Meet The Big Wow Band

JODY BARANCO

LEAD & BACKING VOCALS, PIANO, & PERCUSSION
Jody grew up in a musical family. She studied piano at an early age and was part of choir though-out High School. Jody is an alto that brings Big Wow the soul that many bands strive to find. Her ability to transition through different styles of music including Motown, Country, & Ballads will leave you with a sense that you have been truly entertained.

INFLUENCES:
Motown, Traditional Country, and the 50's

EQUIPMENT:
• Line 6 XD-V30 Wireless Microphone
• Tambourine/Cabasa
• Black Chuck Taylors

CLINT BUDGE

LEAD VOCALS, ACOUSTIC GUITAR, WORK THE ROOM

Clint started singing around the age of 5 while sitting at his mother's side as she play classic hymns on the piano. In Clint's teen years he bought a guitar and found out about Motown. He became a quick study and started playing and singing solo by the age of 17. His versatile true tenor voice is as memorable as the variety of songs performed by Big Wow.  

INFLUENCES:
Motown, Ray LaMontange, John Mayer, and Adam Lavene 

EQUIPMENT:
• Guild 6-string acoustic
• Sennheiser 100e Wireless
• Brooks Brothers Suits
• Converse Chucks

MARK HUME

ELECTRIC & ACOUSTIC GUITARS, LEAD & BACKING VOCALS
Mark has been perfecting his guitar chops for the last 30+ years. A midwest native, he started is pro career in Country Clubs and Casinos. His opportunity to play many styles of music and be on stage with top acts. Big Wow Band has been the ideal vehicle for Mark to exploit these talents. His musical inspirations include: Steely Dan, Motown and any funk song.

INFLUENCES:
Motown, Steely Dan, Vince Gil, & Skunk Baxter

EQUIPMENT:
• 1967 Fender Stratocaster Guitar
• Fender Telecaster
Fender Reverb Deluxe
• Shure Beta 58 mic

SAL CIRRITO

PIANO & SYNTHS, LEAD & BACKING VOCALS, MANAGER
Sal has been a working musician in corporate bands for over 20 years. Big Wow Band is the latest project with a focus on high-energy entertainment. In addition to perfecting piano & organ phrasings for an organic feel, Sal brings to this act a knowledge for adding those special brass, string, & synth parts needed for a big sound. "New High-Score, so hold the machine while get more quarters"!

INFLUENCES:
Steely Dan / Donald Fagan, Billy Joel, any Motown / Funk Brothers Hit, the harmonies of the Eagles and Journey

EQUIPMENT:
• Kurzweil KME61 Micro Ensemble
• Roland Juno Gi 
Synth
• Roland AX-1 Keytar Controller
• Shure Beta-58 Microphone
• JBL PRX612M Powered Speaker
• Apple iPad2 

 

RICH RADNOVICH

BASS, BACKING VOCALS, 
First of all, Rich disputes that Chris is the grooviest member of the band. Rich is a veteran of the New York City area live music scene, and has been playing bass professionally for many, many years. In fact, he has had to relearn how to play bass as new notes were invented (fun fact: his first bass was powered by steam). He is excited to be with a group of players who care about performing great music that people love.

INFLUENCES:
Paul McCartney, James Jamerson, Stanley Clark, Jaco Pastorius, Donald Dunn and that guy who played bass Spinal Tap.

EQUIPMENT:
• Fender 5-Spring P-Bass 
• Gallien-Krueger MB Fusion 500w
• Adila 2-12" Bass Cabinet
• Shure SM58 Beta Mic
• Red Bow-Tie & Suspenders

 

CHRIS "Boom-Boom" CHRISTOFI

DRUMS, PERCUSSION

The grooviest member of Big Wow, Chris began drumming at the age of 5 in his native country of Cypress. Studying at an early age and growing up with Traditional Greek Rhythms, gave Chris a clear understanding of what it means to make you dance. His extensive knowledge of drumming styles such as the Purdie Shuffle and the Disco Pea-Soup are the reason why folks get up and dance. As one half of Big Wow's rhythm section, Chris helps Big Wow make things just little unfair

INFLUENCES:
Steely Dan, Greek Traditional, , & Modern Jazz

EQUIPMENT:
• Alesis D5 Drums Module
• Roland PD Triggers
• 
Sabian Hi-Hat & Cymbals
• JBL EON 15" 1000W D-Class Powered Cabinet
• Standard Black Low-Top Chucks