Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran Cover
Maroon 5 Cover
Cee Lo Green Cover
You Are The Best Thing
Ray LaMontagne Cover
Greg Snedeker and Rick Mauran met while working on a studio project together. Shortly after that gig, and having played together live on a couple of occasions, Greg decided he'd like to form a band to serve the Pioneer Valley, New England, and New York, providing the hits of yesterday and today for special events.
It is then that Greg contacted Rick and a couple other musicians, and they got together for a jam session. Two of the guys were not willing to commit at the time, but Rick felt energized by the project, and so he and Greg set out to find the perfect team.
Of course, every band needs a name:
Along with searching for the right members, Greg and Rick began searching for the right name. One day, as Greg and Rick were texting name ideas back and forth, Rick would respond to Greg's choices by saying, "Let me ask Wanda" (Rick's wife). After about the fifth time that Rick responded this way, Greg texted back, "That's it! Ask Wanda!"
With the addition of Guy DeVito (bass, vocals), and Jeremy Milligan (guitar, vocals), the band found it had a well rounded sound, suitable for many genres. Please find some of our video files on this page, and enjoy.
Remember, if you're looking for a band for your special event–
VOCALS, KEYBOARDS, CELLO.
Greg Snedeker has a diverse background as a performer, composer, audio engineer, and producer. He has recorded as a cellist, jazz pianist, composer, and electronic musician with many artists including Grammy award winning saxophonist Yusef Lateef, Nashville fiddler Randy Howard, Hilary Noble, Steven Santoro, and many Signature Sounds artists to name a few.
As a composer, his music blends facets of contemporary classical, jazz, funk, and popular styles. His output includes pieces for orchestra, jazz ensemble(s), multi-media productions, interactive electronics, and more. His recordings as an engineer and producer have received favorable reviews from such publications as Fanfare, American Record Guide, Grammaphone, and Strad.
With Brad Michel (Harmonia Mundi, U.S.) he co-engineered Derek Bermel’s Voices for BMOP Sound which received a Grammy nomination for best soloist with orchestra in 2010. He holds a B.A.(economics) from Boston University, a M.M. from UMass at Amherst and a D.M.A. from the Hartt School, University of Hartford. He currently lives in Gill, MA with his wife Kathy and daughter Mia.
LEAD GUITAR, VOCALS.
Jeremy Milligan is a Guitarist and educator living in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts since 2002. Milligan received his Bachelor’s in Classical Guitar performance from Keene State College in 2001 where he was awarded ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’, and his Masters in Classical Performance from the Hartt School of Music in 2011.
Milligan performs regularly throughout New England playing Classical, Jazz, Funk/R&B, and Folk music. In 2008 he released “Still Moving”, an album of original instrumental compositions performed with the Jeremy Milligan Quintet, an album which the Valley Advocate described as “A sound unlike anything you’ve heard before.”
As a sideman Milligan has performed with such artists as The Platters, The Miracles, Michael Gregory, the Leah Randazzo Group, Bill Kanengiser, Chris Ladd, and David Weidenfeld, among many others. Milligan currently lives in South Hadley Massachusetts with his wife and two children.
Guy DeVito is a freelance Bassist and record producer who has called New England his home since his arrival in 1969 as a founding member of the premiere rock group, FAT. The group recorded for RCA, Atlantic and their own Indie label Dream Merchant Records, and toured internationally.
Guy has since recorded and performed with a myriad of artists in various musical styles, including Felix Pappalardi, John Kay and Steppenwolf, Alan Hager, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Stevie Wonder, Danny Johnson,, Steve Cropper and closer to home to name a few ….Jeff Pevar , Steven Schoenberg, Little Jimmy and the Bad Boys, Joel Zoss , The Shaboo Allstars, The Colbys, Craig Eastman, Charles Neville,Tom McClung, Jim Henry, Norman Blain , Leah Kunkel, and The Surly Temple .
As musical director at The Agouti Nightclub on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, Guy and guitarist Christopher Newland formed the Agouti Bros Band which melded American Rock and Roll with Calypso and Soca music.
DeVito's eclectic record production credits include Salamander Crossing's debut Bluegrass album and Robert Emmett Fitzgerald's collection of Celtic songs called "The Minstrelsy", as well as Joel Zoss' Reggae feeling "Bob Marley International" and represent a wide scope of his musical influences and interests.
Rick Mauran is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. He began playing in several CT based groups before moving to Boston where Mauran has played with such bands as The Brats, Epstein's Mother, Pipes, Bryan Graves, and Bob Bradshaw, to name a few. Mauran was on the worship team at River of Life Church in Jamaica Plain for over ten years as a drummer and worship leader. Mauran was the drummer for a group that toured Ukraine playing music in youth prisons, orphanages, and free concerts for youth for two weeks out of the summer from 1996-2006.
Since moving to the Pioneer Valley, Mauran was in the pit band for Jesus Christ Superstar at the Majestic Theatre in Northampton MA and has played for such groups as The Devlin Miles Band, Appalachian Still, Stephanie Marshall, Sweet Little Bloodhound, The Boxcar Lilies, Flathead Rodeo, among others.
Mauran has also recorded with several groups, including The Brats, Pipes, The Boxcar Lilies, Sweet Little Bloodhound, and Pat and Tex LaMountain.