Meet the Band

Melissa Carignan - Lead 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

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.

Julie Holiday – Vocals

Along with appearing on television and in commercials, Julie has also been singing all over Northeast Ohio. She has hosted her own karaoke show along with singing leads in several bands. She loves entertaining audiences and makes sure everyone has a great time! Julie is a media expert with a talent in lead vocals and harmony.