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Vocal Groove Band
Whether you want cool, sophisticated jazz for a cocktail mixer, soulful harmonies and funky grooves for dinner ambiance, or an exploding beat to dance the night away Vocal Groove can create the right atmosphere for your special event.
Comprised of experienced professionals, Vocal Groove offers a unique mix of style and suave able to create the right look and sound for your corporate, private, and personal events. Performing well loved classics and favorites from the 70’s right through to modern day, be assured for a successful and enjoyable night with Vocal Groove.
VOCAL GROOVE BAND- Meet The Members!
Ela Alegre - Vocalist, Band leader, Arranger
Lena Cuglietta – Saxophone
Marcus Ho – Bassist
(Electric Bass / Double Bass)
Marcus Ho earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Bass Performance and Audio Technology at Wesley Institute in Sydney. During his stay in Sydney, Marcus studied with jazz greats such as Craig Scott, Dave Pudney, and Ron Philpot. Marcus began establishing his career as a session bass player actively performing at various clubs, restaurants, weddings and functions in Australia.
After moving back to Hong Kong, Marcus has been working as a session bass player, arranger, sound engineer and producer. Marcus’ wide interests for various musical styles along with his skills in music production allowed him to explore a variety of musical settings which showcase his versatility. Artists Mr. Ho has worked with include; Peter and Andrew Cheung (張崇基張崇德) Albert Au (區瑞強) Lee Lung Kee (李龍基) Jade Kwan (關心妍), Stephen Ma (馬浚偉) and Ted Lo.
Marcus is also a member of an active local jazz combo known as "maRK" quartet which recently released their original EP. maRK has also been invited to participate in Beishan World Music Festival 2013, Beishan Jazz Festival 2013 and The Hong Kong International Jazz Festival in September 2013. Marcus can be seen performing around Hong Kong at various clubs, jazz venues, weddings and private parties.
Antonio Serrano Jr. – Drummer/Vocals
A versatile and high in demand drummer, Antonio Serrano has had the pleasure to work with many great artists in the industry. Highlights include working with legendary producer Chris Babida to record 3 albums with artists Lily Chen, Lana Lo, Elisa Chan, and Kristal Tin. Antonio also performed at the Miss China Pagaent and the Natalie Sin concert at the Venetian Macau under the direction of Chris Babida.Other feature performances include working together with Teresa Carpio on her Golden Needle Award performance on TVB/RTHK.
Mr. Serrano has also collaborated with producer Marvin Querido in presenting the Philippines Duo Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby’s Hong Kong concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum. Working in a classical setting, Antonio performed under the baton of Gerard Salonga and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Antonio can be seen regularly around Hong Kong working with ensembles such as Vocal Groove, The Michael Wong Big Band, Lando Bernal’s Big Broad Band and with Harmony Productions. Mr. Serrano was a member of the resident band for the Peninsula’s Salong De Ning and Gaddi’s, and was the band leader for 4 years at Intercontinental Grand Stanford’s Tiffany’s New York Bar.
As a record producer, composer and arranger Mr. Serrano has produced the album “Colors of Suzan” with Joey Villanueva and Suzan Gutterres which includes his composition, “He Knows Me”. Antonio was also the recording engineer for Journey vocalist Arnel Pineda’s album “Zoology” for which he also supplied the drum tracks.
Mr. Serrano is currently the Musical Director for His Sanctuary Hong Kong.
Mariano “Balu” Casi
& Session Musician.
Played concerts and toured with Canto Pop Artists, Big Bands, Jazz Festivals in Hong kong and Asia. Love to play Jazz, blues, latin, funk, R&B, rock and jazz fusion. Currently teaching guitar/drums at Jenny's Pop Music School Fo Tan, Shatin.
Adriel has been a great addition to our band. He writes his own music and able to play in different genres.
Yoyong Aquino - Keyboardist/Vocals
Andres Jr. (Yoyong) Aquino is a highly trained professional pianist in the field. After his studies at the University of Santo Thomas, Manila Philippines, he moved to Hong Kong and has been an active performer over the last 20 years.
Mr. Aquino has been the resident pianist at Hong Kong’s top hotels notably;
Sheraton Hotel from 1988 -1990
Grand Hyatt Hotel from 1990 to 2000 and Mandarin Oriental Hotel from 2001-2005.
Since 2005, he has been performing for various private parties, weddings or functions. He also works for Drum Music creating jingles for TV commercials.
Mr. Aquino can be seen regularly at Gecko Lounge and Lanson Place Hotel.