The Band

Tupelo Honey is comprised of some of the finest musicians on the East Coast. Each member is dynamic on their own, but as a band they are electric.

When you watch the musicians in Tupelo Honey, you’re seeing the real thing. No special effects, no backing tracks, no tricks. Just a great music, written by a legendary songwriter. More importantly…a GREAT TIME!

J.D. Ross – Lead Vocals

The man upfront is J. DeRosa. A veteran of over 3000 live performances as a Singer, Master of Ceremonies, Host and much more.

He’s pure energy on stage. Singing, joking, and interacting with the other band members. His powerful, 4 octave range is hard to miss.

Bobby Douglas – Keyboards and Musical Director

Bobby is one of the most versatile and respected musicians around. A classically trained keyboardist who can play anything. He leads the band with style and his enormous knowledge of music.

Bobby has played and toured with some of the biggest names in music. His talent is well known and he is sought after for his skill and creativity. Listening to him play is a treat.

Cyriese Lambert – Lead & Backing Vocals

With the voice of an angel, Cyriese is the perfect counter balance to Jim’s booming vocals. Her range, tone and presence are extraordinary.

Cyriese has been a working musician for several years and has performed with some of the best names in the music. Whether she’s upfront, doing a duet or on backing vocals, her talent can’t be missed.

“Boots” Anderson – Guitar

“Boots” Anderson has been one of the most sought after guitarists in the New York Metro Area for years. With a background in everything from Jazz to Pop to Classical, “Boots” can do it all.



Bill Brady – Bass Guitar

Laying down the bass, Bill helps bring many of Van’s song to live. Whether its the haunting sound of “Into The Mystic,” the Jazz of “Moondance” or the straight ahead Rock and Roll of “Gloria” and “Brown Eyed Girl,” Bob makes sure you feel it in your soul.




Ralph Vargas – Drums & Percussion

The motor behind it all, Ralph’s drumming keeps everyone together. His experience & style assures he can provide the time necessary and the flair he’s know for. His electric playing is exciting to watch and impossible not to feel.




“Frosty” Lawson – Brass

You can’t play any music from Van Morrison without a killer horn and reed section, and “Frosty” can deliver the goods.

Known for the booming sound of his flugelhorn, “Frosty” brings the fire.

Robin Corley – Saxophone & Flute

Robin brings a lyrical style to Tupelo Honey that fits perfectly with the styles of Van Morrison. Listening to his solos in songs like “Moondance,” “Into The Mystic,” “Sweet Thing,” “Crazy Love,” and so much more.