Scotch and Soda was formed for the love of music. Whether it's catering to high end dining or a corporate event, Scotch and Soda has a play list that will fit any event.
Teresa has been singing for as far back as she can remember. Even as a toddler, her parents would say...
About Teresa Estrada
Teresa has been singing for as far back as she can remember. Even as a toddler, her parents would say she had a loud, well-pronounced voice, and that one day she would probably be a singer!
At the time Teresa turned about 8 years old, she started listening (and becoming obsessed) to Madonna's "True Blue" album. She would listen to her 2 favorite songs before bed: "La Isla Bonita", by Madonna, and "Nothing Compares 2 U", by Sinead O'Connor. It was then that she was inspired and became determined to sing.
In her high school years, she began auditioning for shows and productions. Being a shy girl, her nerves always got the best of her. She didn't succeed the first few times, but was determined enough that one day she landed a lead role in one of her high school productions. This involved singing and dancing; one of her other passions.
Following high school, she participated in many other performances and volunteered as a vocalist in bands for shows and special occasions... not to mention, she became an avid karaoke enthusiast. ;)
In 2011, Teresa auditioned for the Becket Players; a long-standing, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the performing arts in the west island. Teresa is still, to this day, a vocalist in the Becket Players annual show.
In May of 2017, Teresa was asked to join Scotch and Soda. She gladly accepted and strived to learn the repertoire in a timely manner for their first gig. She is honored to be singing with such a wonderful group of musicians. Teresa continues to display talent, heart, and soul in all she can do, and never forgets that music being fun is key in any musical function.
MICHAEL Di Paolo
Michael began playing the piano at age 13, and wrote his first song called, "In The Middle Of Nowhere" by age 15...
Michael Di Paolo
Michael began playing the piano at age 13, and wrote his first song called, "In The Middle Of Nowhere" by age 15, for the high-school drama show "Grand Illusion" at Laurier McDonald. Teaming up with co-writing partner Ago Jeremy in 1988, (aka Jeremy & De Paul), the duo began a prolific partnership of original music, composing over 150 songs, and recording over 60 demos.
In the summer of 2002, the duo teamed up with SONY recording act Aldo Nova, in an effort to write songs for Céline Dion's upcoming album. Their collaborative song called "Pour L'amour d'Une Femme" was officially released in May of 2003 by Sony recording star Garou on his album 'Reviens'.
Michael’s piano influences include Keith Jarrett, Dave Brubeck, Roy Bittan and Beethoven. He owns and operates a commercial wood seating chair manufacturing plant in Montreal called PAVAR. Michael is never too far from his beloved Yamaha C3 Grand Piano in his home studio (the original Upstairs Jazz piano – played by hundreds of the world’s greatest piano players during Montreal’s International Jazz Festival), and, his Yamaha C7 Concert Grand Piano, nestled center-stage in his office.
David was born in Montreal and resides in St-Lazare. He and his wife Cheryl live in the country raising 3 kids...
David was born in Montreal and resides in St-Lazare. He and his wife Cheryl live in the country raising 3 kids , 3 dogs 3 chickens and a cat.
When he’s not working he can be found coaching soccer, running outside and also singing around the West Island at various charity events.
His singing began at home where his dad encouraged it at a young age. Later he would join his first band “Episode” as well as Becket Players and it has been part of his life for over 20 years. He also can be found every year performing at the Relay for life West Island. In the last few years he has shared the stage performing with Teresa at various events and when she asked him to join her to sing with Scotch and Soda it was an easy yes.
Issue d’une famille de musiciens, j’ai eu la chance d’être exposé à toutes sortes de rencontres et...
Issue d’une famille de musiciens, j’ai eu la chance d’être exposé à toutes sortes de rencontres et d’influences musicales ou la fête était au rendez-vous.
Ce cheminement m’a permis de réaliser et comprendre que la musique est devenue le principal médium qui me permet de communiquer le mieux mes émotions.
En tant que bassiste, j’ai eu l’opportunité de participer à plusieurs événements, festivals, corpo, mariage, bars, évènement bénéfice et enregistrement d’albums avec différents artistes.
J’affectionne particulièrement les musiques traditionnelles du monde, le reggae, le latin et le funk.
My obsession with music started at a very young age. It was in secondary 1 when i picked up drum sticks for...
My obsession with music started at a very young age.
It was in secondary 1 when i picked up drum sticks for the first time. It was since then my love for music became an obsession despite actually never being able to read music notes.
My parents bought me my first drum set at the age of 13, and started jamming with some friends every weekend. My passion for music grew. I learned how to play guitar, started DJ-ing and i haven't put my drum sticks down since.
When i'm not playing music i'm running an electrical company, Nutech Electric, with my partners. When i'm not working, i'm travelling the world with my wife.