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Joe Sharino Band

Winner of 15 Best Band Awards in Northern California!

Joe Sharino Band

If you want to know about good bands in the Bay Area of California, one band consistently tops the list.  When I was new to the Bay Area, I had nothing to do one Sunday and thought I'd wander over to and Art and Wine Festival near my house. As I walked through the festival, I felt myself drawn to the music I heard in the distance. I came across a covered pavilion filled with adoring fans, up on their feet and dancing to the sounds of the band on the stage. Before that first song ended I knew I was in for a treat. There were four members of the band. And as I listened, I found myself moving to the music as I stood there on the side of the JSBand in Tuxesstage all by myself. Their timing was flawless. The sound level was perfect. What amazed me most was the way they had of moving from one style into the next and into the next without skipping a beat and without losing anyone from the dance floor. Actually it seemed that the entire pavilion was the dance floor. They moved from Swing to Classic to Old School including other styles and they just completely blew me away. And now, I don't miss a chance to see them.  

See their website at http://jsband.com for information and upcoming performance dates. They do many festivals nd public events that are free.

Living Their Dreams:

Joe Sharino

Joe Sharino

Lead vocals, lead guitar, keyboards.

Joe knew at age 9 that he wanted to be a musician. In February of 1964, he saw The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. And he knew right then what he wanted to do when he grew up. He thought then that it was just a dream and he'd never really do it. But, started playing music then and he's still doing it! He's amazing and proof that if you stick with your dreams, great things will happen! 
Andy Moralis

Andy Morales

Lead vocals, drums, percussion, guitar. 

Andy is an amazing singer and drummer who has performed with Santana, Sly And The Family Stone, Malo and many other national acts. He is one of the most sought after musicians in Northern California. Andy knew by about 10 that he wanted to be a musician.  

Mark Belshaw

Mark Belshaw

Lead vocals, saxophone, guitar, keyboards, flute. 

Mark has toured all over the U.S. and is a great showman. He's known for his searing sax solos which are often played while he's out in the audience, sometimes standing on a table or laying on his back on the dance floor! Mark played instruments as a kid and knew by about 12 that he wanted to stick with it.

David Petrucci

David Petrucci

Vocals, keyboards, guitar.  

Joe and David met as teenagers and were in bands together then. After several years of Joe performing solo in the 1970's, David joined him on the drums. When the band was formed, David switched to keyboards and guitar. He has toured all over the U.S. and is a much sought after talent. He knew by ten that music would be his career.