Marilyn DeFrang Band


Marilyn DeFrange, originally from Kent Ohio, has been singing and writing music since childhood. 
Not definable in any one genre, Marilyn’s songs can be rhythm and blues, jazzy, rocky, country-reggae and dreamlike-delicate.  She adds her own unmistakable sound and arrangements to cover songs such as, Over the Rainbow, Fever and Tracks of my Tears. Marilyn currently is playing with two of the past bandmates from the Kent band, Baby Sirloin. The trio, with Fred Tribuzzo on bass and guitar and Rod Reisman on drums, has a familiar and undeniable chemistry.  Collectively, they have played together in a variety of groups, on recording projects and on live radio broadcasts for many years.

 Fred has a long musical history with current artist Marilyn DeFrange. The musicality of his collaborative guitar work and his driving bass provide a driving backdrop to her music. His style of playing is both familiar and unique.  He also has enjoyed years of collaborations with drummer Rod Reisman. Together, they are a dynamic and powerhouse rhythm section.

Rod Reisman is an accomplished percussionist, working drummer and teacher. He is sought after regionally and often the drummer of choice for many local musicians. Dynamic, tasteful and driving are just some of the words used to describe his well rounded style of playing.

Featuring Terry Hynde on sax and bass clarinet. Currently part of Numbers band, Terry shares this history with Rod and Fred who formally played in 15-16-75.  The members of the band have all worked on musical projects with Terry over the years .

 Keith Chelm comes to the group with a well rounded musical history supporting many artists such as Larry Coryell, Bill Kirchen and Carey Bell. Bands included Northstar, Jump the Gun, and currently with the Neil Young Tribute Band, Harvest. He has an extensive arsenal in styles on the keys that are expressed in his tasteful and dynamic playing. 


Marilyn DeFrange is available for your event, intimate party or venue in three formats...

As a single performance, a duo with guitarist Fred Tribuzzo, and as a full band with all members.

Live Video

Suddenly, the Cafe was transformed into a musical wonder, and this was only the soundcheck! I wondered what drew a capacity crowd. It was the music” - Ethel Wupperman

Village Weekly

That's a lot of great sound from a trio. I love it! It's pleasant, mellow, with a bit of a little kick to it! Marilyn's voice is so smooth and easy to listen to. It reminds me of K.D. Lang.” - D. Yarrish

— Live Performance

So much talent up on that stage! Enjoyed the show.” - P. Reeves

— Live Performance

The three of them have an aura of special communication with each other. It is beautiful to watch” - L. Lackney

— Live Performance

They are like a breath of fresh air.” - P.J. Errera

— Live performance