Introducing the Layer Cakes!
The Layer Cakes is comprised of sweet (and self-deprecating) folk who are grateful for their day jobs at Pega. The band formed to surprise and entertain the company at its annual kick-off event a few years back. Despite a wild and raucous reception, dreams of superstardom and stadium tours have eluded The Layer Cakes. Undaunted, the band takes every opportunity to get together to make good music and put a smile on a few faces. Worldwide adulation would just be the icing on their layers!
The Layer Cakes at their video shoot on the Odyssey in Boston Harbor.
Promo - Ain't No Sunshine (coming soon)
Bill Withers originally released “Ain’t No Sunshine” and released it on the album “Just as I Am” in 1971. It has been covered by many including this version by the Neville Brothers.
Don Schuerman – Guitar, Vocals
Day Job: CTO and Vice President, Product Strategy & Marketing
Musical Influences: Bob Dylan, Stephen Sondheim, Bob Dylan, anything on a classic rock station, his dad’s collection of old bluegrass records, Bob Dylan, and enough hippy noodling (Phish, the Grateful Dead) to be kinda embarrassed about it.
Steve Rudolph – Drums
Day Job: Vice President, Strategic Client Engagement
Musical Influences: Art Blakey, Jack DeJohnette, Philly Joe Jones, Ray Barretto, Neal Peart, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd
Stephen Sanzo – Bass
Day Job: Pega Portal Editor-in-Chief
Musical Influences: Weezer, The Killers, Stevie Wonder, Journey, Rush, Peter Gabriel, Living Colour, Van Halen, Amazing Mudshark
Brian McCabe – Drums, Percussion
Day Job: Vice President, Americas Solutions Consulting
Musical Influences: Dick DiCenso, Kenny Hadley, Dave DiCenso, Alan Dawson, Buddy Rich, Tony Williams, Steve Gadd, Dennis Chambers, Max Roach, Jack DeJohnette, Steve Smith, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Stewart Copeland, Ringo, Charlie Watts
Ben Barton – Saxophone
Day Job: Manager, Sales Specialists, Customer Service
Musical Influences: Dexter Gordon, Joshua Redman, Kirk Whalem, Jamie Cullum, Harry Connick Big Band, JB Horns
Zulma Díaz-Buonopane – Lead Vocals
Day Job: Senior Executive Assistant
Musical Influences: Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, The Cranberries, Sting, 70’s disco, Diana Ross, KD Lang, Ed Sheeran, Mozart’s fantasy in d minor
Jeff Nicholson – Guitar, Vocals
Day Job: Global Head of CRM
Musical Influences: Zac Brown Band, Crowded House, Barenaked Ladies, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Foo Fighters
Tom Libretto – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Day Job: SVP, Chief Marketing Officer
Musical Influences: Coming soon.
Michael Brenner – Manager
Day Job: Vice President, Brand & Client Experience
Manager Influences: Reuben Kincaid, Artie Fufkin, Buddy Berkman
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