Christina comes from a musical family and has been performing for as long as she can remember. Throughout high school and college she sang The national anthem at numerous special events and made appearances with well-established acts like Patchwork and Franny Beecher, of Bill Haley & The Comets. Last year, Christina performed as the lead female vocalist for the special events band Plus 3 & Company. Christina currently lives in the Black Horse section of Plymouth Meeting, PA with her mother. She likes yoga, horseback riding, and eating breakfast at Lou’s with her dad.
Mak began singing in front of audiences as a child, and slowly developed deep love for music and since began exploring various instruments since 1995. Growing up in the Nigerian church scene where competitive musicianship is key to growing congregations, Mak grew up studying Gospel artists like Don Moen, Fred Hammond, and later branched out to contemporary acts such as Sting, Led Zepplin and Dave Matthews. He currently lives in Lancaster Pa. He is also an aspiring writer and reads avidly in his spare time.
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Started performing professionally in his early 20’s with his father and grew up listening to artists like Bob Marley, The Beatles, Miles Davis and Earth Wind and Fire. Miles studied privately with notable Philadelphia drummers, Daryl “Kwasi” Burgee and Harry Butch Reed, and performed in local bands such as Little Buddy, Under Echo, Jumper, and Spirit of Philadelphia House Band. In addition to playing with Where’s Pete, Miles performs with Fast Lane Jazz Quartet, runs Mo better Entertainment, and recently graduated from Temple University, where he received his MS in Human Resources Management. Miles lives with his family in Lansdale, PA.
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Bass Guitar, Vocals
Howard Whitman has been playing bass and guitar, and singing, onstage since his teens, performing in a variety of genres including progressive rock, acoustic music, tribute bands—you name it. He’s thrilled to be “bringing the bottom” to Where’s Pete. When he’s not playing music, he writes about it for national magazines, and has interviewed a fair share of music legends, including members of Chicago, The Eagles, Yes, and Earth, Wind & Fire.
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Bob has been playing and performing in club bands and wedding / event bands for almost 40 years. He enjoys playing all genres of music and that is what drew him to Where’s Pete. “The band is capable of playing any style of music and that keeps it interesting for us as well as the audience. Above all, they are all great people to hang with and I look forward to making lots of great music with them.
Saxophone – The Killa Hornz
James Furlow is a versatile Philadelphia-based jazz, R&B, and pop/rock saxophonist. From world-class jazz clubs and festivals, to the most elegant and sophisticated wedding venues, to the late-night dance club around the corner, James is at home in every setting and brings the right style and tone to match the occasion and the audience.
While his primary instrument is a 50 year old Selmer Mark IV tenor saxophone, James also performs on soprano and alto saxophones, and is a master of the Yamaha WX7 Electronic Wind Instrument, allowing him to add new voices and range to his performances.
James is a natural horn section player- and has partnered with Trumpeter Dave Gaines (the other half of the ‘killer horns’) for over a decade- creating an incredibly cohesive, tight, and dynamic horn section that can rock the party or add just the right touch of class to background and dinner music.
Off stage, James focuses his time on his beautiful girls (wife and two daughters) and on his “day gig” in strategic programs management for a leading financial services firm.
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Trumpet – The Killa Hornz
David Gaines started playing trumpet as an 8-year old and hasn’t slowed down yet. A Philly native, he studied at the Settlement Music School and grew up active in school bands and orchestras, including the All-Philadelphia Band and Orchestra. After high school, he aspired to an orchestral career, performing and touring with the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra; and studying music performance at West Chester University and Michigan State University. While in Michigan, David performed regularly with the Midland, Flint, Jackson and Lansing Symphony orchestras, and shared the stage with The Canadian Brass. In recent years, he has been active in the local party band scene, playing with Midnight Hour, Big City, and bands from Brandywine Entertainment, EBE, and CTO. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and son.
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DJ, Sound & Light Engineer
Born with a love for music and entertainment, Roc has been DJ’ing and providing sound for weddings, bar/clubs, private parties, and corporate events for over 9 years. Not only does he keep the party going between sets as Where’s Pete’s DJ, Roc also serves as our sound engineer and lighting expert. He works hard behind the scenes to make Where’s Pete sound great! Over the years he has refined his skills and knowledge in the entertainment industry and adds a touch of his warm personality to every event. Not just a DJ, Roc has his Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering and his Master’s Degree in Information Systems Management. This guy knows his technology, from audio engineering to visual effects. This gives him a competitive edge over most, since he can adapt to just about any situation and can provide for most event requirements.
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Jimmy Fingers is an accomplished keyboardist from Reading, Pennsylvania. As a keyboardist, bassist, vocalist, producer, bandleader, and music teacher, he wears many hats. He is a multi talented, dynamic artist and producer who has performed almost every style of music from gospel, classical, R & B, and Jazz to reggae, rock, pop, and everything in between.
Jimmy began playing the piano at age seven by classical training, as well as learning to play by ear in local churches. It wasn’t long before he was performing in front of large audiences. Notably at age fifteen, his church band, consisting of him and two cousins of the same age, performed, competed, and won the 1st place award at the World Famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY. They won the amateur night competition three times in a row performing instrumental versions of popular R & B songs.