Los Angeles Times


Willie McNeil, the drummer whose expressions could be a comedy act of their own. "I've always mugged a lot," says McNeil, 40. "I'm a showoff, and it adds a comical element to the show. This is a perfect gig for a ham like me. Carolina is great. She's very musical. I can play a riff once, and the next time I play it, she catches it. No matter what the other girls do on stage, she's always on top." McNeil's mouth gapes when Cerisola gets close. She rips off her dress in one smooth swoop, evealing a pair of sparkly panties that match her bra. Men whistle and scream. Cerisola moves in front of McNeil's drum kit with her back to the audience. He pounds salsa on his drum, and her feet go off.