The Usual Suspects (So Cal)
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The Usual Suspects (So Cal)

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Rock Classic Rock


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Lisa Margaroli is a Los Angeles based professional singer known for her powerhouse vocals and extensive 3 octave range. Often compared to Ann Wilson, Linda Ronstadt and Pat Benatar, Lisa has the chops and stamina to perform a full blown rock show for hours with vocal & emotional intensity. Born & raised in New York, Lisa brings a no nonsense confidence to any stage, with professional business sense behind the scenes. 

Lisa has performed on stage with Zakk Wylde (Ozzy, Black Label Society), Alan White (YES), Zakk Wylde (Ozzy, BLS), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy, Quiet Riot, Dio), Bruce Kulick (KISS), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Mark Hudson, Kip Winger (Winger), Howard Leese (Heart/Bad Company), Kenny Aronoff (Mellencamp, John Fogerty), George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), James LoMenzo (White Lion, Megadeth), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake), Spike Edney & Jamie Moses (Queen), and others. Most recently, Lisa has been one of the house backup singers at the weekly Ultimate Jam Night at Lucky Strike in Hollywood and has sung with Joey Bella Donna (Anthrax), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs), Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot), Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big) and more! Her bands have played national theaters opening for Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Winery Dogs, Badfinger, Jack Russell's Great White, and America. 

Lisa is a session singer and has recorded demos and background vocals for Seal, Mark Hudson, Caitlyn Taylor Love, the television series Nashville, and is featured on the upcoming soundtrack for the musical The Real Drunk Housewives of the San Fernando Valley. She reads music, has excellent ears and learns really fast. She is known for working very quickly in the studio. 

A classically trained singer, Lisa is also known for her versatility and skill to sing many styles. She has performed Mozart's Requiem at Carnegie Hall, and toured the country as an Andrews Sister and soloist with In the Mood, a 1940's big band tribute to the music of World War II. 

Lisa is the lead singer of Celebrity Trash, a party band tribute to classic/hard rock /metal, and heavy pop, featuring music from Donna Summer to Iron Maiden with a rock edge, as well as hard rock arrangements of current pop hits by Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and more. Lisa is the lead singer/Linda for Different Drum, a tribute to Linda Ronstadt. Lisa is also currently an alto in the Nova Vocal Ensemble, a chamber choir that performs classical through modern acapella music throughout the Los Angeles area. 

David Ownby

David Ownby is an accomplished guitarist / vocalist who has made an indelible impression on those who have seen him perform for decades. A self taught guitarist who also has had years of study in voice, David is a quick study who possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of 60's - 70's music. His consummate command of the stage is the result of decades of performing a wide variety of genres in venues nationwide. This experience has made him a natural for session, cover and original projects. David has shared stages with such artists as Leon Russell, George Lynch and Zakk Wylde.

Scott Jehlik
Scott Jehlik holds the low end with The Usual Suspects. Back in the day, Scott released two albums with indie artist the Sun Lions. Since then, Scott has been playing the Southern California cover and tribute circuit, playing in a Rush tribute band, a prog rock tribute band - Progknowsys. A 'lead' bass player and Rickenbacker artist, Scott adds the groove with an aggressive feel.