ABOUT the BANDS

UNDERCOVER

UNDERCOVER is a Party, Rock, Dance Band playing classic songs to hits of today. Their diverse formula and versatility makes them right for any and every occasion and club appealing to multi-generational audiences. With 25+ years of experience, and 1000s of performances, UNDERCOVER continues to grow their fan base and improve their show.

 

JJ Mason and Barron Shipley have performed for nearly 20 years together and have secured a solid foundation for UNDERCOVER. When Jason Riek returned from the LA scene to join UNDERCOVER, he was the perfect fit - with his powerful vocal talents, unending energy and command of the audience. And now with Dean Minerva joining our line-up on drums, we know that we will further develop, enhance and continue to grow musically and expand to new locations and meet may more friends and fans!
     

UNDERCOVER members:


JASON RIEK –- Lead Vocals
JJ MASON –- Guitars / Vocals
BARRON SHIPLEY –- Bass / Vocals

DEAN MINERVA –- Drums / Percussion

CHUCK "CHEESE" SLOAN –- Drums / Percussion (R.I.P.)

 

(For more info about band members visit our BIOS page)

Just JJ - Acoustic

Just JJ - Acoustic plays many classic songs to popular hits of today. The acoustic show is extremely versatile and is designed for most clubs, bars, restaurants, patios, decks, weddings, corporate, church functions, etc. Just JJ - Acoustic also has special holiday music performances.

 

Using modern technology and musical ingenuity, Just JJ - Acoustic transforms every show into a performance. And having such a wide variety for his catalogue of music he can appeal almost any age audience or setting.

 

"Playing acoustic music is always uniquely fun and challenging! Although it is different from our full band UNDERCOVER show, I find playing acoustically to be very vulnerable and emotionally inspirational. Selecting great songs to play is intimidating when working with audiences but through experience and persistence I feel that I now have a diverse catalogue of music that tends to appeal to almost everyone. Thanks to all the friends and fans that I have got to meet along the way too! They definitely make it worthwhile especially on nights when I might have inspirational challenges - They always give me the energy to endure."

                                                                                                                  
                                                                               - JJ MASON

 

Just JJ - Acoustic includes:

JJ MASON - Acoustic Guitars / Vocals

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(For more info about Just JJ - Acoustic visit the ACOUSTIC page)

Just JJ & Barron - Acoustic

Just JJ & Barron - Acoustic is the other acoustic act stemming from UNDERCOVER including JJ Mason and Barron Shipley. This duo act adds a few more songs to the already substantial list of JJ's solo act and with Barron's talents on guitar, bass & tambourine coupled with their on stage rapport, comedy and presence, Just JJ & Barry - Acoustic is a fun time from start to finish.

 

"I have played and performed with many groups and musicians all over the country and outside the country but I really enjoy playing music with JJ. He is a dedicated individual with a strong work ethic and always wants the best from all of us. I have played many "free" shows with him for charities and other causes so it's not about the money but because we just love performing together!"

                                                                                                                                                                                          - BARRON SHIPLEY

 

"Performing with Barry has been inspirational for me. He is so talented and fun to perform with on stage. We definitely have a huge musical camaraderie that seems to continue and evolve with each show. Often times while playing in Ocean City and other locations, we are often mistaken as brothers, which for me is proof that we are like family when we play music together!"

                                                                                                                                                                                                   - JJ MASON

Just JJ & Barry - Acoustic includes:

JJ MASON - Acoustic Guitars / Vocals

BARRON SHIPLEY - Acoustic Guitars / Bass / Vocals / Percussion

 

(For more info on Just JJ & Barron - Acoustic visit the ACOUSTIC page)

UNDERCOVER - Acoustic

Jason, JJ and Barron perform many of the fan favorites that UNDERCOVER plays but in an acoustic format. Depending on the crowd, the venue or the setting, they can play what the crowd wants to hear. Dean, the drummer will sit on occasion too which turns the whole band into an Acoustic Unplugged show! Be sure to catch these events when they take place because to the overwhelming scheduling demands of UNDERCOVER, these Undercover acoustic performances occur less often.

 

UNDERCOVER ACOUSTIC consists of:

JASON RIEK - lead vocals

JJ MASON - acoustic guitar / vocals

BARRON SHIPLEY - acoustic guitar / bass / vocals / percussion
DEAN MINERVA - drums