Sunday | November 20, 201 | 6pm | Music Night at Bogies | Beverley Staunton and Dave Marotta with Mark Levang, Bernie Dresel, Jude Crossen and Sasha Britella ($10 cover)
Dave Marotta was born into a musical family in Monterey, California. His father was a musician and owned the premiere music store on the Central Coast, ABC Music Center. From the age of 5, Dave played classical guitar and studied with the many fine musicians that frequented his dad’s music store. At age 12 he attended the Monterey Pop Festival and was drawn to the bass playing of Noel Redding from Jimi Hendrix’s band. Shortly thereafter Dave picked up a bass from his dad’s store and has been playing bass since that time.
Beverley Staunton is one of the music industry’s most versatile and sought out vocalists. You can hear her from radio to television, the big screen to small screen and everything in between. Whether she’s singing vocals on recordings with: Bette Midler, Michael Buble, Julio Iglesias, Jessica Simpson, Barry Manilow, Jackie Evancho, Kristin Chenoweth or taking the lead on various children’s CD’s for Disney Records, it’s easy to hear Beverley’s range, power and perfection. Not just limited to the studio, Beverley has sung backups for artists such as: Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Ritchie, Nelly Furtado, Martina McBride, Dionne Warwick, and James Taylor. Originally from Montreal, Canada, Beverley’s magnetic performances started at an early age, where she essentially grew up on stage and television. By the time she was a young adult she had become one of Canada’s top live and session singers. Television audiences were treated to Beverley’s musical talents on such shows as: The Tonight Show, David Letterman, Good Morning America, Canada AM, Regis & Kelly, Top of the Pops, Extra, Grease:Y ou’re The One That I Want and America’s Got Talent. You can also hear Beverley’s remarkable voice on animated shows like “The Emperor’s New School” (ABC), “Kimpossible” (Disney), Seth Green’s “Robot Chicken” (Cartoon Network), Phineas & Ferb (Disney) and movies such as Norbit (Dreamworks) and Blades of Glory (Dreamworks). Beverley was also one of the lead singers on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars from its conception and continued on for 8 years. Now residing in Los Angeles, Beverley has quickly found her place among the city’s top vocalists.