George Cole and Eurocana are garnering local Bay Area attention for their wildly swinging Django style jazz tunes. Saturday, November 24th they appeared on Sedge Thompson's West Coast Live Thanksgiving Special radio program which was broadcast live from the Freight & Salvage stage in Berkeley. The following day they were the featured live performers on KPIG's Please Stand By program hosted by Sleepy John. Saturday, December 8th's program at Studio 55 Marin will be a unique opportunity to experience a special holiday show.
Everyone loves a good song, we crave stories told well. Virtuoso guitarist, vocalist, composer, and lyricist George Cole has a mission to write another chapter to the Great American Songbook - so far so good! He is a consummate performer, bringing vast experience and enormous talent to each show and every project he is a part of. His music group, Eurocana, swings with energy and life delivering all original music with vocal harmonies and world class musicianship. “Eurocana” is the name of the band, AND it describes a musical genre - It's 21st century Tin Pan Alley with a hat-tip to the Gypsy fueled jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli.
“Eurocana” features: George Cole lead vocals and lead guitar, Stephan Dudash violin/vocals, Mathias Minquet guitar/vocals, and Kaeli Earle on lead vocals and acoustic upright bass.
Great songs and amazing performers bringing it. From Nashville, Stephan Dudash truly is America's Swing Violinist. He's toured with Olivia Newton-John, performed on the Tonight Show with both Shania Twain and David Lee Roth. Stephan has no peer, he's the best of the best. Parisian guitarist Mathias Minquet has an impeccable, intuitive musical gift, no one plays guitar like him. As a performer his irresistible french charm and undeniable skill make the crowd beg for more. Kaeli Earle has an energetic, fearless spark that lights up the stage, her vocals are fresh yet classic and her fluid bass lines give the group a rock solid underpinning.
Amy Hogan is a local singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist with a great voice and wonderful, unusual and interesting songs. She is classically trained, but has chosen her own music, which she has been performing throughout the Bay Area, including at a recent sold out show at Studio 55 Marin.
“George Cole and his band puts you in a sexy European dream. Think Paris...and red wine...and new love, lost in a kiss on a wet cobblestone street.” Steve Bowman Recording Artist (Counting Crows, Third Eye Blind), Nashville TN
“George Cole, guitar guru at the forefront of style" Tony Sauro, Stockton Record