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Master of Ceremonies done to perfection
Exciting interlude music during all traditional ceremonies
Complete lighting and sound system to set the atmosphere for your special event
Continuous music throughout the reception
Originality that can make your party standout from all the rest
Brandy band members are versatile, dedicated, professional
entertainers, and are selected for personality as well as talent. They work together in perfect harmony - and it shows!
Brandy is group participation and an evening you and your guests will always remember!
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Meet Brandy Band

Brandy is 5/6 piece band with more than 25 years of professional experience. During that time, the band has performed for over 3000 weddings, with as many as 200 performances per year! They have played for heads of state, captains of industry, and even the girl next door. With all of this experience the band is sure to make your event a night to remember!

Brandy can play a wide variety of music to suit any needs or tastes ranging from big band, swing, the jazz era of the 40’s, through the classics of the 50’s and 60’s, and all the revived 70’s and 80’s songs you love, plus all the newest hits you enjoy today!

Brandy includes guitar, bass, keyboard, drums and the added excitement of saxophone, trumpet, flute, and flugel horn which truly fills out the band’s sound. With four of the finest male and female vocalists in New England, Brandy is truly New England's Premier Entertainment

Cheralyn Cannon - Lead Vocals for Brandy BandCheralyn Cannon
Lead Vocals

Ceci has been singing professionally since her teens and has been performing with Brandy for over 15 years. Throughout each of her dynamic performances, she exemplifies professionalism and class and can bring a crowd to the peak of excitement with her incredible voice!

Cheralyn has provided the vocals for many commercials you may have heard and on several original music projects. She has donated all proceeds from her recent Christmas CD, “Present for the Future,” to families living with cancer and the American Cancer Society. Ceci is also in high demand as a vocal instructor both privately and in public schools.

She is also a certified Justice of the Peace and is available to perform wedding ceremonies as well as provide vocals for your processional/recessional which can be customized for your ceremony style.

Fil Ramil - Guitar and Lead Vocals for Brandy BandFil Ramil
Guitar, Lead Vocals

Fil has been a professional musician since the age of 13! He is a versatile singer/guitarists and possesses an extraordinary repertoire of styles from soul to swing, hard rock to Latin, there is little he can’t play.

Winning awards and scholarships to Berklee College of Music as a teenager, Fil went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude with his degree in performance and songwriting. Since then, he has gone on to perform and record with some of the finest acts in the northeast, such as: The Brian Walkley Band, Entrain, Xguru, and others.

In 2000, Fil released a solo album called “Daybreak” on Digital Point Records. The album tour took him through Europe, including nationally televised performances in Germany and France. Later, Fil continued to tour locally and internationally with Hollywood Records artist Michael Africk and Whiz Kid Records artist Jillian Wheeler.

In addition to performing with Brandy, Fil is also the lead vocalist for the exquisite 10 piece Steely Dan tribute band called “No Static.” With each performance Fil brings soul, passion, and energy, no matter what the occasion – A truly talented professional!

John Anthony
Bass Guitar, Lead Vocals

John is a native Bostonian and a multi-instrumentalist with over 25 years of performance experience. He has appeared all over New England, as far west as Hawaii and as far south as the West Indies. A vocalist, bassist, guitarist and pianist, John has worked in the capacity of a bandleader and as a sideman playing a wide range of music; Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Funk, Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Zouk, Rock, Hip Hop, Disco, Folk. John possesses an uncanny ability to mimic different vocal styles. It gives him the versatility necessary to sing the diverse number of requests we receive.

Steve Camarda
Trumpet, Flute, Sax, Flugel Horn, Keyboards, Lead Vocals

Steve is the founder and leader of Brandy. He comes from a long line of musicians, and started playing music at a very young age. Steve began performing in a professional band at the age of 13 and established the band Brandy in 1975.

Steve received a full scholarship to the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. He then graduated from Berklee with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance and Education. Steve is a multifaceted musician who displays his talents on keyboard, trumpet, flugel horn, saxophone, and flute. Along with these instruments, he also sings lead and backup vocals!

A truly seasoned master of ceremonies, Steve and Brandy have played literally THOUSANDS of public performances and weddings. While each performance is new and exciting, he has certainly seen and played through just about every situation you could imagine with poise, professionalism, and style to ensure your event goes off without a hitch.

With all of this experience, Steve has honed his skills to fill your dance floor and keep your guests excited throughout your event.

Cassandre McKinley
Lead Vocals

Cassandre McKinley is best known for her powerhouse voice and stylistic versatility and ability to cross genres effortlessly. She is renowned for her spirited and emotional performances with a presence on stage that is exuberant and passionate yet warm and disarming. With a heightened joy for the process of creativity and performance, Cassandre is continuously evolving seeking imaginative ways to illustrate her passion and elevate her art.

Cassandre has toured nationally and overseas and her music can be heard on over 500 national and international radio stations, cable and internet music outlets including iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora and XM Radio.

Currently, she is entering her 3rd year as Assistant Professor in the Voice Department at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and is working on a new recording to be released in 2017.

Justin Beech
Guitar, Lead Vocals

Justin has been singing and playing music up and down the east coast since his early teens. His influences include great guitarist like Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix and Wes Montgomery. He loves playing anything with an edge. While performing with Brandy, Justin continues to wow audiences with his skilled guitar work and his ear catching vocals. For several years now, he has also been performing solo guitar at many fine Boston establishments. His unique solo act can be utilized prior to the full bands performance during the cocktail hour.

Lydia Harrell
Lead Vocals

Lydia Harrell is one of Boston’s finest musical treasures. Her sultry, soulful voice and evocative songwriting have garnered her the attention and respect of the nation’s finest musicians and venues. Jazz/Soul is where her heart is, however, Lydia has shown an unbreakable ability to mold herself into any musical situation. Be it performing with the Boston Pops, Serenading NBA fans with America’s National anthem, or lending her vocal talents to Boston’s finest local band Brandy, Lydia’s dedication to extracting the pure essence of song goes virtually unmatched.

Perry James

Perry comes to us from sunny South Florida and has played with a variety of local acts, including the “Johnson Brothers”, but most notably toured and recorded with high profile Boston artists Big Catholic Guilt and ex-Tribe singer Janet LaValley. After those projects, he went on to tour the US/Europe extensively with cello rock band Rasputina, who even made an appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Perry has had a long standing association with the off-Broadway rock musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and has served as musical director and drummer for both the Boston and San Francisco stage productions, including the movie soundtrack.

As the drummer with Brandy, Perry has an amazingly versatile feel and adds so much creativity to Brandy’s sound.

Mandy Powers
Lead Vocals

Mandy has been singing professionally for over 10 years. With class and poise, she brings old school soul as well as a fresh and modern touch to the band. She enjoys performing a wide variety of music from Aretha Franklin and Etta James, to the 80’s rock of Heart, the modern country of Miranda Lambert, and the pop chic of Pharrell Williams.

Mandy has also been sharing her talents as the lead female vocalist with a local 10-piece horn band for the past 9 years. She enchants audiences of all ages with memorable performances. Along with her fellow musicians, she will be sure to make your event one of a kind!

Dan Coutu
Keyboards, Vocals

Dan Coutu is a professional piano and guitar instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience. After graduating with honors from Berklee College of Music, Dan has performed both nationally and on the local scene with many different bands. He continued his studies in Jazz Piano under the famous Charlie Banacos for many years, playing styles from classical and jazz to Senegalese and everything in between. While performing as an accomplished musician with Brandy, Dan creates amazing layers of sound through his multi-keys, synthesizers and effects. For two decades Dan has provided in-home piano and guitar lessons and currently lives in Needham, MA with his wife and 3 children.

Guest Saxophonist

Our optional Saxophonist is selected from several of the finest performers in the region, all of whom have advanced degrees in music performance.

Our saxophone players have entertained audiences around the world and have played with some of the most prominent musicians in the industry.



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