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The Band

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Cherry Pie can be found lighting it up at the historic Griswold Inn in Essex, Connecticut every Thursday night.  We have been fortunate to have many other talented musicians join us, including Rich Dart, Steve Peck, Tom Murphy, Mike Savino, and Cody Nilsen to name a few.  Find us at venues from Norwalk to Rhode Island!  


Jilian Grey


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. 


Paul Tautkus



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. 



Lou Bocciarelli


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.   

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Josh Kiggans



Versatile and accomplished,  Josh has toured Europe and across the US.  Performing with Ward Hayden & the Outliers. Kiggans has been featured in Modern Drummer magazine, and has earned   production and writing credits on numerous recordings.  

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