Ryan Sette is a guitarist who hails from Green Bay, WI, and can usually be found playing the music of jazz, although he has been moved by classical, blues, rock, funk, and acoustic/ fingerstyle music. All of these influences can be heard distinctly through his solo playing, which is mostly a mix of classical style fingerpicking through jazz standards. Currently, he teaches private lessons at the Guitar Cellar, and is involved in a variety of musical efforts. He has been working on music for a possible solo, is a member of a new, original rock group called Quarterlife Crisis, and has recently joined up with Mark Mertens to play jazz guitar duos. Ryan is available for private parties, weddings, special events, etc. for a reasonable fee. Hiring an accomplished solo artist can give you a lot of bang for your buck. Ryan plays a huge variety of music on solo guitar, and can easily tailor his set list to fit any situation. Over the past eleven years, Ryan has led a fairly eclectic musical life. He's played with local jazz master John Salerno, sat in with the cover band Charisma, spent a year behind-the-scenes with the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, led his own jazz combo, opened for the Beaver Dam Community Orchestra, sang Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Oshkosh Symphony, and has filled in on banjo playing Dixieland and Polka with the Packer Band. He has even performed in a big band with jazz greats Chuck Loeb and Bobby Militello. During high school, Ryan received the high ratings for a classical guitar performance at a solo competition, and personally organized and directed his school's jazz ensemble. Since then, he has graduated at the top of his class with a degree in Jazz from the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay.
Tom Green is a multifaceted professional entertainer whose pop-rock shows have been bringing audiences to their feet for over 15 years. His high energy sets featuring hits from stars like Robert Palmer, Elton John, Billy Joel, Elvis Presley and Bruce Springsteen have drawn cheers from Canada to Dixieland. Tom Green's growing national reputation is built on years of hard work in his home state. His dedication is paying off. Just ask his peers in WAMI (the Wisconsin Area Music Industry) who have voted Green Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Stage Entertainer of the Year. Tom Green's credits reach across North America. Live concerts for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Half-time shows during National Football League games; classical singing with the Bel Canto Chorus and he was selected to perform as part of the backup chorus that performed with Luciano Pavorotti at the United Center in Chicago.
Past Due features Straight Up The Band founders Tanya (Vocals) and Dave (Guitar and Vocals) along with newcomer Dan Weaver. Originally formed as an acoustic cover duo, Past Due is able to perform a lighter version of their cover band's set list. However Past Due has over the years, evolved into a group that consists of mainly original material. Musical influences include country, folk, and classic rock with Dave doing the majority of the writing and Tanya and Dan adding their musical talents to the mix. All three artists have extensive live and studio experience. Their relaxed performance style and close friendship; along with Dave's soul-searching original lyrics, Dan's skilled guitar playing, and Tanya's rich vocals make for an enjoyable show.
David Miller was introduced to the harmonica back in 1972 by his late father at the age of eleven. David's dad was his mentor, but his other influences also include: Little Walter, Big Walter Horton, Sonny Boy Williamson, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Billy Branch, Jim Liban, and Steve Cohen to name just a few. David has appeared throughout the Midwest including the Wisconsin State Fair, Summerfest, Sherman Fest, as well as various Chicago clubs.