940 Buford Road Richmond, VA
THE ANTONELLI DUO SHASHANA & ROLANDO A Keyboard/Synth and Guitar/Synth Duo Performing Traditional and Contemporary Music Unique to the Virginia music scene, the Antonelli Duo is the husband and wife team, Shashana & Rolando. They provide a special musical experience for any event or entertainment venue. Shashana plays keyboard and synthesizer and Rolando performs on the guitar and the guitar synth. He is also a vocalist. They have been playing together for over ten years and their sound is a fascinating combination of traditional musical styles mixed with the more exotic blending produced by the synthesizers. Their musical repertoire consists of pop, jazz, folk, classical, and standards, as well as original compositions. The audience remains constantly engaged because Shashana and Rolando can produce music that incorporates the sound of strings, brass, woodwinds, bass and percussion. From Shashana’s quiet and introspective piano rendering for example, of the meditative song “Tenderly”, accompanied by the synth sounds of flute and harp, to the up-beat rhythm of Rolando’s original jazz compositions, combining the guitar and the synth sounds of trumpet, flute, and sax, or any other instrument—with full orchestra, the Antonelli Duo keeps everybody dancing on their feet and satisfied in their heart—ready for an exciting musical adventure. Remember, The Antonelli Duo—Shashana & Rolando: THE “SOUND OF FOUR” FOR THE "PRICE OF TWO."
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Richmond, VA  
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