Debbie Wallace, Vocals
Connecticut born Debbie Wallace is a classically trained Mezzo Soprano. She has performed with numerous bands including Salt on the Rim, Loose Ends and Rockslide. She currently displays her vocal talents as lead singer for The Whistling Moon Travelers, The Lost Bobs and The Justified Jones Band with whom she performs at Mar a Lago and many other venues. “I love being part of an ensemble group or duo but I feel equally comfortable performing solo. It’s fun to surprise people with my versatile song selections! Entertaining at weddings, private parties or corporate events, I’ll usually begin with classic jazz standards, move into Motown, Country or Top 40 and end up belting out Aerosmith’s Dream On or Janis Joplin’s Bobby McGee. People will always ask what my favorite songs to sing are? My answer is always the songs that people enjoy hearing the most. When the audience is having a great time it is so energizing! I rarely take breaks, I’d much rather be singing! I do enjoy singing C’est Si Bon and La Vie En Rose in French and some Spanish numbers as well.” I have many musical influences including Linda Ronstadt, Ella Fitzgerald and Heart, but my absolute favorite is Stevie Nicks! During performances, people would often say, “I bet you do a great Stevie Nicks!” or “Has anyone told you that you sound like Stevie Nicks?” “She is such a unique, beloved and iconic rock legend so it is an absolute thrill to pay tribute to her with the Dreams, Promises and Time tribute!”
Sylvia Zanelli Simon, Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Sylvia has performed with some of the finest musicians in South Florida as lead vocalist for groups ranging from duos to small orchestras. Whether performing solely with a pianist or a large group, her three octave range, keen ear for harmony arrangements and energized performances have made her an asset to every group she has joined. In addition to lead vocals, she also provides backup harmony vocals, guitar and percussion including congas and various hand held percussion instruments. She has entertained at private parties, weddings, fund raisers and corporate events. Her extensive repertoire spans pop, classic rock, disco, blues, jazz standards, R&B, Motown and country and has included performances in English, Spanish, Italian, Latin and Japanese.
Some of the highlights of her career as lead vocalist included opening for country legends Johnny Paycheck and Restless Heart as well as an a cappella performance at the Kravis Center for an evening with author Marianne Williamson. Additionally, Sylvia had the distinct privilege of auditioning for and being selected to perform at a surprise 32nd birthday party for Celine Dion.
Sylvia continues to perform with various musicians throughout South Florida and in 2018 she founded the group Freelance.
For more information please visit: SylviaZanelliSimon.com
Pete Seely, Guitarist, Vocals
He is currently involved in two bands: this band, a rock legends group that covers Stevie Nicks and Pat Benatar; and Freelance, a trio that performs classic rock, country, blues, and standards. Additionally, Pete plays for audiences and participates at local coffeehouses and open mic nights in the South Florida area. He routinely contributes to the musical programming of his church playing for special events and services, and he mentors young guitar students.
Originally from the Philadelphia suburbs, Pete got his start in a garage band in the early seventies. The rich, often soulful, emerging music scene of that place and time informs his full, layered-sound style. Some of his earliest influences include Duane Allman, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Motown. From walking bass lines to playing multiple parts on the fret board, Pete’s versatility and experience are the product of faithful commitment to his craft.
Based in Jupiter, Florida, Pete has been playing guitar for over four decades. His creative influences include Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Neil Geraldo, and James Taylor. Favorite guitars include a ‘72’ Gibson Sg Special, PRS CE24, Stratocaster, Gretch, Alvarez GY-1, and various Martin acoustics. He also plays bass, and writes and performs his original songs.
Pete lives in Jupiter, Florida with his wife and has two grown children.
Alex Chodor, bassist, vocalist, acoustic guitar
Alex has been playing an instrument in some form since the age of eight, starting with piano and saxophone, but moved to bass at the age of 12. He started playing in bands during his teenage years in Massachusetts, and continued after moving to Florida to study audio engineering under Grammy winning engineer Ed Mashal.
Alex’s bass influences range from Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) to Cliff Burton (Metallica) and Verdine White (Earth, Wind and Fire). His early musical influences include the Beach Boys, Earth Wind Fire, Simon and Garfunkel, and Chicago.
Ken Burton, Drums
Ken Burton started playing in high school, taking lessons from a local Montana teacher, Dr. Ralph Campbell, and participating in clinics at the University of Montana. Burton was the lead drummer in the Polson High School Stage Band, playing swing and jazz, soloing and performing with the highest honors in statewide competitions. After high school, and music education at the U of M, Burton helped form the progressive rock band Papa Tuba, which covered artists from the Grateful Dead to Yes, Frank Zappa to Led Zeppelin, as well as many original tunes. Papa Tuba performed over a three state area, as well as outdoor festivals with over a thousand attendees (not a bad accomplishment for a drummer not yet 21 years old).
Burton also helped form the Salem, Oregon band No Lies, which covered the mainstream of what was current CCM, as well as many original numbers. No Lies performed in both Oregon and Washington in many church and non-church venues (again, serving as a forerunner in crossing over from the “sacred” to the “secular.”)
After 15 years helping lead instrumental church worship in Oregon, Burton moved back to Western Montana, where he started a retail music business and music school, and formed a band with some of his musically accomplished children, called the Noisy Boys. Also in western Montana Burton joined the blues band The Ruminators, featuring Doug Ruhman on guitar.
In 2003 Burton moved to his current home in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he played with the tribute act Simply Shania, this tribute Dreams, Promises and Time, and is also playing with the Yes Tribute Sound Chaser upon occasion.
Burton plays Ludwig and Sabian exclusively, and utilizes Vic Firth sticks and Remo heads.
You can contact at ken@NoisyBoys.com or at 561-255-9776.
His personal website is http://NoisyBoys.com; his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/kbconsul
Mark Goldhirsch, Keys, Guitar, Lead and Background Vocals
After discovering at age five that Mark had perfect pitch pitch he received voice training and was a vocalist in Junior and High School choir, and played clarinet in band. He then attended Long Island University as a music major with studies including music theory, while playing in bands in NYC and Long Island.
Mark’s influences range from Beethoven and Mozart to Moody Blues, and Deep Purple to Elton John, Billy Joel and Rick Wakeman. Mark moved to Florida in the mid-nineties and has played in many venues including country clubs. His love of multiple styles and ability to play and sing multiple genres of music is a great addition to the band.