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Teresa Cole

Teresa Cole, is an Austinite of the musical city Austin Tx... an American singer-songwriter who has been a natural-born performer since the age of two. From filling the role as an entertainer at family reunion events and being coined, “Karaoke Queen” around her community, Teresa first received her big break when she was asked to sing at a benefit banquet for a huge political event. After writing her first album, "Just A Matter of Time" in 2004, she was given the opportunity to be the lead vocalist in a prominent local cover band. Teresa would successfully lead this band for 10 years. During this time, Teresa made multiple appearances on stages across Texas, most notably in accompaniment with Jason Mraz, which included a sold-out event at the acclaimed Stubb’s barbecue, as well as at the Frank Erwin Center. Additionally, Teresa has been invited to sing at two different grammy events, perform for political figures, and has met with award-winning artists such as Jimmy Jam, Ray Benson, Yolanda Adams, Paul Wall, Mary Mary Sisters, ZZ Top, and more. Other significant moments in Teresa’s career include her work in television, with an advertisement for Funk and Associates, that aired religiously throughout central broadcasts. She also took home a well-earned victory in a $5000 singing contest sponsored by Tito’s Vodka, an event that appealed to the most rising acts. Throughout her years in the music industry, Teresa has collected experience in all varieties of music and actively implements elements of R&B Soul and pop into the cover bands that she has professionally led for the last 18 years.

 

Teresa sends her sincerest thank yous to her grandmother and her father, Wayne Pittman for instilling and nurturing her singing abilities. Through their guidance and support, Teresa has cultivated a prosperous career in music and gained an appreciation for the artists who inspire her today, such as Etta James, Patsy Cline, Alicia Keys and Adele, just to name a few. 

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ADRIAN MARTELL

// singer

 

Originally from Abilene,TX, Adrian has been passionate about music all of his life. He was greatly influenced by his grandmother and mother, and eventually traveled to Austin in search of a chance to sing. From being in the top 100 on American Idol, to dazzling audiences across the Central Texas Region & abroad - Adrian is a teacher by day, and singer by night, you will not be let down!

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JESSICA SWEATMAN

// singer

 

An Austin Native and music in her blood, Jessica comes from a family of musicians and loves to express herself through her Latin roots. She was singing and humming to Selena’s greatest hits before she even spoke her first word, and now her dream is to spread her love for music and dance to all those she performs for. 

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JOHN BURTON

// trumpet

 

A native Austinite who started playing trumpet at age 11. John is a U.S. Marine Corps musician veteran. "Every decision I've ever made has led me to play with some wonderful musicians that ultimately led me to join T. Cole and the Austin Party Band". John has been with APB since 2013. (Trumpet/Flugelhorn/Vocals/Whistler)

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ERIC HAGGART

// saxophone

 

Eric's musical influences range from traditional jazz, blues, classical, 70's jazz fusion, rock, as well as various genres of electronic and popular music. In addition to the saxophone, he doubles on numerous instruments including piano, bass, bass clarinet, clarinet, flute, guitar and vibraphone. 

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TED 'T-FLO' FLORES

// guitar

 

An award winning music producer from Austin TX with over 25 years in the industry.  His musical stylings include multiple genres from rock, r&b, hip-hop, country & pop as well as a few others. T-Flo has joined forces with T. Cole & APB and is currently their lead guitarist & background vocalist, bringing his flavor to the already exciting line up of great musicians.

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ANGEL ROMAN

// bass

 

Performed with Country singer Lari White, Denver and the Mile High Orchestra from the 2009 TV show, 'The Next Great American Band', Studio work for Stan Lynch (Tom Petty), Andrew Copeland (Sister Hazel), Producer David Malloy (Kenny Rogers) & Latin Salsa Artist Johnny Rivera.

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LEN SWEATMAN

// keyboards

 

Born in La Grange, Texas Len was born to the respected, and locally famous Miss Bobby Jo Monroe. He later joined groups with Texas guitar legend Sanjovi, the Chucks, and the infamous Brotha Magnum, which ultimately led to a fabulously successful career of tailgate BBQ's, bar mitzvahs, and Circle K Food Mart openings.

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CHARLES 'SWIFT PHILLIPS

// drums

Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, educator and producer, Charles "Mista Swift" Phillips holds down the drum chair as well as assist in the musical direction of the band. Hailing from Austin, Texas by way of Cincinnati, Ohio, he puts the fun in the party for T Cole and The Austin Party band!