The Straightup Blues Band, an eclectic mix of musical personalities. Based on the principals of electric blues this band extends its musical presence into many other musical genres such as rock, jazz, and funk. A Florida based blues band that has been together for approximately 12 yrs. It boasts a lineup of six very talented and important musicians.
The founder and lead guitarist of the band is Ralph Straight. A veteran of the music business Ralph has been in many bands during a career that has spanned over 40 yrs. On lead vocals there is the stunning, and sexy Tori Mancinelli. Tori is a dynamic vocalist that got her start singing karaoke in Dees Den in Largo. Anchoring the rhythm section is Dave Schafley on Drums. Dave is a veteran drummer from Michigan that not only plays drums but does some singing in the band as well. To his left on Bass is the country boy Larry Johnson thumping on his five-string Yamaha bass night after night and contributing vocals to the band as well. Providing the sounds of the ivories is Michael Gardner on keyboards. He not only provides piano, but, any other strange sound that is needed for the bands musical selections. Last but not least is Andrew Baraban on rhythm guitar and vocals. He is veteran of the Florida music scene for over 15yrs. For more information on the band and a schedule of shows please visit our website at, www.stra8up.com