Amway Family Fireworks Entertainment Spotlight – Upstage Crew Blues Band
We’re gearing up for the 2015 Amway Family Fireworks at Ah Nab Awen Park on July 4th! Leading up to the event, we want to give you a glimpse into some of the great performers you’ll be seeing throughout the evening leading up to the fireworks.
This time we’re highlighting Upstage Crew Blues Band!
Upstage Crew draws upon years of collective performance experience. Inspired by 60’s blues revival artists like Peter Green and Charlie Musselwhite as well as West Coast and Chicago blues influences, Upstage Crew plays throwback blues that are sure to please every blues fan.
Band members include:
Mark Hines: Drums – Laying down the rock solid rhythm, Mark has 20 plus years of stage experience. Influenced at a young age by the great jazz drummers, Mark now takes pride in passing his enthusiasm for music on to his kids who are talented musicians in their own right.
Todd Dhyne: Vocals and Blues Harp – Front man and blues harp master Todd has years of experience performing with a variety of West Michigan bands. Todd delivers the blues with authority and ease.
Jon Gundry: Lead Guitar – A lifelong blues fan, Jon has been been absorbing the chops of the blues greats since a teen. Always ready to complement the song with a tasteful lead, Jon also shares dueling leads with Todd Dhyne when the mood is right.
Matthew Quail: Bass – Matt has been playing for 25 years. Exposed earlier in life to a TV program on the great Muddy Waters, he exclaimed, “What is that!”, and started bending the strings on his folk acoustic guitar. Both a fine bass and guitar player, Matthew knows his way around the fretboard.
Rob Ward: Keyboard and Vocals – He can burn up a keyboard like no-one else. His sound is classically trained–worn smooth by life and the road; when he plays you can truly hear the depths of his soul. Interests are music history in blues, jazz, and alternative health.