About Tunes by Two
Since 1992, husband and wife duo, Archie and Joan Pellillo have been entertaining all age groups with their special diverse type of musical entertainment. Their performances contain a combination of comedy, music, unique audience participation and occasional surprises. They know how to excite and enhance any occasion.
Prior to Joan & Archie meeting, Archie was very active winning various music awards in a diverse manner. His rock band, “Sparks of Light”, was a three-time Battle of the Band winners in the 60’s. At 17, he became a certified guitar and harmony education teacher. In addition, he has performed in an Italian-American dance band, folk trio and been in an award winning barbershop male chorus.
Joan had been part of various choral groups singing diverse types of music . As part of “Salt of the Earth” and “Emmanuel Lights”, she travelled around the Midwest. She’s performed professionally for many community and family events. Joan also performed as Jammin’ Joanie, a childrens’ solo act performing at various events. And jam, she surely can, no matter what the occasion.
How Tunes by Two Duo Began
They met at Guitar Fun in Oak Park, Illinois. He was the lead instructor there; as well as the Vice President of this popular music store. During weekends, Guitar Fun Opry was held at the music store. In 2000, they started Tunes by Two Duo.
In addition to live performances, they also teach guitar throughout Chicagoland. They assist, train, and mentor young musicians for competitions and recitals. Besides guitar, Archie teaches seven other instruments and is currently studying the accordion.
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