The Delish Band
A dynamic world beat musical group:
great vocals with a unique blend of jazz, salsa, and traditional standards like
you've never heard before !!
Enjoy our warmth, our personalities and watch how we get people dancing or give
them enjoyment just listening to us. We love life and music. Let us celebrate
both with you.
Delish Band Members:
Bob Falstein has been performing music from the 40's thru the 90's with beautiful vocal renditions of many favorites composed by artists like: Cole Porter, Barry Manilow,
George Gershwin, Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Billy Joel, just to name a few.
And then there's the piano playing music from Phantom of the Opera, Cats and other musicals and movie themes and some good stride-style on the keys...All 88.
Every now and then you'll even hear Bach or Clementi or Mozart or Rachmaninoff.
You'll hear a little comedy and some storytelling and sometimes, even a sing-a-long.
That's certainly a recipe for having fun.
Sherilyn Maye Gordon
Her versatile style ranges from contemporary pop to jazz, big band, and world beat.
After growing up in the South, her musical tours led her through North America and Europe, including performances on Norwegian Cruise Lines, at the Ritz Carlton in Atlanta, Georgia and now locally at the Claremont Resort and Spa in Berkeley, California.
Noted for her luscious voice, and her southern charm, she inspires joy and happiness into peoples lives where ever she performs...
Stephen La Porta
Stephen La Porta, multi-percussionist and drummer, plays and records a
variety of musical styles...encompassing latin, jazz, latin-jazz, r&b,
funk, blues, pop, rock, world, and soul. His current performance and
recording projects include: "Bob Falstein and Delish", "The Ramana
Vieira Ensemble", "Tres Mojo". "Blue Bossa", "Issac Ho Trio, "Soul,
Rhythm, and Groove", "Christian City Church", "East Bay Mud", and
"Joti". Among the artists he previously performed or recorded with
were: "Krya, "LZ Phoenix", "LZ Love", "Deborah Winters", "Sheli Nan",
"Greg Goodman", "Jump Up Steel Band", "All Star Jukebox", "Bautista",
"Emerge", "Dwaine Spurling", "Zydeco Slim", "Dana Hubbard", "Martin
Dory Group", "Mucho Axe", "Otta Nowhere", "Carmen Milagro", "Gina
Harris", and "Victoria Phillips".
Some of the major venues he has performed at include: Warfield
Theatre, the Cow Palace, Concord Pavilion, Shoreline Amphitheatre,
Great American Music Hall, The Sweetwater, The Catalyst, San Francisco
Civic Center Main Stage, Regency Theatre, Claremont Hotel, Fairmont
Hotel, Slims, Biscuits and Blues, Aragon Theatre, West Side Theatre,
Larkspur Theatre Cafe, and so on. Steve is proud to endorse the
following equipment makers: Pearl Percussion, Sol Percussion congas,
Peter Englehart Percussion, JCR Percussion, and Aquarian drum heads.
Steve is fortunate to study drums and percussion with Chuck Brown,
Michael Spiro, and Alan Hall. Originally, from Chicago, Illinois,
Steve received his B.A from U.C. Berkeley. In his spare time he plays
sports, gardens, works out and cooks vegetarian dishes.
Terry Miller / Bassist / Composer
Instruments: 4+5 string Upright Basses, 4,5+6 string electric Basses
Currently performing with The Miller Brothers Trio, Guitarist Mike Miller, Drummers Tom Breckline or Ralph Humphrey, The Shelly Berg Trio with guests Tom Scott & Dave Coz. The Steve Miller Band recording project. Musical Director for Mary MacGregor, occasional tours with Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, Filipino Touring Troop, Session Bassist for various local and national projects.
Most recent "and upcoming performances and or recording sessions". Steve Miller, Roy Rogers, Tommy Johnson, Michael McDonnell, Vince Gil & Amy Grant, Shelly Berg trio, Tom Scott, Dave Coz, The Miller Brothers, Roy Rogers, Pete Huttlinger, Dave Grusin, Jimmy Buffett, (etc.)
Worked, recorded, and or performed with, Michael McDonnell, Dan Hicks, Clint Black, Stan Getz, Stan Kenton, Kenny Rankin, Mary MacGregor, Red Rodent, Ira Sultan, Laurindo Alameda, Robin Ford, Dave Grusin, The Harry James Orchestra, Manfredo Fest, Peter Erskine, Debbie Harry, Stef Burns, Paul Anka, Vince Gil, Amy Grant, Emmy Lou Harris, Prince
writing staff "Moon Studios Minneapolis", Marlina Shaw, Charlie McAllen, Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee, Stanley Turpentine, Marc Russo, Tommy Johnson, John McFee, and the late Keith Knudson of the Doobie Brothers. Carol King, Sid Caesar, Steve Allan, Paul Smith, Roy Rogers, Norton Buffalo, Michael Johnson, Pete Huttlinger, John Burke of Concord Records, Jimmy
Buffett The UNI Band with Paul Hanson, Norbert Satchel, Michael Spire, Brian Pardo, Gary Fisher and David Garibaldi, (etc.)
Current and former endorsements: Walter Woods, Tobias Basses, SWR, Yamaha, ZON Basses, Brigantine speaker cabinets, Monster Cables, Dean Murkily strings, ZON strings, Tobias Strings.
Local groups include Kent Strands Starlight Orchestra, The Fabulous Bud E. Lug, Tim Hockenberry, Tom Montgomery's "Mounting", Larry Dunlap of "The Chuck Sher Real Books", Mary Fettig, Kevin "Kern" Gibbs, Pete Horavath, Tommy Johnston, Doobie Brothers, Lands-berg & Yount, Frank Martin, Jeff Masonry, Kim Nalley, Preston Turner, (etc.)
Honorary Doctorates at the University of Minn., University of Colorado at Boulder, and Monterey Peninsula Collage, all of which included courses in music theory, ensemble work, ear & interval training, reading for bass & treble clef & upright and electric bass instruction. 7 year Yamaha clinician with Manfredo Fest. First year instructor at the Jazz School Berkeley CA., Former instructor for Lamorinda Summer LASF Jazz Camp, current staff instructor for the LASF school district, current instructor for The Hill-barn Theater Rock Camp "Foster City".
Various theater work including The Big Broadcast "Presidio Theater", Your Show of Shows with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca "Marines Memorial Theater", Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Killer "St. Paul Minnesota", Steve Allen "Live", (etc.)
Annual Benefit work with Toni Laura's ARF "animal rescue foundation", Harry Denton's Homeless Mothers with Children, Eric Stratton's San Francisco Boys Choir, Kent Strand's Aids benefit, (etc.)