None the Wiser takes familiar classic rock songs and arranges them to showcase their beauty and essence at a volume level appropriate for socializing without shouting. We cover over twenty bands and artists including The Eagles, Tom Petty, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, the Beatles, U2, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and Sheryl Crow. Our sets are diverse, fresh and new in their arrangement, and accessible to all generations.
Both primary members of None the Wiser are also professional sound engineers. They are fully equipped to provide high fidelity sound equipment appropriate for any sized venue, and are knowledgeable enough to use house equipment skillfully. They are also available to provide sound reinforcement for other musical acts, seminars, or for recorded music.
The duet consists of singer-songwriter Rachel DeCaro, playing primarily classical guitar and harmonica, and singer-songwriter James Heyser playing steel-string acoustic guitar. None the Wiser is affiliated with several professional rhythm section players who can supplement the sound with drums, hand percussion, and/or bass guitar when appropriate.
Rachel, 32, was born and raised in the New England area and has musical training with a B.A. degree in performing arts at Emerson College in Boston. She has been singing on stage for over 20 years and studying guitar for 14 years.
James, 37, grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and has been playing guitar since the early 90's. At present he owns and operates a sound engineering business that provides sound for small outdoor concerts and indoor events. James has been performing on stage as a solo artist since January of 2005 and with Rachel since November 2006.
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