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Music Program

Music is the soul of Columbus Center for Spiritual Living

Our music supports the powerful Sunday messages through the soulful sound of our house band; Tony Bonardi on keyboards, Steve Perakis on bass, and Joe Nelson on drums, along with our talented singers and musicians. Each Sunday special guests offers a wide variety of musical styles, from soul to jazz to rock and roll. We sing together just to make sure that Spirit knows we are in the house!

Artists in Residence Lisa Ferraro and Erika Luckett

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“Listen to the beat of the global heart” … a lyric from Lisa and Erika’s hit song, “Corazon Global.” Fire and honey. Lightening and gold. Fusing earthiness with the transcendent, Lisa Ferraro and Erika Luckett give birth to music born of the earth and destined for the heavens. Their combined voices blend so seamlessly we forget there are two of them. These two extraordinarily talented artists are far more than the sum of their parts and the music they create awakens the soul and stirs that which raises the consciousness of oneness and joy!

Lisa and Erika are the grateful recipients of the 2018 Centers for Spiritual Living Arts Award given to those who’s body of work/art have make a profound impact on the CSL community and the consciousness they bring to the music. Erika has been awarded numerous international independent music awards and acclaimed songwriting including Album of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Vocalist of the Year … two Emmy awards and an Oscar nomination!

Lisa is an accomplished songwriter whose latest jazz standards recording climbed the Billboard Jass charts in 2014. She is recognized as having one of the most dynamic, soulful and delightfully rich voices of our time! Lisa is also a successful Life & Wellness coach as well as a Spiritual Life Coach, Voice and Creativity Coach, certified with International Coaching Federation.

Visit their website at http://www.lisaanderika.com.

If you are a musician and would like to be considered for Sunday morning music, send a bio and a mp3 to: pranavasonic@gmail.com.

Staff Musicians

Tony Bonardi, Keyboards

Tony Bonardi has been wowing audiences with his creative keyboard skills for over 20 years.  As a teenager he cut his teeth performing in Northern Ohio clubs under the tutelage of St. Louis bluesman and Tina Turner alum, Sonny Robertson.  Now residing in Columbus, Tony keeps a busy schedule playing with a variety of acts throughout the Midwest.  Just as adept playing salsa and top 40 as he is in a jazz environment, Tony truly brings his diverse, energetic influence to all appearances.

Steve Perakis, Bass Guitar

Steve Perakis

Steve started playing double bass and electric bass more than 4 decades ago, and leads the Central Ohio based groups Honk, Wail & Moan and Big Gritty, and is a member of Allen- Eshelman- Perakis- Willis, Ben Bachert Band, Disorder, Furs, Thunder Mustard, Totally Bogus, Yumbambe, Zancudo.

He writes and records pop songs, jazz, surf, blues, music for soundtracks and modern dance. He has performed Art Rock, Prog Rock, Blues, Bossa Nova, Classic and Hard Rock, Country, Funk, Jazz, noise music, Pop, Reggae, Salsa, Surf, Improvised game music, Polka to southern slavic music, post modern chamber music and Opera Theater with some famous and some infamous. In places like Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Thailand as well as the U.S., Steve has played with dozens of different groups over the years. He teaches bass, guitar, drums, piano, coaches bands, and owns a home recording studio. Steve attended the Ohio State University where he received a Bachelor of Music degree. Find our more about Steve at http://www.woodensoul.com/perakis.html

Joe Nelson, Drums

Joe NelsonJoe Nelson is an active musician and organizer of musical events and fundraisers in Central Ohio. Joe enjoys playing many styles of music including Rock, Jazz, Brazilian, Soul, Blues, Latin, and Punk. He lives in Columbus with his wife Jenny and 2 sons Sam and Shade and has been part of the house band for Columbus CSL for the past 7 years.

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Carisa Holmes – Vocals, Flute, Singer/Songwriter, Assistant Choir Director

Carisa Holmes

Carisa Holmes is a Creative Power Coach, published author, artist, and musician. Her mission is to facilitate the birth of creative power and to promote the acknowledgement and recognition of the creative arts as vehicles for self expression, healing, and evolution.

Carisa is a singer/songwriter, electronic music producer, and multi-instrumentalist who finds her joy in exploring many different genres of musical expression. From the deeply restful meditation music of her group Sanjati, to her emotive New Thought songs, and the danceable beats of her electronic group Tingari, Carisa’s music opens a portal to realms beyond form, initiating an inpouring-outpouring of a mystical essence that runs deeper than emotion and reflects the light of her soul.

Carisa enjoys exploration and expansion in her craft, and has appeared at major music festivals – such as Electric Forest and Rootwire Transformational Arts Festival – as well as private retreats, raucous celebrations, and quiet ceremonies. She is also thrilled to be a part of the music program at the Columbus Center for Spiritual Living, where she is grateful the opportunity to share her choral and solo music.

When she’s not performing or writing, Carisa loves using her voice in her healing work, and facilitates sound therapy and creative arts programs at the Mount Carmel Hospital Healthy Living Center and other locations in Central Ohio and beyond.

Jesse Powers – Vocalist, Guitar

Jesse Powers is a small-town lady and South Carolina native now enjoying the bright lights and smooth tunes of the midsize city of Columbus, OH.

With her tumbling vocal stylings and powerhouse melodies, Jesse’s sound seeks to captivate, awaken, and entertain those who listen. Her raw and poignant lyricism blended with straightforward guitar work create a musical skydiving experience—a long lyrical jump into the depths of the human heart softened by a parachute of undemanding instrumentation. Wasting no time, her perceptive and penetrating songs fly straight to the soul. Her debut album “Begin” was released in late 2017.

 Chad Warren

Chad WarrenChad has grown up in the New Thought movement and straddles both the world of popular music and spiritual songs.

Chad is a songwriter and guitar player and is currently working on a new CD entitled Learning to Communicate.

He is also a frequent guest at the Young Adults Service on Wednesday evenings.

 

 

 Ralph Leeseberg

Ralph LeesebergRalph plays music in all the New Thought churches and Centers in the area. He plays with the sixties rock band, The Bead People, and is a singer-songwriter well-known for his humor and sense of fun.

 

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