Emerald City 5 is the Premier Party Band wowing audiences throughout Seattle, Tacoma, and the greater Pacific N.W. This amazing 5-Piece Band stands out in the Live Entertainment industry as Powerfully Dynamic and features two of the most extraordinary lead vocalists the West Coast has to offer. Emerald City 5 has a very extensive repertoire, ranging from your favorite Party Classics to the most current Dance Hits, and can Customize the Playlist to suit your Venue or Event. Emerald City 5 delivers High Energy Talent and Top-Notch Professionalism, to help ensure the Excitement of your guests, every time.
Coral's versatile lead vocals and soaring harmonies enchant audiences everywhere she goes. She has a background in show choir performing, and loves caring for animals.
Naomi Thompson is the newest member of Emerald City 5, bringing warm, alto vocals to the leads and harmonies she sings. Naomi’s core musical inspirations range from Classic Rock to Country to smooth R&B. Her voice has been called "authentic” and “expressive”. She can have a fiery edge when she wants to, get soulful ala Motown, then smooth out the rough edges by drawing on her experience from performing as a vocalist and dancer in a 30-member multi-variety show that toured more than 35 countries. She's an intuitive singer, able to quickly settle on just the right way to approach a song. Oh, and her ability to remember lyrics from just about any song she's ever heard is uncanny. When she's not singing, you'll find her cooking or baking since she is a pastry and culinary chef. She also serves with the United States Air Force, where she has been an active duty service member for the past 19 years.
"Sal" Salamone is multi instrumental, playing intense lead guitar, soulful keys, and is also a strong vocalist and backing vocalist. Sal has much top professional experience having played the Casino circuit in multiple bands for the last 12 years. His most recent project ran for over 6 years and played a 350 mile radius around the Seattle Tacoma area. Sal had the honor of being a member of the Japanese Recording Artist, rock band Murasaki, and was a member for several years while he lived in Japan. Sal absolutely loves being on stage and performing to delight his audience.
Josh is a Tacoma Native. Growing up he enjoyed just about anything that was popular on the radio. In his eyes: "Pop" music embraces all styles and is made by some of the best musicians of their time. Now-a-days, you can just pick and choose what you want to listen to, but back then, he was at the mercy of the Radio DJ's. He’s a self taught Musician with versatility and great timing.
If it sounds good and has a great bass line, Josh will play it! This makes him the perfect fit with the Emerald City 5.
Ezequiel “Zeke” Rico has been playing drums since he was 6 years old, learning by watching drummers playing gospel music in the greater Los Angeles area. Drumming became his lifelong passion and led to many wonderful musical experiences. He has played in numerous bands in L.A., the Yakima Valley, and has performed at countless Premium Music Venues in the Seattle/Tacoma area including the Emerald Queen, RedWind, GAC, Mill Bay, 12 Tribes, Skagit and other casinos in the Pacific N.W. Zeke plays a wide variety of musical styles and does so with groove and passion. Entertaining his audiences, and putting smiles on their faces, brings joy to his soul!