Packing dancefloors and making memories is what we do
Thanks for taking the time to visit our site, it truly means a lot to us! Although we are a 5 piece band, we each wear many hats. 3 of the 4 musicians are also lead singers which means..... VERSATILITY! One of the many elements that sets us apart from the rest is our ability to perform multiple genres of music that suits the singers voices. One of our top 3 repeat compliments is our ability to play such a wide variety of music and do it well. We love what we do, so it's easy for the crowd to love Eclipse.
Eclipse is a 5 piece band specializing in Wedding receptions and corporate events. Each member was hand-picked, needing to posses the ability to not only perform, but also entertain. Any band can "play music", but a band that can perform professionally and love what they do will create an energy for you and your guests that is priceless. That's when the memories are made.
Melissa is a versatile performer, choral & band conductor and vocal coach based out of Kingsville, Ontario. She is currently the Arts Department Head and Music teacher at Cardinal Carter Catholic Secondary where she teaches aspiring musicians to find their true potential. Although Classically trained, her devotion is to the sounds of Jazz, Pop, Soul and Theatre, which she executes with grace. Not only has Melissa been the musical director for many secondary school productions with the WECDB, but has also played leading roles on stage, from Gabriella in High School Musical to Fastrada in Pippin. Most weekends you can catch Melissa performing with the high-energy party band, Eclipse!
Randy has been involved with music since the age of eight. Following formal study with the accordion, he went on to learn piano and various keyboard synthesizers. At age seventeen, he began teaching private music lessons. He furthered his studies by taking courses in sound engineering. Randy has competed in vocal competitions as well as performing with numerous bands since the early nineties. His knowledge in lighting design and sound engineering enables Eclipse to provide a unique look and sound for any event. His musical & vocal experience are also one of many key ingredients for the success of Eclipse.
John began playing guitar at the age of nine. Through vigorous practicing encouraged by his father, he quickly became one of the smoothest, slickest guitarists on the circuit. John has been teaching private guitar lessons and performing in local bands since the early eighties. He’s played with a variety of pop, rock n roll, and wedding bands prior to his association with Eclipse. John’s musical talents as a guitarist and vocalist contribute to the diverse sound Eclipse has to offer.
Brian began playing the bass guitar and singing at the age of 16. It wasn’t long before he was pursued by a professional band and was performing regularly. From this point on, he and his band mates wrote and recorded an album and toured southwestern Ontario. Soon after, he was offered to play in a casino style band, where he learned many different styles of music and grew as a vocalist. He has played at many Weddings, casinos and festivals throughout Canada and the U.S. including the opportunity to sing the national anthem at Comerica Park! Some international acts he has shared a stage with are The Monkeys, War, and Blues Traveler, just to name a few.
Entertaining audiences and replicating music to its true form is Brian’s passion, a key to the very success of Eclipse!
Kevin began playing drums at 13 years of age. In high school he was the winner of the local “Battle of the Bands” contest with the group “Tempus Fugit”. After studying music at Humber College School Of Creative and performing Arts in Toronto, he returned to Windsor for a long stint with the touring blues band, “The Windsor Dukes”. Kevin has logged many hours making great music with artists from the “Gaylords” to the “Windsor Symphony Orchestra”. He was also a member of the Casino Windsor Showtime Lounge house band. During his 9 years on stage at Casino Windsor, he expanded his drumming techniques and styles with the many diverse artists, acts and shows performed. Also an accomplished sound recording engineer, his ear for music and unsurpassed drumming ability are well-placed in his role with Eclipse.