Mike Moran guitarist is truly missed, was a native of Cleveland Ohio. Mike also sang lead and background vocals. Mike was the strong beacon of the rhythm section, with his metronomic style of background rhythm. Combined with Richard Smith on Bass and Vernondo Parker on Percussions (Pots & Pans) they trully had a dynamic 'IN THE POCKET GROOVE.'
Kevin Moran, Guitarist, is also a native Clevelander. Kevin is multi-talented - he plays Harmonica and Slide Guitar and sings lead and background vocals as well. The Delgados have been appearing in nightclubs over the past 25 years in Cleveland and the surrounding suburbs.
Richard Smith, Bassist and background vocalist, is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Richard has a rich history of performing with Gospel, R&B, Blues and Jazz Artist all over the world. Richard has played the electric Bass for well over 40 years. He has performed with names such as: The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Jackie "Mom's" Mabley, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, The Vibrations, Mary Wells, BB King, A Robert Lockwood, Jr Alumni, Wallace Coleman, Nina Simone, Gil Scott Heron, Martha Revees & the Vandellas just to name a few. For additional Information click on the'Richard Smith's Bio .
Vernondo Parker, percussionist, is a native Clevelander and an outstanding musician. Vernondo plays with Travis Haddix and many other well-known acts in Cleveland and the surrounding suburbs. Vernondo has been appearing in nightclubs for many years.
UNDERCURRENTS 2000 / OCT. 6TH & 7TH IN CLEVELAND, OHIO
Undercurrents 2000, the 12th annual music showcase is pleased to annouce the following
Bands / Artist / Performers who have been selected to participate and showcase in this years event.
Congratulations!!! You have been selected to showcase at Undercurrents 2000. This twelth annual music showcase will be held October 6th & 7th, 2000. There were over six hundred tapes submitted and a lot of good music presented. We are pleased to have you included in ths years event.
09. King Jupiter
10. Kitchen Knife Conspriacy
11. Lake Effect
13. Mike Farley Band
14. On A Pale Horse
16. Pleasure Void
17. Project Nine
18. Shades Of Grey
19. The Giants Of Science
20. The Sign Offs
21. The Tony Lang Band
22. No Reason
Friday, October 6th, 2000
You are scheduled to Perform:
Our first CD is now available, featuring live cuts from our Undercurrents 2000 concert of our original songs.
01. Al's Fast Freight
02. Alexis Antes
03. Blow Up Golls
04. Brownen's Gift
05. David Malloy
08. Figure of Speech
In Loving Memory of:
From left to right: Toby Packard Percussionist, Jeff Lakatose Guitars & Vocals, Rob Williams Saxophones & Flute, Richard 'Buddah' Smith, Bassist, Kevin Moran Leader Guitars, Harmonicas & Vocals
Saxophonist and flutist Rob Williams got his start playing in jazz and rock bands in his native California. Well-versed in many styles, Williams joined the band Irie, which specialized in various styles of island music, including calypso, soca, ska, and reggae. Williams moved to Cleveland with the reggae band First Light. Ten years ago, he formed his own band, the Afro-Cleveland Orchestra. The band’s repertoire is an eclectic mix of many styles. Its members are all top level Cleveland jazz, blues, funk, rock, and salsa musicians. Williams’ arranging techniques shine in his ability to create new versions of standard tunes by subtle reworking of melody, harmony, and instrumentation. In addition to the ACO, Williams has performed and recorded with the Swing Lizards, a rock/jump swing band, and with the Mike Petrone Quartet. He can be heard on Petrone’s CDs as well as two movie soundtracks. Williams is also a member of the Jazz Alive Quartet, an educational performance group sponsored by Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland. He teaches private instruction at the Fairmount School of Music.