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Some of our members pics and BIO's that make up our mix of offerings.....

The bands are made up of 4 to 8 (the band size can vary, depending on the event) extremely talented musicians and vocalists, from diverse backgrounds and experience.  Browse this page for more information about the individual members.

Rachelle Girard  - BIO & pics soon!

Vocals & assorted talents add a tasteful topping to the mix of sounds and energy! Your ears will thank you.  Rachelle will get your guests out on the dance floor  and singing along in no time flat!


Fred Girard - Lead guitar, 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.


James Alber
-  Master of the Keyboards, vocals, and MORE!!!   BIO & Pics soon!


Ain't many more talented then this dude!

 

Mark J. Stewart - Bass, guitar, harmonica, vocals MARK%20PICTURE.JPG


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 played bass and guitar with numerous bands in Michigan and Texas where he has resided. 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."


 

 Ron Gosselin - Drums, vocals

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Born and raised in Detroit, Ron started “banging on the drums all day” back in 1966 at the age of 13.  A 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 , Led Zepplin , Santana , Joe Cocker, Chicago to Motown, Big Band and blues/jazz collections.

Ron has played for countless Detroit area clubs, rock bands, and variety/show groups.  He presently plays drums for 5 bands…  “Paradise” – a wide mix of styles ranging from the 50’s to present, The Leaky Tiki's Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show, The SoulMen Blue's Brothers Tribute Show, Dave Kings 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 to your soul…
after all… that’s why we do it!!!”


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Roger - The Leaky Tiki's Frontman!!

Vocals, acoustic and electric guitars

Began musical career in 1968 with the band that won the Michigan State "Battle of the Bands" in 1969.  Began playing drums with the group "since I couldn't play anything else".  Began playing rhythm 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 electric guitars in "Paradise".  I am a dedicated "Jimmy Buffett Parrothead".




Jake & Elwood - Our fearless Blue's Brothers DUO!  (bio & pics soon) Sample -  @   http://bookastar.com/Add_On_Blues_Brothers 
Video Snipit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGcr_W64I8o


John Murphy
-  Trumpet
Dave Kovarik  or Nick Palise                                                     


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All we can say is you will want to hear these dudes play and not stop playing


 
 
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