METROTONE

METROTONE

Variety Dance Band performs for all ages and demographics, current hits to yesterday classics.

Florida, Orlando, OTH, United States
Metrotone is an experienced band performing regularly aboard cruise ships, 5*Hotels, Casinos and other fine venues. Band members are all dedicated professionals with years of performing and recording experience worldwide. Our latest clients include Disney Cruise Line & Theme Parks and Royal Caribbean International. We have a vast repertoire suitable for all ages and demographics with new dance Billboard chart hit song selections to yesterday classics.
 

JOANNE GIBSON: lead vocals / percussion
GORDON COHEN: keyboards / lead vocals
JEFF RIRIZARRY: drums / backing vocals
VIC HEROLD: bass / backing vocals
 
Joanne Gibson comes from a diverse musical family in Trinidad Tobago, learning her craft from an early age singing in church and countless talent shows in the Caribbean bringing home numerous awards. Her professional career started with a ten months engagement in India, performing for several 5 star hotels throughout the country. HottChoklit’s strong passion for music and performance was noticed by many major local recording artists, most notably Denyse Plummer and David Michael Rudder whom she sang background vocals in the studio and live performance. In 2001 HottChoklit continued to perform internationally with Caribbean soca bands becoming one of the most requested acts for the Carnival Cruise line, her versatile vocals and the love for variety of popular American music has led her to join a Chicago based, variety dance “The Metrotone Band” currently performing aboard luxury cruise ships. In 2010 HottChoklit profound her skills by signing up for vocal training and drama class with the renowned local experts Glenda Collins and Lyla Passad.  

Vic’s music career started in Canada where he worked tirelessly with many touring bands, later moving to Chicago pursuing his passion for R&B music, working extensively with the best in the business, such as Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Ike Turner, Steve Miller, Jimmy Rodgers, touring nationally and internationally. Also performing at the prominent Chicago Blues festival several times, with "Betty Everett" singing her hit " The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) " Vic Herold recorded several sound tracks and filmed in a Walt Disney - Kathleen Turner movie "V.I. Warshawski.  
 
Gordon has lived and worked in Connecticut, NYC, Boston, Nashville, Key West, Reno/ Tahoe, Mississippi Gulf Coast, New Orleans, Austin, and Florida. These diverse environments have given Gordon a unique musical background. Performing throughout the US and Europe, since the age of 15, Gordon has recorded and/or toured most notably with: The John Entwistle Band (The Who), KISS, Aztec Two-Step, Jaimo (Allman Bros Band), Johnny Rodriquez, Danica. 
 
Jeff  comes from a musical family, his father is an independent drum maker and craftsman. Jeff has been performing all over the world most notably with recording artists Vonray and Peter Furler. While living in Nashville Jeff was a house drummer for Electra Records and proudly endorsing Meinl cymbals and Crush drums
 
Metrotone songlist
  • Ain’t Nobody   Chaka Khan
  • Ain’t too proud to beg  The Temptations
  • Ain't no sunshine    Bill Withers
  • All Blues    Miles Davis
  • All night long    Lionel Richie
  • All of me    Jazz standard
  • All that she wants   Ace of Bass
  • Amazing/Just the way you are   Bruno Mars
  • At last     Etta James
  • Bad moon rising   CCR
  • Bags Groove   Milt Jackson
  • Bailamos     Enrique Iglesias
  • Be my lover    La Bouche
  • Because of you    NeYo
  • Before You Accuse Me  Erick Clapton
  • Being With You    Smokey Robinson
  • Believe     Cher
  • Black magic woman  Santana
  • Blue Bayou    Linda Ronstadt
  • Blue Bossa    Joe Henderson
  • Blueberry Hill   Fats Domino
  • Blurred line    Robin Thicke
  • Boardwalk    Drifters
  • Boot scootin’ boogie  Brooks & Dunn
  • Border Line    Madonna
  • Born to be wild   Steppenwolf
  • Breezin’    George Benson
  • Brown eyed girl   Van Morrison
  • Brown Eyes Blue    Crystal Gale
  • Buffalo soldier    Bob Marley
  • By your side    Sade
  • California girls   Beach boys
  • Can’t buy me love   Beatles
  • Can’t help falling in love  Elvis
  • Can’t hurry love    Diana Ross & the Supremes
  • Candle In the wind  Elton John
  • Celebration    Kool and the Gang
  • Chameleon   Herbie Hancock
  • Closer     NeYo
  • Come Over    Estell
  • Could I Have This Dance     Anne Murray
  • Could you be loved   Bob Marley
  • Country roads   John Denver
  • Crazy      Clo
  • Crazy     Patsy Cline
  • Crazy Love    Van Morrison
  • Crocodile rock   Elton John  
  • Cruzin’     Smokey Robinson
  • Dancing in the street   Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  • December 63    The Four Seasons
  • Desperado    Eagles
  • Ding a ling    Chuck Berry
  • Dock Of The Bay   Otis Redding
  • Don’t Cha     Pussy Cat Dolls
  • Don’t stop believing  Journey
  • Dreams    Ray Orbison
  • Dynamite     Taio Cruz
  • Easy as Sunday Morning    Lionel Richie
  • Electric slide    Marcia Griffiths
  • Europa    Santana
  • Every little thing she does  Police
  • Evil ways    Santana
  • Excided     The Pointer Sisters
  • Fallen for you    Colbie Caillat
  • Feel like a woman   Shania Twain
  • Feeling All right   Joe Cocker
  • Fever     Elvis
  • Finally     Ce Ce Peniston
  • Five o’clock somewhere  Jimmy Buffet
  • Fly Like an Eagle   Steve Miller
  • Fly me to the moon  Frank Sinatra
  • For sentimental reason  Sam Cook
  • Forget me nots    Patrice Rushen
  • Forget you    Clo
  • Friends in low places  Garth Brooks  
  • Georgia    Ray Charles
  • Get down tonight   KC & Sunshine band
  • Give Me One Reason    Tracy Chapman
  • Good Night   Black Eye Pease
  • Great balls on fire    Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Green Onions   Booker T. & The MG’s
  • Groove Tonight     Earth Wind & Fire
  • Hang on to your love   Sade
  • Happy     Pharell
  • Happy Birthday    Stevie Wonder
  • Hard to handle   Otis Redding
  • Have I Told You Lately  Rod Steward
  • Have you seen the rain  CCR
  • Hello    Lionel Richie
  • Hot Hot Hot    Arrow
  • Hot stuff     Donna Summers
  • I Can’t Help Myself   The Four Tops
  • I need to know     Marc Anthony
  • I shot the sheriff   Bob Marley
  • I Try    Macy Gray
  • I will survive    Gloria Gaynor
  • I’m yours     Jason Mraz
  • Imagine    John Lennon
  • Is this love    Bob Marley
  • Isn’t she lovely   Stevie Wonder
  • Johnny B Good   Chuck Berry
  • Just My Imagination    The Temptations
  • Just the Way You Are   Bruno Mars
  • Killing me softly    Roberta Flag
  • Kiss of life     Sade
  • L.O.V.E.       Frank Sinatra
  • Lady Marmalade    Patti LaBelle
  • Last Dance    Donna Summers
  • Layla    Erick Clapton
  • Lean on me   Bill Withers
  • Let’s Get It On    Marvin Gay
  • Lost without you   Robin Thick
  • Lucky    Pharell
  • Mambo #5     Lou Bega
  • Margaritaville   Jimmy Buffett 
  • Mercy Mercy Mercy  Joe Zawinul
  • Misty    Johnny Mathis
  • Moon Dance   Van Morison
  • Mr. Magic    Grover Washington
  • My girl    Temptations
  • Natural Woman    Aretha Franklin
  • Neon Moon   Brooks & Dunn
  • New York New York  Frank Sinatra
  • Next to me    Emeli Sandé
  • No One     Alicia Keys
  • No ordinary love    Sade
  • No Woman No Cry   Bob Marley
  • Nutbush City Limits  Tina Turner
  • Old time R&R   Bob Segar
  • On the road again   Willie Nelson
  • Ooh Baby Baby   Smokey Robinson
  • Ordinary People    John Legend
  • Oye Como Vah A    Santana
  • Paradise     Sade
  • Peppermint Twist   Joey & the Starlighters
  • Poker face     Lady GaGa
  • Pretty Woman   Roy Orbison
  • Private dancer    Tina Turner
  • Proud Mary   Tina Turner
  • Purple Rain    Prince 
  • Quando Quando    Michael Buble
  • Que sera sera    Patti Page
  • Radio     Donna Summers
  • Red red wine    UB 40
  • Rhythm’s gonna get you    Gloria Estefan
  • Rock the boat    Hues Corporation
  • Rock your body    Justin Timberlake
  • Rockin’ Robin   Michael Jackson
  • Rt. 66    Nat King Cole
  • Save The Last Dance   Michael Buble
  • Saving All My Love  Whitney Houston
  • September     Earth Wind and Fire
  • Sexy back     Justin Timberlake
  • Shake it off    Taylor Swift
  • Shake Your Booty    KC & Sunshine Band 
  • Simply the best    Tina Turner
  • Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay  Otis Redding
  • Smooth operator    Sade
  • Smooth    Santana
  • Soul sister     Train
  • Stand By Me    Ben E. King
  • Step In The Name Of Love    R Kelly
  • Stir it up     Bob Marley
  • Sugar    Maroon5
  • Superstition    Stevie Wonder
  • Sway    Michael Bubble
  • Sweat     Inner Circle
  • Sweet Dreams    Eurhythmics
  • Sweetest Taboo    Shade
  • Take 5    Dave Brubeck
  • Tennessee Waltz    Patti Page
  • The Sign      Ace Of Bass
  • The Twist     Chubby Checker
  • The Way It Is    Hornsby
  • This love     Maroon 5
  • This Masquerade   George Benson
  • Three little birds    Bob Marley
  • Tide is high    Atomic Kitten
  • To Love Somebody  Bee Gees
  • Torn     Natalie Imbruglia
  • Tutti Fruity    Little Richard
  • Twist and shout    Beatles
  • Unchain my heart   Ray Charles
  • Unchained Melody  The Ritchous Brothers
  • Unforgettable   Nat King Cole
  • Valerie    Amy Winehouse
  • Veinte Anos   Buena Vista Soc. Club
  • Waiting in vain    Bob Marley
  • Wake me up   Avicii
  • Walking On Sunshine   Katrina & The Waves
  • Watermelon Man   Herbie Hancock
  • Way you make me feel    Michael Jackson
  • When I Was Your Man  Bruno Mars
  • Why do fools fall in love   Franklin Lymon
  • Wonderful Tonight  Erick Clapton
  • You Send Me     Sam Cook
  • Your love is king    Sade

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