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Charisma

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Charisma is a seven piece band specializing in wedding receptions, corporate events and special occasions! Complete Master of Ceremony services are provided to assure that events run smoothly.  Featuring live jazz for cocktail hour followed by classic standards, ballads and duets and, before you know it, the dance floor is packed with guests dancing to Motown, Funk, Disco, Soul, Classic Rock and Popular Music.

Click on a song below to hear them perform:

  The First, the Last My Everything
  My Funny Valentine
  We got the Beat
  The Closer I get to You
  Walking on Sunshine

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Charisma

Roz Landman - Lead Vocalist

Vocalist extraordinaire Roz Landman has been singing in public since the age of nine. She graduated in 1994 from U Mass Amherst with a degree in film and theatre studies, as well as a minor in vocal performance.  Roz is currently promoting her newly released CD with the pop/dance/r&b group "Aura". "I am excited to be singing with such professional and talented musicians as the guys in Charisma . Our performances are always fun and it's great to leave our clients happy and satisfied."

Brendan Byrnes - Drummer

Brendan Byrnes has enjoyed an active career both performing and teaching music in the Boston area for over ten years. He received a B.A. in Music Performance and Education from the Berklee College of Music. As a freelance drummer, he performs a wide variety of music including jazz, funk, and rock, as well as Afro-Cuban and Caribbean music. For five years, he was a member of the Crystal Ship, a nationally renowned Doors tribute band. Brendan has also worked with a diverse number of artists including the Hot Blue Q, Doc Nelson and The Remedy, Evelyn McDonald and the Gospel Singers, Shirley Lewis, the Paul Speidel Trio, and most recently Charisma. Brendan also has a teaching studio for both drums and piano that has grown to over fifty students.

Chuck Torlone - Keyboards

Chuck Torlone comes to Charisma with a wealth of keyboard experience. His earliest musical training includes 10 years of Classical Piano training as well as keyboard duties with a variety of garage bands as a teenager. Chuck was the keyboards player and lead vocalist for the well known Rock band: "Poor Paul" throughout the 1970's and 80's. He was also a featured player in "The Dutchmen", Gunga and the Dins", "Champagne Taste", and "Men without Ties". Immediately prior to joining Charisma, Chuck performed with the very popular nightclub R&B band; "Uptown Sound". Says Chuck: " I've been around the music scene for quite a while and Charisma is a first class act that can play anywhere and anytime and always get our audience excited. I love this band!"

John Steinberger - Bass guitar and vocals

Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Jon graduated from the Berklee School of Music and studied privately with Jeff Berlin of the internationally known bands "Bruford " and "Yes". He also studied with local jazz educator extraordinaire Charlie Banacos, world-reknowned music theory expert.  Over the last twenty years he has toured all over the East Coast and opened for various groups such as Aerosmith,The Tubes, Twisted Sister, and Cheap Trick.  Jon plays both acoustic and electric bass and adds his highly seasoned talents to Charisma's refined sound.

Robert Lewis Westbrooks - Vocalist

Rob Lewis is a native of Stoughton, MA. His vocal talent was discovered at the age of seven, in the Young People's Choir of the historic Charles Street A.M.E. church of Boston. He remained heavily involved in music and drama activities throughout his public school years, culminating with an award for musical excellence at graduation. After high school, he pursued his musical education at both Boston University and the Berklee College of Music. Throughout his musical career, "R.L." has delivered outstanding performances in professional and semi-professional musical theatre productions as well as providing exciting lead vocals for several New England area show bands. He is comfortable performing in a wide range of styles, including jazz, show tunes, R&B, pop and even classical repertoire.

Erik Ringstad - Guitar

Erik, originally from New York City, began his musical studies at the age of four with classical training on the piano. After switching to guitar when he was fifteen, he attended and graduated from the Berklee School of Music in Boston. He nows teaches guitar to other aspiring musicians. He has been performing all styles of music in New England since 1984. He has also released two CDs woth his own critically acclaimed band " Acousticity". Everyone enjoys Erik's big smiles and the sensitive artistry he adds to every genre of music.

Kenji Kikuchi - Sax

Kenji Kikuchi, Charisma's saxophone player, graduated from both the Berklee College of Music and the Boston Conservatory of Music. In addition to playing sax with Charisma, Kenji enjoys performing both classical music and jazz. He is an accomplished composer of contemporary classical music and his work has been performed by several Symphony Orchestras. Kenji also has a full schedule of students whom he instructs on a variety of instruments including flute and clarinet.

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