I was born and raised in Old Forge, PA. Educated in the Old Forge school district and a Wilkes University graduate, BA in Psychology. A wife, to Edwin and mother of two wonderful girls, Gina and Mia. Since childhood, I danced at Romar Dance Studio and studied vocal performance under “Tony Grant, Stars of Tomorrow”. I performed multiple times in Walt Disney World and Atlantic City, competed in vocal and dance competitions nationally, and toured as a child with a variety show called “Jubilee”. Back then my claim to fame was the Debbie Boone hit song, “You Light up my Life”. At age eight, I was known as “the little girl with the big voice”. I’ve been in bands since High School, then in 1998, became a vocalist for “Picture Perfect Band”. My husband Edwin, started the group and we have been blessed to perform together all these years. When not performing, it is a pleasure raising our daughters, watching them perform as well, just like mom and dad. If that’s not enough, I’ve dedicated my professional career to the field of Forensic Science by managing a Reentry Criminal Justice Program in Wilkes Barre, PA. I enjoy jogging on Saturday mornings and church on Sundays. My life is certainly full! Full of amazing people; my family, friends, staff, brides and grooms, all who do great things every day!
An Interview with Vocalist Stacey Velez
What ot you into music? My mom following me around with a microphone as soon as I was able to speak.
Where/whom have you studied? Tony Grant’s “Stars of tomorrow,” Wilkes Barre, PA
Who are your major inﬂuences? Anita Baker, Stevie Wonder, and Bruno Mars
If you could collaborate with any musician, who would it be? Barbra Streisand
If you had one messae for people who come out to see Picture Perfect, what would it be? To allow themselves to feel the joy that we do!
How did you become a member of Picture Perfect? I married Picture Perfect.
What’s the craziest thing that’s happened to you during a Picture Perfect show? I fell off the stage (multiple times) and I wasn’t drunk. Low carb diet.
Is there a particular song or musical passage that never fails to move you emotionally? “Overjoyed, “‘ by Stevie Wonder
Who would you be nervous to meet? Michael Jackson
I married Picture Perfect’