Julie Schreiber Band
Biography


Julie Schreiber
As a singer/songwriter and guitarist, Julie Schreiber, graduate of Berklee College of Music, has been performing professionally since 1994. She has performed at numerous college campuses, coffeehouses, bookstores, bars, clubs, and festivals, and has had the privilege to share the stage and/or work with such artists as: Greg Howe, Halestorm, Leni Stern, The Nields, Ellis Paul, The Badlees, Mary Prankster, Tom Rush, Livingston Taylor, Vance Gilbert and Richie Havens. Possessing a four-octave range and the ability to write diverse styles of music, Julie leaves audiences amazed by her vocal talent and moved by the power and passion of her music. "As impressive as Julie Schreiber’s talent in crafting an interesting, catchy and meaningful song is, it’s still only secondary to her ability to sing. Start with the clarity of a Joan Baez, but add in some infectious drive, an ability to hold a note and some occasional slithery and sultry intonations…this is post-coffeehouse, pop-influenced, rock-oriented original stuff…As a kicker, the band incorporates classics…not simply covers, but rather standards, plus some “value added” guitar work by Wirsing. Schreiber’s tribute to Led Zeppelin, her rendition of “Immigrant Song” is masterful, reverential, and full throttled" (John Train, PA Musician).

Eric Wirsing
Lead guitarist, Eric Wirsing’s extraordinary musical gift and interest in all genres of music, brings forth versatility and a remarkable ear to JSB. “...Wirsing flat-out rules the electric guitar, wailing with style and grace...” (Daniel Unterberger, Fly Magazine). While at Berklee College of Music, Eric joined the Julie Schreiber Band and has worked with Julie since. “Eric adds something to my music that I had been looking for, for years,” said Schreiber. "He is an amazing performer, songwriter, and arranger. He’s one of the best kept secrets in music.”

Mike Passariello
A bass player of nearly 20 years, Mike Passariello brings a great deal of varied musical experience to the Julie Schreiber Band. Mike has performed and recorded with several area bands and is also a member of the group Wayne Supergenius. Mike first performed with the Julie Schreiber Band in October of 2004 and instantly felt a strong connection to the music. When asked what he thought about working with the Julie Schreiber Band, Mike stated, "I consider myself lucky to be making music with such talented musicians as Julie and Eric".


With two albums under their belt, "To Dreaming"(1999), and their most recent release, "Landing"(2005), the Julie Schreiber Band is a force to be reckoned with. “Somebody at the bar remarked that The Julie Schreiber Band was a sparkling "diamond in the rough". Marinating that allusion in my mind for a bit, I'd have to disagree. The Julie Schreiber Band is more like a finished polished gem. It lacks little but to be picked up” (John Train, PA Musician, March 2002). “Julie Schreiber must have been blessed by a higher power…She delivers songs with a passion that is one hundred percent heart and soul…There’s no doubt in my mind that she’ll be the next big thing to come out of Harrisburg" (Paul Autry, Ballbuster Magazine, November 2001).



 

 

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