With a love of music and sense of adventure, Claire Finley launched herself from Iowa to Boston in 2004. She is a 2009 graduate of Boston's famed Berklee College of Music with a dual major in Electric Bass Performance and Music Business Management. A classically trained competitive pianist since age four and an electric bassist from age twelve, she lives and breathes her craft. Claire invested ten years in New England working as a bass player, vocalist and keyboardist for Boston's top award-winning wedding bands--along with many other musical pursuits. A musical collaboration with Jeff Clark inspired Claire to provide "big city" entertainment to the Florida Keys. Your guests will feel the energy and joy in her performance.
Jeff Clark is a multi-instrumentalist hailing from Pennsylvania. He became a Conch Republic resident several years ago and today is one of the most featured and favored singer/songwriters in Key West. Jeff's original music
completely encompasses the tropical vibe of the Keys. When blended with classic cover tunes, the result is certain to spring you and your loved ones off their chairs and onto the dance floor! It's fun to see Jeff hosting ukulele night at the famous Green Parrot! Out on the water, he'll most likely be kite boarding.
Rick Fusco, a United States Air Force veteran, originally from Wilmington, DE, began his musical career playing guitar at a very young age which led him to his first professional gig at the age of 15. While serving his country he was a finalist in a competition for the United States Air Force Tops in Blue, a touring variety show. He is a Motown and Atlantic Records recording artist having shared the stage with The Ohio Players, Taylor Dayne, Al B. Sure, Chris Rock, Sinbad, War, Miles Jay, and Millie Jackson, just to name a few…He has opened for national acts America, Sophie B. Hawkins, Firehouse, and Lisa Loeb. After his first visit to Key West, the island life was very appealing to him, inspiring him leave corporate America in 2013 and head south. It has been a little over two years since he made the move and he has already become an integral part of the musical family here in Key West. His childhood musical influences include Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Van Halen, and Al Di’Meola. Rick says that the entire community here in Key West inspires him to be the very best he can be!
Randy’s father first sparked his interest in music at a very young age. Drum lessons and school music programs soon blossomed into his first professional road gig at the age of 18. He then spent many years performing on stages throughout the U.S., including stints in the Nashville and Atlanta music scenes. His first trip to Key West in 1998 was a monumental moment in his career. After two years of burning up the road between Nashville and Key West, he decided he wanted to make a life in the beautiful Florida Keys, drums in tow. His ‘rhythm and roots’ feel and immeasurable musical dexterity holds down the groove for the Key Lime Pirates as well as many other Key West related musical endeavors. Randy is in demand performing several nights a week, not only behind the drums, but also on the beautiful coastal waters of the Keys. As a renowned kayak-fishing expert, he authors a monthly column in Fishmonster magazine and guides visiting anglers on flats-fishing expeditions. LowerKeysKayakFishing.com
The list of accolades and accomplishments for trumpeter Kenny Fradley is incredible. This NYC-born and Rhode Island raised musician has seen the world a thousand times over, performing and recording with everyone from U2, Blondie, and Michael Jackson to Wyclef Jean, Cab Calloway, and Kid Creole. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, in various musicals on Broadway, entertained Princess Diana in London, and performed twice at the White House for presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush. Kenny first attended college at Brown University, then transferred to the Manhattan School of Music/The Julliard School where he earned his Bachelors Of Music in 1977. His love of Latin music connected him with the queen of salsa Celia Cruz, Cuban dance band La Sonora Matancera, Grammy award winners pianist Eddie Palmieri and tumbadora Ray Barreto, the infamous Tito Puente, and Ray De La Paz. Kenny happened to be performing in Key West when the tragic events of 9/11 occurred. He knew that life as it was in NYC would be forever changed and the island life quickly beat out the hustle and bustle of ‘The Big Apple’. He has become the ‘icing of the Key West music scene’s cake’ and we are honored to have him performing regularly with the Key Lime Pirates.