members: Bob Bowne (Lead Vocals and Bass Guitar), Rick Smith (Drums and Backing Vocals) and Ron Senior (Guitars and Backing Vocals). Each Member has a unique musical background and style which adds to the blend that creates a distinctive sound.

Andre Thierry (Grammy Nominated): Friday, July 8th @ 7pm


GRAMMY Nominated, Andre Thierry is a phenomenal talent who has been capturing the attention of other musicians and music lovers since he was a toddler. Andre’s French Creole heritage is deeply rooted in Louisiana although he was born and reared in northern California. Michael Tisserand, author of The Kingdom of Zydeco, considered the definitive book on the history of Zydeco music, wrote, “In America, great migrations produce great music. Just as Delta musicians took Highway 61 to Chicago and electrified their blues, so did the Creoles and Cajuns migrate to California and establish vital dance communities. Now the California scenes rival anything back home in Louisiana, and that’s due to players like Andre Thierry, a standard bearer for the new generation. Thierry is among the best of both the West Coast and the Gulf Coast, and he combines youthful vigor with a mature appreciation for his inherited tradition.”

Lara Price & Velvet Plum: Saturday, July 9th @ 7pm


Velvet Plum prides itself in it's versatility. We cover the best from the 60's, 70's, 80's up to what's happening right now. Our set lists are prepared with familiar tunes from Marvin Gay, Patti LaBelle, No Doubt, Aretha Franklin, Ohio Players, Amy Winehouse, Pharrell, Beatles, Santana and many more.

Wil Roberts Duo: Sunday, July 10th @ 1pm


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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