Jilian Grey and drummer Ric Haddad have been performing together since they were both juvenile delinquents. Together with Lou Bocciarelli on bass and Paul John Tautkus on guitar, they have become a weekly favorite at the Griswold Inn.
Performing at many established venues along the Shoreline, Cherry Pie has garnered a loyal and enthusiastic following.
Jilian Grey has appeared at notable venues from Washington, DC to South Florida, and Las Vegas. Under her father’s tutelage, a Metropolitan Opera alumna, she formed the basis for her style that is passionate, honest and natural. “We fell hopelessly in love with Jilian Grey; she’s got a voice like fresh-churned butter.”(XS Magazine) Cherry Pie is her passion project, with every song a favorite and the opportunity to play for wonderful audiences.
Fiercely talented guitarist, Paul John Tautkus, returned to his home state after playing in Austin, Texas and Nashville.
Paul has played to enthusiastic crowds in nightclubs and festivals. Paul brings his unique style and great musicianship to every performance.
Veteran musician, and one of the most sought after bassists, Lou joined the Cherry Pie band to lend his deep sense of swing, enthusiasm and joy he brings to every performance. Teaching for 30 years, Lou has not only lights up the stage, but has imparted his love of music to his many students over the years. Lou can be found at many venues throughout New England and the world stage, Cherry Pie is lucky to have him in our line-up.
Versatile and accomplished Haddad, has toured Europe, South America, and across the US. Performing with rock and pop legend Carly Simon and blues diva Maria Muldaur, Haddad was also recruited to play with the incomparable Jesse Norman, Sarah Vaughn, the New York Voices, Ace Freely from Kiss and members of the Little Richard Band.