Meet the Band
Cindy Ballaro has lived in Texas, Kentucky, Florida, and both Carolinas, but considers Charlotte home as she has been there a total of 25 years so far. She grew up singing in church choirs and singing groups. She has her BA in Arts Management, with a minor in Music from ECU. Her “backstage” experience includes working in the areas of marketing, development and business administration for three decades, primarily in the performing arts industry. Her “onstage” experience includes numerous solo appearances, singing with Sweet Adelines, and most recently with In-A-Chord℠ and as the Co-Music Director at Unity of Lake Norman.
Cindy is also a SoulCollage® facilitator, and in 2014 she developed and created NoteWorthy Workshops℠ which are a synergy of her life’s work, combining her expressive arts experience with her self-development and spiritual journey.
After a two-year stint as a Peace Corp. volunteer in Venezuela, Paul began a 25-year career at First Union National Bank (now Wells Fargo). He left as a senior vice president in 1997 to pursue a career dream – to become a motivational speaker. During the following 11 years, he spoke in 12 countries, wrote 4 books, authored numerous audio products and was inducted into the GetMotivation™ hall-of-fame in 2007.
Paul’s early indoctrination into and love for music came from his mom, a wonderful spirit and a pretty darn good piano player. A couple of nights a week, the entire family would gather around the piano and sing traditional Christian music as well as whatever was popular at the time. He was singing solos in church by age six and in his later teens began singing with several rock and roll bands. Somewhere along the way Paul learned to play the guitar and started writing songs.
Although Paul has been writing music since his early twenties, a few years ago he started composing a different kind of music, music that sends a universally positive message, music that Paul claims is totally Spirit-driven. In total, Paul has written well over 300 songs.
Greg James was born and grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has always loved theater and music, and his love of the latter found him joining traveling bands up and down the east coast in the mid-70s. He eventually found his way to Charlotte, NC about the end of that decade and decided to lay down roots there. When big-name bands traveling through the Charlotte area suddenly find themselves without a keyboard player, it's likely they will turn to Greg James to fill the bill.
Greg is a multi-talented musician who plays with many local bands in the Charlotte area. He is currently the resident pianist at Tosco Music Parties, and also serves at the Music Director at Unity of Charlotte, North Carolina.
"Cindy is a passionate Sacred Activist, with a powerful and heartbreaking voice. She is a superb guide to others to help them find their true voice and enact its truth in our world. "
“Paul, your songs are good. Really good.”
— Byron Hill, Award-Winning Songwriter, Nashville, TN
~Nancy Ennis, Senior Minister
Unity Church of Charlotte, NC