Welcome to the official WINGBEAT website!
Paula Ann and Dominic DeMonico are the husband and wife musical duo ‘”Wingbeat”.
Hailing from Connecticut and inspired by Sugarcane Jane, they “spread their wings” and flew South two years ago to make their “new nest” in Foley, Alabama.
Paula Ann’s professional performing arts education is in Dance, Music and Theater. She has worked as a performer for over 35 years on stage, scene and television, as a voice actress for video games and animation and was even a stunt woman! Her love of music and songwriting began at an early age where she was hugely influenced by the Country music that she grew up on. Her storytelling lyrics are visceral, heartfelt and sometimes comedic. She draws from her life’s experiences as a Caregiver to her elderly parents in their song “Family First”, and her father’s long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease and Post Polio Syndrome in “Running Water”. Deeply devoted to helping those with Dementia / Alzheimer’s Disease, she wrote the true story of a young woman stricken with early onset Alz in “Remember Me”. Then there is the comedic side of Paula Ann’s writing in “Do Over Day” and “In The Land Of The Dollar General”. Her love of teaching, directing and choreographing for theater began at the age of thirteen and she loves the work that she does with Autism Awareness, Special Needs Performing Arts Programs and Children’s Literacy. If Paula Ann is not performing with “Wingbeat” or acting onstage at the South Baldwin Community Theater, she can be found sitting on her magic carpet on the lawn at the Magnolia Springs Public Library surrounded by children reading picture books aloud!!
Dominic is a seasoned musician having learned to play guitar and bass at the age of seven and began performing in bands at age 15 at has performed at the most prestigious nightclubs and music venues in Connecticut. He has played for many years with New England Hall Of Fame Drummer Bobby “T” Torello, The Name Droppers, and many of CT’s best musicians. He most recently performed live on drums with Sugarcane Jane at Under The Oaks in Foley and at The People’s Room playing acoustic guitar with Sugarcane Jane on their SOLD OUT show! As a songwriter, Dominic has a flair for writing great hook driven melodies. Their song “The Mortgage Man” was birthed from another true life situation, and demonstrates his Southern Rock style of playing. Then his versatility shows up in a “Partridge Family meets Beach Blanket Bingo” inspired song “So In Love With You” and “Dune Buggy”. Having also been bitten by the theater bug, Dominic performs as an actor on stage at the South Baldwin Community Theater in Gulf Shores and is a Technical & Music Director for
SBCT as well as the Music & Video Producer/Engineer for “Wingbeat Productions”.