'The Perfect Mix'
Your premier Dance/Club/Wedding/Private Events band!
CONTEMPORARY- MOTOWN- R&B- CLASSIC ROCK-and SWING!!!
'The Perfect Mix' band plays it all!!
PAULA HANKE and THE PERFECT MIX is an Asheville, NC based band was conceived in November of 2016 and very quickly established a large fan base.
Their music: big mix of Contemporary, Motown, R&B, Pop!
Paula Hanke- (lead vocals)
Michael Filippone- (electric bass/vocals),
Jason DeCristofaro (drums AND keyboard!)
From debuting every Saturday night in downtown Asheville at Olive or Twist to packing the dance floor every Saturday night at THE PILLAR bar last Winter, The Perfect Mix recently wowed a big crowd at Southern Appalachian Brewing in Hendersonville and are returning on a regular basis.
Their private events calendar is filling fast!!
PAULA HANKE and THE PERFECT MIX is a fun band and will certainly spice
up any dance party or special event on your upcoming calendar!!
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Paula Hanke- Lead Vocals-- has been singing professionally for several decades- from NYC to Las Vegas to Tokyo and Munich, Germany. Her vast career has landed her in Asheville, NC where she is actively recording and performing with various jazz projects and Contemporary, R&B, Funk bands including Paula Hanke and The Perfect Mix. She is the co-founder of Women Who Made Music History Concert Series.
Jason DeCristofaro- Drums and Keys --is a multifaceted and active educator, performer, and composer based in Asheville, NC. He is adjunct faculty at Warren Wilson College and A-B Technical Community College and holds a Master of Music in Performance , Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Jason leads jazz jams, organizes concerts for many fundraisers and can be seen playing everything from vibes, keys and percussion/drums all over WNC.
James Vandenberg- Guitar and Vocals- has been playing professionally since the early eighties with a variety of rock, fusion, jazz, pop and bluegrass groups in southeast Michigan. He brought his versatile and tasteful chops (as well as his strong tenor voice) to the Asheville area in 1998, where he has played with the Jubilee! World Beat Band, the Catfish Hodge Band, Peggy Ratusz, and Kat Williams.He is excited to now play with Paula Hanke and the Perfect Mix.
Michael Filippone- Electric bass and Vocals -hails from New York’s Long Island, coming from a very musical family. He is one with his upright bass and electric bass, having been on stage with the likes of Johnny Winter in the past. He plays everything from jazz and blues to rock and country and is a strong vocalist. He has over 30 years of experience playing concerts and touring Long Island and the U.S. performing with various dance/show bands.