THE MAKING OF A BAND…FROM KRISTA’S POINT
I can’t remember the time when I first wished
I could be a part of the music business. I’ve been singing since the age of 5
and know music very well, but it wasn’t until June of 2014 that I took my first
step in joining a band! Although my start
was slow but steady; I kept on trying to be the best I could be. I had patient
people help bring out the music in me and channel my inner Tina and Aretha. I
came to the conclusion that being in a band is much more than just singing….it’s
working together as a team.
So, having some experience under my belt, I
took a leap of faith realizing that I needed my own group of seasoned and
experienced musicians in order to continue my music journey. I knew what I was
looking for, but just needed to find the right five pieces to complete my
musical puzzle. So I started my quest in
November, 2017, advertising on the internet for people to join my journey.
By the end of January 2018 that dream
became a reality; and I found myself surrounded by some amazing musicians! There
are five members in the band who all met for the first time in January 2018,
and it was magical. Combined, we have
over 100+ years of music experience. Don’t let our ages fool you, we may be
from another generation, but we can still rock out with the best of them!
Music can be very powerful and touch you
deep down to the depth of your soul. Once
you “have it”, you never lose it. And when you have music, you’ll want to share
it with others. Music speaks to people in many different ways. It can be motivating, soothing, exhilarating or
just plain fun! Each person has their own unique way of letting music touch
And so BLOCK PARTY BAND was born, with myself, Krista on lead vocals and
keys. Mike on lead vocals and guitar. Randy on rhythm guitar. Dave
on bass and Derrick on drums. The five of us came together from near and
far…Berks, Lancaster, York and Dauphin counties. We may be from different
towns, but we all have one thing in common…MUSIC! We love to play and sing for the people. After
all, isn’t that what it’s about? We play
music that people can relate to; and songs they can dance to and get their
Now that we’ve introduced ourselves, I’ll
leave you with some things to ponder….
a town near you!
hear BLOCK PARTY, you’ll be "Dancin' in the Street" to the very
"Last Dance"? Careful, though…you could slip on the "Electric Slide", feel the "Heatwave" or find a "Fire" running through your veins;
and you'll want to put on your "Boogie
Shoes" and "Rock Around the
Clock" "All Night Long".
a little laid back, take a stroll "Under
the Boardwalk"; and with "Just
One Look" you might "Fall
to Pieces" over a "Brown Eyed
Girl" on the dancefloor. But when
that "Pretty Woman" asks "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"; you’ll
need to become a “Smooth Operator”. Trust me, you don’t want to end up like “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown”.
you get that "Peaceful Easy Feeling"
"Walking After Midnight",
just ask yourself… will "Johnny B
Good"? We know "Proud Mary" will ask if you’re "All Shook Up", and make you question
"When Will I Be Loved"? But with
BLOCK PARTY, you’ll "Feel Lucky" "Twistin’ the Night Away" in your
"Blue Suede Shoes". At some point during the evening, "Black Velvet" might even make you
say "Ooh Baby Baby" and leave
you feelin’ "Wonderful Tonight".
So head on
over to "Margaritaville" or
to whatever town we’re playing and stay until the "Midnight Hour"… you won't feel "Alone", that’s guaranteed. The "Look of Love" may have you saying "Fly Me to the Moon"; but when people have "Something to Talk About", just tell
them you have “Better Things To Do”….
You wanna hear more? Then
come "Stand by Me" and be
"My Guy" because you know
deep down you were "Born to be Wild"!!
Let the BLOCK PARTY begin!!