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Joe Grillo

Joe Grillo

Saxophones, percussion and lead vocals


Joe is a consummate musician, performer and songwriter with 20 years of experience as a freelance artist in the high energy atmosphere of Las Vegas and Atlantic City. His AC experience includes stints with Cheers, Geri Mingori, Sam The Band, and Then and Now. He recently spent a month performing at Harrah's, and a month at the new Mohegan Sun Casino with Dane Anthony and The Sons Of Thunder. Joe played Vegas and toured Europe with Tony Tillman. Other names he has worked with include Leslie Gore (It's My Party), Fabian, Stanley Jordan and Ernie White. Currently he is the horn section leader for the New Jersey party band, The Nerds. Recently Joe has been an active member of Holiday Express, a musical group deadicated to bringing free holiday music to less fortunate people. With Holiday Exxpress, Joe has performed with Daryl Hall, Cyndi Lauper, Jason Maraz, Rob Thomas and John Mayer

Joe has been the band leader of Gforce since 1994. His specialty is coordinating all the details pertaining to the band's events. His attention to detail never fails to ensure that his clients needs are met.

Lisa Rott

Lead vocals


Lisa is a strong and passionate vocalist with a dynamic breadth of range and repertoire.   She has the ability to cover any style or genre of song authentically, from Etta James to Led Zepplin. She also has great stage presence and the ability to interact with and engage any audience. 

Growing up, she always sang, but not in front of people.  That was until she saw Bonnie Raitt perform live and she experienced what she refers to as her “epiphany.”    Bonnie Raitt’s delivery exuded so much emotion to which Lisa related.  She felt from that point on, it was her calling to sing but with the motivation and desire to do it well enough to take people with her on the songs journey.  Lisa was the lead singer and band leader for a very successful private event band, “The Entourage Band” for over 15 years.  She stepped away from the event business in 2010 to pursue writing original material, recording and opportunities to perform repertoire that is not typical at weddings and corporate functions. 

In 2014, when GFORCE was in need of a new vocalist, Lisa jumped at the opportunity. “I am so excited to work with this caliber of musicians.  They inspire me and I’m proud to have them as friends.  I’m psyched to share the music with them and DELIGHT our customers!”

Ernie White

Ernie White

Guitar and vocals


Ernie has been a professional musician for over 20 years. He has had recording contracts with both Casablanca and RCA Records. Ernie has performed and recorded throughout the world with such bands as Sam the Band and Aviator. He currently owns and operates Le Blanc Studio, a 24 track digital full service facility. Ernie's song writing credits include various movie sound tracks as well as writing for Richie Sambora's (Bon Jovi) Undiscovered Soul CD on Mercury Records. Ernie's latest CD, Scenes from America, has been released in Europe on the MTM label. To round out his musical world, he teaches guitar from beginner to advanced levels. Ernie's voice has recently been featured on the new Sylvester Stallone movie, Avenging Angelo starring Sylvester Stallone, Madeleine Stowe, Andy Garcia, Anthony Quinn . He sings the last song in the movie. For more info on Ernie, visit his web site at www.erniewhite.com.

Bobby Brecia

Keyboards and vocals


Bobby plays great keys, can sing like Tony Bennett and will play your cocktail hour or ceremony with the greatest of expertise. His experience as a band leader and side man is second to none. His vocal ability and excellent musicianship has made him one of the most in demand musicians on the scene. Currently Bobby is performing with the 1810 FruitGgum Company as well as other local acts.
Mike White

Michael White

Drums


The son of our fabulous guitarist, Michael brings an energy to Gforce Band like no other. The consumate professional, Michael has been laying down the back beat an keeping the groove so that the dancers never want to leave the dance floor! Mike holds a batchelors degree in music from Berkely College of Music.
Ed Iglewski

Ed Iglewski

Bass


The man with the rhythm. Ed's experience with live bands includes... Southside Johnny, Steve Morse Band, Stanley Jordan, Frankie and The Burn, Nick Lowe, and Caroline Maas. He has also recorded extensively and can be heard on many albums and commercial jingles. Ed studied music at Mannes College of Music, NYC, Rutgers University, and privately with bass legends such as Jaco Pastorius, Percy Jones, and Rick Laird.

Ed's powerful style and solid "in the pocket" playing has kept him busy performing on the Jersey scene for the last 15 years.
Ernie White

Vinnie Borcelli

Trumpet, flugelhorn and vocals


Vinnie is an exceptionally talented player who excels at both contemporary and classical trumpet styles. A graduate of Manhattan School of Music, he can provide exquisite classical music for your ceremony as well as authentic jazz for your cocktail hour. He is also a great lead trumpet player and sounds fabulous on top of the horn section. His performance credits include: Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Spinners, Olivia Newton- John, Mel Torme, Linda Ronstadt and The Ojays. Vinnie also has played the Broadway shows Crazy For You, Big, and Damn Yankees. Oh yeah, every once in a while we let him sing a Stones song :^).
Ed Iglewski

Lars Wendt

Trombone


Lars is a well known trombonist who has performed over the past twenty years throughout the tri-state area with a variety of musical groups. His credits include the big bands of Walter Jay, Marie Landis, Midnight Sun, and the Serenaders, of Wilmington, Delaware. He has performed with jazz great Richie Cole, and pop stars Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville. Lars plays a variety of styles of music including Dixieland, Funk and Classical. He is curently a member of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and has performed with them for the last decade. His playing can be heard on a number of CD's including a children's CD by musical artist Amy Otey.

Doug DeHays

Baratone and tenor sax, flute


The "Big Man" Doug DeHays adds the warm rich baritone sound to the Gforce horn section that makes the band sound FAT. His soulful style of R&B and jazz has earned him quite a reputation as one of the most talented reed men in the tri-state area. Doug also plays lovely flute and can add just the right touch to your ceremony.