Members: Shar Molina, Chris Howard, Sean Drysdale, Jake Voisine, Monte Nothelfer
A little bit of soul. A pinch of pop. A lot of rock. And an overabundance of fun. This is what the self proclaimed "circus rock" band, The Banana Convention, brings to every one of their performances; and it's what has kept their audiences from New York to Detroit to Los Angeles - and many stops in between - entertained and having fun over the last 4+ years.
Leading the pack on vocals is the extremely talented, and equally as beautiful, Shar "The Mighty Afrodytee" Molina. She can belt out her lead vocals with all the power and soul of the greatest singers of any genre. Her vocal range and energy keep the audience engaged and focused on her and on her every sultry move.
Percussionist Monte Nothelfer shakes the meanest tambourine this side of Davy Jones, while backing up Afrodytee with his unique vocal style. Bassist Sean Drysdale keeps the funky flow while drummer Chris Howard's punk-like beats provide the high octane fuel that rocket the band into the stratosphere. Jake Voisine on guitar has been banned in several non-smoking establishments because his licks come so fast and furious that his guitar neck has been known to catch flame.
Combining a spectacular blend of driving and dynamic original songs with a melodic potpourri of carefully chosen cover songs, The BC's musical extravagnaza will keep audiences of all ages entertained, dancing, smiling, laughing, and just plain old having a great time.
Feet will tap, hearts will pound, and bodies will move, all from the exuberance and intoxication brought upon them by The Banana Convention
Check us out on YouTube where we have a bunch of live performance video clips!
The Banana Convention has been lucky to have been a part of the following:
Motor City Music Conference 2005
Opening for The Bay City Rollers
Opening for ? and the Mysterians
Bay City River Roar, opening for Foreigner
Detroit Metro Times Blowout 2005-2008
Midpoint Music Festival 2008 - Cincinnati
Girls Rock and Girls Rule Music Tour 2008 - Cincinnati
Kevin Says Stage at the 2008 Warped Tour - Pittsburgh