Mary-Anne Pantano & The Velvet Band
Mary-Anne Pantano & The Velvet Band is a professional and classy act, available for any event whether it be a Corporate Event, Club/Pub Show or a Wedding.
The Velvet Band is fronted by gorgeous singer, songwriter and recording artist Mary-Anne Mercuri Pantano who began performing professionally at the age of 8. She has performed with iconic cover bands, Matt Hetherington & Beyond Belief, The Grand Wazoo and has fronted her own 8 piece funk band What The Funk before putting together Velvet. In 2000 Mary-Anne released a dance version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow produced by Josh Abrahams (Addicted To Bass/ Moulin Rouge) which has sold nearly 250,000 copies world wide. Her original music has been recorded by other artists. In 2002 she found herself in a meeting at Universal records in the UK with legendary English Record Producer Steve Lilywhite the producer of U2s -The Joshua Tree, Peter Gabriel, Matchbox 20, who requested to meet her after hearing her version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow recorded with Josh Abrahams.
Mary-Anne is known for her high energy on stage and ability to read a crowd and lift an audience out of their seats and onto the dance floor. From the moment that Mary-Anne Pantano & The Velvet Band hits the stage, rest assured your night will be one non-stop party.
The Velvet Band band includes some of the very best musicians in the country, a guarantee to the success of your function. It’s not uncommon to hear them described as: “Awesome”, “Brilliant”, “Amazing”, all the things you would want to hear about the band at your event.
With a breadth of experience in all styles of music, including Pop, Rock, Jazz, Swing, Latin, and Ballads and playing hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today, there isn’t an audience they can’t please. Italian music is also included on request. Offering the flexibility to be booked as a duo through to a 6 piece band (or more), booking Mary-Anne Pantano & The Velvet Band as part of your event will ensure it’s a success regardless of budget.
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