The Cover Band is a group of seasoned and young-spirited musicians with many years of musical experience. The well-rehearsed group of accomplished professionals is showcased by extraordinary male and female lead vocals, solid "groove" bass and percussion. One blazing guitar is enough to fill the room with the compliments of Tom on the keyboards! We play a wide range of music, appealing to all ages and venues. Our high-energy shows are rounded out with professional sound equipment (capable of 12,000 Watts) that can cover any size event from intimate venues or small clubs to grand ballrooms and outdoor concerts.
Our act is well refined and have the capabilities to pull emcee duties for weddings, live acoustic dinner music, after-party karaoke and more. We are extremely professional and work with you to plan all of the details of your event to make sure it is exactly how you envision it. We are also open to learning special songs that you just have to hear.
Here are a few of the artists you can expect to hear at the next Cover Band show: Journey, Lady Gaga, Joan Jett, Adele, Earth Wind and Fire, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, The Temptations, The Black Eyed Peas, KC and The Sunshine Band, Blondie, CCR, Beatles, Maroon 5, No Doubt and so much more.
Lisa is not your typical band singer. Her talent is raw and true which is showcased in all of her performances. As compared to other female vocals, she does not try to over-sing songs and performs effortlessly. She took over vocals after filling in for their regular singer in the Midnight Special Band. She was discovered by Frank at Frank's Place Sunday night Karaoke. He though that the DJ was playing the original until he looked up and saw that it was Lisa singing. He approached her and asked if she would be interested in singing with his band. She agreed and the rest is history. She also sings in East of Seattle, an acoustic 90s alternative cover band, with Wattage sharing vocals and playing guitar. GEAR: Sennheiser Microphones.Photo courtesy of Eighty Eight Photos. © 2018. All Rights Reserved.
A native of Dover, Ohio, Jason holds a B.A. in Music Performance for The University of Akron. He currently serves as Principal Double Bass of the University of Akron Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Band. He has performed with popular artists such as Jefferson Starship and "Bootsy" Collins of Parliament Funkadelic. He can be seen on stage playing a Fender Aerodyne, his custom Lucite bass "Isabel" and occasionally an 1890 German double bass and Gretsch Guitars. His favorite thing about TCB is all of the awesome bass lines that drive the Motown and Disco genres.Photo courtesy of Eighty Eight Photos. © 2018. All Rights Reserved.
Having first picked up a guitar at the age of 5, inspired by his Father, Grandfather and the music of the 50s and 60s, Wattage has always been involved with music, having been surrounded by music on both sides of his family. His first live performance with an original band was at the age of 10. Since then, he has been in both original and cover bands, mostly on vocals, but also on guitar, drums and bass. He focuses on professionalism at shows and making sure that the band puts on a good show, paying particular attention to the sound and dynamics of the band. He is also the other half of East of Seattle with Lisa, an acoustic duo that plays alternative 90s grunge. His favorite thing about the cover band is having the chance to make someone's night fun and memorable. GEAR: Sennheiser & Shure Microphones; Tru, Squire, Danelectro, Epiphone, Martin & Tanglewood Guitars; Vox & Bugera Amps, JBL, Mackie, Turbosound, Yorkville & Behringer Speakers & Consoles.Photo courtesy of Eighty Eight Photos. © 2018. All Rights Reserved.
Frank is the owner of Frank's Place on Market for the last 25 years. He has been drumming since he was 6 years old and had a steady gig at the Big Apple Night Club in the late 70s. He joined American Steal in 2000 where he met Rick and went on to form The Midnite Special with Rick. It wasn't until 2012 when Lisa took over as lead singer and Wattage showed up into Frank's Place that The Cover Band was formed. While the line up has changed only slightly since then, Frank, Lisa, Wattage and Rick have remained in place. Frank rocks a Yamaha Kit and loves being in TCB because of all the disco. He likes watching people dance from the back of the stage and seeing people smiling and having a good time.Photo courtesy of Eighty Eight Photos. © 2018. All Rights Reserved.
For the last 20 years, Rick has played in American Steal and Midnite Special until forming The Cover Band with Frank. He has a bachelors of Science from the Ohio State University and has been playing guitar for over 40 years. He takes on the role of the sole guitarist with a Fender and Gibson guitars through Marshall, Sun and Fender amps. Rick likes the diversity of the music that we play and energizing the music to get people up and dancing and having a good time.Photo courtesy of Eighty Eight Photos. © 2018. All Rights Reserved.
Tom is a veteran keyboardist/vocalist who has played with variety and dance music groups in Ohio as well as touring with national show bands, performing in Vegas and casino and resort circuits in the Midwest and Gulf Coast. Most notably, he has toured with The Fortunes. His current setup is a Korg Krome and Roland FA-06 synth/workstations as well as MIDI controlled virtual instrument software. His favorite thing about being in TCN is playing with versatile, dedicated musicians who know the right balance of music to provide the best experience for the people we play for. (He also likes ending sentences with propositions).Photo courtesy of Eighty Eight Photos. © 2018. All Rights Reserved.