Big Louie and the band live music entertainment

Big Louie & The Band

For over 25 years, Big Louie & The Band has performed at countless weddings, corporate events, and fundraising galas, earning a reputation for outstanding musicianship and professionalism.


Big Louie and the band live music entertainment

Louis "Big Lou" Zanotti
Bass Guitar / Vocals

The founding member, bassist & vocalist of “Big Louie & The Band”, has been performing for more than 35 years throughout Ontario & Michigan.  Louis prides himself on singing & playing all styles of music from Bocelli to Bon Jovi.  Honoured to be performing with some of Windsor’s finest professional musicians, “Big Louie” looks forward to playing your next event!

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Alysia Therrien
Lead Vocals

Alysia has been singing for over 20 years. She played several leading roles in local community theatre, including Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and Demeter in CATS. After winning vocal competitions across Windsor-Essex, she moved to Toronto to train with vocal coach legend Elaine Overholt, who has coached stars such as John Travolta, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Shawn Mendes.
Alysia earned the spot as Lead Vocalist for Norwegian Creative Studios where she travelled and sang across the world on board cruise ships and most recently toured all of Michigan.

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Brianna DeSantis
Lead Vocals

Brianna is a Windsor native and is known for her ability to connect with audiences through her artistry and command of the stage. Her love of singing began at the tender age of three where she first sang in her local church choir. Having a diverse musical background has led Brianna in many directions – from classical to pop, musical theatre, and jazz to opera.

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Paul Pecora
Percussion / Vocals

Paul began his musical career touring with his first band at the age of 18. In his 35 years of performance experience as a drummer & vocalist, he has appeared in all types of venues, including nightclubs, private, corporate & fundraising events. On any given night, his set lists can range from singing the spectrum of genres from Italian traditional to classic rock to Michael Buble to the Rolling Stones.

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David Collins
Guitar / Vocals

David has been playing guitar and singing for over 25 years. As an elementary music teacher, he is able to work with students of all ages in a variety of schools throughout Windsor-Essex County, sharing his passion for vocal and instrumental music. When he is not teaching or performing with Big Louie & The Band, David can often be found singing and playing acoustic guitar at local venues. He and his wife, Janet, perform as “The Two of Us” for weddings and various events.

Big Louie and the band live music entertainment

Brian Zanier
Trumpet / Vocals

Brian is a professional trumpet player who holds degrees from the University of Windsor and McGill specializing in trumpet performance and Music Education. He frequently performs with the Windsor Symphony, Windsor Light Theatre, and is busy as a freelance trumpet player in the Windsor-Detroit area. Brian has backed up performers such as Natalie Cole, Franki Valli, Jann Arden, Regis Philbin, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra Jr. and most recently Evanescence. Brian and Grant add exciting horn lines to the wide variety of music that Big Louie & The Band performs.

Grant Bergeron
Sax / Vocals

A professional saxophone player, Grant has performed with Big Louie & the Band since 2009. He holds both Honours Music and Education degrees from the University of Windsor, where he studied under Dr. Christopher Creviston. An established veteran, Grant has performed throughout North America and Europe. He has been a Secondary School Music Teacher for over 25 years and currently serves as Arts Dept. Head. Along with Brian, they form one of the best live music horn sections in the area.

Benny Riggi

Benny is a professional pianist and organist and has been performing in the Windsor/ Detroit area for over 20 years. His knowledge and experience performing many different musical styles has made him one of the most sought-after musicians in the area.

Our Services

For over 25 years, Big Louie & The Band has performed at countless weddings, corporate events, and fundraising galas, earning a reputation for outstanding musicianship and professionalism. With a vast and UP TO DATE song list, Big Louie & The Band will meet all your entertainment needs and appeal to audiences of all ages and music preferences.

Wedding Ceremony & Reception

We offer full live wedding music services for your special day including music for your ceremony, cocktail / dinner hour and of course, for your reception.  With our professional live sound audio system and dazzling light show to flood your dance floor with magic, your guests are guarenteed to talk about your wedding as the best of the year!

Corporate Events

Add some excitement to your next corporate event by giving your guests the finest in live music entertainment with Big Louie & The Band.  Whether you are hosting clients or employees, make a great impression with live music from one of the top party bands.

Other Special Events

Planning a milestone birthday or anniversary party?  Celebrating a religious or educational achievement?  Make that special moment more memorable with live music entertainment.  We offer a wide selection of music guaranteed to satisfy everyone.


It was an honour and privilege to have Big Louie and the Band perform and emcee our wedding!  From inviting us up on the stage to play together, to rockin' out all night on a never empty dance floor, Big Louie and the Band made our wedding reception such an exciting and memorable celebration.  From your former music students, we cannot thank you enough for all the fun.  What a blast!

~Danielle & Phil Klimski

Thank you for your music last night at the wedding, it was spot on. Your volume level was excellent as well. Loved the ladies voices. A couple of weeks ago I attended a wedding at the same venue and they had a DJ. We happened to be seated at about the same location for both events. The DJ had one speaker directed at our table and we could not carry on a conversation at our table. When asked to lower the volume and redirect the speaker, he took offense. With your band, we had no trouble conversing at our table or shaking a leg on the dance floor. Thumbs up to the band.

~Tony B.

Big Louie and the Band are phenomenal. There couldn’t be a more professional, fun, and extravagant group of people. I am forever grateful for the things they’ve done at my wedding. From playing “Sweet Carol-ina” to allowing my wife to play polish music for her family, to photobombing our friends. 10/10 would recommend. Thank you guys! Love you all.

~Brandon and Carolina

Big Louie and the Band are highly suggested for weddings or any event that you want your guests to have great time. The band played at our wedding reception and we could not have been more pleased to have had them provide the entertainment for the night. It was an amazing party, and would not have been the same without them. We, along with most of our guests were on the dance floor all night. The band provides a great song selection, with amazing sound, talent, and energy. If you want to throw a great party, by adding live music to your event, Big Louie and the Band is the way to go.

~Josh and Terry D.

Dear Louis, thank you for sharing in the love and joy of our wedding day. We had the best time and were so happy you were there. The band was phenomenal!! Everyone was raving about the music.
All our love,

~ Michlyn & Stephen

I've been to two weddings with this band being the entertainment and they both were a blast!! They play such a great selection of songs for all ages and every song is very dance-able! Love them!

~ Samantha C.

This band is AMAZING. They played at a friend’s wedding and had the dance floor busy all night long! I highly recommend them to anyone interested in a great time. Thank you Big Louie and the Band for a fantastic night!

~ Carom O.

You are guaranteed to have a good time if Big Louie and The Band is playing! They are truly a talented and professional group. From the moment we contacted them regarding playing at my dad’s 90th birthday party, Lou did everything in his power to make sure that we got the entertainment we wanted. He responded immediately to any questions that I had and went out of his way to find out exactly what we were looking for. The event itself was flawless. I can’t say enough about this fine group of musicians. My guests had the time of their lives and everyone was happy, dancing, and singing along (not an easy feat considering the age range was 15-91).

~Catherine T.

Hello Big Louie! I am pleased to tell you that your band performed beautifully last night. We were glad to get so many compliments from guests about the entertainment and were blown away by how talented each band member was. Jason, who isn't much into dancing, danced with me all night. The band made the room come alive with energy, fun, and excitement. My dad was also thrilled to have a chance to play with the band. Thanks for the good times and we will always recommend Big Louie and the Band to others who need live music for their wedding. Thank you, with love! Stephanie ❤️

~Stephanie and Jason

Thanks for such a fun evening! The band was on fire last night. So electric! I heard many people around us saying how good you sound and how much energy your band displays. Big Louie was a crowd pleaser last night. I hope your band felt the fan appreciation. 👏

~Jayne L.

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