Kathleen brings a new sound and much needed voice to the band as it was in transition. Similar to the Beatles, the Moody Blues, the Rolling Stones and not to recently, R.E.M. The band has lost members, in particular, its last two female vocalist :
Hazel Barber and Nina Truehart, who are dearly missed.
The band was in a state of male specific with Jim Constantino, Thomas Finn, Terrance Jones, and Mel Brake. But, it was decided that a female lead vocalist would help to balance out the band's mojo.
A search was in sue, they asked several women to join but to no avail. The band was in despair, and if Florence Foster Jenkins of Wilkes-Barre, PA ( reportedly one of the worst opera singers during her times) was alive she would have been signed.
But in walks Kathleen into the band life cycle with an infusion of new life and a style of her own. Her musical repertoire includes Blues, Pop, Broadway, Jazz, Country and any other genre known to man. It has been mentioned that her voice can be compared to Pat Benatar crossed with Olivia Newton John performing at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.
In addition, to her singing Kathleen is also an accomplished song-writer, and will assist Mel Brake who currently writes most of the band's original compositions. In the holiday season, Kathleen was just like the main character in "Its a wonderful life" a prayer answered.
Kathleen appears on the Mel Brake Family Band's latest and newest CD:
The Butterfly Project
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