The Woo Hoo Band is the blending of six very talented musicians from different
musical backgrounds, coming together from different parts of the Pittsburgh
region with the same goal - to play quality music with other professional
musicians in order to create a fun, dancing atmosphere for an appreciative
With over 200 years of combined experience playing music from Canada to
Florida and San Diego to the East Coast, these guys bring a world of talent and
a ton of skill with them.
Blending 4 part vocal harmonies, 2 guitars, solid bass playing, piano, organ and
synth, plus powerful drumming, along with the showmanship of the soulful lead
singer - this band has the talent and charisma to please most audiences.
|TIMOTHY J. LIONELLI
Lead Singer & Rhythm Guitar
Tim (the “J” stands for Jude) has been singing and
playing guitar, keyboards and percussion for over 35
years. He originally learned three chords on the guitar as
a teenager to “woo girls”. His music influences include
The Eagles, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Crosby-Stills-
Nash & Young, The Rolling Stones, The Who and The
He has played up and down the East Coast, in Canada, and
a lot of summer venues at the beach. Sometimes a solo
artist, Tim has performed locally at Seven Springs Resort,
Nick’s Fat City, The Southside Works, Sandcastle and the
new Bedford Springs Hotel among others.
Equipment he uses includes a Martin D-16
Acoustic/Electric Guitar with a Beheringer Amp along with
his Fender Telecaster and Delta Blues Amp.
His Pittsburgh area bands have included Dix N Jane, TNA,
Kixx, Stereo Vibe and Crossroads that preceded the
creation of The Woo Hoo Band.
Tim's page - click HERE
Piano, Organ, Synth, & Vocals
Booking, Websites, Social Media, Songwriter, Producer
Mark has been playing music since age ten and grew up
in Uniontown, Pennsylvania in a family where music was a
part of every day life. There was a big music room with a
huge stereo and tons of records to listen to the latest hits,
plus a piano, Farfisa organ, drum kit, bass, 6-string
acoustic, 6-string electric, 12-string electric/acoustic,
several amps, an autoharp, clarinet, flute, microphones,
two reel-to-reel tape decks and an encouraging
atmosphere for friends to drop by and listen, play and
create music. His very first band came about in 1964 with
best friends Larry Boyd on guitar and Dean Riggar on
drums, learning songs by The Beatles and anything they
could figure out from the British invasion.
In August 1966 the 3 teenagers took the train alone from
Connellsville to Philadelphia (were our parents CRAZY ?)
to see The Beatles in concert at JFK stadium during the
Fab Fours final year of touring. Mark's influences have
always included The Beatles.....plus....The Rolling Stones,
The Mama’s & The Papa’s, The Byrds and the many
artists of Motown.
During high school, Mark was the bass player for
The Ovations and later while at Penn State, the lead
singer and keyboard player for United and United 2. He
went on to Salem College to major in music before moving
to San Diego to jam around southern California during his
"hippie" phase. Returning to Pennsylvania he taught
private music lessons for beginner piano and guitar
students and also worked with the Kawai Piano Company
His current equipment list includes a Roland Digital Piano,
Previa Keyboard, Alesis Synthesizer, Fender Stratacoustic
Electric Guitar, Yamaha Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Crate
Amp and Alesis Keyboard Amp plus a Cello, Console
Piano and a Baby Grand Piano at his home.
Over the years, Mark has lived and worked in San Diego,
Baltimore, Washington D.C., New York City, Hanover, PA
& Frederick, MD (twice).
Mark has jammed and played with a number of local
bands including The Airplane Graveyard, Stereo Vibe and
Crossroads that preceded the creation of The Woo Hoo
Mark's page - click HERE
|Lead Vocals &
|Piano, Organ, Synth,
Rhythm Guitar. & Vocals
|Drums & Percussion
Drums & Percussion
I'm a veteran drummer in the Pittsburgh tri-state region and have
been playing professionally since the age of 13. Next year will
mark my 40th year in the music industry. I've been in tons of
bands, played radio stations, opened for major acts, had and lost
recording contracts, met and partied with famous musicians and
lived the Rock ‘N Roll life.
Prior to joining The Woo Hoo Band, my most recent music
projects included: "Witness X" @
and “54 Steps” @
Through all of this I have a lot of recordings that I've drummed on
and I’m happy to share them with anyone who cares to listen.
You can hear me online on MySpace.
I play a 26 piece Pearl Masters kit along with a Roland 15 piece
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The Woo Hoo Band
2018 Released "That Means A Lot" single
November 2017 - Released first Christmas single "A Woo Hoo Holiday"
April 18, 2017 - Video shoot in Pittsburgh for "Melt The Moon"
April 2, 2017 - Since Jan 1, 2017. six tracks from "Pittsburgh People N@"
continue to receive airplay and sell on 6 Continents:
North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa & Australia.
March 25, 2017 - Radio Interview with Paul Mac in Australia
aired worldwide to rave reviews
September 12, 2016 - "Pittsburgh People N@", 9 song album
released - worldwide distribution
September 10, 2016 - CD Release Party in Pittsburgh
June 2016 - Final remastering of CD at Mr. Small's - "Pittsburgh People N@"
April 2016 - "Santa Fe" is released and reaches #1 in Nashville on Vradio.
February 2016 - We begin new recording sessions at
Mr. Small's Recording Studio, Pittsburgh, PA
2015 - In Nashville, Four of our songs were in the TOP 4 of the TOP 40
on Vradio Nashville - "Melt The Moon" - #1, "Pot Of Love" - #1,
"Liver In The River" - #2 & "Pittsburgh People" - #4.
January thru March 2015 - Our original songs continue to get daily airplay in
Nashville, New York, New Jersey, Las Vegas across the USA and in Australia.
January 2015 - Nominated in Nashville for Vocal Group of The Year.
January thru December 2014 - Consistently placed one of our songs nearly
every week this year, in The Top 40 on Nashville Radio.
January 2014 - Nominated in Nashville for Vocal Group of The Year, Song of
The Year ("Liver In The River"), & Entertainer of The Year.
June 2014 - Finished recording 4 new songs for the CD at Mr. Small's.
May 25, 2014 - Vradio Nashville Top 40 - "Pot Of Love" charts at # 1.
March 18, 2013 - VRadio Nashville Top 10 - "Melt The Moon" charts at # 4
~ AND ~ TWHB is named "Spotlight Artist of the Week".
February 2013 - VRadio Nashville has put 3 of our songs into regular rotation
"Melt The Moon", "Liver In The River", "Are You Satisfied".
February 2013 - Ranked # 3 out of all Rock Bands
in Pittsburgh, PA on Reverb Nation.
June 2012 – Released a 4 song EP, titled “ThEP” as part of our upcoming
12 song CD, we are currently recording at Mr. Small’s Studio in Pittsburgh.
May 2012 - Ranked #18 out of over 700+ Rock Bands in Pittsburgh !!!
April 2012 - Signed with Lisa Carter, LC Music Management,
February 21, 2012 - Began recording full length, 12 song CD of all originals
at Mr. Small’s Recording Studio, Pittsburgh, PA. for release later in 2012.
Our single "Pittsburgh People" was released in 2011 to radio
and has been played, aired & heard on 6 Continents…..WOO HOO !!!
Has shared the bill with National Bands that include:
Kentucky Headhunters, Marshall Tucker Band and
Gator Country/Molly Hatchet.
- Aug 2012 - Opened for "Confederate Railroad"
Pittsburgh Marathon (3rd year) - 2012 played Main Stage at
Point State Park Finish Line Festival for over 25,000 runners.
Invited to play at all 3 major Pittsburgh sports teams venues for
The Steelers, The Penguins & The Pirates.
PNC Park featured our original song “Pittsburgh People” to 24,653 fans
on Friday Night, June 10th, 2011 during the "Pirates vs NY Mets" game.
Heinz Field on August 14, 2010, performed for the first pre-season game
between Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions.
Mellon Arena, scheduled on May 2, 2010 during the Penguins play-off
series, was also on the same day we performed at the Pittsburgh Marathon.
Have also played the Penguins Ice-O-Plex at Jay's Sports Bar several times.
Performed 3 times at Pittsburgh Marathon for over 18,000 on
May 2, 2010 & May 15, 2011 and for 25,000 on May 6, 2012.
Performed out of state in Ohio, West Virginia & Maryland.
We have over 200 years of combined experience playing music from
Canada to Florida & San Diego to the East Coast.
Lead Guitar & Vocals
Originally from the Bronx, NY, Mike has been in the Pittsburgh
area for almost 10 years .
He started on acoustic guitar playing Beatles songs but got his
first electric after seeing Kiss for the first time in '77 . It was then
that he started playing music with his two older brothers, learning
tunes from bands like The Stones , The Who , Led Zeppelin and of
Here in Pittsburgh, Mike plays with his brothers in Rock Pitt , does
an acoustic act , plays lead guitar and sings with The Woo Hoo
Band and has been known to show up at an open mic or two.
"People in the Pittsburgh area love live music; this is a great place
to be a guitar player “
|Lead Guitar & Vocals
Lead Guitar & Vocals
|Guitar & Vocals