Musical director, keyboardist, and vocalist Rick Matousek and his sister, manager, emcee and vocalist Judi Chevrolet have had the pleasure of working together since 1980 with some of the finest musicians in Cleveland. Having provided quality entertainment for hundreds of events and clients, BackStreet possesses the experience, skill and talent necessary to make every party a memorable event. Understanding that your event is not a "BackStreet Concert", the emphasis is on making you and your guests feel special and have as much fun as possible. BackStreet tends to appeal to the fun, yet more sophisticated crowds who enjoy listening and dancing to a wide variety of music including cocktail/dinner music, standards, oldies, Motown, rock-n-roll, disco, R&B, ballads, country, polkas and contemporary jazz. To ensure a seamless flow of events, BackStreet coordinates the evening's itinerary with all other participating vendors before and during the event to make sure everyone is in the right place at the right time. BackStreet continues to deliver a combination of professionalism, excitement and fun that makes every party a success!

We have had the pleasure of playing for numerous weddings, country club events, corporate events and fundraisers among many others and we now have the pleasure of introducing the members of the band:
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Rick Matousek
Keyboards, Arrangements, Vocals, DJ. Having been raised in a theatrical and musical family, Rick started playing keyboards at the age of seven. He soon "outgrew" his instructor, taught himself to the texts of John Mehegan and performed with Neil Geraldo, guitarist for Pat Benatar. He toured with MainStreet Singers in Las Vegas opening for such acts as Rodney Dangerfield, Bob Hope and Rich Little among many others. Rick is currently the music director of BackStreet Entertainment writing originals, charts and sequences, arranging vocals, playing keyboards, dj-ing and singing lead male vocals.

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Judi Chevrolet
Vocals, Emcee, Percussion, Manager/Booking Contact, DJ. Being raised in the same theatrical and musical family as Rick, Judi started singing before she learned how to talk. She was in her first musical at age eight and immediately became addicted to the stage. She continued in little theater, choir and drama club throughout high school with the highlight being accompanied by The Cleveland Orchestra. In 1980, when Rick came off the road to begin a family, he put an all occasion band together and asked Judi to sing and manage the group. She readily accepted and has been enjoying the thrill of making beautiful music with her friends and brother as well as making her clients happy ever since!

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Michael Abraham
Guitar, Vocals. Mike earned his degree in music performance from the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. He plays electric and acoustic guitar, guitar synthesizer, sings and plays bass. Mike is also a producer, arranger, composer, audio engineer and an audio/video systems specialist. Having lived in Los Angeles for many years, he has performed and recorded with many artists including J. Michael Huey (Joe Walsh and Glenn Frey) and Clio award winning composer, producer and engineer Lou Hemsey (Tracy Chapman, Blink 182 and Weezer). Mike worked for Steve Moir and Stu Yahm at 52nd Street Studios in Hollywood and has done work for industry luminaries such as Bruce Hornsby, The Black Crowes, Robert Lamm, Philip Bailey, Jane Child, Vanessa Williams and many others. His latest album "Solo" was released in October, 2009 and is currently available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

J. Calvin

J. Calvin
Sax, Vocals. J. Calvin plays soprano, alto and tenor saxophones and is one of the male lead vocalists in the band. J. is an accomplished musician, teacher and entertainer and has been performing in the North East Ohio for over 25 years with top local bands including THE MOTION, VICTORY BOUELEVARD, REVELATION, STRAIT EDGE, DOUBLE IDENTITY to name a few. In addition, J. has performed with several outstanding touring and national acts including Little Anthony, Martha Reeves, Felix Cavaliere, Lou Christie, Mitch Rider, Cub Coda, and most recently Cleveland's own Sonny Geraci. In 1987, J. appeared in the film "Light of Day", starring Michael J. Fox and Joan Jett. When he is not entertaining, J spends his weekdays as a band director in the Parma City Schools. In addition, he serves as an adjunct music teacher at the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory Of Music. An inspired singer and sax stylist, J's soulful Motown and R&B sounds are guaranteed to please everyone. 

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Mickey Pytel
Drums. Mickey enjoys being the driving force of the band keeping a rock solid beat and providing the groove that gets everyone on their feet. He has been playing for over 30 years in the Northeast Ohio area with groups such as Ovation, Mark IV and Pizzazz! to name a few.

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Dave Tipton
Bass. When not tending to his thimble collection, Dave enjoys laying down a nice groove line for the band. He is an extremely talented bassist who also does a fabulous job playing an instrument called a Chapman Stick which is a combination guitar/bass in one. His newest toy is his Bamboo Grand Stick.