Fact: She's played in fusion & jazz bands from Boston, to Houston,
to Jersey, and Philly.
Fact: She thinks words "Sugar" and "Who" should be spelled
"Shugger" and "Hoo"
Fact: Jeanne says: "The shorter my skirt, the less folks care
if I hit a wrong note"
Jeanne's favorite comment about her sax sound: "Jeanne, You have the rock saxophone sound down! It is growly and edgy like a rusty razor blade and is reminiscent of Clarence Clemmons (with Springsteen) and Junior Walker. I like it."
"I've always been into music and performing. Over the years I've played with the Houston Pops Orchestra, done a fair share of studio playing, produced a few CD's , and had a great jazz quartet in Philadelphia. Now it is back to my roots, rock with a good amount of my other influences thrown in for balance. I am playing a PRS DGT guitar, a Fender Strat, a PRS Sonzera amp. The PRS has such a wide variety of sounds, it is really an incredible instrument. Match that with the Sonzera and great effects and I get a great sound!"
My grandfather was Gene Krupa and my father was Jeff Porcaro so naturally there was always a good deal of drumming going on around me growing up. I can remember my uncles, Phil Collins and Dave Grohl giving me drumsticks for Christmas. I just had to learn to play! I begged my mom, Sheila E, to sign me up for lessons with this local dude named John Bonham or something. Man, I'd sit in my bedroom for hours practicing paradiddles with my dog Buddy Rich. What can I say? It's in my blood.
Paul Eckhardt - bass
Jeanne Stap Nooney - tenor sax, alto sax, flute, Aerophone and keys
Drea Lynn - Lead vocals
Mark Nooney - Guitar, vocals
Raised in the D.C. area, Paul started playing bass at age 10 and has never stopped. He has been honing his craft performing in bands around the DMV and in Southern California as well. His early influences include Chicago’s Peter Cetera, Tiran Porter of the Doobie Brothers and C.F. Turner from B.T.O. among others. Paul’s gear includes a Fender Jazz, a 1975 Rickenbacker 4001 (his pride and joy) and powers it with an Ampeg SVT 7 Pro head combined with a Gallien-Krueger 410 cabinet. “I enjoy playing the classic rock Wheelhouse has on their set lists as I have been performing these ever since they were new songs.
Mike Mann - drums
An Annapolis native, Drea Lynn is a charted international recording artist and has performed with local bands Whiskey Reign, Somethin’ Else, 2nd Stage, JoyRide and PartyOfTen. Drea brings her unique and soulful powerhouse vocals to Wheelhouse Rock Band … and she is ready to get this party started!
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