Pretzel Logic Band Member Bio's

 

Peter Graham; Saxophone & Vocals

Played with Motown artist Martha Reeves. Performed with David Foster and Arthur Brown. Acted in scenes with Harrison Ford, Denzel Washington and Liam Neeson. Toured with Second City Comedy troupe. Currently also with 80's band, Materialmen.

Paul DeLong; Drums

Juno award winner has had multi-platinum success with Kim Mitchell. Career encompasses funk, fusion, jazz and Latin working with diverse artists likeTom Scott, Dominic Troiano, Colm Wilkinson and David Clayton Thomas. Performed at PIT and NAMM shows in LA. One of Sabian Cymbals most popular clinicians.

Carmela Long; Vocalist

Carmela is a long-time mainstay of Glass Tiger and the Alan Frew Band and with them has toured Europe, the US and Canada extensively. Her experience lends itself perfectly to the blend of harmonies integral to the Steely Dan vocal sound. A luminous presence on stage she is equally comfortable leading a band.

Michael Shotton; Vocals • Alternates wih Michael Oberle

Born in the UK, Mike Shotton has recorded with the likes of Boston, Guns & Roses, Triumph, Rik Emmett, the Spoons and his own group Von Groove. Currently Michael tours with the Jeans n' Classics Co. as a feature tenor vocalist with every major orchestra across North America singing the likes of Queen, Zeppelin, U-2 and the Eagles.

Michael Oberle; Vocals • Alternates with Michael Shotton

Michael's first professional gig was as a drummer-singer on CTV’s It’s Happening, with Robbie Lane. He then performed with Magic Circus, the Ian Thomas Band and Glider. After which he played with the Lulu’s Roadhouse Band which he still works with. He's also appeared in a series of Labbats 50 commercials.

Paul Mitchell; Trumpet and Fluglehorn

Has toured throughout the US and Canada. A regular performer, on stage and in the pit, with Drayton Entertainment. A regular with the Dave Murphy Band, he's also played with the Nomads, Sensation and Ascension. Musical credits include Anything Goes, Little Mermaid and Holiday Inn.

Turner King; Saxophones

Turner King has freelanced with The Temptations, the Four Tops, Frank Sinatra Jr., Deep Purple, Franki Valli, Johnny Mathis, Gene Pitney, Eddie Floyd, Gladys Knight, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Del Shannon, Jerry Lewis to name a few. He and the Chris Smith Band have currently released a single on American smooth jazz radio.

Marco Luciani; Keyboards

Marco won a Juno Award for writing Overload, for the film Dirty Dancing. He’s played with Gino Vannelli, Kim Mitchell, Frank Gambale and Gary Valenciano. In Los Angeles composed soundtracks for numerous film And TV projects.

John Fraser Findlay; Guitar and Vocals

A Berklee alum, Juno-nominated John Findlay has performed with Katrina and the Waves, Marc Jordan and Sylvia Tyson. A triple-threat, he is equally adept on guitar, keys and vocals. His own projects include Dixie Chicken (a Little Feat Tribute) and IN2 The Spirit of Christmas Jazz Ensemble.

Peter Bleakney; Bass

Peter toured and recorded with Anne Murray for over 20 years. His musical theatre credits include Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Mamma Mia, Dirty Dancing, We Will Rock you, Jersey Boys, Little shop of Horrors, Kinky Boots, Carol King’s Beautiful and more. But Peter says his most fun is playing Steely Dan music with Pretzel Logic!

 

Guest Performers

Tracey Gallant; Vocalist

Has performed internationally from Morocco to the Caribbean and has toured in the US with Jeans N Classic. Locally she tributes jazz artist, Nancy Wilson, and Little Feat, in the band, Dixie Chicken, holding nothing back in her passionate commitment to the songs. Her diverse CV includes shows for Pride and the Raptors.

Don Baird; Keyboards

Former musical director for Second City. Performed on keys and guitar in productions of The Lion King, Tommy and Rent. Played with George Olliver, Billy Newton Davis and Triumph. Backed up Jr. Walker, the Drifters and Little Anthony. Awarded "Innovator of the Year" at Humber College for creating the MIDI and music production course.

Grant Slater; Keyboards

Juno award winner has accompanied Etta James, Petula Clark, Colm Wilkinson, Natalie MacMaster, A Foot in Cold Water, David Clayton Thomas, Long John Baldry, Carol Welsman and Sharon, Lois and Bram. Grant has also performed in theatre productions of Hairspray and The Rocky Horror Show.

 

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