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Meet The Members of The Respekt Wedding Reception Band

The Respekt Band

The Respekt Band is available for weddings, business and corporate events, holiday parties, mitzvahs, banquets, and receptions of all kinds. We have performed in Historic Landmarks, Military Facilities, Museums, and the biggest Sports Arenas.

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Mark from The Respekt Band

MARK: Guitarist "extraordinaire", vocalist and co-founding member of RESPEKT. Mark studied guitar with jazz legends Pat Martino and Chuck Wayne. He conducted RESPEKT when they played at New York's Yankee Stadium for the World Series Game and at a party honoring the great astronaut John Glenn with Mayor Giuliani in attendance at the New York Museum of Natural History. He has opened for several notable groups over the years and his many public appearances have included the retirement parties for world renown conductors Zubin Meta (at Lincoln Center) and Leonard Bernstein (at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel).

Cookie from The Respekt Band

COOKIE: Lead vocalist and co-founding member of RESPEKT. Cookie has toured the U.S. with actor/comedian Andrew Dice Clay. Her vocals are well-known throughout the Metropolitan area and was featured with RESPEKT in People Magazine, (1998). Her Cher and Tina Turner impersonations are extremely accurate and her stylings range in versatility from country music to soul, disco, rock, motown, jazz, standards and current top-40 dance hits, this phenomena can sing literally ANYTHING you put in front of her! Cookie is famous for bringing a light into a room, bringing smiles, happiness and warmth where-ever she goes. Her smile is contageous and her joy spreads into a room the moment she steps foot into it. She is not only a great vocalist with extraoridnary skill and range but an amazing woman able to turn a big 500 person seated conservatives into jumping kangaroos having the time of their life with just the turn of her head!

Jen from The Respekt Band

JENNIFER: Lead vocalist. Jennifer has an excellent vocal range covering Celine Dion's style, as well as, great renditions of country artists, such as, Faith Hill, Leanne Rimes and the ever-popular Shania Twain. She also sings ceremonial music at Masses in both Latin and Italian, such as, "Ave Maria". Her operatic vocal training gives Jennifer an incredible range and her soft and smooth renderings of Barbara Streissand to the most raucus Rock Dance Hits is really quite amazing to experience. Jennifer is a stunning performer helping to make every party reach incredible heights as she and her best friend Cookie (see above) partner up to make every single party that they do, a night to remember!

Lewis from The Respekt Band

LEWIS: (Lead vocalist) is known for his fantastic Barry White, Michael McDonald, impersonations, as well as, amazing Frank Sinatra, with both precision and ease. Lewis sings in English, Italian and Spanish. The Respekt Band recently featured Lewis singing the lead for main theme song and many other selections used in the MTV show, THE OSBOURNES. Lewis was recently featured in Newsday. Lewis has one of the widest vocal and repertoire ranges of any male vocalist in the country able to hip hop and rap. Guests at parties are known to walk up to his microphone and try to see if it is really him singing his renditions are so very close to the original. Lewis teams up with Cookie and Jennifer and with Mark's vocals on guitar and Mickie's vocals on drums, to make the most thrilling five part harmonies ever heard in a local party band. No other band can compete with the vocal range of this band!

Mick from The Respekt Band

MICK: Lead vocalist, drummer and co-founding member of RESPEKT. Mick has toured through 46 states of the U.S. as a percussionist and vocalist. He has played drums on several jazz CD's and sung on national TV commercials for both KFC and Xerox. Mick's vocal styles include amazing impersonations of Barry Gibb, Michael Jackson and "boy bands", such as, 98 Degrees and N-Sync. Mick's range includes an incredibly high falsetto and country music styles. Mick has also sung lead and all backing vocals on "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" which was recently featured on THE OSBOURNES hit show on MTV. Mickie sings at the same time as he plays his drums and has a huge range of vocal styles that he can totally nail. Filling out the harmonies and also singing many solo songs, Mickie helps to make this band one of the most eclectic and flexible bands on the East Coast.

James from The Respekt Band

JAMES: Keyboards, synths, background vocals. Berklee College of Music grad, James has been a professional pianist, guitarist, singer and musical director for over fifteen years. James has performed and toured with such diverse artists as Sting, Sam Moore, Ne-Yo, Travis Tritt, Bekka Bramlett, Richard Street, the Temptations, Maxine Nightingale, and a previous tour with ex-Savage Garden frontman, Darren Hayes, in concert and for television and radio audiences around the world. James now lives in New York City where he writes, records and performs his own music, as well as produces and records music for other artists. James recently performed with recording artist Ne-Yo on The Late Show With David Letterman. James is also a powerful vocalist in his own right and sings many deep and rich harmonies with The Respekt Band and helps to take this band to even higher levels than ever!

Sanford from The Respekt Band

SANFORD: Tenor, alto and soprano saxophone, flute, clarinet, Akai SynthSax, EWI and background vocals. Sanford has performed and recorded with artists: Wayne Shorter, Omar Hakim, Stanley Clarke, the Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw Orchestras and others including a '89-'91 Japan Tour with Miki Asakura and Katsu Tanaka. Sanford covers a variety of styles from classical to rock and is strongly influenced by jazz legends John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Phil Woods, Cannonball Adderly, David Sanborn and Michael Brecker. Not only is Sanford a serious musician able to play any saxophone music put before him but he is a musician that can have fun, walk onto the dance floor (when invited) with a chordless mic and dance and play with the guests and help to create a memorable night of fun, able to dance and play and never miss a beat or a note all at the same time!