EMERALD CITY BAND
Deno Taglioli is from Detroit, Michigan and studied music at University of Michigan, Interlochen, Wayne State University, and North Texas University. Deno has written theme music for the World Wrestling Federation, Sports Beat, Good Day Dallas, and more.
Kevin Acosta is from Arlington, Texas. He studied at Texas College of Champions (TCC) and has performed at Six Flags Over Texas, State Fair of Texas, and been in theater productions all across the DFW. He is honored to be the youngest member of this ridiculous band of talented people. Also, he loves Michael Jackson and helping people.
Averielle is a singer/songwriter and classically trained pianist and first chair trumpet player in Coppell high school marching band, raised by her two loving full-time musician parents in Dallas and Las Vegas. She also is secretly a mermaid... And has a German Shepard-Rottweiler mix named Scarlett(short for Scarlett O'Hara).
Bishop Booker singer/songwriter from Shawnee Ok. Former frontman of several rockbands that opened for bands like Motley Crüe, Alice In Chains, Korn, Alice Cooper and many more. Father of four. Nickname Spider-man.
Taylor grew up in Irving, TX. She has developed greatly singing in Branson before joining Royal Caribbeean and Carnival cruise ships and enjoys every minute that she is on stage. She also loves cheese pizza and Britney Spears.
Kenny Evans is from Oklahoma City and is self-taught. He also plays at various churches around Dallas. Kenny loves to ride his bike and go bowling.
Adam Palma is from Dallas, Texas and is a self-taught guitar player. Adam played in a band with Mike Rhyner from the TICKET's Hardline. He has also played in a band with Katey Sagal (Peg Bundy from "Married With Children").
Dwayne Heggar is from Mexia, Texas. He studied music at McClennan College and Baylor University. Dwayne teaches bass to many students across the DFW metroplex. He loves to hunt wild animals.
Phillip Mistretta is from Houston and studied music at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. He toured with former American Idol Bo Bice. He loves jazz and enjoys a good glass of Pinot Noir. Nickname: Snuggles
David Butler is a former member of NTSU's 1:00 lab band. He has performed with Lou Rawls, Tony Bennet, Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, and many other shows as a freelance performer in Dallas. He has been a member of the Emerald City Band for 28 years.
Jim Foster is from Des Moines, Iowa and studied music at the University of North Texas. Jim considered going into the seminary at one point in his life.
Clay Pritchard is from Bedford, Texas and studied music with Randy Lee and at the University of North Texas. Clay used to have 13 snakes. Once, he caught an 80-lb. catfish.