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Maggie Seidel

Managing Producer

 

At the time of Celtic Woman’s inception, Maggie was working at Clear Channel Entertainment, Celtic Woman’s North American tour promoter. She then handled station relations for PBS, Celtic Woman’s media partner. Following Celtic Woman’s first North American tour, Maggie joined Madstone Productions, founded by Jonathan Hochwald, which partnered with Celtic Woman as its exclusive North American promoter. 

 

During her years with Madstone Productions, Maggie toured as promoter rep, worked alongside Madstone’s in-house booking agent and marketing and press team, while continuing her PBS relations. Maggie also worked closely with Universal Records (formerly EMI) on nine CD releases throughout her time with the company, coordinating marketing and press efforts benefiting both the album and tour.   

 

After several years Maggie moved to Dublin, Ireland to take a position as the producer for Celtic Woman.  During this 3-year span as producer, Maggie produced several TV specials - Celtic Woman Home for Christmas - Live from Dublin (with Windmill La0ne Pictures); Celtic Woman: Emerald Live; and Celtic Woman Fan Favorites (with HMS Media in Chicago). These specials were aired on PBS in the United States, Sky Arts in the United Kingdom, Channel 9 in Australia, and TV Globo in Brazil, and were released on DVD as well.  

 

In addition to the TV specials she produced, Maggie was responsible for Celtic Woman’s Emerald World Tour, which successfully toured through North America, South America, Australia, Europe, and the UK; Celtic Woman Home For Christmas: The Symphony Tour in North America; and Celtic Woman’s 10th Anniversary World Tour which kicked off in Dublin and toured through Europe, UK, North America, and Australia. 

 

Outside of her work with Celtic Woman, Maggie has solely coordinated PBS station relations for The High Kings LIVE from DublinRadio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes, and Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature Live.  She co-produced and promoted Smokey Robinson’s Human Nature – the Motown Tour, promoted A Christmas Story The Musical at the Chicago Theater, as well as various live dates for Ira Glass, David Sedaris, and Lena Dunham at Carnegie Hall, and Charles Bradley at the Apollo.

 

Maggie recently moved to Nashville, Tennessee where she started M2M Entertainment, a company focusing on managing and producing niche artists and projects, such as Decades Rewind! 

 

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Coya Jones

Vocalist

 

Singing since a young age, Coya has always had a passion for music. She has graced many a stage performing in plays such as "The Life" as the lead, Queen, "Smokey Joes Cafe" as the lead, BJ, the beloved musical "Katonga" as the lead, Shade, and "Rock of Ages" as Justice.

Music has taken her on a journey around the country living out her dream, touring with shows, musicals and bands in addition to solo performances. Inspired by the greats such as Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin, Coya's vocals shine both in versatility and personal style. 

Coya is thankful for the gifts God has given her and is honored to share her passions for music and theatre with all that come into her life.

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Peter Gatti

Keyboards

 

Co-founder of Decades Entertainment, Peter Gatti has been playing keyboards since he was 8 years old. What started as organ lessons turned into a whole lot more. Playing with many bands throughout his teens and 20's in northeast Pennsylvania, he has played before thousands of people with bands like Passage, a top notch NEPA band of the 80's, and shared the stage with bands like Dakota and Head East.

Now Sporting numerous keyboards for his current projects and studio work, both vintage and state of the art, his rig is a throwback to Dennis DeYoung and Rick Wakeman. It is not uncommon to see a Hammond B3 or old "Wurli" on stage with him in any of his current Florida Shows.

He also is the owner of indie label and management company Evinyl Records, a partner in another called Reckless Grace Music, and part of Loud and Proud Records, home of artists such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rick Springfield and Flyleaf. He also owns and operates Studio G in the Tampa Area, a high-end studio used by many local and national artists and featured the home of RockItManRadio.com , an internet based radio station.

Finally, Peter is a large supporter of The American Cancer Society as well as other charities, having raised and donated tens of thousands of dollars and hours of time over the past few years. 

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Al Owen

Guitar

 

Born to missionaries, Al Owen rebelled through music and singing that rock and roll music his father insisted was demonic. That did not deter him, with guitar in hand he has been playing music for many a decades now.

Former minister of music at his church, he is still active with the music at his church. He is an engineer/producer at Studio G, and a very accomplished guitar player and vocalist.

In addition, Al is also a song writer and has written many songs that have appeared on CD's throughout the US. Al has been privileged enough to play guitar with, both privately and publicly at shows, Dickey Betts, Dan Toler, Rick Derringer, Martin Turner, Larry Crane, Bruce Waibel, as well as many other local musicians.

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Mark Blinkhorn

Drums

 

Playing drums since the mid 60’s, Mark has spent most of his life making neighbors unhappy. Whether it was marching bands, orchestra, rock, jazz, and even polka bands, Mark always enjoyed playing to just about anything.  Taking a slight hiatus to raise a family and make a career as an EMT/Firefighter, Mark never lost his zeal for performing.

Now recently retired, Mark is back full-time playing drums and co-producing Decades Rewind.  His shared vision of Decades Rewind is now coming to life with the help of so many talented friends and artists. We all hope this show brings back the amazing memories of your lives.

Mark would like to thank his amazing wife and children for their unending love and support, and to his partners in crime, Peter and Al for all they've done to make this dream a reality. Rock On!

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Jimmy Delisi  

Guitar

 

Born in Cleveland, OH, Jimmy Delisi started playing guitar at an early age. Being raised in one of Cleveland’s poorest projects, his first instrument was a five dollar guitar he bought from a neighborhood kid. His first “lessons” were various licks learned from the older kids in the neighborhood.

Jimmy has been recorded on countless albums and studio sessions with various instruments including the banjo, bass, mandolin, drums, keys, and, of course, the guitar. His resume is impressive, having played with Kevin Dubrow, Frankie Banali, Killer Bee, Brian Johnson’s Naked Schoolgirls, Saints and Sinners.

He recorded his first record in 1988, and landed his own record deal with Capital Records in 1989, with a band called Julliet.  Also a producer, Jimmy produced Julleit’s come back album in 2002. 

A gifted vocalist, Jimmy is also known for his sharp ear and vivid imagination. Making people happy and helping anyone is need, though, might be one of his greatest attributes. 

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Ryan Redden

Horns

 

Musician Ryan Redden performs on saxophone and flute. Born in St. Louis, Ryan has toured extensively throughout the world including many Broadway shows and jazz performances.

Ryan has performed with elite jazz musicians such as Wycliffe Gordon, Wynton Marsalis, Randy Brecker, Jimmy Cobb and Carl Allen. Notable singers Ryan has performed with include Michael Finestein, Debbie Boone and Harry Connick Jr. 

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Jeff Stoddard

Bass Guitar

 

Jeff Stoddard is an award winning, classically trained, multi-instrumentalist with over twenty years of experience performing with ensembles across the country. He studied computer science, history, and music theory at Ithaca College in New York, and has taught and conducted music ensembles for children of all ages. 

As a performer he has specialized in musical theater and jazz, performing with the Lake Plains Players theater troupe and the Easy Street Big Band, voted Buffalo's best jazz big band from 2006-2009. 

Jeff is also a talented luthier (a maker of stringed instruments) who has built guitars for musicians across the world, including such well known clients as Todd Rundgren and Randy Bachman. 

When not performing, he enjoys martial arts and swimming. He is supported by his wife, Tracy and their daughter, Kira.

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David Hope  

Trombone

 

David has been playing trombone over 30 years. In that time, he has had the privilege of working with some great artists and groups including The Temptations, Dennis D. Young from Styx, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and the Broadway production of Chicago to name a few. 

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Ashley Renée

Vocalist

 

Vocalist Ashley Renée publicly performed in a church Christmas play at the age of four. Since that time, Ashley has performed in hundreds of competitions and pageants throughout the U.S.

Ashley’s music career eventually lead her toward the world of classical music. She was classically trained for 5 years, and was accepted to Stetson University’s school of music to study opera. Although she enjoyed the challenge presented by classical music, her true passion lay with the music of her childhood.

Since then, Ashley has returned to her soul, R&B and bluesy rock roots. She has performed the National Anthem for over 100 college athletic events, charity and various other events throughout Florida, including the Pittsburgh Pirates and Major League Soccer.

Ashley now performs throughout West and Central Florida and has become a favorite of fans of all genres. 

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J.K. Miller III

Vocalist

 

Born  in the Golden State to a military family, Jonathan has toured all over the world. At age nineteen, he began singing professionally and has fronted at weddings, in restaurants and parties, and performed on stage with A-list singers like Jesse Campbell, Jesse Stevenson, Michael Graves, Men of Note, and many others.

He is also an avid reader and an Amazon Best Selling author. In his free time, he runs a company for manuscript editing and even owns his own media publishing company, First Piece Writing. His inspiration comes from Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Ne-Yo, Usher, and many others.

He would like to thank his lovely wife for saving his life three years ago. He could not have done any of this without her continued encouragement. He is supported by his lovely wife, Roxanne, his son Elijah, daughter Jadyn, and would like to welcome and introduce his newest baby girl, Olivia to the world.

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Frank J. Edmondson III

Vocalist

 

Frank is singer/actor from Gainesville, FL. He is a 25-year stage veteran with various experience, both on and off stage. Frank has performed at Busch Gardens Tampa for over eleven years and in various bands and functions since moving to the Tampa area in 2004. He is pleased to be performing with Decades Rewind and looks forward to a grand adventure. He wishes to thank his family and friends for their love and support, and the Creator for all blessings, great and small.

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Wade Whiskey

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Wade Whiskey

Wade Whiskey

Vocalist

 

Wade started singing at the young age of 14 and would continue from there all the way to eventually study at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada. Wade is the founder of Black Star Whiskey and has performed in countless concerts across 3 countries, performing with artists such as Brad Gillis. 

Wade has a very deep respect for our wounded military, going on to found Heart Strings for Heroes, a non-profit music therapy foundation that provides free guitars to wounded military in order to assist in their ongoing mental and physical therapy. 

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