Schaunsy
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alto, Steel guitar.

ABOUT

SHORT SHORT: (Bio below)
Worked in and around music and theater in many capacities. Toured with excellent band in the 80's as one of two lead females for 2.5 years. Can provide references - hard working, reliable and passionate! Formerly with Knoxville's Premier band "Private Stock"
Audio Lead sample from Private Stock - Ben Landers, Steve Caron, Sarena Northern, Ted Rogers and Michael Jordan. "Take It To The Limit" sample with KB Jam - Rob, Amy & Evan McCrady, Don Bright, Max Hazelwood, and Buster Baldwin.

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My biological father played bass for Marty Robbins for 2 years, also for Jeannie C Riley, and did an emergency gig with Dolly. My great grand father who could play piano by ear, could also name notes without looking at the keys. My grandmother and her sisters all sang and we were the family who would sing on the porch with whoever brought their guitar, including mom. After my grandmother passed and all the great aunts stopped visiting we stopped singing so much. Though unable to continue now, Mom joined a couple of gospel groups that traveled and she loved it. My aunt still has us singing Christmas Hymnals while setting up or tearing down the Christmas tables.

My background: Church choir and harmony with mom and a cousin singing church 'specials' as a young girl. Then school chorus, and clarinet in both symphonic and marching band. Later the choir director formed some groups for school functions and competitions. In early spring of my senior year we tried out for a job at Six Flags Over Ga which we scored with "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy". We traded 30 minute sets with a group called "Everybody's Brothers", an Acapella group and later with the Blue Grass band who scored a job the same day we did.

When the group split at the end of the season, I became MC for the Shirt Tales show until Warner Brothers bought out the Characters (cartoon) contract and I became Bugs Bunny for the next season. I worked concerts during my off hours where I met Night Ranger, Blue Oyster Cult all the way to Amy Grant, Debbie Boone, Kool And the Gang, Air Supply and De Barge. Air Supply invited a bunch of us onto the bus where we all just played cassettes and sang. No drugs, no alcohol, just fun.

That fall I met a band looking for another female for lead and backup. I auditioned and a month after that, I joined them on the road for 2.5 years. We traveled to 25 states, from GA to Montgomery Alabama, up the Midwest, all the way to Moscow, Idaho. This was my college... :)

We stumbled upon more celebrities while traveling/touring - Tanya Tucker back before she had kids, and the Four Tops. We met Bo Didley playing the "Wildwood Flower" in Missouri. Because nature dumped a ton of snow, Bo's audience was our band and some staff... I ran lights, Dorinne ran sound.

I met and married someone there and we had the Oscar Mayer child. That was 29 years ago. Most of my singing since has been solo at church, or with a group from there and loved it. My claim to fame are these things... Tanya Tuckers manager, walking into the club, said I needed a different mic but he really liked my voice. Secondly, a James Brown tribute band we used to travel the same club route with via our agent offered me a job after I had my son. Also, I once was tipped twice in the same week, $20 for Saving All My Love by Whitney. More recently, tipped $200 dollars at a venue with Private Stock to continue playing another 30 minutes.

While I was in the band, I did most of the songs that are listed, singing lead and playing sax. I also packed up, and set up. Everybody had a job and nobody got out of load out, no matter how late you got back Saturday evening LOL. :) My sax is Roxie. I took a short hiatus from the band and Dorinne the sound girl started playing the sax and named it Victoria and played her pretty good. So I bought an Emil Blessings silver carved Alto. Do and I talked about what to name her. She said "How about Roxie" and it stuck.

Of First Attraction, the bass player, from New Mexico, is playing with a Salsa Band there. The Drummer (stellar), a personal trainer, plays around Atlanta and church. A second drummer, also still playing in Alabama. The other girl in the band, Val, played with a touring band but is currently not playing.. The guitarist has been with a Gospel group for years now. The sound girl, she came onstage when I left. She moved to Port Richey Florida near the guitarist and they did some stuff early on... I talked to Do then and she said they also played at a church sometimes where they had three services - the early service was for the "Uptight", the middle service, for the "Upright" and the last service was for the "Laid back" where you could wear shorts to service LOL

I was so VERY fortunate to have stumbled into these folks when I was a young girl. I want to be with people who play and sing because they can't help themselves and want to have some fun. So my head and arms and heart are wrapped up in music without an outlet all these years. I just have all these sparkles of touching the entertainment industry in many ways. I'm not opposed to any songs or stage show that wouldn't make my grandma ashamed of me. :)

>>>Available for walk on's or fill in's!!!<<<
Can walk on with most of the songs listed below!!!
re: contact: schaunsy at G-m-a-i-l; 865-316-6847 (google #, msg only)

Screen name:
Schaunsy
Member since:
Mar 04 2016
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

My songlist is now available via email. schaunsy at G-m-a-i-l

Groups or soloist's I perform: (Rock, Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Christian)

Heart, Fleetwood, Eagles, Melissa Etheridge, Susan Tedeschi, Quarterflash, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Sade, Steel Dragon, Free, Eddie Money, Boston, Kiki Dee, DIana Krall, Little Big Town, Doobie Brothers, Aerosmith, Patti Smyth, Zac Brown, Dwight Yokum, Chuck Berry, Daryl Hall, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Andrew Sisters, Eva Cassidy, Gail Davies, Rosanne Cash, Rhonda Vincent, Rita Coolidge, Eddie Money, Sweet, Orleans,, Joe Cocker, Jennifer Nettles, Natalie Cole, Teena Marie, Mariah Carey, DeBarge, Michael Jackson, Lisa Stanfield, Juice Newton, Janet Jackson, Melanie, Helen Reddy, Robert Palmer, Karen Carpenter, Ray Charles, Temptations, Pointer Sisters, Sam Brown, Joss Stone, Carole King, Sugarland, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, Jo Dee Messina, Pat Benatar, Katrina & The Waves, Steppenwolf, Van Morrison, Bob Seger, Grand Funk Railroad, Nat King Cole, Brenda Lee, Lauren Daigle, Rascal Flatts, Kenny & Dolly, Conway & Loretta, Tammy & George, Selah, Connie Smith, Crystal Gayle, Jeannie C. Riley, Dottie West, Donna Fargo, Patsy Cline, Doyle Lawson, Dale Ann Bradley, and more...

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Vocalist - Soprano:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Vocalist - Alto:
Expert
Saxophone:
Moderate
Clarinet:
Intermediate
Other Percussion:
Beginner
Keyboard:
Beginner
Other:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Roxie (sax), gig bag and sax stand, mic cord, 3 mic stands, 4 LED stage lights, 2 keyboards (with stand, case and seat), personal monitor & 2 wireless mic's.

MUSIC