excellent choice for my Birthday/BBQ. Professional, easy going, talented group. Played great variety, all the guests had fun and commented "where did you find this band". Just a great time and they were a big part of it. Cant recommend them enough.
The 5 o'clocks have performed hundreds of these events over the past 25 years with experience pros who have played with the biggest names in the business.
Guitarist/Vocalist Charlie Karp's career began at age 16 when he landed the lead guitar gig with the Buddy Miles Express. Miles was also the drummer for Jimi Hendrix and the two bands toured the world together. Charlie recorded four albums with Miles and played the searing solos on his hit singles "Them Changes" and "Down by the River."
Charlie Karp has performed with other legends of rock including Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, Arthur Lee of Love, Buster Poindexter and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. He has been performing with members of The 5 o'clocks since 2011.
The latest CD from vocalist Paula Gallo is getting airplay on college and community station. She has performed at many large venues including the annual Gathering of the Vibes music festival in Bridgeport, CT and Palace Theater in Danbury.
Saxophone player Jon Saxon from performed with everyone from jazz guitarist Larry Coryell to the pop band The Belmonts over his career. "Jonny Sax" is one of the top players in the state.
Keyboard player and band leader John Lamb has had his music aired on more than 300 radio stations in the US and Canada. His song "One of these Nights" was featured on the CNBC program High Net Worth. He counts Billy Joel and Elton John among his influences.
The band plays a mix of familiar rock, classic rock, pop, dance, blues and more. A partial songlist is available upon recent. For the cocktail hour there could be jazz standards too. If you want any specific songs in particular let us know in advance.
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The band plays songs from all eras including rock, classic rock, dance, pop, country - and jazz for the cocktail hour.