Jon Smith's Voyages // Chaz DePaolo
Ricky Rumba

Jon Smith's Voyages

Chaz DePaolo

Ages 21+
21+ _ $5 Cover _ 8p

Jon Smith's Voyages

"Sounds like David Bowie and Freddie Mercury had a love child," claimed one fan upon his first encounter with Jon Smith’s Voyages. A strange but bold statement, his analogy holds up. Many fans say the style of front man Jon Paul Smith’s songwriting is reminiscent of daring acts like Queen, Bowie, and even Broadway musicals. Yet Smith achieves his sound naturally with unique piano-based arrangements and an incredible vocal range to create a genre best described as “theatrical-pop.”

Jon Smith’s Voyages entertained as a solo act for years as Smith struggled to assemble a band. In the meantime, he became his own backing band and played no less than 15 instruments on the debut album, Indeed (2016). Recreating the dynamics of the album finally became possible in 2018 when three radical musicians joined Smith on his voyages. With Smith on keys, vocals, and wind instruments, the live band is completed by Charlie Wanyo on guitar, Luke Blair on bass, and Kevin Beerman on drums, vocals, and percussion.

This band brings their brand of theatrical pop to a whole new level!





Chaz DePaolo

Chaz DePaolo’s been to the rarefied heights of music and fallen to the lows of life but his “Resolution Blues”: An Acoustic Blues Journey may be his own redemption.

One of the best with the electric guitar, Chaz DePaolo goes acoustic and old school, all songs recorded in true Blues style; His gravelly sound works well here and his side comments are a reflection of just how well he knows Blues history.

Venue Information:
Tellus360 - Tigh Mhary
24 East King St
Lancaster, PA, 17602