Maria Carrelli Band
In a Nutshell.
Playing Music From The Past, Present & Future.
What to expect when hiring.
Guitar & Singing songs from a wide variety of artist such as Beatles, Stones, Peter Frampton, Ray LaMontagne, The Who, Ryan Adams & The Band, just to mention a few. Along with a unique blend of favorites from a rather extensive list of covers as well as an original here and there. With the flexibility of Acoustic only selections along with the use of professionally recorded band tracks on others, equal to that of the studio original recording, makes for a great mixture for any event.
A little about us.
Known mostly for playing bass guitar for many of Cincinnati's finest bands such as the Katie Reider Band, Jag's Off The Hook house band, Jeff Ruby's Kelly Red Band, as well as being the founding member & bassist of the very successful Steely Dan tribute band, Pretzel Logic, aka Aja, Lenny is a proven part of the Cincinnati music scene. He is currently the bassist for Maria Carrelli as well.
Dr Angela Santangelo is the Orchestra Director at Sycamore H.S in Cincinnati as well as a Private instructor. Angela also sits on the board of the Ohio Education Department of Music. She has Conducted throughout the country including Italy, China as well as many other places. She brings a wealth of experience and professionalism to any event.
Venues & Equipment Used.
From Bars to Fine Dining Restaurants, as well as Private Party's and Weddings, no venue is too big or small. A compact professional Bose P.A sound system provides a clean and clear sound no matter how big or small the venue. Music is also played during breaks between sets so there is no quiet down time. Lighting may also be provided for those venues which benefit its use. A duo using a Violin/Viola is also available for weddings. "Looking forward to meeting, performing & having fun with those in and around Cincinnati," Lenny
Lenny and Angela can provide your wedding ceremony music as well, using duet or solo of our instrumentation. Viola or Violin with Acoustic Guitar -Piano and Acoustic Guitar. Or solo of any of these instruments
Fantastic night of music!! ; Lenny was great. Beautiful music, self sufficient, and very professional. Several ppl took his card and were raving about this idea of having live music at a party. At the end we did a group sing along that was a ton of fun. It was a 60th birthday party and he played all our favorites. Definitely would hire him again.
Excellent Performer ; I hired Lenny for a commercial "Girls Night Out" event and couldn't be more pleased. He played so well prior to seeing him in the room many women could not believe it was live, he has an amazing voice. Very professional performer, great sound and mix of music. I look forward to working with him in the future and will definitely hire him again. I would highly recommend.
Terrific experience ; Lenny played during my proposal to my girlfriend. We were NOT disappointed. Lenny played Marry Me from the band Train and did an awesome job. Very personable and professional. Would not hesitate to hire him again. He had to play in front of a restaurant full of diners at a very busy establishment in downtown Cincinnati.
Outstanding Guitarist and Singer ; We used Lenny for a very large, catered, private party . I was looking for a mellow, acoustic, singer-songwriter vibe to set the mood... and Lenny nailed it perfectly. I also got the impression he can rock the house if asked. He is extreamly professional, personable and easy to work with. He brings everything he needs: amp, sound board etc...all you provide is the plug and he is good to go. I can't recommend him highly enough and would definately use him again.
Would definitely recommend ; I have hired Lenny many times now for several of my bars and he is simply a professional at his craft. He has a wide range of music and truly has one of the best voices I have heard in the many years hiring bands. He is very good with people. He truly enjoys what he does, one of my favs to work with which I will continue to do.