Triple Play Band rocks the South Florida music scene
By GERRY BARKER
North Palm Beach Life
NORTH PALM BEACH _ Joe Paizzi's love affair with classic rock started early. "I was introduced to it in the ninth grade," Paizzi tells me. "I fell in love with it and have been doing it ever since."
Joe plays bass and sings vocals in the group, Triple Play Band. Tonight, at Sandpiper's Cove Restaurant and Bar in Old Port Cove, the usual trio is performing as a duo -- J & J Classic Rock Duo. He will be joined by lead guitarist John Ray. The third member of Triple Play Band, drummer Patrick Post, has the night off. Paizzi says the setting at Sandpiper's doesn't accommodate drums.
Prior to the performance, Paizzi reflected on how Triple Play came together.
A native of New York, Paizzi moved to South Florida six years ago, and met Ray at an open mike night. His friend Patrick came a year later and the band was set.
Growing up in Long Island, Paizzi says he was influenced by Billy Joel early on. "A friend turned me on to Rush and Yes, and to the progressive rock of Genesis and Kansas." Their repertoire includes "The Beatles, Eagles, a little bit of the Rolling Stones -- all the stuff you grew up in the classic rock era."
They play at venues around South Florida at least once a week, and appear at Sandpiper's monthly. While music is his love, Paizzi's day job is baking bagels, with a start time of 2 am.
Looking ahead, he would like to write more songs. But for now, he loves what he's doing and seeing the positive reaction they get from the people at their shows.
"The tip jar is always out and usually full, so they must like what we're doing."
Keep up with Triple Play Band on their Facebook page, and upcoming music events at Sandpiper's Cove on their website.
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