The story of Pepperwine began in the fall of 2010.  A guitar player in a punk band, Breece, wanted to learn how to sing properly.  He contacted a local music school and was told he would be given vocal lessons by a "bad-ass" vocal teacher – one Kellie Shane. The rest is history. 

Pepperwine existed initially as an acoustic trio.  In the summer of 2014, electricity was added with a rhythm section. Since then the band has played shows up and down the state of NJ while also venturing  into nearby Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, and Delaware.  Adding to two previously released 5-song EPs, Pepperwine released their first full length album in August 2018 called "Bright Ideas" - an 11 song, genre-blending record that fuses together elements of funk, rock, jazz, and soul.

Pepperwine continues pushing forward with a schedule full of shows, practices full of creative juices, faces full of smiles, and minds full of bright ideas.  Stay tuned!


Kellie Shane - Keys/Vocals

Breece Panepinto - Guitar/Vocals

Julian Michalski - Bass


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