Category: Music & Concerts
7770 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221
We've got the Speedy Parker Blues Band in the house!
“Speedy Parker Blues Band” was introduced to the Buffalo area in July of 1999 employing some of the areas finest unknown musicians. They quickly established themselves as major players and have gained the respect of fellow musicians and blues enthusiast in the musical community. Recently enjoying a great deal of success entertaining throughout Western New York - they have had the honor of performing at the “NYS R&B Festival” (Empire Brewery) in Syracuse, Artparks “Bikers & Blues Festival”, Botanical Gardens “Hotluck Festival” and also with the Shemekia Copeland Blues Band” at the “Tralf” on Dec. 16, 1999.
In addition we have been the featured band at The Lafayette Tap Room, B Bar,
Center Street Smokehouse, Alternative Brews, LaScala’s, Water Street Landing, River Grill, Vizzi’s, Bryncliff Resorts, Seneca Niagara & Allegeny Casino’s, Town of Amherst, Cheektowaga & Boston Summer Concert Series, Hard Rock Cafe, Pietro’s, Root Five, J.T. Wheatfield's, The Gin Mill, South Shore Beach Club, Kissing Bridge, Pearl St. Brewery, Wilson House Inn, Double D’s Queen City Grill, Desi’s South, Milligan’s Pub, Silver Lake Country Club, Warsaw Blues in the Valley and Peek N Peak Resorts
ALT NEWS: The unique sound produced by Speedy Parker Blues Band can be directly attributed to the distinctively different stylings and virtuousity of the Bands guitar players. A very powerful and hard edged blues package is delivered to Speedy Parker audiences as, the group’s play - list features the guitarists sharing lead and complimentary rhythm roles.
Their song list incorporates music from such artists as:
Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, Jonny Lang, Buddy Guy, Son Seals, Etta James,
Eric Clapton, ZZ Top, BB King, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Coco Montoya,
Earl King, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, John Lee Hooker, Lucky Peterson,
Tab Benoit, Holmes Brothers, and other blues artists.
Gary Sterlace - AKA “Speedy Parker” lead vocals & guitar. As front man and lead vocalist, Gary quite simply kicks ass and works as hard as any in the business to please and entertain their audience. After a long retirement with music he has come back with an attitude that can be heard (with what Jim Santella referred to as) “gritty soulful vocals”
Tom Vitale - plays bass guitar and sings Lead & background vocals. Tommy's musical background brings a seasoned sound to the Blues. He always gets you on your feet.
Bobby Price - plays drums and sings background vocals. His experience, smooth style, funky beat and high energy will keep you dancin’ all night long.
Joe Marciano - lead guitar & vocals. Joe’s lightening licks, synthesized sounds, guitar harmonies & style will take you over the edge.