Eddie Bruce- bandleader of Experience by Eddie Bruce BVTLive!

Eddie Bruce is a natural performer – and always has been! Whether he’s singing from the concert stage with his band Experience, The Philly POPS, or performing for hundreds of guests at an event, he instinctively knows how to engage his audiences. It’s why he’s such a standout. Michael Feinstein said about Eddie after a performance in his New York supper club, “Eddie Bruce has a wonderful voice. And, his stage presence and tone are just as good.”

Eddie is a popular media personality. He was the original host of “Dancin’ on Air,” a popular TV show in the 80’s, and recently hosted the reunion show on Channel 17, WPHL-TV. He was also a radio talk-show host for many years on WWDB-FM. The Experience is one of the most prominent social and wedding bands in the region and recently he led them at the prestigious Academy Ball, the Assembly Ball, and the Ball in the Square in Rittenhouse Square.

Eddie is proud to have sung with The Philly POPS in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center at the launch of the new Philly POPS, under the direction of Maestro Michael Krajewski. He also performed for sold-out, standing ovation crowds at the Ocean City POPS and for the Hershey Symphony. A frequently requested performer from coast to coast, he presented Eddie Bruce & Friends at Sugar House Casino for two and a half years, works in clubs in the region including the new Razz Room in New Hope, PA, in New York at the famed 54 Below, Feinstein’s and Metropolitan Room and at the M Bar in Los Angeles. When he presented his “Bruce on Bennett” show at the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia, he had a two-week sold-out engagement.

Experience Wedding Band Bandleader Luke O'Reilly

    Luke Carlos O’Reilly is an award-winning pianist and organist. His musical style is heavily influenced by Jazz, Soul, R&B, Gospel, Latin Jazz and Classical.

     After a Boston upbringing, O’Reilly moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to attend Esther Boyer School of Music at Temple University on an academic and music scholarship. It was in Philadelphia where he had the opportunity to tour and record with artists such as Seal, Roy Ayers, Curtis Fuller, Nicholas Payton, Dave Valentin, Billy Paul, Bobby Watson, Slide Hampton, Fred Wesley, Macy Gray, Kem, Musiq Soulchild, Bilal, Renee Goldsberry, Carol Riddick, K’naan, Wiz Khalifa and many others.

BVTLive! Experience by Eddie Bruce Co-Bandleader, Luke O'Reilly

     O’Reilly has 3 solo albums; ‘Living In The Now’ (Prospect Hill Records 2011), ‘3 Suites’ (Prospect Hill Records 2013) and his latest release, ‘I Too, Sing America: A Black Man’s Diary’ (Imani Records 2021).  All 3 albums contain original compositions, and his earlier works include arrangements of Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Cedar Walton, Mulgrew Miller, Janet Jackson and SWV.  In 2018, he was named an ‘Artist In Residence’ at The Kimmel Center For The Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA.  It was this residency that led to the creation of his latest release, which is a Black Lives Matter themed suite of music.     

     In addition to his continued touring of his own projects, O’Reilly works often as a sideman as well. He is currently teaching at The Kimmel Center of Philadelphia and The University of The Arts.