OpenRoad earned the Gigmasters' "Best of 2012 Award" based on our Client maximum 5:5 star rating points on their Client Survey in all areas including: professionalism, overall talent, handling special requests, how strongly Clients would recommend us to their friends, and overall satisfaction.
Nominated by KRON TV-4's Best of the Bay TV as one of 2009's "Best Bands in the Bay Area", OpenRoad plays everything from Classic Rock, 50's-90's songs, Motown/R&B, Standards to Current Artist Hits.
"The OpenRoad Promise"
We will go the "extra mile" to make your event successful:
- Free planning consultation to best understand your event needs, preferences.
- We tailor our song lists, balance dancing music vs. listening music, if needed.
- Songs for all special wedding moments: Wedding Party introductions, First Couple dance, Father Daughter dance, etc.
- We dress to suit your event; whether formal attire for weddings or even theme costumes, as needed.
- Male, female vocalists, guitar available for wedding ceremony performance.
We can provide your event with a master of ceremonies or work closely with your speaker(s). We even offer a "DJ-type service" to play special requests for a cocktail hour, during our breaks or at the end of the show, e.g., jazz to hip hop, to compliment our live performance.
Our group showcases outstanding female and up to four different male lead vocalists with a real flair for connecting with the audience. We feature up to five singers with full harmonies to sound just like your favorite songs.
You can download a .pdf of our OpenRoad Band Brochure to print on your pc printer from the Brochure link at the top in the "Basic Requirements" tab in this Press Kit.
Dane Pador, (Lead/Harmony Male Vocals/Guitarist), Bay Area native, became interested in bands by learning to play the electric guitar as a teenager. Starting his first group with friends to play at his high school ignited his passion for performing. Dane has honed his skills as both a guitarist and background vocalist ever since. Stylistic flexibility and an eclectic taste in music has given Dane opportunities to perform and/or record with local groups ranging from Jazz, (The Jazz Souljahs), Hip Hop, (Young Chariz), Metal, (Worldwide Sickness), R&B, (Jimmie Reign), Pop-Punk, (Resistant Me) to Soul, (The Khe Vocalist).
Dane won the Lead Male Vocal category in 2010 at “Alice 97.3 Radio’s Saraoke Party” held at Bimbo's 365 Club in The City fronting Sara’s, The Skyrocking Jennifers. Dane’s love to perform, have fun and engage audience members brings him to the front of the stage in 2011 with OpenRoad.
Bernadette Martinez, (Lead/Harmony Female Vocals)
- Bernadette de Vera, started singing at the age of 5 in the Philippines. She loved to sing and began to compete in contests at school. Her passion for singing continued as she grew up. She entered contests at local radio stations and nationwide singing competitions.
Bernadette moved to the Bay Area in 1998 at 16. She enjoys singing karaoke and won 2nd place in 2007 in the Radio Alice 97.3 KLLC “Saraoke” contest. She won 1st place in April 2011 in the annual competition at the biggest karaoke bar in Pleasanton, the Sunshine Saloon. With her amazing voice, she’s gets offers to sing with local bands. Bernadette enjoys all types of music from Jazz, Blues, Pop-Rock, Soul, Hip-Hop, to R&B. Bernadette joined OpenRoad in October 2011.
The tight rhythm section has been together over 6 years and consists of:
Ed Vargas - Lead/Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica and Vocals
- Ed has played corporate events, weddings, festivals, and rock and blues clubs as far away as Pa Markurell's in Stockholm, Sweden. He was asked to jam on lead guitar at his own Santa Clara University reunion with Papa Doo Run Run; the Beach Boys cover band.
Lou Ahtty - Bass and Vocals
- Lou is a San Francisco native that grew up watching and learning from the Bay Area musicians that created the unique "San Francisco" sound. Lou has over 30 years experience playing bass and is also a seasoned sound production and recording technician.
Bill Ciullo - Keyboards, Guitar, Trombone and Vocals, including horn and string effects
- Bill has been playing keyboards and guitar in various bands located in the Bay Area for the past 30 years. The styles of the bands covered Originals, Punk Rock, Disco, Top 40, and Classic Rock. His keyboard playing has been heard on some original songs on the Radio.
Steve Molinari - Drums
- As an East Bay native, Steve's early influences included the funk/punk scene in San Francisco. He has been in numerous independent alternative rock bands performing in the western US and as far away as Nice, France. Most recently, Steve was in an alternative rock band in Southern California which regularly gigged on the Sunset Strip.
Bernadette Martinez - Lead Female Vocalist
Dane Pador - Lead Vocals & Guitar
Ed Vargas - Guitar, Harmonica, Male Vocals
Bill Ciullo - keyboards, Male Vocals
Lou Ahtty - Bass, Male Vocals
Steve Molinari - Drums, Percussion
Moves Like Jagger OpenRoad sample
I Wish OpenRoad sample
This Love OpenRoad sample
You Give Love a Bad Name/Bon Jovi - 80s
Workin' For A Livin'/Huey Lewis - 80s
Listen to the Music/Doobie Brothers - 70s
Hella Good/No Doubt - 2001 Pop
Ain't No Other Man/Christine Aguilera - 2006 R&B
Signed Sealed Delivered/Stevie Wonder - 70s Motown
As one of the top Dance Party and Wedding Cover Bands in the Bay Area, we tailor our music to each Client's needs. We can play background dinner or cocktail music to high-energy Classic Rock, Motown, R&B, standards to current hits.
We provide music for wedding moments such as First Couple or Father-Daughter dances. We can M.C. for your event and are willing to learn a few songs provided the booking is made with sufficient lead time.
We can provide a "DJ" service to compliment our live music performance, i.e., play special artist requests, styles from dual iPods through our PA, from Jazz to Hip Hop, if needed.
Nicole L., Hot Summer Nights Event Planner said,
"OpenRoad was great! Very professional, easy to work with; from booking to Showtime. The male vocalist, Mike, was awesome!
The artistic quality was spot on! Concert-goers danced all evening. I'd recommend them to people who want to have a fun time dancing to favorite tunes. Thanks OpenRoad!"
A partial list of the range of live songs include:
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera
Rollin’ in The Deep - Adele
Hey, Soul Sister - Train
Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
More Today Than Yesterday - Spiral Staircase
You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall & Oates
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Whenever, Wherever - Shakira
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Shout - The Isley Brothers
Sweet Caroline - Neal Diamond
Hard to Handle - Black Crowes
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Get the Party Started - Pink
This Love - Maroon 5
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
What I Like About You - The Romantics
Bailamos - Enrique Iglesias
Smooth - Santana
Game of Love - Santana with Michelle Branch
Oye Como Va - Santana
She's Not There - Santana
No One to Depend On/Evil Ways - Santana
Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Santana
Workin' for a Livin' - Huey Lewis & News
Walking On Sunshine- Katrina & the Waves
I'm Here For The Party - Gretchen Wilson
Gimme' Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
Mony Mony - Billy Idol
Walk Away - Kelly Clarkson
Love Shack - B52s
Hella Good - No Doubt
Listen to the Music - Doobie Brothers
China Grove - Doobie Brothers
Long Train Runnin' - Doobie Brothers
The Break Up Song - Greg Kihn Band
Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Wild Night - Van Morrison
Domino - Van Morrison
Lights - Journey
Good Lovin' - The Young Rascals
I'm a Believer - The Monkees
Hit Me with Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
Rock This Town - Brian Setzer
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Take It Easy - The Eagles
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
P.Y.T. - Michael Jackson
I Want You Back - Michael Jackson
Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Lady Marmalade - Patty Labelle
All Day Music - War
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Get Ready - The Temptations
My Girl - The Temptations
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Fallin' - Alicia Keyes
I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Say, Hey I Love You - Michael Franti & Spearhead
WEDDING SONGS, BALLADS, STANDARDS
Make Me Whole - Amel Larrieux
At Last - Etta James
Come Away with Me - Nora Jones
Turn Me On - Nora Jones
Hold On - Michael Buble'
Crazy - Patsy Cline
For My Wedding - Don Henley
I Can't Help Falling in Love with You - Elvis
I Loved Her First - Heartland
In My Life - The Beatles
Blue - LeAnn Rimes
Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
Save the Last Dance for Me - Michael Buble'
The Way You Look Tonight - Michael Buble'
Unforgettable - Nat King & Natalie Cole
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
When You Say Nothing at All - Allison Krauss
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Your Song - Elton John
You're Still the One - Shania Twain
Rock Me Right - Susan Tedechi
Jump Jive and Wail - Brian Setzer
Runnin' Blue - Boz Skaggs
Unchain My Heart - Ray Charles
Moondance - Van Morrison
The Thrill Is Gone - B.B. King
Sweet Home Chicago - Blues Brothers
Choo Choo Ch' Boogie - Asleep at the Wheel