Brad Shreve has been almost famous for the last 20 years in many local bands including The Angels, Thumbs McGee, Route 62. He is a walking index of music history and rock 'n' roll knowledge, sort of like a human internet database for the rest of us, and is known for his chameleon-like ability to play music in nearly any genre with equal proficiency. Lately, Brad has been on a quest to learn to play every Beatles song, and is not afraid to turn anything up to 11,
light an accordion on fire Jimi Hendrix style, or drink anything you give him..
Toni Shreve is unusual. As if it isn't difficult enough to be a great rock keyboard player, she is uniquely able to completely switch gears and play complex pieces of classical music as an accompanist at the College of Wooster. . She can sight read better than most people can just plain read. As a Public Service Announcement, we feel obligated to warn you that when you hear her sing, you may feel the urge to cry, smile uncontrollably, or may enter a state of euphoria. Don't worry, this is a normal reaction and the only long term side effect is the urge to hear it again and again. She is also the Wife of Brad.
Stan has been surrounded by music for as long as he can remember. Over the years, he has played for Trilogy, Broke, Emerge, Oversight, Blackout and a handful of other local bands. His style and passion stem from bands such as The Beatles, Rush, Yes, Genesis and the more recent Dave Matthews Band. Stan rocks out on Rogers drums and Zildjian cymbals. Outside of his music career, Stan is an avid supporter of "Music In Our Schools", PBS and Ban The Penny.
Tim Opie (aka Timmy James) has been playing a long time, about 39 years. I've seen a lot of different rock-n-roll show up, stick around for a a few years, then go away. I love guitar music, lots of influences...Elvis, Ted Nugent, Joe Perry, Stevie Ray, Via, Satriani...and scores of others. Pretty much self taught, Thanks to Joe Hathcock for the few lessons, and precious time I got to spend with him. I'm a jammer, and I love a honky tonk crowd. I have an awesome family...Jordan Elizabeth, Mckenzie Alyse, Zachary James Howard, Emma Grace, and my hot wife Shirley, who lets me be me and keeps everything together.
I'm pretty much a self-taught bass player with no music training at all. I play strictly by ear and feel. I was influenced in my mid-teens by my brother Tim and his band mates. While my peers would want to play guitar or drums, I just loved the bass and still do today. These days my favorite bass is my blue Carvin LB75 5 string but I also have a fretless Dean Edge 5 string, an Alembic Epic 4 string, a Stuart Spector NS-2A 4 string and a Steinberger (by Cort) 4 string. On stage I play through a Hartke stack. My music influences are my brother Tim, Gene Simmons, Geddy Lee, Victor Wooten and others too numerous to mention. I also need to thank my wife Lisa for putting up with and supporting me and my music for all these years.