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Shape Of You Ed Sheeran
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One Dance Drake
Closer The Chainsmokers
I Feel It Coming The Weeknd
Cake By The Ocean DNCE
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Take Back The Night Justin Timberlake
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Sorry Justin Bieber
Want You To Want Me Jason Derulo
Die A Happy Man Thomas Rhett
Honey I'm Good Andy Grammar
Shut Up & Dance Walk The Moon
Baby I'm Worth It Fifth Harmony
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
Me Too Meghan Trainor
Like I’m Gonna Lose You Meghan Trainor & John Legend
All About That Bass Meghan Trainor
Dear Future Husband Meghan Trainor
Rather Be Clean Bandit
Shake It Off Taylor Swift
Uptown Funk Bruno Mars
Treasure Bruno Mars
Locked Out Of Heaven Bruno Mars
Runaway Baby Bruno Mars
Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars
Break Free Ariana Grande
Problem Ariana Grande
Ain’t It Fun Paramore
Still Into You Paramore
Classic MKTO
Love Me Now John Legend
All Of Me John Legend
Ordinary People John Legend
American Boy Estelle & Kanye
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Counting Stars One Republic
Get Lucky Daft Punk
Blurred Lines Robin Thicke
Wake Me Up Avicii
Some Nights fun.
The Story of My Life One Direction
S.O.S. Rihanna
Only Girl In The World Rihanna
We Found Love Rihanna
International Love Pitbull & Chris Brown
Give Me Everything Pitbull & Neyo
On The Floor Pitbull & J.Lo
Feel This Moment Pitbull & Christina Aguilera
Sugar Maroon 5
One More Night Maroon 5
Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5
This Love Maroon 5
I Love It Icona Pop
Roar Katy Perry
Firework Katy Perry
California Gurls Katy Perry
Love On Top Beyonce
Starships Nicki Minaj
Turn Me On David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj
Make You Feel My Love Adele
We R Who We R Ke$ha
Your Love Is My Drug Ke$ha
Tik Tok Ke$ha
Timber Ke$ha
Closer Neyo
Home Phil Phillips
Give Your Heart a Break Demi Lovato
Drive- By Train
Marry Me Train
You Are The Best Thing Ray LaMontagne
Forget You Cee Lo Green
Dynamite Taio Cruz
Bang Bang Jessie J
Domino Jessie J
I Like It Enrique Iglesias
Low Flo-Rida
Party In The USA Miley Cyrus
We Can't Stop Miley Cyrus
Raise Your Glass Pink
Let's Get The Party Started Pink
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Pink
I Won’t Give Up Jason Mraz
I’m Yours Jason Mraz
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Just Dance Lady Gaga
Poker Face Lady Gaga
Bad Romance Lady Gaga
Umbrella Rihanna
Please Don't Stop The Music Rihanna
This Love Maroon 5
Makes Me Wonder Maroon 5
Senorita Justin Timberklake
Sexy Back Justin Timberlake
Single Ladies Beyonce
Crazy In Love Beyonce
Déjà Vu Beyonce
Crazy Gnarles Barkley
Caught Up Usher
YEAH Usher
Hot In Here Nelly
Hot & Cold Katy Perry
Ms. Jackson Outkast
Heya Outkast
I Like The Way You Move Outkast
Hella Good Gwen Stefani
Hollaback Girl Gwen Stefani
Get This Party Started Pink
Leave (Get Out) Jo Jo
I Got A Feelin’ Black Eyed Peas
Use Somebody Kings of Leon
Ain't No Other Man Christina Aguilera
Car Wash Christina Aguilera
Save The Last Dance Michael Bublé
Everything Michael Bublé
All Summer Long Kid Rock
Ignition Remix R. Kelly
Daughters John Mayer
Gravity John Mayer
It's a Beautiful Day U2
No One Alicia Keys
If I Ain't Got You Alicia Keys
I’m Yours Jason Mraz
Love Song Sara Bareilles
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One U2
Vogue Madonna
Black Or White Michael Jackson
Poison Bell Biv Devoe
No Diggity Blackstreet
This Is How We Do It Montell Jordan
Semi Charmed Life Third Eye Blind
Two Princes Spin Doctors
You’re Still the One Shania Twain
Groove Is In The Heart Dee-Lite
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You Lauryn Hill
Roll To Me Del Amitri
Say Hey (I Love You) Michael Franti
Smooth Santana
Let's Get Loud J-Lo
Waiting For Tonight J-Lo
Hard to Handle Black Crowes
Truly, Madly, Deeply Savage Garden
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September Earth, Wind & Fire
Let’s Groove Tonight Earth, Wind & Fire
Shining Star Earth, Wind & Fire
Way Of The World Earth, Wind & Fire
Boogie Wonderland Earth, Wind & Fire
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Way You Make Me Feel Michael Jackson
Don't Stop Till You Get Enough Michael Jackson
Shake Your Body Down Michael Jackson
Rock With You Michael Jackson
Superstition Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed, Delivered Stevie Wonder
Isn’t She Lovely Stevie Wonder
For Once In My Life Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke Stevie Wonder
Let's Stay Together Al Greene
Love & Happiness Al Greene
Outstanding Gap Band
Party Train Gap Band
Maxwell Ascension
Give It To Me Baby Rick James
Superfreak Rick James
Cold Blooded Rick James
You and I Rick James
Love Rollercoaster Ohio Players
Natural Woman Aretha Franklin
Respect Aretha Franklin
Baby I Love You Aretha Franklin
Rock Steady Aretha Franklin
Think Aretha Franklin
Chain Of Fools Aretha Franklin
Brick House The Commodores
Sex Machine James Brown
I Feel Good James Brown
Poppa’s Got A Brand New Bag James Brown
Gonna Have A Funky Time James Brown
My First, Last, Everything Barry White
Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Barry White
Cut The Cake Average White Band
Pick Up The Pieces Average White Band
Kiss Prince
I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince
1999 Prince
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I'll Be There The Four Tops
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch The Four Tops
Baby I Need Your Loving The Four Tops
It's The Same Old Song The Four Tops
Get Ready The Temptations
Ain't Too Proud To Beg The Temptations
My Girl The Temptations
I Can't Get Next To You The Temptations
I'm Losing You The Temptations
I Want You Back Jackson 5
ABC Jackson 5
Stop The Love You Save Jackson 5
How Sweet It Is Marvin Gaye
What’s Goin’ On Marvin Gaye
Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye
Mercy Mercy Me Marvin Gaye
Let’s Get It On Marvin Gaye
Shout Otis Day
Soul Man Sam & Dave
Love Train O'Jays
I Love Music O'Jays
Sweet Soul Music Arthur Conley
Funky Broadway Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
Dancin’ In The Street Martha/The Vandellas
Band of Gold Freda Payne
Domino Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Tupelo Honey Van Morrison
Into The Mystic Van Morrison
The Twist Chubby Checker
Our Day Will Come Ruby & The Romantics
With This Ring The Platters
Only You The Platters
Tell Me Goodbye The Casinos
Higher and Higher Jackie Wilson
1-2-3 Len Barry
Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
Twistin' The Night Away Sam Cooke
You Send Me Sam Cooke
More Today Than Yesterday Spiral Staircase
Oh What A Night Frankie Valli
I'm A Believer The Monkees
In My Life The Beatles
Twist & Shout The Beatles
Can’t Buy Me Love The Beatles
Hard Day’s Night The Beatles
Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry
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Faithfully Journey
Don’t Stop Believin’ Journey
Your Love The Outfield
Livin’ On A Prayer Bon Jovi
Summer of '69 Bryan Adams
Tainted Love Soft Cell
I Want You To Want Me Cheap Trick
Glory Days Bruce Springsteen
Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen
10th Ave Freezeout Bruce Springsteen
Start Me Up The Rolling Stones
Satisfaction The Rolling Stones
Honkey Tonk Woman The Rolling Stones
Paradise By The Dashboard Lights Meatloaf
Sweet Child of Mine Guns & Roses
American Girl Tom Petty
I Do J. Geils Band
Love Shack B 52's
We're Havin' A Party Rod Stewart
Do Ya think I'm Sexy? Rod Stewart
Freeway Of Love Aretha Franklin
Living In America James Brown
Walking On Sunshine Katrina/ The Waves
Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston
How Will I Know Whitney Houston
My Love Is Your Love Whitney Houston
Get On Your Feet Gloria Estefan
Turn The Beat Around Gloria Estefan
I'll Always Love You Taylor Dane
Tell It To My Heart Taylor Dane
With Every Beat Of My Heart Taylor Dane
Express Yourself Madonna
Get Into The Groove Madonna
Holiday Madonna
Material Girl Madonna
Kiss Prince
I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince
Girls Just Want To Have Fun Cindy Lauper
The Time Of My Life “From Dirty Dancing”
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Die A Happy Man Thomas Rhett
Bring It On Home Little Big Town
Wagon Wheel Darius Rucker
This Won’t Last For Long Darius Rucker
Country Girl Luke Bryan
Whatever It Is Zak Brown Band
Chicken Fried Zak Brown Band
Need You Now Lady Antebellum
Wanted Hunter Hayes
Bless The Broken Road Rascal Flatts
My Wish Rascal Flatts
Life Is A Highway Rascal Flatts
Amazed Lonestar
My Little Girl Tim McGraw
Humble & Kind Tim McGraw
Live Like You Were Dying Tim McGraw
Through The Years Kenny Rogers
I Hope You Dance Lee Ann Womack
Cinderella Steven C Chapman
Wagon Wheel Steven C Chapman
Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy Big & Rich
Friends In Low Places Garth Brooks
She’s Every Woman Garth Brooks
Give It All We Got Tonight George Straight
I Loved Her First Heartland
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Jungle Boogie Kool & the Gang
Hollywood Swingin’ Kool & the Gang
Ladies Night Kool & the Gang
Funky Stuff Kool & the Gang
Get Down Tonight K.C./Sunshine Band
Boogie Shoes K.C./Sunshine Band
Shake Your Booty K.C./Sunshine Band
Keep It Coming Love K.C./Sunshine Band
That's The Way I Like It K.C./Sunshine Band
Stayin' Alive The Bee Gee's
You Should Be Dancin' The Bee Gee's
Night Fever The Bee Gee's
When Will I See You Again TheThreeDegrees
Le Freak Chic
Car Wash Rose Royce
Ain't No Stoppin Us McFadden&Whitehead
Higher and Higher Jackie Wilson
I Love The Nightlife Alicia Bridges
Disco Inferno The Tramps
Last Dance Donna Summer
Love I Lost The Blue Notes
Old Time Rock & Roll Bob Seger
Shake Your Groove Thing Peaches & Herb
Dancing Queen ABBA
Boogie Nights Heatwave
Boogie Oogie Oogie Taste Of Honey
We Are Family Sister Sledge
Boogie Wonderland Earth Wind & Fire
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Hello Adele
Love Me Now John Legend
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Pink
Stay Rihanna
Daughters John Mayer
I Won’t Give Up Jason Mraz
One & Only Adele
Make You Feel My Love Adele
Marry Me Train
Come Away With Me Nora Jones
Don't Know Why Nora Jones
Save The Last Dance Michael Buble’
Everything Michael Buble’
You Raise Me Up Josh Groban
Kind and Generous Natalie Merchant
If I Ain't Got You Alicia Keys
Die A Happy Man Thomas Rhett
Bring It On Home Little Big Town
Live Like You Were Dying Tim McGraw
Have You Been In Love Celine Dion
Because You Loved Me Celine Dion
From This Moment Shania Twain
Fields of Gold Sting/Eva Cassidy
By Your Side Sade
Angel Sara McLaughlin
Back At One Brian McKnight
Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston
One Moment In Time Whitney Houston
I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston
Natural Woman Aretha Franklin
You Send Me Sam Cooke
Cupid Sam Cooke
I Believe In You and Me The Four Tops
America The Beautiful Ray Charles
Georgia Ray Charles
At Last Etta James
Only You The Platters
Let's Stay Together Al Greene
Unforgettable Nat & Natalie Cole
Crazy Love Van Morrison
Into The Mystic Van Morrison
Someone Like You Van Morrison
Always and Forever Heat Wave
Everything I Do Brian Adams
Walking in Memphis Marc Cohn
True Companion Marc Cohn
Just The Way You Are Billy Joel
Have I Told You Lately Rod Stewart/V.M.
Can't Take My Eyes Off You Frankie Vallie
Butterfly Kisses Bob Carlisle
Nobody Does It Better Carly Simon
In the Wee Small Hours Carly Simon
Unchained Melody Righteous Brothers
The Times of Your Life Paul Anka
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
I Can't Help Falling Elvis
We've Only Just Begun The Carpenters
What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
In My Life The Beatles
Jazz / Swing Standards
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Summer Wind Frank Sinatra
The Last Dance Frank Sinatra
All The Way Frank Sinatra
New York, New York Frank Sinatra
I've Got You Under My Skin Frank Sinatra
All Of Me Frank Sinatra
I've Got The World On A String Frank Sinatra
Fly Me To The Moon Frank Sinatra
I Get A Kick Out Of You Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra
Something Stupid Frank & Nancy Sinatra
This Can't Be Love Natalie Cole
L-O-V-E Natalie Cole
Our Love Is Here To Stay Natalie Cole
Route 66 Natalie Cole
Unforgettable Nat & Natalie Cole
The Nearness Of You Ella Fitzgerald
It Don't Mean A Thing Ella Fitzgerald
It Had To Be You Harry Connick , Jr.
Cheek To Cheek Fred Astaire
Exactly Like You Tony Bennett & KD Lang
Georgia On My Mind Ray Charyles
Left My Heart In San Fran Tony Bennett
At Last Etta James
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Hava Nagila
Sisu Et Y'rushaleyim
Ose Shalom
Tzena Tzena
Simontov
Mayim Mayim
Dodi La
Lo Yisa Goy
Dayenu
Od Yishama
Bashana Haba’ah
Besame ' Mucho
C’est Si Bon
Danny Boy
Mambo Italiano
Ot Ta Zoi Krentzel Dance
Le Festin
That's Amore
The Caisson Song
The Marines Hymn
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About The Connection

The Connection has been a household name in the New England music scene for well over a decade as one of the region’s premier special event ensembles. This 10-piece group features 4 lead vocalists (2 male and 2 female), a 2-piece horn section, and is backed by many of Boston’s most accomplished musicians. There are few bands whose resume and reputation compare to The Connection. Their appearances include performances up and down the East Coast for celebrities, statesmen, blue-chip corporations and families alike. The first choice in live entertainment for weddings, corporate events and other social functions… The Connection!

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Joey was right there for us and was so sincere and kind Colleen and Colin Mooney Ocean Edge Resort Wedding – September 30, 2017 - Brewster, MA

The Connection is ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL !! Joey MC’d the night perfectly and preformed our first dance like no other. I keep watching the video of it and tears come to my eyes. The band members are so incredibly talented and I just LOVE how their personalities shine through in all their songs. They were so engaging and each song was better than the next. The dance floor was packed from the minute dinner was over until the end of the wedding. In fact some guests never sat down. 

We chose the Connection because of the various genres of music they played. We wanted music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and top 40 but all in moderation. The Connection delivered just that and so much more. All age groups were on the dance floor all night having a blast. Not only would I highly recommend The Connection to future brides, but I’m sure all our guests have already spread the word, everyone loved them. I’d like to specifically thank Joey for all his help and patience during the planning process. Joey was right there for us and was so sincere and kind. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Joey Scott and The Connection for making our wedding so special and one that our family and friends will remember for years to come. 

Your band was awesome!!! Lynne Enos Four Seasons Hotel Wedding – September 16, 2017 - Boston, MA

It is always a treat to work with The Connection. Your band was awesome!!!

Hope we can work together again soon.

could not have been happier Tim Condron Hyannisport Club Event – July 29, 2017 - Hyannis Port, MA

Joey,

You and your band were amazing! You totally got the crowd. We could not have been happier. Lots of people from the club were asking how to get a hold of you. When Jodi recommended you first thing she said to me was “you will not be disappointed”. I emeaild her yesterday and told her she was right.

Thanks so much!!!

I never left the dance floor! Molly Clark The Regatta Place Wedding – July 22, 2017 - Newport, RI

The Connection was AMAZING!! My guests and I never left the dance floor. They played a wonderful variety and sounded great!

 

What a night Kate Dawson Private Residence Wedding – July 8, 2017 - Norwich, VT

Hi Joey

Holy cow! What a night. Thanks to all of you for going above and beyond yesterday (and really for the last year of planning and prep!) The bride, groom and their families were so happy! We pulled it off 😀

Hope everyone got some rest last night – and looking forward to doing that again with everyone soon!

unique and special Beth Sackstein Royal Sonesta Hotel Wedding – June 3, 2017 - Cambridge, MA

Dear Joey,

It is with pure joy and gratitude that we thank you, and your fantastic band, The Connection, for your outstanding role in Danielle and Rohan’s epic wedding celebration! Your professionalism and talent were apparent from our very first phone conversation. Your enthusiasm is infectious, and your joy for life, and love of music, sets the stage, even before you ever set foot on the actual stage! From the onset, you listened to our needs, and made our family feel both unique and special. As a mother planning a wedding, this is both wonderful, and so very important.

From your technical guidance and assistance with the ceremony equipment for our “officiant” son, David, to the Father/Daughter dance, First couple dance, to the fantastic welcome of our guests to the Hora, I knew the evening would be full of energy, joy and love. You are an outstanding master of ceremonies, and your band is professional, high energy and very talented. From the moment we entered the room, no one wanted to leave the dance floor, and all of our guests raved about The Connection! Danielle and Rohan said you played all their favorite songs – we all didn’t want to evening to end, as was apparent by the FULL dance floor after the last song! Plus, my husband, Roberts surprise of “La Bamba” still has guests singing your praises – and Robert’s too! To say this is an evening we will always cherish for a lifetime is an understatement. We will relive the true connection our families and friends made that magical night in June when hearts became one, cultures were joined and celebrated, and new bonds were made. Through music, love and joy – Joey Scott and The Connection helped bring out the very BEST of our world in a true celebration of what is right about the human spirit! It was a magical evening, and we are forever grateful for your role, and that of your fantastic band! Rock on my friend! Rock on!

great music Emma Shandra State Room Event – March 24, 2017 - Boston, MA

Thank you so much for the great music last night! The guests had a great time as always and are already looking forward to The Connection next year.

Thanks again!

They were FANTASTIC! Charles and Mary McGrail Hyatt Boston Harbor Wedding – December 31, 2016 - Boston, MA

We choose The Connection as the band to play at our daughter’s wedding. After attending many weddings at Boston venues over the years, we realize that the band you pick sets the tone of the wedding and we hoped we could find that special band. Well, I hope everyone who is thinking of picking a band will consider The Connection. They were FANTASTIC!! The evening was everything we had hoped for. Their music certainly set the tone and produced a dance floor of enthusiastic dancers. I loved every minute of it. Joey Scott was so approachable and the band members were professional. A special shout out to the band’s attire. Guys you looked fantastic in the men’s suits and the two women surely dressed for NYE. Thank you for that! I only hope by this small snippet of information, you realize how special you made our family’s memories. To close please know my expectations were 100% filled. Thanks to all THE CONNECTION!

crowd surfing at a wedding Mr. & Mrs. Scribi , Lisa Blake Loon Mountain Resort Wedding – November 5, 2016 - Lincoln, NH

Joey,

I just needed to reach out and say thank you again. Our wedding was the most amazing thing ever and you and your band helped make it that way. I didn’t think a dance floor could ever be that packed and even have someone crowd surfing at a wedding. The Connection is not only talented but classy. I hope you all had as much fun as we did!

Thank you again,
Mr. & Mrs. Scribi

….from The Mother of The Bride:

Thank you so much. This is a sampling of comments from our guests:

“By far the best wedding I have ever been to”, “where did you get that band”, “everyone danced all night, people were dancing before the wedding party even arrived”, “how did you find this band”, “can you believe the players came on the dance floor with their instruments”, “a bridesmaid actually body surfed”, “the band members where so friendly”, and “I hated it to see the music end!!”.

Lisa Blake

so awesome! Emily Steele Longmeadow Country Club Wedding – September 17, 2016 - Longmeadow, MA

Performance Review:

1) Quality of Music: Excellent. They were so awesome!

2) Choice of Music: Excellent. Great mix of different types of music – fast, slow, old, contemporary.

3) Grooming and Attire: Excellent.

4) Emceeing: Excellent.

5) Break Schedule: Excellent. They were accommodating!

6) Use Wilson Stevens again? Yes. Absolutely! I spoke with Justin often, he was so helpful.

7) Use artist again?: Yes. The band was so accommodating and easy to work with!

You were all such a pleasure to work with. Thank you for helping make our wedding day so fun and special. It was amazing!

guests RAVED about the music Meryl Lemeshow Sheraton Hotel Wedding – September 4, 2016 - Needham, MA

This band, The Connection, was absolutely FABULOUS! The dance floor was full all night. Our guests RAVED about the music. I would, and will, hire this group again in a heartbeat. Thank you for making our daughter’s wedding a priceless occasion.

unbelievable Kali Patrick Belle Mer Wedding – August 20, 2016 - Newport, RI

Performance Review:

1) Quality of Music: Excellent.

2) Choice of Music: Excellent.

3) Grooming and Attire: Excellent.

4) Emceeing: Excellent.

5) Break Schedule: Excellent.

6) Use Wilson Stevens again? Yes. Everyone I encountered on the Wilson Stevens team was both responsive & helpful. They put our minds at ease from day one!

7) Use artist again?: Yes. Joey and his band were amazing. Very attentive, organized, friendly and overall a great guy. He even worked closely with my dad to setup a special song that my dad got up to play with them.

The Connection was unbelievable. They made our night so special and everyone was up on the dance floor the ENTIRE night! I can’t thank them enough!!!!!

ridiculously good Elizabeth Lutz, James Kohli Private Residence Wedding – August 6, 2016 - Little Compton, RI

Hi Justin,

I just wanted to send a quick note – I worked with The Connection on Saturday evening at Erin & James’ wedding. I’d heard such great things about the band and their leader Joey; it was all true and then some. Joey was fabulous leading up to the wedding.He worked with us on the rain plan, which was so appreciated. The band was musically diverse and the number of vocals they have is crazy – how many sing – was is 5?

Anyway, I wanted to say thank you once again.

Warmly,
Elizabeth Lutz

…from The Groom:

Working with Wilson Stevens was super easy! All our questions were responded to quickly and completely. Joey was also great, easy to work with.

The Connection did a ridiculously good job, and the event was incredibly fun. A+, and would strongly recommend.

James Kohli

better than excellent! Andrew Murray and Meghan McInerney Emerson Park Wedding – July 9, 2016 - Auburn, NY

Performance Review:

1) Quality of Music: Excellent. I wish there was a button to click for better than excellent!!! They were a 12 out of 10! All of our guests said that it was the best wedding band they have ever heard.

2) Choice of Music: Excellent. Every generation, every type of person was more than satisfied with the music. We had every single guest on the dance floor.

3) Grooming and Attire: Excellent. They really dressed for the occasion – super professional.

4) Emceeing: Excellent. Joey Scott is awesome – he did an amazing job keeping the party going, was flawless on every introduction. He definitely made it the best night of our lives.

5) Break Schedule: Excellent. My wedding planner said a few times that this was the easiest, most delightful band she has ever worked with. Their breaks were all so perfectly timed.

6) Use Wilson Stevens again? Yes. Tim was amazing during our initial stages of wedding planning. While booking, Tim gave us sound advice for the flow of the reception to make sure we had ULTIMATE dancing time. I emailed him every few months to ask questions and he treated me like an old friend every time and gave more than enough info and guidance (greatly appreciated!). I would highly recommend connecting with Tim to future couples. Cheryl was wonderful and fast with sending over all paperwork and contracts – really on top of everything. Wilson Stevens made our lives so easy!

7) Use artist again?: Yes. Joey Scott is the most amazing person! He was so easy to connect with! We chatted for about an hour on the flow of the entire wedding. Our planner told us that he was the nicest Artist she has EVER worked with. Booking this band was the best decision we made during the ENTIRE wedding planning process. I adore them all.

I’ll say it again, the best wedding planning decision we ever made was booking The Connection through Wilson Stevens Productions. Cannot thank you enough!

kept everyone dancing all night. Paul Stavropulos The Farm Table at Kringle Candle Wedding – June 25, 2016 - Bernardston, MA

Performance Review:

1) Quality of Music: Excellent. Awesome musicians, just top notch.

2) Choice of Music: Excellent. They kept everyone dancing all night.

3) Grooming and Attire: Excellent.

4) Emceeing: Excellent.

5) Break Schedule: Excellent.

6) Use Wilson Stevens again? Yes. Justin was always available.

7) Use artist again?: Yes. Joey and the band were simply great.

I’m looking forward to my brothers wedding, they booked a Wilson Stevens group after seeing The Connection!

a great experience Jamie Levine Belle Mer Wedding – June 4, 2016 - Newport, RI

We had a great experience using The Connection and Wilson Stevens Productions. Joey was amazing! He would respond to my emails within minutes. I really enjoyed working with him.

From picking out the band to finalizing the contract to working directly with Joey Scott, it was easy, seamless and we are very pleased with everything.

Absolutely the best! Catherine Grant Chatham Bars Inn Wedding – May 28, 2016 - Chatham, MA

Performance Review:

1) Quality of Music: Excellent. Absolutely the best! Everyone was dancing and after every song people were commenting on how wonderful the band was! They really made the wedding a wonderful party. Everyone was up and dancing!!

2) Choice of Music: Excellent. Joey and the Connection had a wonderful mix of current and older favorites. We could not have been happier!

3) Grooming and Attire: Excellent.

4) Emceeing: Excellent.

5) Break Schedule: Excellent.

6) Use Wilson Stevens again? Yes.

7) Use artist again?: Yes. Joey was amazing! He was so easy to work with and he really put my daughter at ease.

It was an amazing experience working with The Connection. They are absolutely the best band and really made my daughters wedding a great success!

just thrilled with The Connection! Mel Blackman The Barn at Gibbet Hill Wedding - March 5, 2016 - Groton, MA

My family and I and ALL of our guests were just thrilled with The Connection!

Thank you,

A+++++ Paula Shortell Mount Washington Resort - January 30, 2016, Bretton Woods, NH

A+++++. The wedding couldn’t have been better. The Connection were just awesome and we all had a fabulous time! The dance floor was jam-packed ALL NIGHT LONG!

Thank you,

thank you for such an amazing night! Lisa Feeley Tewksbury Country Club Wedding - January 23, 2016 - Tewksbury, MA

I just want to thank you again for such an amazing night! My family and friends couldn’t say enough wonderful things about The Connection. They are still talking about it today!

Again, many many thanks!!!

fantastic choice in music. Brian DiPisa Park Plaza Hotel Wedding - December 31, 2015 - Boston, MA

Just got back from our honeymoon! I know this is late, but I wanted to say thanks again for making our Wedding night so special. You guys really did rock it. MaryKate and I had countless people come up to us the following day at brunch talking about how unbelievable The Connection was.

Beyond impressed with the evening and a lot of that is because of your emceeing and fantastic choice in music.

Thanks again.

dancing all night long. Jennifer Marks Boston Harbor Hotel Wedding - November 14, 2015 - Boston, MA

Everyone was up and dancing all night long. People continue to comment how great The Connection was.

Joey was easy to work with, helped answer any questions we had to make the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception perfect.

Thank you!

absolutely perfect Laura McLaughlin Belle Mer Wedding – September 19, 2015 - Newport, RI

Performance Review:

1) Quality of Music: Excellent. Joey and the band were even better live than I could have imagined. They had so much energy and presence, and they kept everyone on the dance floor all night, which is exactly what we hoped for!

2) Choice of Music: Excellent. Joey did a wonderful job reading the crowd and played just the right songs at just the right time in the night.

3) Grooming and Attire: Excellent. The band looked polished and appropriate without being too done-up.

4) Emceeing: Excellent. Joey did a wonderful job of keeping the crowd informed without being an interruption in the energy. I also couldn’t believe how frequently he found me in the room to let me know what was happening next and made sure that I was happy and that his timing was on track with my expectations. Joey is a life-saver!

5) Break Schedule: Excellent. I didn’t really even realize when the band took breaks. The music was seamless and the atmosphere was never interrupted.

6) Use Wilson Stevens again? Yes.

7) Use artist again?: Yes. Joey replied to emails the same day and was fantastic to work with!

More than any other detail, Joey and the band made our wedding reception absolutely perfect. At least a dozen people have asked me for their contact information in the week since our wedding, and everyone continues to comment that it was the best wedding band they’ve ever experienced. Thank you all so much!

 

loved you guys! Dan Gabrielsen Omni Parker House Hotel Wedding - August 29, 2015 - Boston, MA

Joey,

I just wanted to thank you and The Connection for an awesome job yesterday. We had a great time and everyone loved you guys!

Thanks again!

 

Truly perfect. Laura Manfredi Belle Mer Wedding - August 22, 2015 - Newport, RI

Hi Joey,

Just wanted to send you a note to tell you how much we loved everything you and the The Connection did. It was an amazing wedding, definitely best day of our lives and we owe so much of it to you. EVERYONE has been raving about you guys and how amazing all of the music was!!!

Truly perfect. Thank you so much!

Laura Manfredi

exceeded all expectations. Joe and Ruth Brogan Ipswich Country Club Wedding - August 1, 2015 - Ipswich, MA

Coming from a family of musicians we knew the music had to be exceptional..but The Connection exceeded all expectations. Excellent musicianship! They are truly the best General Business band in the Boston area.

 

outstanding Dan Duggan Water's Edge Resort & Spa Wedding - July 18, 2015 - Westbrook, CT

Everything about The Connection and their performance was outstanding! All of our guests have been raving about the band non-stop. We’ll be sure to recommend them to others for weddings in the future. Thanks!

 

best night ever! Sarah Bankoff Four Seasons Hotel Wedding - July 11, 2015 - Boston, MA

The Connection was outstanding! We can’t tell you how many compliments we received from our guests and they continue to talk about the band a couple days later. They played a great assortment and did a fantastic job with everything. We chose our first dance song because we had heard them play it at a showcase and it was phenomenal! Thank you so much for making our wedding the best night ever!!

 

more than your average wedding band! Julie Casey Nantucket Hotel Wedding - June 20, 2015 - Nantucket, MA

We were beyond happy with The Connection!!! We got so many compliments on how amazing the band was! They listened to our requests and had people of all ages dancing all night long. Joey was always quick to respond and really awesome to work with.

We loved having them as our wedding band! They were so much more than your average wedding band!!!

 

a great party Caitlin Joyce Longmeadow Country Club Wedding – June 13, 2015 - Longmeadow, MA

Performance Review:

1) Quality of Music: Excellent.

2) Choice of Music: Excellent.

3) Grooming and Attire: Excellent.

4) Emceeing: Excellent.

5) Break Schedule: Excellent. We were blown away by the fact that the band did not take any breaks!

6) Use Wilson Stevens again? Yes.

7) Use artist again?: Yes. Joey Scott could not have been more accommodating. Everything went so smoothly regarding all communication.

The Connection knows how to create a great party. The dance floor was filled with guests the entire time which made our night. Both Wilson Stevens and Joey Scott were great to work with and I would highly recommend them to family and friends.

 

fabulous, flawless, beyond exciting! Michael Williams Chatham Bars Inn Wedding – June 6, 2015 - Chatham, MA

Performance Review:

1) Quality of Music: Excellent. Incredible, from start to finish, everyone was in awe of the band, and danced like crazy folks all night:)

2) Choice of Music: Excellent. Could not have been better, in both selection and variety.

3) Grooming and Attire: Excellent. Perfect ☺

4) Emceeing: Excellent. Perfect ☺

5) Break Schedule: Excellent.

6) Use Wilson Stevens again? Yes. Simply amazing.

7) Use artist again?: Yes. Beyond wonderful:)

fabulous, flawless, beyond exciting!

 

truly a remarkable band Mia & Mike Shelburne Farms Wedding - May 30, 2015 - Shelburne, VT

Hi Joey,

I just wanted to thank you and the rest of the band again, from the bottom of my heart. You guys were absolutely terrific, and you were right, I think people will be talking about it for years to come!! Each one of you are so talented, and brought so much positive energy to our party, it really made the day one to remember forever. It was such a pleasure sharing in our special day with you, and I can not thank you enough.

Also, thank you so much for working with Katie to prepare backup for her surprise song to us. It was incredible and brought me to tears.

The Connection is truly a remarkable band and I feel so lucky to have found you.

 

Tim Doherty, Woodland Golf Club - President's Ball Woodland Golf Club Event - May 16, 2015 - Newton, MA

I just wanted to circle back and thank The Connection for a really great night. In the past, the event was kind of a stuffy, black-tie event and my wife and I wanted to change it up and make the night feel more like a party….well done! I’ve had several people tell me what a fun night it was – thanks again!

Tim Doherty
Woodland Golf Club
Presiden’t Ball

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Laurie Twohig Fairmont Copley Plaza Wedding - February 14, 2015 - Boston, MA

I just can’t say enough about how much we loved The Connection and what an amazing job they did. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

 

OUTSTANDING Ron and Lynne Martignetti Fairmont Copley Plaza Wedding - February 8, 2015 - Boston, MA

Hello Joey,

Thank you for the amazing performance for Steele and Caroline’s Wedding. We all had SO MUCH FUN!! Your band is OUTSTANDING, and what a nice group of people they are. Our guests had so much fun and we thank you for the extra time you gave us at the end of the evening. You are a terrific person and we thank you for your kindness to our families.

 

an event to remember! Libby & Peter Conway Rosecliff Mansion Wedding - December 13, 2014 - Newport, RI

Dear Joey & Band,

Thank you so very much for everything on Saturday evening. All of you were amazing as you could tell from dance floor chaos!!

Our guests were raving about the band – it really made the reception!

Thank you for making our daughter’s wedding an event to remember!

Happy Holidays to all of you!

really made the party! Jessica Sears Castlehill Inn & Resort Wedding - November 1, 2014 - Newport, RI

Hi Joey,

Sorry I never got back to you with this – and am just writing to say THANK YOU!

We had the most incredible time and you guys really made the party! I cant thank you enough!

 

simply amazing! Melissa MacDonald The Nonantum Resort Wedding - October 11, 2014 - Kennebunkport, ME

Good Morning Joey,

We are back from our honeymoon!! We can’t thank you enough. Everyone is still talking about the wedding 3 weeks later!!!! Every single person we’ve talked to said it was hands down the best wedding they have ever been to. We owe that to The Connection. You guys rocked it, simply amazing!!! We are so grateful for all you guys did. I will be recommending you to anyone and everyone that needs a band!!! Also it was really special that you learned our last song for us that meant a lot!

 

beyond excellent! James and Carolyn Berluti Ocean House Wedding - September 13, 2014 - Watch Hill, RI

Performance Review:

1) Quality of Music: Excellent. They were amazing-beyond excellent! The musicians were fantastic and the vocalists were also.

2) Choice of Music: Excellent. Thank you for playing every song we requested and actually learning a song on such short notice to end the night–you nailed it!

3) Grooming and Attire: Excellent. Very professional and perfectly appropriate!

4) Emceeing: Excellent. I am running out of adjectives for excellent–Joey was a perfect emcee!

5) Break Schedule: Excellent. Perfectly timed during dinner and then they played all night long with no breaks.

6) Use Wilson Stevens again?: Yes. Wilson Stevens was totally professional and available to us whenever we had any questions or concerns as was Joey Scott.

7) Use artist again?: Yes. We contacted Joey personally numerous times and he was always available to speak with us-listened to our requests and followed through.

We were all so very thrilled with Joey Scott and the Connection! The music to us is one of the most important things at a wedding and we were all blown away with this band.

The dance floor was packed all night long and we are hearing from all our guests how wonderful it was! Thank you for making our daughters wedding such a wonderful, memorable occasion!

 

the night of our lives Sarah Lyons Shenorock Shore Club Wedding – September 6, 2014 - Rye, NY

Joey,

What can I say? You gave us the night of our lives and our friends and family are saying it was the best wedding they’ve ever attended. That was an epic dance party and we owe it all to you!!!!

I’m sorry we didn’t get to see each other more! I want you to know how much we appreciate all that you did for us.

If you ever need a reference, please let me know!

The Connection was great! Drew Nahigyan Saltwater Farm Vineyard Wedding - August 8, 2014 - Stonington, CT

The Connection was great! Joey had the musical issues in total control. He put us at ease. Without exception every comment regarding the band was positive. Thank you!

 

an extraordinary event! Marjorie and Tom McGillicuddy, Megan Mcgillicuddy Menauhant Yacht Club Wedding - August 2, 2014 - Falmouth, MA

Dear Joey Scott and The Connection,

Thank you for performing at the Menauhant Yacht Club last Saturday night for our daughter’s wedding. Your band was exceptional!! You know you hired a great band when the dance floor is filled all night. The wedding was spectacular because of you.

Again, thank you for making our wedding such a memorable event.

….from The Bride:

The Connection is a fabulous band. They made our wedding day so special and so fun! The dance floor was full at all times and their music was spectacular. We feel so lucky and honored they were able to play at our wedding. They truly made it an extraordinary event!

 

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Lead Vocalist Ashley

Ashley was born and raised on the North Shore of Massachusetts. She began singing as a young child and also played the flute throughout her formative years. At Peabody High School, Ashley was the president of her school’s chorus club and had the honor of participating in the MA District Chorus and All-States Chorus. She also played leading roles in many community theatre events including Peter Pan, Annie, Wizard of Oz, Grease and Footloose.

Ashley attended Salem State College in addition to studying at Berklee College of Music. She also performed in several respected local ensembles such as the Vanilla Phunk Band. Ashley is an experienced, talented artist who brings a special warmth and charisma to Joey Scott & The Connection.

Lead Vocalist Ed

Like many gifted artists, Ed is the son of two singers and hails from a musical family. He started singing early on from the basement of his family home, often taking over his parent’s karaoke system. As the years went by, Ed began to develop his singing skills, aiming for a career in music. With an incredible support system and a lot of encouragement, Ed began focusing his efforts and branched out into local performance venues. In 2009 he auditioned for the television Show American Idol and joined a select group from around the country who received a “Golden Ticket”. Making it all the way to Hollywood week, Ed’s vocal ambitions had become a reality.

In addition to his music career, Ed also enjoys a position as the General Manager of The Hilton in Waltham, MA. With his experience in both music and the hotel/service industry, Ed is a valuable asset to the Joey Scott front line up.

Lead Vocalist Wendy

Wendy is a Boston based vocalist/performer. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA to parents of Vietnamese and Italian descent, but was raised in Chelsea,MA. Wendy first fell in love with music at the age of 11. A multi-talented clarinetist, pianist and vocalist, she spent her youth performing at community events such as the Veterans’ Day Ceremonies, Inaugurations at Chelsea City Hall, the All Chelsea Awards and Memorial Day exercises
During her studies at the Chelsea High School, Wendy participated in after school programs like the Berklee City Music Network where she enrolled in the fall of 2009. In the summer of 2012, Berklee City Music awarded Wendy with a full-tuition college scholarship award to study at the college where she is majoring in Music Business/Management. Throughout the last year, Wendy has performed alongside Lalah Hathaway, sang the “Star Spangled Banner” for the Boston Celtics at the TBD Bank North Garden and was awarded the prestigious Walter Beasley Leadership Award. Wendy currently serves as one of The Connection’s 4 lead vocalists.

Band Leader & Lead Vocalist Joey Scott

Known for his unique and soulful voice, Joey has performed for the past 30 years on hundreds of stages from coast to coast, including Canada and Hawaii. Joey began singing at the age of 8. He had his own barbershop quartet in the 4th grade, singing from classroom to classroom. In high school, Joey had a band that played at all the local dances. He went on the road shortly thereafter and considers himself blessed to still be performing.

As a vocal and performance coach, Joey is sharing his experience to help develop talent performers of all ages. Many of his students have gone on to bigger things such as recording deals, an association with Radio Disney, and leading roles in North Shore Music Theatre productions.
Joey has shared the stage with entertainers from all genres of music from Liza Minelli to Tony Bennett, Taveres to Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes and almost any oldies legend you can name including Little Richard and The Shirelles. Joey has also been fortunate to work with some of the best musicians in the world, many of who. are gold and platinum record holders, as well as a few Grammy award winners.

Joey is excited to have a band currently comprised of some of the most talented and youthful musicians/entertainers in New England. He feels both proud and privileged to be onstage with them each and every night.

Bass Guitar Filipe

Filipe was born in Brazil and grew up in Bahia. The rich musical culture of Bahia exposed Filipe to many different styles. He moved to America with his family and began to play music at the age of 13. Over the next four years, Filipe would teach himself several instruments including trumpet and drums, both of which he played in his school’s jazz band and at church on Sundays. At 17, he was introduced to the bass and just one year later was awarded a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music. He is currently finishing his second year at Berklee where he majors in sound design. At Berklee, Filipe has studied with prominent bass instructors Oscar Stagnaro, Fernando Huergo and Barry Smith. Now an in demand session player, Filipe performs on and produces studio albums for the local Contemporary Brazilian music genre in addition performing with Joey Scott & The Connection.

Guitar, Vocals John

Guitarist/multi instrumentalist John began playing drums at the age of 6. On his 10th birthday he received a guitar from his Dad and soon realized his destiny, to become a full time musician. By age 14 John began his professional music career with the band the Majestics and a few years later went on to study music at Keene State College where he received his B.A in Music/Business. He then continued studies at the world renowned Berklee College of Music.
Upon graduation, John went on to lead a number of jazz and fusion bands including The Monster Mash, Applehead and John Paul’s Train Wreck featuring Steve Hunt, Dave Dicenso, Dave Buda.

Along with his own artistic endeavors, John also held the guitarist/singer chair for 19 years with top New England corporate/function band The Knights as well several other prominent New England function bands. John currently performs as guitarist/vocalist with Joey Scott & The Connection.

Keyboards Jiri

Czech born pianist, arranger, and educator Jiri started to play the piano at the age of five. After graduating from high school he decided to study jazz and classical performance at the Conservatory in Prague. During his studies he became a member of the Czech Radio Bigband and worked with many jazz and popular artists on the Czech scene. After receiving considerable scholarships from Berklee College of Music’s World Scholarship Tour, Jiri left Prague and made his way to Boston where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in piano performance, graduating cum laude.

Jiri is a recipient of a Presidential scholarship at the New England Conservatory and is currently working towards his Master’s degree in Jazz Studies. Jiri has studied with such jazz greats as Fred Hersch, Jerry Bergonzi, Terri Lyne Carrington, Joanne Brackeen, Jason Moran and Phil Wilson. He has recorded numerous albums as a sideman and collaborated with the Berklee faculty members and alumni Terri Lyne Carrington, Gabrielle Goodman, Donna McElroy, Steve Santoro, Jeannie Gagne and Nadia Washington. His recording with the Polish/Cuban vocalist Yvonne Sanchez entitled ‘My Garden’ was nominated for the ‘Album Of The Year 2008’ in the Czech Republic.

Saxophones Karl

Karl is a saxophonist and a native of Jamaica who spent his early years wowing audiences at the Seawind Beach Resort in Montego Bay. Karl also performed with “Red Cloud” at the world renowned Reggae Sunsplash festival in Jamaica. In the USA, Karl toured with legendary acts “The Platters”, “The Manhattans” and “Ziggy Marley” in addition to sharing the stage with some great talents such as “Earth Wind and Fire” and the legendary “Ray Charles”.

No stranger to elegant events, Karl has performed in front of many dignitaries including former President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore. Karl was also one of the founding members of the popular band “Soul City” and, for more than a decade, was a huge part of that band’s success. Karl now brings his experience and exciting performance style to the stage with Joey Scott and the Connection.

Drums Arthur

Arthur has been involved in the national music scene for over 30 years. He says he wanted to play drums ever since he could speak and recalls attending music performances as a young child where he would just stare at the drums. He grew up to perform as a drummer and vocalist, organized and promoted bands and traveled the world as the musical director for The Platters.

With The Platters, Arthur worked with some of the best groups of Motown including The Shirelles, The Tokens and The Drifters in addition to Brad Delp of the band Boston and Maynard Ferguson. After playing an integral role in many concerts and high profile events over the years, Arthur now brings his experience to Joey Scott and The Connection.

Trumpet Christian

Described his peers as inspirational, motivated, diligent and dedicated, Christian began playing the trumpet at age 12. He had the privilege of studying at an early age with Doug Michels, known as Gloria Estefan’s Lead trumpet player of the Miami sound machine. Since then, Christian has participated in various Florida state bands including all state jazz, symphonic, and orchestra. He has also the first chair of the Florida Youth Orchestra for 4 years in a row, and was given the prestigious Lois Deicke Award. Christina’s musicians also allowed him to travel around the world including a tour throughout Europe with the “Make a Wish Foundation Charity Band”. Christian was also was selected after a search throughout the United States and Canada to participate in the 2010-2011 Grammy Band Jazz Ensemble and the 2010-2011 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. Christian has been awarded a number of scholarships including the attendance to the Gold Coast Jazz Society as well as full tuition to the Berklee 5 week summer program. Christian currently attends Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and serves as The Connection’s lead trumpeter.

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Lead Vocalist Ashley

Ashley was born and raised on the North Shore of Massachusetts. She began singing as a young child and also played the flute throughout her formative years. At Peabody High School, Ashley was the president of her school’s chorus club and had the honor of participating in the MA District Chorus and All-States Chorus. She also played leading roles in many community theatre events including Peter Pan, Annie, Wizard of Oz, Grease and Footloose.

Ashley attended Salem State College in addition to studying at Berklee College of Music. She also performed in several respected local ensembles such as the Vanilla Phunk Band. Ashley is an experienced, talented artist who brings a special warmth and charisma to Joey Scott & The Connection.

Lead Vocalist Ed

Like many gifted artists, Ed is the son of two singers and hails from a musical family. He started singing early on from the basement of his family home, often taking over his parent’s karaoke system. As the years went by, Ed began to develop his singing skills, aiming for a career in music. With an incredible support system and a lot of encouragement, Ed began focusing his efforts and branched out into local performance venues. In 2009 he auditioned for the television Show American Idol and joined a select group from around the country who received a “Golden Ticket”. Making it all the way to Hollywood week, Ed’s vocal ambitions had become a reality.

In addition to his music career, Ed also enjoys a position as the General Manager of The Hilton in Waltham, MA. With his experience in both music and the hotel/service industry, Ed is a valuable asset to the Joey Scott front line up.

Lead Vocalist Wendy

Wendy is a Boston based vocalist/performer. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA to parents of Vietnamese and Italian descent, but was raised in Chelsea,MA. Wendy first fell in love with music at the age of 11. A multi-talented clarinetist, pianist and vocalist, she spent her youth performing at community events such as the Veterans’ Day Ceremonies, Inaugurations at Chelsea City Hall, the All Chelsea Awards and Memorial Day exercises
During her studies at the Chelsea High School, Wendy participated in after school programs like the Berklee City Music Network where she enrolled in the fall of 2009. In the summer of 2012, Berklee City Music awarded Wendy with a full-tuition college scholarship award to study at the college where she is majoring in Music Business/Management. Throughout the last year, Wendy has performed alongside Lalah Hathaway, sang the “Star Spangled Banner” for the Boston Celtics at the TBD Bank North Garden and was awarded the prestigious Walter Beasley Leadership Award. Wendy currently serves as one of The Connection’s 4 lead vocalists.

Band Leader & Lead Vocalist Joey Scott

Known for his unique and soulful voice, Joey has performed for the past 30 years on hundreds of stages from coast to coast, including Canada and Hawaii. Joey began singing at the age of 8. He had his own barbershop quartet in the 4th grade, singing from classroom to classroom. In high school, Joey had a band that played at all the local dances. He went on the road shortly thereafter and considers himself blessed to still be performing.

As a vocal and performance coach, Joey is sharing his experience to help develop talent performers of all ages. Many of his students have gone on to bigger things such as recording deals, an association with Radio Disney, and leading roles in North Shore Music Theatre productions.
Joey has shared the stage with entertainers from all genres of music from Liza Minelli to Tony Bennett, Taveres to Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes and almost any oldies legend you can name including Little Richard and The Shirelles. Joey has also been fortunate to work with some of the best musicians in the world, many of who. are gold and platinum record holders, as well as a few Grammy award winners.

Joey is excited to have a band currently comprised of some of the most talented and youthful musicians/entertainers in New England. He feels both proud and privileged to be onstage with them each and every night.

Bass Guitar Filipe

Filipe was born in Brazil and grew up in Bahia. The rich musical culture of Bahia exposed Filipe to many different styles. He moved to America with his family and began to play music at the age of 13. Over the next four years, Filipe would teach himself several instruments including trumpet and drums, both of which he played in his school’s jazz band and at church on Sundays. At 17, he was introduced to the bass and just one year later was awarded a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music. He is currently finishing his second year at Berklee where he majors in sound design. At Berklee, Filipe has studied with prominent bass instructors Oscar Stagnaro, Fernando Huergo and Barry Smith. Now an in demand session player, Filipe performs on and produces studio albums for the local Contemporary Brazilian music genre in addition performing with Joey Scott & The Connection.

Guitar, Vocals John

Guitarist/multi instrumentalist John began playing drums at the age of 6. On his 10th birthday he received a guitar from his Dad and soon realized his destiny, to become a full time musician. By age 14 John began his professional music career with the band the Majestics and a few years later went on to study music at Keene State College where he received his B.A in Music/Business. He then continued studies at the world renowned Berklee College of Music.
Upon graduation, John went on to lead a number of jazz and fusion bands including The Monster Mash, Applehead and John Paul’s Train Wreck featuring Steve Hunt, Dave Dicenso, Dave Buda.

Along with his own artistic endeavors, John also held the guitarist/singer chair for 19 years with top New England corporate/function band The Knights as well several other prominent New England function bands. John currently performs as guitarist/vocalist with Joey Scott & The Connection.

Keyboards Jiri

Czech born pianist, arranger, and educator Jiri started to play the piano at the age of five. After graduating from high school he decided to study jazz and classical performance at the Conservatory in Prague. During his studies he became a member of the Czech Radio Bigband and worked with many jazz and popular artists on the Czech scene. After receiving considerable scholarships from Berklee College of Music’s World Scholarship Tour, Jiri left Prague and made his way to Boston where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in piano performance, graduating cum laude.

Jiri is a recipient of a Presidential scholarship at the New England Conservatory and is currently working towards his Master’s degree in Jazz Studies. Jiri has studied with such jazz greats as Fred Hersch, Jerry Bergonzi, Terri Lyne Carrington, Joanne Brackeen, Jason Moran and Phil Wilson. He has recorded numerous albums as a sideman and collaborated with the Berklee faculty members and alumni Terri Lyne Carrington, Gabrielle Goodman, Donna McElroy, Steve Santoro, Jeannie Gagne and Nadia Washington. His recording with the Polish/Cuban vocalist Yvonne Sanchez entitled ‘My Garden’ was nominated for the ‘Album Of The Year 2008’ in the Czech Republic.

Saxophones Karl

Karl is a saxophonist and a native of Jamaica who spent his early years wowing audiences at the Seawind Beach Resort in Montego Bay. Karl also performed with “Red Cloud” at the world renowned Reggae Sunsplash festival in Jamaica. In the USA, Karl toured with legendary acts “The Platters”, “The Manhattans” and “Ziggy Marley” in addition to sharing the stage with some great talents such as “Earth Wind and Fire” and the legendary “Ray Charles”.

No stranger to elegant events, Karl has performed in front of many dignitaries including former President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore. Karl was also one of the founding members of the popular band “Soul City” and, for more than a decade, was a huge part of that band’s success. Karl now brings his experience and exciting performance style to the stage with Joey Scott and the Connection.

Drums Arthur

Arthur has been involved in the national music scene for over 30 years. He says he wanted to play drums ever since he could speak and recalls attending music performances as a young child where he would just stare at the drums. He grew up to perform as a drummer and vocalist, organized and promoted bands and traveled the world as the musical director for The Platters.

With The Platters, Arthur worked with some of the best groups of Motown including The Shirelles, The Tokens and The Drifters in addition to Brad Delp of the band Boston and Maynard Ferguson. After playing an integral role in many concerts and high profile events over the years, Arthur now brings his experience to Joey Scott and The Connection.

Trumpet Christian

Described his peers as inspirational, motivated, diligent and dedicated, Christian began playing the trumpet at age 12. He had the privilege of studying at an early age with Doug Michels, known as Gloria Estefan’s Lead trumpet player of the Miami sound machine. Since then, Christian has participated in various Florida state bands including all state jazz, symphonic, and orchestra. He has also the first chair of the Florida Youth Orchestra for 4 years in a row, and was given the prestigious Lois Deicke Award. Christina’s musicians also allowed him to travel around the world including a tour throughout Europe with the “Make a Wish Foundation Charity Band”. Christian was also was selected after a search throughout the United States and Canada to participate in the 2010-2011 Grammy Band Jazz Ensemble and the 2010-2011 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. Christian has been awarded a number of scholarships including the attendance to the Gold Coast Jazz Society as well as full tuition to the Berklee 5 week summer program. Christian currently attends Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and serves as The Connection’s lead trumpeter.

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