Born in Fort Wayne Indiana and raised in New Jersey, Johnathan’s musical inclinations were inspired by his mother, an operatic gospel singer. Johnathan first exercised his talents as a lead vocalist in his local church and also performed with the gospel group, The Holy Echoes.
After relocating to the Fort Myers area, Johnathan continued his musical pursuits and was recognized as one of the most versatile karaoke performers in the Southwest Florida area. It was not until the summer of 1994, that Johnathan’s musical ambitions came into fruition and he founded “The Perfect Gentlemen Band“. In its infancy, The Perfect Gentlemen Band consisted of 3-4 part-time musicians in which Johnathan was the only vocalist. Band rehearsals were typically held after hours in a friend’s garage and musical venues included local weddings, private parties, fund raiser & charity events, conferences and restaurant/lounge entertainment.
Since its conception, The Perfect Gentlemen Band has blossomed with exposure of additional venue sites to include international performances in Germany, Brazil & Canada. The Perfect Gentlemen Band has increased its membership to range from a 1 piece vocalist up to a 9 piece instrumental configuration to include both male & female lead & back up vocalists. The Perfect Gentlemen Band’s musical repertoire has developed into an eclectic variance of musical styles spanning over the eras of great performers such as, Louis Armstrong, Etta James, Ray Charles, Dean Martin, Neil Diamond, Aretha Franklin, Tom Jones, Luther Vandros & Michael Buble to name just a few.
When not playing with The Perfect Gentlemen Band, Johnathan pursues his solo musical career as JAE and recorded the CDs “Your Love” which contains JAE’s original musical compositions and a tribute to Luther Vandros and “JAE’s Way” which contains some of Johnathan’s favorite songs and most popular requests.
A native of Brazil and born in Rio de Janeiro, Vagner’s musical talents were inherited from his grandfather & father who were both locally known accordion players and also from his uncle who was a locally known guitarist. Initially, Vagner was enticed by the rhythmical sounds of the acoustic guitar and began playing music when he was 15 years old. By the age of 16, he had additionally mastered the bass guitar & keyboards. With his innate musical abilities, he learned several Brazilian rhythms such as Bossa Nova, Samba, Bagode & Oludum, and quickly immersed himself with American musical styles ranging from Pop, R & B, Jazz, Country and popular Top 40 dance music.
To date, Vagner’s musical career has been varied & internationally diverse to say the least. Vagner was a member of several Brazilian bands, such as, “Three Times”, “The Blue Jets Show” and in 1979 he performed at the world famous Rio de Janeiro Carnival. In 1986, Vagner moved to Montreal, Canada where he performed with the 8-piece band “Ultima Hora” and the musical trio “Niko Beki”. In 1986, Vagner moved to Conneticut in the United States where he played with several local bands before he formed his own band, “Arte E Samba” in 1992. In 1994, Vagner moved to Fort Myers, Florida and became one of the original band members of “The Perfect Gentlemen Band”, playing at local venues such as, weddings, private parties, conventions, charity events and popular clubs/restaurants. In 2001, Vagner moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and played with local bands for exclusive private parties.
In 2003, Vagner returned to Fort Myers, Florida where he began playing with other local bands such as, “Ransom” and “High Voltage” and resumed playing with “The Perfect Gentlemen Band”. In addition, Vagner lent his musical talents to other musical venues such as local T.V. commercials, live & studio recordings for local artists such as Katherine Apple, Ivan de Sosa and JAE.
Born in Jacksonville Florida, Angela was exposed to musical venues throughout her childhood by her mother, an operatic gospel singer and encouraged to pursue her own musical talents by one of her older brothers, Johnathan A. Elliott (JAE) of The Perfect Gentlemen Band.
With family support and guidance from JAE, Angela began her solo musical career in the Jacksonville area and performed at various Country Clubs located on the prestigious Amelia Island, south of the Jacksonville area. Upon relocating to Fort Myers, Florida, Angela continued her solo musical career and has incorporated her vocal talents as lead and backup female vocalist with some of the local bands in the Southwest Florida area such as The Perfect Gentlemen Band and High Voltage.
Audiences have been awed by Angela’s eclectic vocal repertoire which spans across various musical styles and eras to include great female musical artists such as, Etta James, Patsy Cline, Aretha Franklin, Donna Summers, Celine Dion & Whitney Houston to name just a few.
Canadian born, her mother St. Lucian and Father Jamaican and Irish. Tessa grew up listening to Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Lionel Ritchie on her portable record player. Around the age of 12 Tessa started entering numerous talent shows and Coffee houses throughout Canada. She moved to NYC in 2000 to begin her life long and difficult journey as a singer where she would encounter many obstacles and eye opening learning experiences.
While in the States, she graduated from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy on Broadway in New York City with a degree in Musical Theater. Acting, dancing and singing. While a student, Tessa sang locally as a member of the Parkchester Baptist Church choir. She also sang for the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored people) which is a civil rights group, the Concerned Sisters Club (an organization for reaching out, empowering and educating people in need), She was also the first to ever perform the National Anthem live at The EBC (Entertainment Basketball Classics) at Rucker Park 2006 which is a summer basketball tournament run by Greg Merris where some of the NBA‘s best and the most talented street ball players have collided in tournament. Some of the players were Ron Artest, Kobe Bryant, Brian Davis, Steve Francis andStephon Marbury. Her sweet melodies blessed many more at the soul café, the Black film festival at the Lincoln Center and even won first place at the famous APOLLO Theater singing “I Will Always Love You”!!! And winning 1st place in the National Talent Quest of 2009! Just to name a few.
This future star’s friendly demeanor, strong determination, along with her love for the art of music will keep her grinding till she makes it to the top!