Renegade Train is a Gig Harbor based, traditional country swing band playing many of the 70's & 80's hits by such folks as Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, The Oak ridge Boys, and....Well, you get the idea. We are not stuck there however, we also perform some of the newer works by Alan Jackson, The Mavericks, Josh Turner, George Strait and Travis Tritt. But no matter what we play it is all danceable from a slow waltz to line dancing, swing and two-step. Renegade Train has appeared at benefits, clubs, casinos, summer festivals and private parties throughout Western Washington. Formed in 2008 by former MGM & Columbia recording artist Donn Allard on guitar and vocals, the band includes Alex Cantor on Bass and Vocals - Jim Barker on Drums - and Mark Wuestoff on Pedal Steel Guitar. All of these folks have 'cut their teeth" on all kinds of music throughout the Pacific Northwest over the last few decades but NOW it's "COUNTRY"
* Tim Sellsted - Guitar * Larry Messer - Midi, Guitar * Ira McCully - Sound Engineer * Dino Mayer - Bass, Vocals * Jenn Ollivier - Vocals * Kyle Jones - Drums, Vocals * Bryan Boeholt - Keyboard, Vocals *WE WILL KEEP YOU DANCING ALL NIGHT LONG!* UC7 is a six piece dance band that plays all of your ultimate classic rock, funk and R&B favorites from the 60's, 70's and 80's. We have a phenomenal female lead singer, a funky bass player with a luscious voice, a slick keyboardist with a bold baritone voice, 2 stellar guitarist, a brilliant lead guitar and MIDI player and an unbelievable drummer who also sings backup and lead. We bring professional experience from every direction of the entertainment field and can take the lead on making your event the most memorable one ever. We bring our own equipment, lights and experienced sound engineer. From a small room to a large auditorium, we'll bring your Party to a whole new level!
I have made my living as a professional actor/musician for my entire life. I have performed and recorded in a variety of locations around the world. I specialize in cocktail piano and small jazz ensembles for private parties, corporate events, and country clubs. A partial client list includes Country Clubs of America, Hewlitt-Packard, General Motors, Northwest Airlines, Mitsubishi, The Press Club of Washington D.C., Ford Motor Company, Sony, Masco, K-Mart, Mackinac Island, NCL, Ritz-Carleton, Chrysler, Oceania Cruise Line, Radisson, and many others. The various Country Clubs, Yacht Clubs, Fine Dining Restaurants, and Hotels in which I have performed are too numerous to mention. Over the years, I have taught privately on Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute. I have a BA in Theatre and an MA in Performing Arts. I have lived in San Francisco, New York City, Vienna (Austria), and Miami Beach. I have recently relocated to the Vancouver area & Pacific Northwest.
Benjamin Heller is a classical guitarist in the Seattle area. He has been playing guitar for almost 14 years and has spent the last four years studying under Julian Catford. Benjamin Heller recently graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a degree in Music Recording Technology. Throughout his college career he took private instruction lesson in classical guitar, as well as a couple years studying Jazz under Julian Catford. Ben also participated in the Jazz Big Band, with whom he performed at the Triple Door and other venues around Seattle. In addition to singing in the Men's choir, he accompanied their performance at Benaroya in December of 2009. He is now emerging in the Seattle area as a performer.