Rural Radio
Listen Now
The Artists
Artist of the Month
Get Played
Resources
Events
Contact Us
Brought to you in part by Sunken Treasure Design


Black Coffee - October 2011

Black Coffee is a rhythm and blues band whose style unearths a reminiscent vibe reviving the sound and passion of traditional blues and soul music. In the band's first year, they have performed 60+ shows seeing venues from Jazz clubs to large outdoor 3-day festivals.

Members:
Ryan Alford (guitar), Caitlin Cuneo (vocals), Vince Cuneo (guitar/vocals), Jim DeVoss (drums), Micky New (bass/keys)



SEE BLACK COFFEE
Oct. 21st at Club Cafe in Pittsburgh


56 South 12th Street
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 431-4950


clubcafelive.com


Caitlin Cuneo

Caitlin Cuneo is the singer of Black Coffee and is from Connellsville, Pennsylvania. The singer has been classically trained since she was ten years old and eventually became involved with musical theatre, where she was involved in endless choral and many other performances. She quickly found her passion when singing with Vince Cuneo’s old band and discovered her natural blues timbre. She attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston and trained in various vocal styles ranging from Rock to Jazz. She was a part of the Berklee ensemble “The P-Funk All-stars” that performed at various Berklee events including the Beantown Jazz Festival and The Harvard Club. She also took part in The Michael Jackson tribute show at the BPC. “Being a part of Black Coffee has allowed me to work with gifted musicians and perform throughout PA and other states. This project has immensely improved my craft by gaining experience. Also, being able to write and perform the music I love and having that vehicle to share it with others has been the greatest gift of all.”


Ryan Alford

Outside of Black Coffee, guitarist and slide player Ryan Alford is an original member of the State College based funk and soul outfit the Hounds of Soul. He is rhythm guitarist for Cosmic Collision, and writes and performs with State College’s soul/jazz trio Dirty Superb. Former funk/fusion instrumental bands he has been a part of include the seven-piece jamband Cootie Brown and Penns Valley trio Vitamin Funk. He accompanies Harold Taddy on the mandolin, and also breaks it out for acoustic performances with woodwind player Michael Fortunato in Experimental Verses, as well as occasional performances with keyboardist and songwriter Gina Riggio (Mysterytrain).


Vince Cuneo

Guitarist and vocalist Vince Cuneo is from Connellsville, PA and has been playing music all of his life. Starting with listening to old albums with his father and then moving to the drums for 15 years because of his mother’s music education background, he now plays guitar and sings with Black Coffee. Vince and his sister Caitlin started writing together when they were young children, and have developed their unique sound over the past few decades. Playing with this project has been one of the most rewarding experiences of his life. His influences range from all styles of music and virtuoso musicians, but he has always had a desire to play soul and funk music, which has consumed the past several years of his life. “To play music everyday is a gift, but to share your story and life through music with others is a true blessing.”


Jim DeVoss

Jim “The Hot Sauce” DeVoss has been playing the drums for more than 25 years. His first drum set (from the Sears catalog!) was given to him by his parents as a Christmas gift and he began banging away, humming the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix tunes in his head as he played. For a few years, Jim took private drum lessons under the tutelage of drum instructor Ron Amastadi, learning rudiments, technique and how to groove in a band situation. Since a teenager, Jim has been in many projects, playing all genres of music with soul and funk music being his favorites. About performing with Black Coffee, he has often said, “If I can’t be in Otis Redding’s band, than this is the band I want to be in.”


André La Velle

Bassist André La Velle is a Napa Valley native that moved to State College, PA from San Francisco in 2008 after working for years in the video game industry as a Music Director and Sound Designer at Electronic Arts in Silicon Valley. During his years in Northern California, André performed in numerous ensembles as both an upright and electric bassist in orchestras, jazz combos and big bands, as well as in funk, blues and rock groups. He holds a B.A. in Music as well as a B.A.S. in Audio Engineering. When not laying it down with Black Coffee, André can be heard performing with the Nittany Valley Symphony, the SkyTop Blues Band, and with other local groups. When not performing, he is usually behind his computer composing music. André can also be heard monthly on WPSU as a host for the Friday Night Jazz Show.


Black Coffee Live Session with The LION 90.7fm at Frigo Recording Studio




Twitter:
www.twitter.com/nocreamorsugar

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/nosugarorcream

Sonicbids:
www.sonicbids.com/BlackCoffee

Archive.org:
www.archive.org/details/nocreamorsugar

Booking:
booking@nocreamorsugar.net


© 2009 Rural Radio - All rights reserved.





ADAM TAYLOR
ANDREA DAVIDSON
ANDREA DAVIDSON
ANNALISE EMERICK
ANNALISE EMERICK
BLACK COFFEE
BLACK COFFEE

BRETHREN
BRETHREN
BRI ARDEN
BRI ARDEN
BRIAN CARROLL
BRIAN CARROLL
BRITTANY OPPERMAN
BRITTANY OPPERMAN

CARRIE WELLING
CARRIE WELLING
CHRISTINE HAVRILLA
CHRISTINE HAVRILLA
COLEBROOK ROAD
COLEBROOK ROAD
DANA ALEXANDRA
DANA ALEXANDRA

DANIELLE MIRAGLIA
DANIELLE MIRAGLIA
DARRY MILLER and the VEIL
DARRY MILLER & the VEIL
DREW NUGENT
DREW NUGENT
DR. SLOTHCLAW
DR. SLOTHCLAW

DYLAN JANE
DYLAN JANE
HAYLEY SABELLA
HAYLEY SABELLA
INDIAN SUMMER JARS
INDIAN SUMMER JARS
JAKE HILL
JAKE HILL

JD SAGE
JD SAGE
JENEE HALSTEAD
JENEE HALSTEAD
JENSEN KEETS
JENSEN KEETS
JESS KLEIN
JESS KLEIN

JESSICA SMUCKER
JESSICA SMUCKER
JOHN KANE
JOHN KANE
JOHNNY MAINSTREAM
JOHNNY MAINSTREAM
JOSH CHRISTINA
JOSH CHRISTINA


KATIE ROBINETTE
KAYLA KROH
KAYLA KROH
KINGSFOIL
KINGSFOIL
LAURA REED
LAURA REED

LOVEBETTIE
LOVEBETTIE
MALLETT BROTHERS
the MALLETT BROTHERS
MARK DEROSE
MARK DEROSE
Matt Wheeler
MATT WHEELER

MIEKA PAULEY
MIEKA PAULEY

MIKE SHARP
MOSNO
MOSNO
The OK-OK's
THE OK-OK'S

LONE WOLF PROJECT
PHIL FREEMAN
RED ROOSTER
RED ROOSTER
RHYNE
RHYNE McCORMICK
RYAN PETERS
RYAN PETERS

SARAH BLACKER
SARAH BLACKER

SLACKWATER NEWS
SLIMFIT
SLIM FIT
STEVEN COURTNEY
STEVEN COURTNEY

SUZIE BROWN
SUZIE BROWN
SWEET LEDA
SWEET LEDA

the CARDBOARD CROWNS
The Penny Black
THE PENNY BLACK

The Wild Hymns
THE WILD HYMNS
THE CULTIVATORS
THE CULTIVATORS
THE JANE
THE JANE
THE SUBSTANCE
THE SUBSTANCE

THE VANITY BELLES
THE VANITY BELLES
TOY SOLDIERS
TOY SOLDIERS

VIKING MOSES
VOODOO PHARMACOLOGY
VOODOO PHAMACOLOGY


WAYNE SUPERGENIUS
Camela Widad
WIDAD

sponsored by

SunkenTreasureDesign.com
Sunken Treasure Design