of our members pics and BIO's that make up our mix of offerings.....
bands are made up of 4 to 8 (the band size can vary,
on the event) extremely talented musicians and
from diverse backgrounds and experience. Browse this page for
more information about the individual members.
BIO & pics soon!
Vocals & assorted talents add a tasteful topping to
the mix of sounds and energy! Your ears will thank you.
Fred Girard - Lead
vocals (pictures soon)
Fred Girard was the house band lead guitarist for Detroit's top blues
club in his early twenties, and is considered one of the best
guitarists to come out of Detroit. He also co-founded and ran
"Detroit's Number One Recording Studio" according to Metro Times
Magazine, and teaches guitar, composition and arranging. He has
performed in venues of all sizes across North America and the Caribbean
including over eighty thousand people at the Pontiac Silverdome, and
for national television audiences of millions. He was a member of pop
icon Badfinger, and has toured, recorded, or performed with a long list
of respected artists. Among them: Captain and Tennille, Maynard
Ferguson, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members The Four Tops and Martha
Reeves, Phil Keaggy, The Rockets, Kent Henry, Doc Holiday, Spyro Gyra,
The Second Avenue Band, Christopher James Gang, Osiris, Dana Jorgensen,
The Answers, Ringling Brothers Circus, and on Broadway in Jesus Christ
Superstar, and Porgy & Bess.
Johnathan Dunn - Master
Keyboards, Accoustic Guitar, Vocals, and MORE!!! BIO &
Ain't many more talented then this dude!
J. Stewart - Bass, guitar, harmonica, vocals
A multi-faceted musician who constantly strives for a certain
authenticity in the music he creates, Mark is most comfortable
performing blues, funk, jazz, rock, country, soul, and swing. He has
with numerous bands in the Southeast Michigan and Dallas, TX.
areas where he has resided over the years on bass and guitar. He is
extremely pleased to be working in a band of talented musicians with
such diverse capabilities as Paradise and is especially intrigued with
the band's vocal capabilities and harmonies. "What it all comes down to
is: performing at a high level, the material I love, for an audience
that is truly having a great time! That's what makes me happy."
Born and raised in
Detroit, Ron started “banging
on the drums all day” back in 1966 at the age of 13.
great time to become a musician – a classic era for rock and
roll, Motown, Funk, Blues, Jazz and everything in between.
Influenced by ALL types of music from groups like Hendrix ,
Zepplin , Santana , Joe Cocker, Chicago to Motown, Big Band
Ron has played for countless Detroit area clubs, rock bands, and
variety/show groups. He presently plays drums for 5
– a wide mix of styles ranging from the 50’s to
Leaky Tiki's Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show, The SoulMen Blue's Brothers Tribute Show,
Tony Poma's Elvis
(Vega’s style show band), and a Christian
Praise band @ HOTS.
“I hope that what we do brings a smile to your face and joy
after all… that’s why we do it!!!”
- The Leaky Tiki's
and electric guitars
musical career in 1968 with the band that won the Michigan State
"Battle of the Bands" in 1969. Began playing drums with the
Jake & Elwood - Our fearless Blue's
Brothers DUO! (bio & pics soon)
group "since I couldn't play anything else". Began playing
guitar in 1980 with "Woodwork", which eventually led to playing with
founding member Dale Williams in the So-Fine Bros. Began playing
keyboards as the band evolved and now play both acoustic and electic
guitars in "Paradise". I am a dedicated "Jimmy
John Murphy - Trumpet
or Nick Palise
All we can say is you will want to hear
play and not stop playing