Lyle Miller - Lead Vocals
Influences: Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Joe Cocker, Al Green, Wilson Pickett
Bio: Lyle has been a professional performer for over 30 years. He has appeared on concert and theater stages around Chicago and the world. He won best actor in 2010 for his role as Joe Tex in Black Ensemble Theater's "Story of Joe Tex" Lyle is also a professional recording artist, producer, music and vocal arranger.
Dave Drower - Sax
Influences: John Coltrane, Michael Brecker and Dexter Gordon
Bio: Tenor saxophonist and music educator, Dave received his undergraduate degree from VanderCook College of Music in music education and his Masters from Western Illinois University in Jazz Performance. Currently the Band Director at Northtown Academy in Chicago, David also is a very active musician throughout Chicago.
Kathy Fern - Lead Vocals
Influences: Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Linda Ronstadt, Patti Labelle, and Chaka Khan
Bio: Kathy did her first solo voice performance at the age of 11, since then she's honed her skills in many different situations from church choirs to local bands. Kathy's band leader skills are something that cannot be taught; she's developed those skills while managing her own bands and spending countless hours performing live music in many different venues over the last 30 years. Her standard for excellence is followed by everyone in the band!
Josh Hylland - Bass
Kyle Teegan - Guitar
Dartanian Gunn - Drums
Alex Keys - Keyboard
Influences: Jamiroquai, Average White Band, Maceo Parker, Oscar Peterson, Scott Joplin
Alex started learning music at age 10 in boy's choir and found the "magic" of piano a couple of years later. During those early school years he became familiar with classical music and Beatles songs, and later got blessed to play funky grooves and a rich variety of soul music.
Alex joined this incredible Chicago band in 2019 and feels happy to share soul and funk passion with our fans!