Ed Perdian, playing lead rhythm guitar and singing the lead vocals, has had a lifelong commitment to music from a very early age. Being one of the original members of Blue Cadillac, he's kept the music alive for Blue Cadillac for 30+ years, and during that time span, he and Blue Cadillac performed with top musicians as well as Blue Cadillac being the opening act for celebrities in music. As the Spokesman & Front Man for Blue Cadillac, the enthusiasm and leadership he brings to the group, shows his commitment to not only Blue Cadillac, but to music as well.
Brandyn plays the Flute, Picallo, Recorder and Guiro along with singing back up vocals
Brandyn Metzko obtained his B.A in music with honors at Cleveland State University in December 2006. He earned his Master of Science degree cum laude in Entertainment Business/Artist Management from Full Sail University in June 2015.
Brandyn has had thriving private teaching studios in Central Florida, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Cleveland, preparing students for milestones ranging from Conservatory and Opera auditions to American Idol performances. While flute and piccolo are his primary instruments, Brandyn teaches flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, piano, voice, conducting, music theory, and music history.
His performance credits include solo and chamber works; studio recording; sacred, operatic, Broadway and popular vocal music; wind band, orchestral, flute choir and vocal chorale; pit orchestra for musical theatre; concert and marching band direction and performance; and jazz/rock bands. He is also an avid composer and his sheet music may be obtained through his publisher, Sheet Music Plus. He has released two eclectic/electronica albums available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Music, etc.
Brandyn is having a great time playing flute, misc. percussion and singing backup with Blue Cadillac, a jazz/rock band. He currently performs and teaches as a freelance musician throughout the greater Cleveland area.
To add, Brandyn brings a uniqueness to Blue Cadillac not only with his phenomenal Flute playing, but the other instruments that he has thus far included such as the Piccalo, Guiro, Tambourine and Recorder. Soon Brandyn will be adding additional instruments for designated songs .
I started playing drums at an early age, in school orchestra and band.
After, hearing a recording of "Birth Of The Beat" by legendary drummer, Sandy Nelson, I was truly inspired. I bought a drum set and the game was on.
The first professional group I was in was "The Ice Band" with Tom Kent, Jerry Blaha and Danny Mead. We played regularly throughout N.E. Ohio in the late 60's.
The second band was "The Ghost Band" with Roger Flickenger and Danny Goulder. This band, a power trio, was a Hendrix cover band,
Marshal stacks, double bass drums and lots of noise.
After years of sedation and family life my musical interests changed to jazz and that led me to a meeting with Ed Perdian and "The Blue Cadillac Band"
Curt plays the Bass guitar and lends his
wonderful voice to back up vocals.
“My love for playing music started when I was a kid. The family has always been in music one way or another. My dad played guitar for church and was in a Gospel group while the rest of the family was in the choir.
I started playing guitar my early teen years. Like a lot of teens a couple of friends, Greg Constellanos ( Drums ) and Mark Hill ( Bass ) got together and started a Band playing the popular R&B and Funk music. We were joined by 2 horn players in High School, Be Be Cardosa And Rhonda Smith with our highlight being playing for a local Jr High School dance. It was a fun time and wish there had been pictures taken of us and the event.
Massillon Washington School was more sports minded. Some Basketball, but more Track and Football. Went on to college to Wake Forest Univ. A football injury sidelined me for the season. A college buddy asked me to join his band since he lost his Bass Player and started playing with them. This is when I became more diversified in the music genres. ( Rock & Country ) We entered into the school’s band contest and won. After that we played a couple more school events and other area local college events.
Came back home and started working and coaching football and track for a number of years before getting into another band just for fun with a couple of friends. I’ve been in a number of bands playing off and on
( mainly Classic Rock ) for the last 25 + years playing at local bars , backyards, campground, local fundraisers and also HOF events.
My regret is not learning to read sheet music or being trained in music theories. However my original career goal was not with music. I did well with learning music by ear. Now that music has become a much more important role in my life , I continue to hone that skill.
I really enjoy playing with the “ Blue Cadillac Band “ It covers a lot of Genres styles Blues, Jazz, R&B, Classic Rock with a twist. A good group of guys and hoping the music we perform is enjoyable for our audiences.
A few of my favorite artists are Earth, Wind & Fire, Cameo, Stanley Clarke, and many more. Too numerous to list.” Currently, I am also playing bass for a Motown/R& B group , Starlite for awhile now.
To add... Curt brings a solid
Bass sound to Blue Cadillac that's in sync with the drums, as well as his experience in R&B, Motown, Blues and Classic Rock. His love of the music he plays shows through.