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"Six Degrees"

For Immediate Release: “Six Degrees” of Joliet Off and Running!

It truly is a small world after all for local rock band Six Degrees. Culturally diverse in its line-up with some “ locally famous” musicians, the band is making its debut on Saturday, October 4th at Pom Pom’s All American Sports Bar and Grill located at 24224 W. Lincoln Highway (Rt. 30) in Plainfield. They are also looking forward to a host of additional shows at various local venues throughout the rest of 2008. Additional information about the band’s show dates and more can be found at

The cast of Six Degrees goes something like this:

Deanna Delimata (a Scotch-Irish lass with a large splash of Cherokee Indian) fronts the band as lead vocalist bringing many years of experience from her involvement with various Folk, Country, Blues and Rock/Metal bands. Studying with Jane Lybrand who has also coached stars such as Leann Rimes was also an educational highlight. Combined with serious training in Italian opera technique her style has culminated into one that is uniquely her own.
Bob Ferraris (100% Italian) brings over 30 years of experience on electric bass and demonstrates an uncommon versatility and musical energy. Bob’s resume is too long to recite in this article. He currently performs and records with a vast array of ensembles including the Rockford Symphony, Northwest Indiana Symphony and New Philharmonic ensemble. He is also a masterful and local Bass instructor.
Paul Townsend (English of course and we’re still trying to figure out the rest) keeps everybody on track with his metronome-like rhythms. His studied at the Berklee College of Music and received a B.M. Combining his degree with apprenticeship collaborations with, among others, Ian Froman and Les DeMerle has propelled him to a level unknown to most drummers. Paul has also performed and recorded extensively throughout the Chicago area with a wide variety of Jazz, Rock and Rhythm and Blues Bands.
Franck Cathelot (a French Native) beautifies the music of Six Degrees with his creative chord progressions and uniquely “ethereal” sound. Franck received his training and the majority of his experience in France. Taught by French artist and instructor, Thierry Brossard, well know for his musicianship in Jazz and Blues. A self-proclaimed “fan of all music” Frank gravitates toward the blues and hard rock genres and is reflected in his gorgeous expressions on his guitar.
John Larette (Has a French name but is 100% American) Can also be referred to as “JPizzle” The band’s youngest member at 22, he lends his impeccable rhythmic influences to the music. A masterful musician/songwriter, John plays with a sound that is all his own. He counts among his influences southern rock artists such as the Allman Brothers, classic rock artist David Gilmore and alternative rock artists Maylene and the Sons of Disaster.
Six Degrees has dedicated itself to providing its audience with a high-level, emotional and dramatic rock-n-roll experience to be remembered.
- Joliet Herald News


Still working on that hot first release.



Biographical Summary- Deanna Delimata- Vocalist

~ I began singing at the ripe old age of 5 with my Grandparents in church.

~ Was classically trained in “Bel-Canto” technique by Bronya Dvorak, acclaimed Opera diva/professional coach in Europe and USA.

~ Coached by my Dad, Mr. Tommy Boyd, Bluegrass legend, musician and stellar vocalist in stage presence, emotional connection, presentation and techniques, recording studio performance and etiquette.

~ Completed “Star Coaching Series” by Jane Lybrand. Jane has worked with: Curb recording artist Leann Rimes, Steve Holy, Terri Gibbs, The Oak Ridge Boys, RCA recording artist 3 of Hearts and Grand Ol’ Opry member, Connie Smith.

~ Most notable bands and recording projects I have been involved with over the years:

“Guess”-(lead vocalist, top 40 cover band), “Heiress”-(lead vocalist and rhythm guitar, all female heavy metal cover band), “Shelivade”-(lead vocalist and rhythm guitar all female heavy metal band,all original music), “De Ja Blue”-(Blues/Rock cover/original band), “Deanna Nolan”-(solo artist, performed at venues such as Rialto Square Theater-Joliet, Country covers/originals. Also showcased originals in Nashville, Tenn. For major labels), recorded in numerous demos and projects with my Dad, Tommy Boyd, “Arranmore”-(vocalist, Irish Folk music, produced by Mike Considine and Cross Country Productions performing at venues such as Coronado Theater Rockford,IL, etc) Currently organizing Rock/Meta/Alternative cover/original band, “Six Degrees”. Working on booking shows for 2008-09 and looking for reputable booking agent at this time to book shows at festivals, clubs and community events.

I could never imagine my life without music in it. I think music is a medium that can pull people together, regardless of race, religious beliefs or political views. Music can evoke love and love is what the world needs right now. Music can also transport us to another time and place and in my opinion, a certain amount of escapism is a requirement for sanity here on planet earth. Rawk on.
With over 40 years of experience on acoustic and electric bass, Bob Ferraris consistantly demonstrates uncommon versatility and musical energy. A native of Joliet, IL, Bob began his musical journey initially on alto saxophone before switching to bass. Since then he has studied with Ted Sparks (Stan Kenton Orchestra), Harold Siegal (Chicago Symphony Orchestra and NBC radio and television), Warren Benfield (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Brad Opland (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), and Joe Guastafeste, Priniciple of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Begining in 1985, Bob was selected to co-principle the bass section in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and held the position for four years. Previously, he worked as a staff musician for Disneyland and performed with Clark Terry and other notable jazz artists.

Currently, Bob is a busy freelance musician and performs and records frequently with a vast array of ensembles including the Rockford Symphony, Northwest Indiana Symphony and the New Philharmonic, ensemble in residence at McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage.
Paul Townsend received a B.M. in Professional Music from the Berklee College of Music. He studied with Ian Froman and Les DeMerle and is highly influenced by the music of Joey Barron, Bill Frisell and Steve Coleman.

Since relocating back to his hometown of Joliet, IL, Paul has performed and recorded extensively throughout the Chicago area with a wide variety of jazz, rock and rhythm and blues bands.
Franck Cathelot- Guitarist,

French native rocking guitar musician. Strongly influenced by Satriani, Vai and Vaugh. Fan of all music genres with a strong background in blues and hard rock. Early career endeavors began in France studying with guitar artist and teacher Thierry Brossard, well known for his musicianship in jazz and blues. Following with hard-rock performances in various bands and training in France. Further musical pursuits followed after moving to the US in 1987. American endeavors include playing at clubs and large parties for various groups and competing in Guitarmeggaedon. Several original recordings done locally. Currently a family-oriented, electrical contractor by day; gourmet apprecianado, songwriter and aspiring musical prodigy by night.
I have been fascinated with the guitar from as early as I can remember. I attempted to start playing when I was 6 but due to small hands and only having access to an old beat up acoustic, there was a serious inability to have any fun and hence became frustrated, overwhelmed and gave up. A few years later another try was in order and this time it took. A friend of mine played the intro to Sweet Child O' Mine in front of me and from that moment I was hooked and on a mission to play guitar. I took lessons for a few years during highschool, practiced every day and every spare minute keeping the faith that one day it would pa