Matt Johns, Lead singer and guitar
As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Matt has been performing since childhood. At age nineteen, he was hired for the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, with whom he performed over 600 shows between 2003 and 2007, both as a saxophonist and lead vocalist. Matt returned home to Florida where he continues to work as a full-time musician. His diversity on instruments (including voice, saxophone, clarinet, flute, guitar, piano, bass, and mandolin) has provided him great flexibility as a session player and “utility man” for local studios and bands ranging in all genres. Matt has performed with a variety of other artists including the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the legendary trombonist, Buddy Morrow; and Tony nominee, Norm Lewis.
Kim Yorio, Saxophone, Keyboard & Flute
Kim Yorio grew up amidst the thriving Los Angeles music scene, training as both a classical pianist and jazz saxophonist. She went on to earn a BM in jazz studies from the internationally acclaimed University of North Texas School of Music. By the time Kim settled in Florida, she had already become an in-demand, multi-instrumentalist throughout the southeastern United States touring with such acts as the Four Tops, the O’Jays, Johnny Mathis, and Michael W. Smith. Besides playing with Freudian Slip, Kim can also be heard playing with the Hilton Head and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestras.
Joe Yorio, Saxophone & Keyboard
Joe Yorio grew up in Rochester, New York studying saxophone, flute, and clarinet at the prestigious Eastman School of Music. After a visit to Florida in the late 80s, he decided to leave his frigid, upstate hometown for the sunny south and earn his bachelor of music degree from the University of North Florida. Joe has since made a name for himself playing in the horn sections of Aretha Franklin and the Temptations as well as touring with several Broadway shows and backing up entertainers Robert Goulet, Bob Newhart, and Regis Philbin.
Mark Zeigler, Drums
Mark has played the drums since he was 9 years old his father and grandfather were both great drummers. Mark studied under his father and played through out middle school, high school and college. He was accepted by Gary Langford into the University of Florida Marching & Jazz Bands. Mark has completed many audio commercial work hours i.e. radio spots and was the drummer for many years in Pretty Boy Freud and named Best Drummer by Folio 3 times as a very versatile style of playing and solid as a rock.
Ernie Ealum, Upright Bass & Electric BassMark Zeigler, Drums
Bassist Ernie Ealum has been performing around the Southeastern United States for over 25 years. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Jacksonville University and is now the bass professor for the university. In addition to his private teaching studio for both upright and electric bass at Nice Music in Orange Park Florida, he is currently the bass professor for Florida State College of Jacksonville. Ernie has performed with various artists including The Platters, Michael W. Smith, Percy Sledge, The Boril Ivanov Ensemble and The Cox Family. He was also the resident bassist at The Cloister at Sea Island, Georgia for 10 years.
Whether you enjoy dancing or just listening to great well, performed music this band is a real treat.
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