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Meet The Band

 

Wednesday Ball - Lead Vocalist

wed2wed3wed3As unique as her name, Wednesday Ball is recognized in the same way as lead vocalist for "TheShow". She attended Mac Arthur High in San Antonio, Texas.  During that exciting time when she was discovering her talent and her love for music, she performed with a female musical group named “Premier.”  Ball originally studied music at Stephen F. Austin University including tenure as a Music Therapist at the San Antonio State Hospital. She is currently studying for her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education at St. Mary's University and plans to graduate in the Fall of 2015.

She partnered with saxophonist Roger Tamez in 2004 to form The Show Band. Many will recognize the electrifying energy that surfaces in the air when Ball and Roger Tamez perform together. Ball has made it clear that they make a great team. She is fascinated by music’s charisma and energy and is excited about expanding her ability to contribute to it by giving all she has got to "TheShow".

With over ten years of performing professionally on stage, Wednesday is at the pinnacle of her musical career as a lead vocalist and performer. Her genuine charm, charisma and talent are the reasons why she deserves to be on the stage.

 

Roger Tamez - Musical Director and Multi-Instrumentalist

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Roger Tamez has tremendous talent in many fields as the instrumentalist for "TheShow". He is skilled with the keyboard, trumpet, and the saxophone. Vocals are also on the top of his list when it comes to supporting Wednesday Ball. He established the music program for the Carver Academy and recently earned his BA in Music Performance from St. Mary’s University 2013. He has an excellent background from an array of great instructors from schools such as Berklee and Julliard School of Music.

Tamez prides himself as the music director for “The Show” and has plenty of experience from his previous responsibilities as a director for the 2011 Balcones Heights Jazz Festival and the La Cantera Jazz Festival in 2011.

Over the years he has indulged his talents by performing in various Las Vegas shows and with some great artist such as Vincent Ingala, Blake Arron, Will Dinato, Mindi Abair, Tom Braxton, Stacy Knights, and The Coasters. He also lead the ever popular and successful 90's San Antonio band "La Franz." Many influences have ignited Tamez’s love for music such as EWF, George Benson, and Stevie Wonder. While he has been with The Show he has also made some great connections such as The Whispers, Cupid, Roger & Zapp, Stacy Latisal, The Ohio Players, Menudo, The Jetts, Oscar Deleon, and Kool & The Gang who are among many.

Roger's vast knowledge, experience, including his ability as a multi-instrumentalist, makes him a perfect match to musically support Wednesday Ball. Roger adds "I love working with Wednesday, she is the most professional singers I have ever worked with."
He proudly admits how much he loves performing, especially on the saxophone, piano and not to mention Wednesday Ball. It is a fact, that when it comes to the saxophone - that is what he is remembered for the most!

 

Rene Herenadez- Drummer

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Rene Hernandez - Drums. Also from San Antonio, Rene comes from a family of drummers. Attending Lanier High School and in 1985, he earned the seat of first chair tympani player in the All State Band including studies at UTSA for music. He is currently teaching drums privately. His influences are EWF, Santana, Buddie Rich, Sonny Emery, Dave Weckl and Dennis Chambers. Rene's technique and stamina makes him the perfect show drummer for The Show Band.

 

William "Billy" Staggs - Lead Guitar/ Vocals

billy2Billy Staggs - Guitar & Vocals. Billy is from the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. His father, also a guitarist, encouraged him to pay the guitar at the age of 13 by taking lessons at the YMCA, as a way for him to avoid “a life of crime” Billy states. He arrived in San Antonio in 1986 after touring the country with several bands. He studied music at Cameron University in Oklahoma and has performed with groups such as Little Anthony & The Imperials, The Dixie Chicks and the AWB.

He is influences are The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Pat Matheny, Mike Stern and infamous guitarist Andres Segovia.  Staggs is currently performing professionally with many bands and churches in the San Antonio area. His ability to play and sing many styles makes him a valuable member of The Show Band.

 

Peter Ojeda - Bass Guitar

pete3Pete Ojeda - Bass Guitar - Pete is from San Antonio. He inherited his love from music from his father, also played the guitar and accordion. In 1974, his first instrument was the tenor sax which has led him to incorporate the guitar and piano in his musical style. His influences did not just come from “gowing up around a lot of music, especially cantinas” says Pete where latin music is predominantly played, but it was his appreciation of musicians like Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke that make him the bass player that he is today. He is currently teaching guitar and bass in the surrounding area. Pete is one of the most sought after musician in town and we are very fortunate to have another extremely talented musician such as himself in the band.