Professional, entertaining, melodic, and authentic . . . White Notes Music is all about beauty, melody, and fun! Gerry, who plays the acoustic electric guitar and provides the arrangements, and Carolyn, who sings and plays the acoustic electric bass guitar, love to perform and make music. We play our favorites, which we hope soon become yours.
Gerry White is a talented, finger-style guitarist who learned his chops as a lead rock/blues guitarist and music teacher back in the 60's in Edmonton. As he matured, so did his musical stylings, which now range from Chet Atkins fingerpicking to smooth, melodic jazz licks. Gerry plays by ear – if you can hum a few lines of a tune, he can play it!
Learning to read music at the tender age of 3, Carolyn has performed in a variety of groups from concert bands and orchestras to stage, dance, Dixieland, and jazz bands. Along with her mellow and expressive vocal renditions, she interacts with the audience in a clean, humorous manner. If appropriate, Carolyn loves to get the audience participating in the music.
We are based on the West Coast of North America and have performed in venues from Vancouver, BC to Long Beach, CA. We've played outside, inside, at wedding receptions, corporate parties, dances, "Arts in the Parks" and other festivals, public markets, and conventions. We provide quiet tasteful background music, dance music, as well as a stage show with music and humor.
Our repertoire includes jazz standards and our favorites from the 40's, 50's & 60's. We perform a jazz set, a Latin Bossa Nova set and a 50's & 60's pop set, which includes tunes from the Ventures, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, and country songs as well.
Since we grew up with many of these songs we have a more authentic feel for how they should be played. Between the two of us we have over 100 years of playing experience.
Our experience can entertain you with a variety of styles as well as perform your requests at a comfortable volume level.
We tailor our music to make your event a very special occasion!