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VOCALISTS​​

NICOLE BELLI

Under the tutelage of her guitarist father, Nicole has been singing blues, funk and jazz, following her inspirations of Ruth Brown and Dinah Washington. Nicole is known for not only her vocal interpretations but also her dynamic stage presence.

TINA DANIELS

Tina is a Pittsburgh vocalist, well known for her high energy blues/rock edge and powerful presence on stage. Tina has a variety of vocal influences including Beth Hart, Janis Joplin and Nina Simone. Tina’s vocal versatility is why she is one of Pittsburgh’s most sought after vocalist.
PAM KRISTAN

Pamela Kristan is the newest addition to the Pittsburgh Blues and Rock Scene. She brings a fresh energy and unique approach to the show using her 25 years of stage and studio experience, versatility, as well as her background in choreography and vocal arrangement. Her ability to bring these skills together is what makes her stand out. Just in the last year, as a background vocalist, she has opened for Bill Toms, and has shared the stage with the likes of Rick Witkowski, Kurt Resch and Marc Reisman, among others.
JEANIE LOUTSENHIZER-SHOOK

Jeanie, better known as “Jeanie Girl”, has been an integral part of the Pittsburgh music scene since the 1980’s. The blues genre is her true passion and inspired by the styles of Etta James and Aretha Franklin. Jeanie co-fronts Pittsburgh’s exciting Shot O’Soul. She can be seen locally wowing the audience with her power house vocals.
JA’SONTA ROBERTS

“Lady J” is an actress, stage director, visual artist, and vocalist. Originally from Pittsburgh, she started her career on stage after studying Theater arts at Point Park University and has had the privilege of working with August Wilson, Bill Nunn, Anthony Chisolm, Stephen McKinley, and Antonio Fargas. She has won Best Director and Best Supporting Actress Awards from the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater and is a 2 time Pittsburgh Onyx Awardee for Best Actress in a musical.
LYNDSEY SMITH

Lyndsey is a force to be reckoned with, bringing her brand of soul, R&B and blues to regional, national and international fans. This Jersey Shore native’s voice truly comes from pain and triumph, evidenced by her powerful vocal expression. Lyndsey has performed for numerous major artists, including Sheila E..
STEVEE WELLONS

Stevee brings high energy and an incredible stage presence to every show. Stevee has vast studio experience singing both background and lead vocals in major cities including Chicago, NYC, Baltimore and Pittsburgh. She has taught voice at the famed Afro-American Institute as well as local colleges and her influences include Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye and Chaka Khan.

BAND

GRACE AFFELTRANGER

Pittsburgh native keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter/composer, and bandleader, Grace is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago having studying under Blue Note artist, Anthony Molinaro, accomplished bassist/composer Matt Ulery, and highly esteemed vocalist/conductor Kirsten Hedegaard. Upon graduation, Grace relocated to Nashville, TN where she performed daily on downtown Broadway fronting the Lower Broadway Band while also starting up her music business, The Affeltranger Music Company. Grace currently is involved in multiple musical projects, recording an album, and building her music business offering show production, booking/promotions, and group/private lessons.
TEDI BRUNETTI

Drummer, singer, songwriter, bandleader from Pittsburgh, PA. A scholarship percussion major at Eastern Kentucky University, Tedi developed her skills and reputation touring with New York City based recording artists Eloise Laws, Isis’s Carol MacDonald and Witch, Toronto’s infamous B-Girls (produced by Blondie’s Debra Harry and Mick Jones of The Clash) before forming The Tedi Brunetti Band. Look for Tedi’s second solo album to be released in 2019.
MARIA CASTELLON​

A self-proclaimed funkophile, Castellón’s love affair with bass lines came to a head when she decided to take up the electric bass at age 17. She has a degree in Music Technology/Performance from Duquesne University. She made her professional debut as a member of DK Anderson’s Quantum Truth, and also appeared in an episode of WYEP’s 60 Seconds of Pittsburgh Music with Quantum Truth, and performed at BNY Mellon’s Jazz Live Series and the Columbus Jazz & Ribs Festival with the group. Her recordings have received favorable reviews by Jazz Weekly, All About Jazz, Neon Jazz and Raul Da Gama’s Jazz Da Gama. Her influences include Fudgie Kay Solomon and Fred Thomas.
CHERYL RINOVATO

Applied Music with 2nd major in Arranging and Composition at famed Berklee College of Music, Cheryl began her musical career as a studio musician throughout New England. Cheryl has been the recipient of the prestigious Jim Weber Award, given to blues guitarist of the year, three times; in 2012, 2013 and 2015. She is a Delaney Guitar endorsed artist and is currently in the studio working on two projects to be released in the spring of 2019.