Great Scott is the perfect band for any event looking to have guests up on their feet, dancing and singing along to the greatest songs from the 1950’s to the new hits of today. The band’s ability to read a room full of people and play the best song at the perfect time makes them stand out against other cover bands. With line up options varying from solo keyboard to a full 6-piece band featuring keyboards, guitars, bass, drums, and saxophone, Great Scott can suit any budget, and can entertain in intimate settings, as well as large venues capable of hosting hundreds of guests. Let’s meet the performers:
JOE LAUREANO – Band Leader
LEAD VOCALS • KEYBOARDS • HARMONICAS • ACOUSTIC GUITAR • AUX PERCUSSION
Joe has been performing rock-&-roll professionally for his entire adult life. He began his journey graduating from Otterbein College with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Theory & Composition. Since then Joe has accumulated over twenty years of performing at wedding receptions, corporate parties, fundraisers, dueling piano bars and more. The high demand for his talent has lead Joe to entertain all across the country–from Miami to Seattle, and from Baltimore to San Diego.
BASS • DRUMS • VOCALS
Ryan has been playing music since 6th grade. He has played a wide range of instruments including trombone, baritone, tuba, bass guitar, guitar, and drums. He has played with countless numbers of groups with styles such as rock, pop, jazz, blues, and R&B. Music has been a true love of his and he is humbled to be able to do it for a profession.
DRUMS • PERCUSSION • VOCALS
Ken has been playing drums since he was in middle school and picked up guitar on his own his junior year of high school. His musical dream took a back seat during his college years, until 6 years ago, when he started participating in an open mic night session by playing acoustic guitar and singing. Playing with Great Scott is a new musical adventure and he loves every minute of it!
LEAD & RHYTHM GUITAR • ACOUSTIC GUITAR • VOCALS
Everett comes from a very musical family and began performing live with his parents while still in elementary school, and he hasn’t stopped since! In his 35+ years in “the business”, Everett has played guitar for many of the great bands in West Michigan, and is also an accomplished drummer and bassist. Occasionally you might see him play lap and pedal steel guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, harmonicas – if you can make music with it, Everett can play it!
LEAD ELECTRIC GUITAR • ACOUSTIC GUITAR • VOCALS
Luke is an extensively trained classical guitarist, having studied with many great players in the Grand Rapids area and completed GRCC’s performance major program. He has since spent the last several years teaching music and performing in various bands. Luke has always enjoyed playing in different styles and changing things up. With that, he is able to pour all of his technicality and talent into an energetic rock-&-roll show.
SOPRANO, ALTO & TENOR SAXOPHONE • KEYBOARDS
Mark is from the small town of Otsego, Michigan where he began music in the middle school band on saxophone. His interest in music continued to grow through high school and he went on to study saxophone and voice at Western Michigan University. After college, he made his escape and began performing in Florida, joining a buddy's band. The next 27 years were spent as a lead singer, sax player, wedding singer, solo performer and dueling piano player. Mark heard Michigan calling and came back in 2015. He loves being back in his old stomping ground!