Ocean Road Band
The Ocean Road Band knows how to liven up a party. They have specialized for more than a decade in events large and small, weddings, conventions, community and corporate affairs and church festivals throughout the Tampa Bay area.
Ocean Road is comprised of some of the most accomplished players in the Tampa Bay Area known for rich three-part harmonies, top-notch musicianship and an engaging blend of styles. The band performs an ocean full of material -- hits from ‘70s classic rock, old-time rock ‘n’ roll from the ‘50s and ‘60s, popular modern and classic country, even standards from the ‘40s.
Most importantly, Ocean Road knows how to get people dancing and having a great time. They place a premium on professionalism and work closely with organizers, on the front end and throughout, to make sure their events are a success.
It takes a special touch and knowledge for a band to play large-scale parties and events, and they have honed that through years of appearing at top Bay Area functions: They have headlined, for example, for nearly a decade in Hillsborough and three times in Pinellas at the Cattle Barons Ball -- the lively fundraisers for the American Cancer Society that are always jam-packed social affairs filled with community leaders and celebrities; the annual Children’s Dream Fund gala and auction inside Tropicana Field; the Commodore’s Ball -- the “Super Bowl” of dances each year at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club; a huge YMCA fundraiser in Tampa with a Gilligan’s Island theme; the Beaches Chamber of Commerce gathering at the Don CeSar, a major Snell Isle fundraiser for Great Explorations-The Hands-On Museum; Country in the Park in Pinellas Park (a decade as the featured local band); Mainsail Arts Festival in St. Petersburg; the St. Anthony’s Triathlon post-race athletes party (11 years), the 75th anniversary celebration of St. Paul’s Church at the St. Petersburg Coliseum, and an array of weddings and parties. The band has even gone to the Washington, D.C. area to play the Class of 1966 Richard Montgomery High School Reunion.
Here’s a look at the group, which plays as a six-piece or seven-piece unit depending on the event: Joe Terrana (vocals, keyboard, bass) is a veteran of the popular ‘80s-’90s After Midnight Band, and has frequently performed with Tampa Bay’s longtime rock group the Impacs and as part of a standout area Beatles tribute group; Dave Scheiber (guitar/vocals) has played in country and rock bands such as Stalled On the Tracks, Green Grass Revival and the Fabulous Nosecaps. He won the 1998 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest’s Grand Prize for a song called Catch Me In the Net; Hank Shaw (drums and percussion) kept the steady beat for years with Coyote and has long been a familiar voice on local airwaves - as overnight deejay on WQYK-FM 99.5; Janie Scheiber (lead female vocals, harmony) was well-known for her evocative vocals in Stalled on the Tracks and is also part of a contemporary Christian singing group, GRACE Ministries; Mike Albright (lead singer and guitarist) is another Impacs alum who has powered many rock bands over the years with his virtuoso singing and playing; and Joe Terrana Jr. lends his ample talents on sax.