Singer Victoria Wasserman founded The Back to Black Band,the bay area's only Amy Winehouse tribute band, with the intention of recreating and preserving the music of one of the most iconic singer/songwriters of our time. Victoria handpicks the most talented musicians coming out of the bay area. This 6 piece band complete with a horn section has been delighting audiences across the bay area for over two years with hits such as Rehab, You know I'm No Good, Back to Black, Valerie and more..
Dance the night away and experience an out pouring of love in memory of Amy Wine house!
Acclaimed Mexican guitarist Jacinto Castaneda has played guitar and bass for over thirty years and enjoyed a string of successful hits with his band Splash in Mexico. Jacinto has toured all over the world with such bands as Chalice, Unique Vision, and Julian Marley. He plays regularly with his blues/soul duo 45 Revolutions in San Diego's own famed Pub The Chieftain.
Mike Toth is a versatile SF Bay Area bassist with a melodic style and pocket-ful groove who performs across genre lines and musical projects. While growing up in New Jersey, Mike picked up the bass to play classic rock with school friends and has journeyed through metal, blues, folk, funk, acid jazz, electronica and soul on his way to his current exploration of the fusion of soul, jazz, funk and hip-hop within the diverse and collaborative musical culture of the Bay Area. Mike covers Amy Winehouse with the Back To Black Tribute Band, jams soul/jazz/funk with The Mars Express, rocks out roots Americana with Jeff Cotton's Gin Joint, runs the Ivy Room Session Tuesday weekly funk night, and can be found on bass at a variety of other Bay Area events.
Joining the band on the alto saxophone is the multi-talented musician and producer Andrew Ferren who performs electronic music under the alias Alpharay. His music integrates found sounds, synthesizers, beats, electronics and live instrumental performance, engaging music of various currents and genres in his sonic journeys. Alpharay's live dub set integrates multichannel mixing, electronics and instrumental improvisational. Andrew's saxophone solos bring a unique melodic fluidity to Amy Winehouse's music and a deep emotional connection.