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Jimmy Vee entertaining the crowd
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“Sicily Swing Trio” or (5 pc. band) with well known Pete Leoni-keys, Cheri-drums, & Jimmy Vee -saxophone make up this rockin' swingin' trio & more playing 40's-80's New Orleans R&B, Swing, Jazz & even a little cajun!  The entertaining never stops and you never know what to expect next!! Need us to be a bigger band, Sicily Swing expands with a guitarist and another horn player!

  • MEMBERS:  Cheri Salvetti, drummer & vocals and owner of Island of Rhythm Ent.  Pete Leoni, piano/bass/harmonica has been performing at local casinos & restaurants for over two decades. He also has been on the cover of "Mix" magazine about his digital knowledge in recording projects back in 2001. He also is well known for writing/producing jingles for South Eastern businesses.   Jimmy Vee, has traveled the world with his own band, "The Jimmy Vee Show" as well as "Vince Vance and the Valiants" & "Frankie & the Cruisers". He is well known for capturing the audiences attention with his playing of 2 saxophones at once besides marching off stage into the audience for some up close action...get the camera out!

                                         Venues
  • House of Blues, New Orleans, Delta Airlines
  • Hard Rock Casino Phenomenal People Gala
  • Chill Bar in the Ip
  • Cruisin' The Coast 2006-2016 Biloxi, MS
  • Grand Casino- Biloxi
  • Beau Rivage Conventions
  • Walmart Corportion
  • Maison Dupuy
  • Isle of Capri-Farraddays & Lava Bar
  • Palace Casino- Mignon's
  • Island View Casino-Gulfport,MS-Show Bar & Sunset Bar
  • Silver Slipper
  • Peter Anderson Festival 2007-15

            •                                   TESTIMONIALS

                                                          
      • Island Of Rhythm Entertainment, specifically the Sicily Swing Band, just played for my parents 50th anniversary party this past Saturday night; and they were terrific. They played a great mix of jazz, oldies, and fun party music. They were a large part of the success of the party, as they played music in the background during dinner; and then got things going with a great mix of dancing music. I would highly reccommend them for any event.

      •  This band was incredible. We chose the 5 piece swing option. First, the communication was stellar from the first moment we were in contact. Cheri responded to all of our e-mails (questions, concerns, requests) almost immediately. We were talking with several other bands, and none of them were able to respond as quickly and effectively. On the day, the band arrived early with plenty of time to set up. Then, the music began. They were amazing. Some of the best live performers I've ever heard. Everyone at our reception, kids to grandparents, were on their feet dancing. And when the sax man played TWO saxophones simultaneously, the crowd went nuts. Perfection. -Laura H, New Orleans, LA



      • The group was very talented and professional and I would definately recommend and use them in the future. Very entertaining! -Debra K, Destin, FL                

        Russ Johnson
        From day one it was so easy working with Cheri and the guys from Island of Rhythm Entertainment. They were on time, set up in a timely manner, and were awesome performers! They played the songs we asked them to, and many others that everyone loved. They have great talent, the keyboard player was keeping the rhythm, Cheri can get down on the drums, and the guy playing the Sax was awesome, sometimes playing two at the same time. Everyone was impressed with the band. I've had so many people tell me how good they were and how they will book them for other events. I definitely recommend these guys, you won't be disappointed!

        From Facebook:"Thank you for posting this picture. Your band is awesome and really contributed to the event."  Marlin Miller "Phenomenal People Gala".
        Cheri, thank you! The guys were great! Easy to work with and so good. Their selections were perfect. Anytime you need a referral, please feel free to use my name. Heather Wagoner
        "Very professional and dependable. This band has a lot of talent and a great sound. Thank you for making our wedding so enjoyable!"
        -Shelley J, Wedding, Montgomery, AL

MP3s & VIDEO LINKS

All of Me/ Jimmy Vee

Barefootin

Boy From Ipanema/ Cheri

Tequila

VIDEO- Sicily Swing Band (5 piece)

VIDEO-Sicily Swing Trio @ Mosaic's

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Sicily Swing Big Band @ House of Blues
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PARTIAL SONG LIST

Jump Jive & Wail
Lady's a Tramp
Satin Doll
Route 66
Take the A Train
All of Me
Secret Love
Our Day Will Come
The Look of Love
Mack the Knife
Rio DeJaneiro Blues
Spooky
Europia
Frank Sinatra:
My Way
Fly Me to the Moon
New York New York
You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You
That's Life
Summerwind
Ladies a Tramp
Strangers in the Night
The Nearness of You
Dean Martin;
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime
That's Amore'
Shake your Booty
SanFransisco
Barefootin
Mustang Sally
Margaritaville
Pirate looks at 40
Polk Salad Annie
Love Train                                                                                   
Walkin' After Midnight
Folsom Prison & more JC
Rockin Pneumonia
You Send Me

Mardi Gras Mambo
Go See the Mardi Gras
Poky Way
Iko Iko
I'm Walkin'

Ain't Got No Home
Boogie on Reggae Woman
I feel Good
Just A little Bitty Bit
Georgia
Unchain My Heart
Brown Eyed Girl
Sick and Tired
Just A Gigolo
Whole Lotta Shakin™ Goin'™ On
Great Balls Of Fire
Blue Monday
Walking To New Orleans
Midnight Hour
Crazy
Elvis songs in general
Sea Cruise
Grapevine
I Hear You Knocking
Magnolia
Tell It Like It Is
Save The Last Dance
Under The Boardwalk
Cry To Me
Strokin
Neon Moon
Friends In Low Places
Warm And Tender Love
When A Man Loves A Woman
Wonderful Tonight
They All Asked (Axed) for You
Pretty Woman
New Orleans Ladies
Your Mama Don't Dance
Youngblood
Charlie Brown
Honket Tonk Woman
Keep Your Hands To Your Self
Knocking On Heavens Door
At This Moment
Since I fell For You
God Bless The Child
Love Me With A feeling
Texas Flood Blues
Unchained Melody

Fooled Around and Fell In Love
Hot Legs
MaryAnne
Devil Woman
Pirate Looks at 40
Day-O
Spanish Eyes

Proud Mary
Green River
Bad Moon on the Rise
Drink Wine Spodee-odee
Little Sister & many more Elvis 
The Twist The
 Peppermint Twist
Twist and Shout / La Bamba
Caldonia
Let's Stay Together
My Girl
Valley Of tears
Blue Monday
Blueberry Hill
Boogie Shoes
Marie Laveaux
These Arms Of Mine
Ya Ya
Oh What A Price
Third Rate Romance
Bad Moon Rising

Black Magic Woman
Green Eyed Lady
Squeeze Box
WE NOW PLAY CAJUN MUSIC AS WELL AS POLKA'S FOR OCTOBERFESTS!!



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