Walkin’ Rosie has quickly risen to become a sought out, crowd favorite in the greater Pittsburgh area music scene. The band was founded by four of the Yezovich brothers (Mike, Mark, Joe & John), their sister (Maria), and a friend (Todd Baldwin) back in 2016. At the end of 2021, Mike, Mark, Joe and Todd made the difficult decision to leave the group due to ever growing professional and personal responsibilities.
Today, original singers, John and Maria Yezovich are carrying on the group name and spirit with a new group of talented and experienced local musicians. Joining John and Maria to form Walkin' Rosie 2.0 are Eric Biel- guitar, Tony DeLuca- bass guitar and John Macho-drums. This versatile and fun group knows how to deliver hit covers spanning countless music genres and eras with an infectious energy and amazing sound that leaves audiences wondering what the set list will bring next and wanting more. Performing a little something for everyone in a style all their own, Walkin’ Rosie is THE premier party band that you do not want to miss!
If you are interested in providing fun, live music entertainment for your business patrons, employees, co-workers, family and/or friends, we are interested! Email us (WalkinRosie@gmail.com), call us (412-475-8556) or DM us via FB Messenger.
From left to right: John Yezovich, Eric Biel, Maria Yezovich, Tony DeLuca, John Macho
Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love
Ram Jam's Black Betty
Saturday, March 25th - Rockin' for Grace fundraiser, Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA
Saturday, April 8th - Baja Bar & Grill - Fox Chapel, PA
Saturday, April 22nd - Wilkin Elks - Wilkins Township, PA
Saturday, May 20th - Paws Across Pittsburgh, Rockin' for the Rescue benefit - JB's Roadside Bar & Grille - Curtisville, PA
Saturday, June 3rd - Baja Bar & Grill - Fox Chapel, PA
Saturday, June 10th - The Cove Nightclub - Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH
Saturday, July 1st - Mt. Pine Campground - Champion, PA
Saturday, July 22nd - The Crafthouse Stage & Grill - Baldwin, PA
Friday, July 28th - Baja Bar & Grill - Fox Chapel, PA
Thursday, August 3rd - Cranberry Township Concert in the Park Series - Cranberry Community Park
Saturday, August 19th - Private event
Saturday, August 26th - Mt. Oliver Summer Series
Saturday, September 9th - Baja Bar & Grill - Fox Chapel, PA
Saturday, October 21st - Private event
Saturday, December 2nd - Baja Bar & Grill - Fox Chapel, PA
Eric has played in bands since high school, including Stratosphere, RC Static and Hero Atlantic. In addition to Walkin 'Rosie, he is currently a member in the world's only virtual drummer-based band, The Virtuals, a rock cover band also based in Pittsburgh.
Eric's background is rooted in classic and progressive rock with a healthy love for all things 90s. Some of his favorite bands/artists include: Rush, Dream Theater, Haken, Tool, Racer X, Gin Blossoms and Queensryche.
Outside of music, Eric works at Powercast as an engineer. He enjoys ice hockey, carpentry, stand-up comedy and spending time with his wife, Trisha, and dog Cooper.
Tony has played in many western PA bands over the last 30 years including DEN OF THIEVES, TOBACCO ROAD, GLITZ, ELECTRA LOVES DADDY, 4SP, 2ROCK2, FINALLY FREE and MR. SCARY. In addition to Walkin' Rosie, Tony is currently also a member of JUMPIN JACK FLASH, a Rolling Stones Tribute band. Tony comes from a wide and varied musical background that includes playing several instruments & many styles of music. His versatility and experience means that he ready to jam with anyone, anytime.
In the daytime, Tony works as a Director of Consulting Services at CGI. He and his wife enjoy supporting their son's music and performing arts interests.
Tony's lifelong love of music has had many influences, including Rush, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Jaco Pastorius, Jeff Berlin, & Tony Franklin. Some of his favorite bands and performers are Motley Crue, Mr. Big, Anthrax, the Rolling Stones, Skid Row, John Corabi & Charlie Haden. Tony is also a fan of television and film. Favorite shows include The Office, American Horror Story & Stranger Things, while he enjoys films such as Natural Born Killers, Airplane, Old School & American Pie.
John has performed originals and covers with several bands in the area for nearly 20 years. He has tackled just about every role that a person can in that time- guitarist, bassist, sound engineer and occasional drummer. John started on drums with his dad at a very young age but took a break from music until he picked up the guitar in college and started playing locally.
In addition to Walkin' Rosie, John still performs original music in Elliotsville Road, a band that he founded with his father. John is a huge supporter of local music and artists and really enjoys going to see his friends perform as much as possible.
Outside of music, John works at Powercast as an engineer. He loves fishing, working out, spending time with his dog Fleury, working on his house and eating bar food.
John’s favorite music artist is John Mellencamp, but honorable mentions include: Jason Aldean, Oasis, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rolling Stones, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam and Neil Young. His favorite songs are Simple Man, Alive, Between a Laugh and a Tear and Jumpin’ Jack Flash.
John is the lead, male singer and one of the original founding members of Walkin’ Rosie. His earliest memories that sparked his love of music start in high school when he’d attend different rock and alternative concerts.
Outside of the band, John works for Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) and some of his main hobbies include working out, fishing, golfing, spending time outdoors…and eating! His favorite past times are hanging with family and adventuring through life with his fiancé, Olyvia, and cat Lilly.
One of John’s favorite artists- the one that inspired his interest in singing the most- is Aaron Lewis, who most people remember as the lead singer of Staind in the early 90’s. Some additional favorite artists of his are Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice in Chains, Johnny Cash, Chris Cornell - and some Rebelution and Tribal Seeds when sipping a beer on the beach.
Maria is one of original founding members of WR. Her earliest memories of musical performance revolve around her father’s band, Amber, & sing-a-longs/dance parties/talent shows with her siblings. Maria’s love of vocal performance is owed to time spent in church choir & to the encouragement of her teachers & friends in the Woodland Hills School District Music Department. She remains connected to the Department as a Board Member of the WH Performing Arts Guild & through participation in a variety of alumni performances. Though her early performance experience was mostly in classical & musical theater, Maria has always enjoyed music from a wide variety of genres, so when WR 1.0 was formed she jumped at the opportunity to try something completely new.
Outside of music, Maria manages the servicing of a shared book of clients for two financial advisors at Hefren-Tillotson - one being her brother, WR 1.0 drummer, Joe. Her favorite thing to do is spend time outdoors with her two dogs, Diesel & Loki. She also relishes being the “cool aunt.”
Maria has an admittedly, extremely eclectic list of musical favorites/influences that include: Queen, W A Mozart, The Monkees, Genesis, Eminem, Hank Williams Jr., Boyz II Men, Stephen Sondheim, The Fugees, Igor Stravinsky, Linkin Park, Adele, Evanescence, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Justin Timberlake, P!nk, Led Zeppelin and boy bands- NKOTB, BSB & *NSYNC
-Baja Bar & Grill @ The Fox Chapel Yacht Club
-The Crafthouse Stage & Grill - Baldwin, PA
-Kennywood Park: West Mifflin, PA
-Westmoreland Cultural Trust Music Fest: Greensburg, PA
- Bella Terra Vineyards: Hunker, PA
- Edgewood Winery: Spring Church, PA
-The Palace Theatre: Greensburg, PA
-Wilkins Elks Lodge: Wilkins Township, PA
- SchoolHouse Tavern: Claridge, PA
- The Deck: Mount Oliver, PA
-Rivertowne Rhythm and Brews Festival: Monroeville, PA
-Italian-American Citizens Club: Wilkins Township, PA
- Sunny Jim's; Pittsburgh, PA
-Rochester Inn: Pittsburgh, PA
-Zanderz Sports Bar: Plum, PA
-Pub In The Park: Swissvale, PA