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Playing primarily original songs by keyboard player P. V. Nunes, the Occasional Saints brand of music is New Orleans blues and swing

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Rolling with the good times

By FRANK DE BLASE | May 20, 2022

Pianist P.V. Nunes plays with a mixture of Big Easy ease and lapsed Catholic chagrin. It’s nasty, but Nunes and his band, the Occasional Saints, don’t work blue. They don’t have to. They get enough salacious swing out of their new self-titled 10-song pleasure platter. It’s Professor Longhair with a haircut. It’s Fats Domino just before he found his thrill....

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Occasional Saints to launch new album at Record Archive

by Fox Rochester, Tuesday, May 17th 2022

The Band:

P.V. Nunes on Keyboards and Vocals

Carmen Verzillo on Lead Guitar

Jay Chafee on Bass

Michael Verzillo on Drums

Rick McRae on Trombone

Mark Bradley on Sax

The Rochester-based six-piece Occasional Saints will bring their New Orleans-styled swing, roots, and blues music to the Record Archive for a Wednesday Night Happy Hour performance on May 18th. The band will be celebrating the release of their new 10-track full-length album. Attendees can pick up a copy of the CD at the show.  Click here to continue reading