Michael Eldridge - Piano, Vocals, and WiseCracks
Stan Smart - Electric Bass
Julie Smart - Percussion
(A fun time was had by all)
Stan Smart has played music for 48 years. He was
a studio production manager at WHIO television in Dayton, Ohio for 33 years. Playing misic, he worked with many
local artists including: Bobby Wilson, Terry and The Brads, (The Three-O), as well as played behind many major
acts as the house bassist at Sutmiller's Nightclub in Dayton.
Julie Smart started studying percussion at the age
of 12, with Dayton drummer Jimmy Green and has been playing professionally for 28 years. She and Stan worked together
at Sutmiller's and formed a musical group called the Smart Set. They have been married for 11 years. Julie has
been CFO of Dave Dennis Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge in Beavercreek, OH for 17 years.
Bob McRaven a gifted pianist/drummer in his own
right, has played music for 43 years. He has been an electrical engineeer for 41 years and combining his engineering
skills with his music, just recently began his McMix Recording Studio.
Michael, Stan and Bob had a trio together fourty
Live Recording by Bob McRaven, (Master of Time,
Space and the Universe) at the five-star L'auberge Restaurante Bistro, Kettering, Ohio for McMix Studios. 10/27/2007
Mixed by Bob McRaven and Michael Eldridge
Michael Eldridge has been a pianist/entertainer,
jazz musician in major hotels, on cruise ships, and in night clubs in the USA and Europe for 49 years. His repertoire
is standards, jazz, and easy listening music. Just a few of the major hotels and venues include; The Boulders Resort,
Carefree, AZ., The Point at Tapatio Cliffs, Pheonix AZ., The Balsams Resort, Colebrook NH., The NausuerHof Hotel,
Weisbaden, Germany,The Montreux Palace Hotel, Montreux Switzerland, The Americana Hotel, Trondheim, Norway, The
Sheraton Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden, The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. Harrah's, Lake Tahoe and Reno NV. The
Fountanbleu Hotel, Miami Beach, FL., Royal Caribbean, Holland America and NCL cruise lines The Broadway musical/comedy,
"So, What Do We Do Now?" (The Baby Boomer Retirement Show,)written with partner Jerry Ranger, is currently
in negotiations for production in New York and London. Michael is also a novelist, having written eight novels.
He has written forty original songs and piano compositions.
He lives with his wife, Beth and their dogs, Soda, Coti and three cats, Sootie, Spatz and Sox.
His daughter, Amy lives in New Mexico and is involved in movie and television production. His self-published novels,
short story collections, three books of poetry, and his CD's are also available on this website.