RAAD O.G. is a seven-piece band that plays popular music by various contemporary artists including Lake Street Dive, Amy Winehouse, Måneskin, Maroon 5, and Carrie Underwood alongside classics by Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Green Day, the B-52’s, and more.
Unlike most cover bands with set lists that are predominated by music from the same genre, we offer a diverse experience to our audience. A strong & steady back line of Chuck on keys, Mac on drums, Aldo on bass, and Jon on guitar provides our vocalists Nicole, Everett, and Ále with the opportunity to showcase their solid harmonies and lead vocals.
Nicole is a NJ native who has no plans of moving back North! From church choir to musical theater, she has been involved with music since she the time she could talk. When she is not singing or going on hikes with her pup Bailey, she is a cardiac procedural nurse at WakeMed! Nicole feels very fulfilled in life here in NC by helping people during the day and entertaining them at night.
Chuck played in bands before he drove a car! A business graduate of Virginia Tech, Chuck grew up in Baltimore, MD starting piano lessons with his church organist. He played in bands when he had saved enough money for a keyboard. While a student at Virginia Tech, he played keys & sang in a popular 8-piece band: Selective Service Sistum.
Everett is a PhD Candidate studying skeletal muscle physiology at East Carolina University. His research seeks to define the ability of a unique skeletal muscle to maintain proper function without oxygen. Everett’s relationship with vocal performance was kickstarted at the young age of four when he sang the National Anthem at his hometown’s 4th of July celebration in New Jersey. Since then, he has participated in several choral & theater groups ranging from grade school through college. Outside of music Everett’s hobbies
include resistance training, snowboarding, and pickleball.
Ále is a classically trained singer with a passion for storytelling. The combination of the Latin music her family constantly played and the premier of Britney Spears’ “Oops! … I did it Again” ignited Ále’s love for music and performance. Originally from Miami, Florida, she ventured north graduating from The Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Musical Theatre with an emphasis in Song Writing and Experimental Theatre. After 5 years in Boston, Ále spent 3 years in New York performing at bars. When the pandemic hit and Broadway shut down, Ále returned to Miami meeting Aldo (coincidentally the bassist of our band). They fell in love and decided to take a leap of faith moving to Raleigh, NC to plant the seeds for Tangerine Trees, their music duo.
Growing up, Aldo played clarinet and saxophone in school bands, with both classical and jazz being his favorite types of music. Then one day he played a game called Guitar Hero at a friend’s house, and that changed everything— it inspired him to pick up a bass and start
listening to rock and pop music. He became inspired by musicians like The Beatles, Paramore, Pink Floyd and many more. This path led him to enrolling at the Frost School of Music, where he studied music business. During his time there, he also picked up guitar and
developed a passion for acoustic and folk music. Some of his favorite musical experiences include— performing with Brazilian pop star Anitta live on Good Morning America, playing the iconic III points music festival with electronic outfit Monterrey, touring 22 states in 2019 with The Collective Bus, opening for artists John Waite and Anna Nalick, and learning/mastering alternate guitar tunings for a whole new way to play the instrument. His most recent project is working with Alejandra Parrilla as Tangerine Trees, a music duo with an eclectic style — incorporating different elements of rock, pop electronic and musical theater.
Mac is a Connecticut native who also has no plans of
moving back North (No More Snow)! Working as an
Educational Leader by day, music is his outlet. Mac was
heavily involved in the Connecticut music scene and is
super excited getting back into it here in NC.
Jon started with music in his youth. First in singing with his church choir, soon to be followed with performances in high school musicals; (Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, and then Albert Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie). He soon caught the guitar bug, playing with
buddies in a band as a high schooler, and playing in local coffee houses in college. Like many, once career and family entered the picture, music took a back seat for a while. In 2010 he re-kindled the love affair with music, and began playing again on a regular basis, joining a local band and has been playing for the past 13 years with several local groups. Jon practiced landscape architecture in North Carolina staying active with numerous activities in addition to music.