What will you find in the Fishbowl?
All About That Bass - Bad Guy - Feel It Still (I’m A Rebel) - Happy - No Roots
Locked Out of Heaven - I Gotta Feeling - Crazy In Love
You Should Be Dancing - Disco Inferno - I Will Survive
Billie Jean - Talking in Your Sleep - Jive Talking - It's Raining Men
Good Times - Ladies Night - Superstition
Mony Mony - Brown Sugar - I Want You To Want Me - Peg
Love Train - Lady Marmalade - Shake Your Groove Thing
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Proud Mary - I Saw Her Standing There
Great Balls of Fire - Wipeout - Twist & Shout
Baby, It’s You - If I Fell - You Are the Sunshine of My Life - If I Ain’t Got You
Who Are You - Love Stinks - Saturday Night Fever
NOVELTIES & “GUILTY PLEASURES”
Venus - Hot, Hot, Hot - Y.M.C.A.
Till There Was You - The Way You Look Tonight - One Note Samba
Covering No Roots
Covering Lady Marmalade
Covering Brown Sugar
Covering Billie Jean
Covering Boogie Oogie Oogie
Covering You Give Love a Bad Name
NICOLE RYAN is a public school Special Education Teacher and has been helping children for the last 16 years. She received her Bachelors in General & Special Education from SUNY Geneseo and her Masters in Literacy from SUNY New Paltz. Her music experience includes: high school choir (where she led Saugerties High School’s Jazz Performers to be represented for the first time at All-County in 2001 and All-State in 2002), singing jazz & standards for 10 years as a duo with her father, musician Phil Palladino, gigs as a duo with Harvey Boyer, and as a guest artist with Frets, Keys & Pipes. Nicole joined Fishbowl as a secondary female voice and within a year had taken over as the “frontwoman” of the band, owing to her impressive vocal chops, strong work ethic, and magnetic stage presence.
HARVEY BOYER received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Ithaca College School of Music, with a concentration in Voice and Music Education. He currently directs Band & Chorus at the Onteora Central School District, for which he has won several NYSSMA awards and performed on radio and at Lincoln Center. A multi-faceted musician (vocals, keyboards, saxophone, trumpet, bass), Harvey has sung tenor soloist parts with Ars Choralis, the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra, and the Phoenicia Festival of Voice (where he also directs their Youth Chorale), and he sings/plays (and has recorded) in various pop styles in bands including Circus of Wolves, The Will Smith Trio, D-Squared Blues Band, Blue Gardenia, and (with Greg Dinger) the multi-genre duo Frets, Keys & Pipes.
- Keyboard, Sax, Vocals
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BOB WALLNER began his musical journey at the age of four and took piano and singing lessons at Hudson Valley Conservatory throughout his childhood. He played trumpet in elementary and middle school band, and sang in the choirs. Around the age of 12, Bob became fascinated with the guitar and started teaching himself by ear, influenced in the earliest stages by Eric Clapton, Alex Lifeson, and David Gilmour. Bob continued to pursue guitar and music studies at SUNY Ulster (including lessons with future bandmate Greg Dinger) and in his early 20’s, while working full time as a gardener, he began to play bass guitar in order to fill a spot in the band Ancient Whale. The history of bass guitar and its legendary players blossomed into a passion for R&B, Soul, Funk and Jazz music and Bob has since taken lessons from Ric Fierabracci, a jazz-fusion great, and currently with Gospel bassist Justin Raines.
- Bass guitar, Vocals
SEVAN MELIKYAN started drumming on pots & pans at around age 6 in Istanbul where he was born - inspired by Santana’s “Abraxas” album! Later he played piano as well and pursued a career in the world of art, running The Wired Gallery, in High Falls, NY, and lecturing on art history at Mohonk Mountain House and elsewhere, and leading art history tours in various countries in Europe and the Mediterranean basin. He resumed his love of drumming at age 39 and with Jamaican drummer Dyrol Randall produced a pioneering series of instructional videos on reggae drumming. Sevan previously played in the rock band ACME and the reggae band Talking Fire. Sevan designed Fishbowl’s unique cartoon emblem, produces their posters & graphics, and supervises the band’s website.
- Drums, Vocals
“If you are looking for a really great band to dance to, Fishbowl is it! They are entertaining, fun, and engaged with the crowd. Yameil and Harvey’s vocals will take you places. I had never heard Fishbowl before and ended up dancing for three hours straight (with two broken toes)! It was so much fun. Make sure you request Sevan to sing “I’m Too Sexy” from Right Said Fred and the night will be complete!!!!”
“If you want to have a great night and be lifted up in spirit—go see this band!! They're amazing 😍!” Sharon White
“If you’re searching for a party band to lift your event to the heights look no further than Fishbowl. Their mix of funk hits, disco gems, and R&B standards are skillfully delivered with just the right mix of soul and levity.”
“I had a complete BLAST at Lydia's I still feel the effects, I am much more fluid in my movements. I will try and go to all your local performances. I am ordering new
Capezios [dancing shoes].”