When singer Gia Piro and I formed the band, originally known as Spoiled Rotten, in the summer of 1998, our goal was to not only put together a great sounding band, but to also capture that true sense of comradery with our musicians. After nearly 20 years the band decided to change it's name to "Imagine That" along with signing with a new booking agency. Our core band consists of 6 pieces. Who you see is EXACTLY who you get...No Surprises. If you are looking for a larger ensemble, we can certainly accommodate. Additional musicians such as horns, vocalists, percussion and even DJ's are all available upon request.
Imagine That performs at private events, weddings, clubs, casinos, and corporate affairs throughout the Tri-State area (and beyond). Over the years we have had the pleasure of performing for (or sharing the stage with) such notable people as Stevie Wonder, Leonardo DiCaprio, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Angelina Jolie, Andrea Bocelli, and Michael Douglas.
Check our schedule for upcoming show dates, then grab your friends and your fiancée, and come see us do what we do.
Looking forward to meeting you.
Paul Briscoe (band leader)
Paul Briscoe - Bass Guitar/Vocals
Brooklyn raised bassist, Paul Briscoe, is the cofounder and musical director of the NYC band Imagine That.
Paul was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. His mom Rosalie had a successful career as a showgirl and singer, and his dad Gene was a professional bass player and arranger for some of the top entertainers of the time. Coming from such a strong musical background helped contribute to Paul’s ability to play many genres of music. That diversity has allowed him to play bass and record alongside greats Chubby Checker, Andrew “Dice” Clay, Liberty Devitto (Billy Joel), and Dana Hawkins (Snarky Puppy), just to name a handful. “It’s not work if you Love what you do," is a saying that runs throughout each member of this band.
“How lucky are we to have the opportunity to truly make people happy through music.... imagine that”.
Matt Calabrese - Drums/Vocals
Matt Calabrese majored in Music Education at William Patterson University in Wayne, NJ in 1992. Starting out on the local country scene, he performed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN after winning the NJ Seagram’s 7 Battle of the Bands. His most notable early work was with After Alice, where they were the opening act for Melissa Etheridge. They also performed on Ed McMahons’ TV show ‘Star Search’ in 1995. Ever since, he’s been playing, teaching, touring as much as possible. He’s also had the opportunity to tour the US with Singer/Song writer ‘John Eddie’. Currently he’s focused mainly on his favorite project yet. His second family, his band of brothers (and one awesome sister) with ‘Imagine That’. A ‘dance extravaganza’! A group of most talented musicians and beautiful people. ‘Imagine That’ has been the happiest and most fulfilling part of his career. Keep a look out! It’s going to be BIG!