Hello Everyone!

Once again, our hearts and prayers go out to those affected by the recent hurricanes and we hope that those affected are well on there way to a full recovery.  We wish you the best!

October has always been a special month for me because not only is it the month when I got things started, literally, beginning my 65th trip around the sun in a few days, but also the month I got my music career off the ground, playing my first professional gig just a couple weeks before my 17th birthday in 1969 and only a month or so after Woodstock!  That first gig was a wedding reception and since then I've played around 200 of them!

My 48 years of entertaining audiences has been a labor of love, taking me to a variety of venues – from the beginnings rockin’ ‘n rollin’ in the back road bars of the bayou country of Louisiana, clubs on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, sharing the stage with the mega group Chicago at the Warehouse in New Orleans in the early 70’s to serenading guests at the George V on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, a seaside resort on the Greek island of Cyprus, a lively German wine, beer or town festival or aboard a luxury cruise ship.  But I have to say, among my favorite events to perform, weddings and wedding receptions have to be somewhere at the top of the list.
I have to admit from an entertainer’s standpoint, wedding receptions provide the easiest audiences – the family and friends gathered are already happy and ready to celebrate the joyous occasion and if alcohol is involved, you just keep sounding better and better the more they drink.  By the end of it, you’re without question the best band they ever heard!  Little children, grammas and grandpas, uncles and aunts, singles on the prowl, the next couple or two to tie the knot – it’s a wonderful landscape.  The bride and groom are the main attraction for sure, but the event is all about sharing their special day with the people that matter most to them.  I’ve played for sophisticated, high society affairs at exclusive country clubs and even in the cathedral in Cambridge, England as well as home grown, salt of the earth raucous ones.  One of the more memorable receptions occurred in the 80’s and it involved Italian families, verbal exchanges and an ensuing brawl which required a half dozen police squad cars to quell the mêlée.  Ah, love!!  That’s amore’.

If you or someone you know is getting married or has a special occasion that calls for top notch entertainment, please keep us in mind.  Dr Breeze is available as a trio with myself, Jennifer Del Gallo – Taylor and Mitzi Holt, two incredibly talented female vocalists, then adding a keyboardist and/or percussionist and even a steel drummer for a tropical theme, all depending on the event and budget. We can customize the wedding reception music to include live as well as recorded music of your choice and we provide a free comprehensive wedding reception music planner that will insure your special day flows perfectly.  We cover a wide variety of music including old standards, tropical island, high energy rock 'n roll, R&B and pop.  We have great stage presence and keep things moving and fun!  Check out the Dr Breeze Facebook page, the Dr Breeze website or just give us a call at (850) 450-0936.

Finally , as the leaves turn and the sounds of marching bands and referee whistles fill the air, remember to . . .
Remain cool!!