Meet the Band

Melissa Carignan – Vocals

Melissa has been singing everywhere from Cleveland all the way down to Memphis. She is not only a talented singer, but can also play the piano and saxophone. Missy is also an accomplished actress performing in many theatrical productions for the past 15 years.  Missy is busy helping the youth of the future by working as an admissions expert at a local university.  She is pretty groovy!

Melissa Carignan - Pop Avenue Band Cleveland Akron
Jasmine Beckwith - Cleveland Pop Band

Jasmine Beckwith – Vocals

Jasmine has been singing in Northeast Ohio for many years as members of various groups.

Greg Pinzone - Bass, Guitar, Keys, Vocals

Greg has been a veteran of the northeast Ohio music scene for over 20 years . He has been performing non-stop in those years playing every private event and bar/club in the area.  Greg has opened shows for some great acts like Bret Michaels and Veruca Salt.  Besides music,  Greg also has also worked as a stand-up comic and in the past has performed in various theatrical productions.  During the day Greg is a High School English teacher.

Les Szekely - Lead Guitar

Les Szekely has been playing guitar for over 30 years and active in the Cleveland scene during that time where he has played in many local bands.  Besides performing music,  Les has won an Emmy and  ACE award for his work in the television industry. He has also been a writer and producer for various shows like “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, “America’s Funniest People”, and “Yes, This Is Comedy”.  Currently Les works as a TV production teacher and a communications professor.

Stefan Spiros - Drums

Stefan has been playing drums for many years.  He is a veteran musician who has played in many bands throughout northeast Ohio.

Mallory Petrola – Vocals

Mallory has been a vocalist for over 15 years.  Her energy and stage presence comes from the many years she has performed as a dancer for the Akron Zips and other dance teams.  Mallory is also has a great interest in horses.  She participates in many equestrian events. Mallory is not only beautiful and talented, but smart as well.  During the day she works as a chemist.