PEARL STREET BAND
"Pearl Street" is a derivative of two former Long Island bands of the past; "Pearly" and "South Street" both of Oyster Bay, N.Y. The marriage of these bands creates a unique brand of many genres of music.The talented horn players, John Marshall; tenor sax, Bob Cassara ; trombone and John Brierly on trumpet remains the tightest and most uplifting section to be reckoned with. Mike Mattia continues to produce the exciting horn arrangements and funkiness on keyboard as he did for the 26 piece band that backed Peggy Lee, Manhattan Transfer and Petula Clark at the Empire Room in NYC. New member drummer Don "Groover" Moffat provides the solid foundation for the group's many layers and has worked on both Coasts for many great artists.Willie Maiorello, lead vocalist and bass player is revered for his amazing talent to interpret any style of music with warmth, excitement and deep emotion. Going from raw and raspy to velvety smooth with one of the most unique Voices, Willie gives his audience their money’s worth and then some. His humble persona only makes his talent that much more appreciated. Leslie Zimei, lead vocalist readily jumped at the chance to work with musicians of this caliber. Not only do the boys in the band provide the best musical atmosphere for her as a singer but they are all good friends with mutual respect and admiration for one another. Her resume includes opening for Manhattan Transfer. Peggy Lee, Petula Clark and Fred Travelina as well as lead vocalist for Cadillac Moon for 9 years. The music of Pearl Street is a combination of Funk, R & B, Blues and Jazz bringing a great selection of songs for listening, dancing and a good time for all!