Debra Coppola & Second To None is a high-energy four-piece performing group that’s supported by current state of the art music technology. We combine our live vocal and performing talents with sequenced musical tracks, providing a full band sound at very competitive rates. We cover a wide range of music, including Motown and 60’s, 70’s Disco, the 80’s, current and classic dance hits, and standards and swing music. We invite you to check out our schedule of upcoming performances and join us one night to experience the excitement that Debra Coppola & Second To None generates with a live audience. Our audio demo will allow you to hear for yourself the outstanding quality and diversity of the music the band performs. A comprehensive song list is also accessible on our web site and you can reach us by telephone at (401) 351-4553. We’re confident you’ll choose Debra Coppola & Second To None for your establishment or event.
Debra Coppola (lead vocalist) – Debra’s soulful singing style has been compared to that of Patti Labelle & Aretha Franklin. She creates an electrifying musical experience, thrilling audiences and singing everything from dance hits to beautiful ballads. Debra was trained by the renowned Rhode Island tenor Arturo Coppola and has been highly regarded for many years. She developed her live performing skills in top cover bands throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, some of those including her talented family members. She opened for the Village People in the 80’s and for Sister Sledge at Twin River Casino in early 2000.
Kenny Williams (lead vocals, guitar, bass guitar) is a soulful R&B style vocalist that captivates an audience and always keeps the dancers moving and grooving. Kenny has performed all over the country for many years. Back in the 90’s he was the lead vocalist in one of the top-rated cover bands in the U.S. that also included Jery on guitar. Kenny is an accomplished funk guitarist and bassist himself.
Arnold “Pops” Mills (Lead vocals) – Arnold has performed all over the East Coast for many years. He was most recently with LLoyd Parks and The New Blue Notes, and he was an original member of Coastline, a very popular Rhode Island based band. Arnold brings a genuine Motown style and sensibility to the band, and his lively interaction with the audience is 2nd To None.
Jery Potenza (guitar, saxophones, bass, keyboards, vocals) is a multi-faceted musician and literally the backbone of Debra Coppola & Second To None. Equally adept on all of his instruments, he contributes enormously to the live feel of the band, sometimes playing several different instruments in a single song.
Debra, Kenny, Arnold and Jery combine forces to lock into a groove that is truly “Second To None ”.