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Wild Cherry will be playing our farewell performance this Sunday, August 2nd, at the Capitol Theatre, Wheeling, West Virginia. It's called Hoodstock 2015, all proceeds go toward the Rob Parissi Scholarship endowment for Indian Creek High School, and we'll feature many bands, as well as Maxine Nightingale (Right back where we started from, Lead me on), and Thea Austin from Snap (Rhythm is a dancer, I got the power), tickets from $15 to $25 dollars, and see you there!  Get tickets at either etix.com or capitoltheatre.com Also at the Capitol theatre box office.

Rob's new Christmas single released Nov. 19, 2012 "Have A Funky Christmas", and here's the Itunes link: <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=eH8NOY8fBFE&offerid=78941&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fphobos.apple.com%252FWebObjects%252FMZStore.woa%252Fwa%252FviewAlbum%253Fid%253D566033470%2526s%253D143441%2526partnerId%253D30"><img height="15" width="61" alt="Rob Parissi - Have a Funky Christmas" src="http://www.tunecore.com/images/buttons/badgeitunes61x15dark.gif" /></a>

Rob's new CD East Coast Vibe with guest appearances by smooth jazz great Steve Oliver, Will Donato, Kenny Blake, Tom Schuman and Bonny B from Spyro Gyra released August 15, 2011, and the first single is a smooth jazz instrumental version of Play That Funky Music, most added single to radio week of 8/13/2011!  Now available on CD Baby, Amazon, and all download sites!  Get it on Itunes!

Rob's new CD East Coast Vibe will be released 8/15
Available on CD Baby, Amazon, and all download sites

The Ocean Sunset CD is available on CD Baby, as well as Amazon and all other download sites!

 Boca Ciega Bay now available for download on Itunes!

Here's the link to Itunes

Rob's new CD "Boca Ciega Bay" is now on Itunes!
All tracks now available for download

Here's Rob's Facebook Page


Rob's CD, "Late Bloomer" is now available for download on iTunes!

Here's the direct link to it.



Songwriter, singer, and guitarist Rob Parissi has had an amazing career in the music industry starting with his number one hit “Play That Funky Music White Boy”.

“Play That Funky Music” became a monster hit in 1976, peaking at number one on both the Billboard R&B and pop charts, while both the single and Wild Cherry’s self-titled debut obtained platinum certification.  Wild Cherry was rewarded with a number of accolades shortly thereafter, including being named Best Pop Group of the Year by Billboard, receiving an American Music Award for Top R&B Single of the Year, and even earning a pair of Grammy nominations for Best New Vocal Group and Best R&B Performance by a Group or Duo.

The group disbanded in 1979 a few years after the huge success of “Play That Funky Music White Boy” and Rob took this opportunity to co-produce the Gary U.S. Bonds Album “Dedication”.  He went on to play guitar with  Bobby Caldwell, write with  Ellie Greenwich and do session work with Billy Squire’s Band which included Doug Lubahn, bass player from The Doors (who also wrote “Treat Me Right” for Pat Benatar), the late Bobby Chouinard, who also played drums for Alice Cooper, and Jeff Golub, who is now a well known Smooth Jazz Guitarist.

Rob Parissi has re-emerged with a new sound in Smooth Jazz and Adult Contemporary music. As a composer, his range is vast and passion unmistakable in every track. Rob has his finger on the pulse of music and listeners will be swept up by Rob’s new invigorating sound.

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