ANITA BYERS

// lead vocals

Anita began singing on stage when she was a teenager.  Since then, she has performed hundreds of shows with various groups and musicians.  

Her singing experience includes everything from pop, jazz, soul, funk, country, R&B, and good ole’ rock and roll.  Needless to say, when you hear Anita's vocals fill a room, it's a memorable experience.

DANIEL SMITH

 // drums & vocals

Daniel began playing drums at the age of 10.  He has played an array of styles to include rock, blues, metal, jazz, latin, funk, and pop.  After studying drums and percussion at VCU, he toured nationally and held drum and stick endorsements. When he's not producing beats, he can be found  teaching private drum lessons to students.

JOHN MCCLEARY

// guitar

When John first picked up a guitar, he looked no further than Stevie Ray Vaughn and Hendrix for influence. He has toured nationally and held guitar endorsements.  His signature blues and rock-style provide all the feeling for the band.  Outside of his guitar shredding, John can be seen teaching guitar lessons at Stacy's Music. 

JON (JD) D'ERRICO

// bass

 

The low end "feels" are all JD.  His rhythmic bass lines, mixed with a smooth soulful-funk feel, give the music its personality.  JD has shared the stage with many of the regions top musicians.  He also has an impeccable ear for sound, hence why the band considers him the sound wizard.  Fun fact: There isn't a piece of music or sound equipment JD doesn't know about.   

KEN KOTARSKI

// keyboards

 

Ken began playing music at the age of 7.  He played organ and piano in various bands throughout his childhood in New Jersey. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he became proficient in multiple keyboards, performing in various music projects, studio sessions, and national tours.  Ken's sound versatility is considered the glue for the band.  

Almost every event band can play the standard guitar-band hits, but Fresh Take expertly provides music across a huge range of moods and genres to cover your whole event.  

 

Need sophisticated dinner jazz and light pop as background music before the dancing begins?  We serve it up how you like it.  Whether it be piping hot or chilled and relaxing like Gershwin, Louis Armstrong, and Norah Jones.  Want to start the dancing with fun classics that everybody recognizes?  We rock the danceable Motown, pop, and retro classics that fill the floor.  When the party elevates, we can dish out a mix of classics and current dance hits, as well as the big-event anthems that leave everybody singing along.  From jazz to Journey, from Stevie Wonder to Stevie Ray Vaughn, from Whitney Houston to the Weeknd, from elegant to euphoric, whatever music your event needs, Fresh Take has you covered.

Like the musicians, Fresh Take's musical director and management are wedding and event specialists.  We'll work with your event coordinator on all the pre-event details that keep your event running smoothly.  Our team has provided music for hundreds of weddings.  However, on your special date, the only important event to us is yours.

Booking

Email: info@bookece.com   |    Phone: 855-323-4386

Management

Email: freshtakeband@gmail.com 

Phone: 434-226-0116

Fresh Take Band is a licensed and insured limited liability company