Original and contemporary compositions and some hard swinging standards with vocalist Duane Lawrence by 18 Bay Area musicians whose performance credits include Count Basie, Huey Lewis, Pete Escovedo, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joe Louis Walker, Jr, and many more. The MGBB has been performing together for the past ten years led by Mike Galisatus, free-lance trumpeter in the SF Bay Area and Director of Bands at the College of San Mateo. Michael has recorded with Pete Escovedo and Queen Ida, and has performed with Frankie Valli, Kenny Loggins, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Louis Bellson, Johnny Mathis, Mel Torme, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The O'Jays, and a host of others.
Native San Franciscan, Duane Lawrence's rich baritone voice croons a smooth ballad, swings with the best, and belts out R&B tunes too as heard in his group Lawrence Expressway Band. For over 13 years, he was one of the featured vocalists with the 16 piece Contemporary Jazz Orchestra at Jazz at Pearl's and a featured vocalist with the fabulous Full Spectrum Jazz Big Band. He also credits over 500 performances with the Starlight Orchestra at the historic Starlight Room
Douglas Beach House (View)
307 Mirada Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019