Ron P. Lavoie was born in Spartenburg, South Carolina son of a musical influentail family. Father a violinist, mother a vocalist and sister a dance instructor. Born in the late 50′s currently resides in Nashua, New Hampshire with long time girlfriend Reese and daughter Stefanie. Graduated from the class of 1981 from Bryant College in Smithfield, Rhode Island for Business Administration with a Minor in Marketing. Since a very young age I have always been involved in different musical venues such as bands, theatre etc. My musical influences lean alot towards Rythm & Blues, Rock & Roll, and Funk. My favorites include Stevie Wonder, Sam and Dave, Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire as well as The Beatles, Billie Joel, Springsteen and the mighty Phil Collins. From the year 1982 till the late 90′s I incorporated a show band that toured resorts up and down the east coast as well as Canada named Shady Characters. Mainly a lead vocalist for the band I as well played Keyboards & Percussions. I am excited to become part of this band not only because of the outstanding musicianship but also because of the family atmosphere they bring with it. I look very much forward to meeting all of the Panache followers as well as family and friends.
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