Contact the band for more information - Call Tim at 314-306-4313 or e-mail: tim@spectrumband.net

Melanie Mitchell

Melanie Roper
  • Lead Female Vocals (15+ years performance experience: dance bands, soloist, and a cappella)
  • Emcee for all events (spokesperson, introductions, announcements, etc.)
  • Melanie brings a fresh mix of contemporary flair to the bandís already popular collection of great dance music
  • Her vocal performances are powerful, accurate, and are the perfect blend for the diversity required by our band
  • Also available for performances during wedding ceremonies

Ray Vuichard

Ray Vuichard
  • Lead Male Vocals (25+ years performance experience)
  • Ray plays a Roland Handsonic electronic percussion pad that plays everything from congas to thunder. He also joins the Spectrum brass section on valve trombone

Grant Krener

Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from Webster University
Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from Webster University

Grant krener
  • Lead Guitar - Electric & Acoustic (25+ years performance experience)
  • Director of bands for the Brentwood school district
  • Taught at both Lindenwood University and Jefferson College
  • Active guitar instructor in St. Louis area for the last 20 years
  • Has performed with the finest musicians in the St. Louis area
  • Check out Grantís website - www.gatewayguitar.com/index.html

Mike Carosello

Bachelor of Music/Jazz Studies piano degree from The University of North Texas

Mike Carosello
  • Piano/Keyboard/Synthesizer (30+ years performance, recording and teaching experience)
  • Additional lead and background vocals. Also provides solo and accompaniment music for ceremony, cocktails and dinner events
  • Music arranger
  • Private music instructor

Drew Davis

Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis
Master of Jazz Studies from Webster University

Drew Davis
  • Trumpet/Flugelhorn (30+ years of playing and teaching experience). Also available for wedding ceremonies.
  • Performance Experience includes being a member of: The Steve Marino Revue, The Palace Orchestra at Six Flags Over Mid America, The Grand Fuzz, and the Yessir! Band.
  • Drew has been featured in concert soloing with Arnie Lawrence (lead alto NBC Tonight Show when based in NYC) and Bruce Johnston (from Maynard Fergusonís famed MF albums).
  • Drew has performed with: Dave Weckl, Jim Manley, Ray and Tom Kennedy, Phil Wilson and Ed Shaughnessy (drummer for Johnny Carsonís Tonight Show).
  • Band Director (Parkway School District 26 years). Named Parkway Teacher of the Year 2009. Currently Director of Bands at Southwest Middle School.
  • Co-Leader and founding member: City Trio, Parkway Brass Quintet and the Parkway Faculty & Friends Big Band, which has raised several thousands of dollars for music scholarships locally.
  • Clinician (and frequently featured soloist): Washington University Jazz Ensemble past 8 years.

Ray Vollmar

Ray Vollmar
  • Saxophones (30+ years performance & teaching experience)
  • Additional lead and background vocals (Louis Armstrong's twin?)
  • Available with our pianist as a duo during cocktails and/or dinner
  • Ray has performed with legendary musicians such as Ike Turner, Chuck Berry, Solomon Burke and many more. Read Ray's bio

Sean Scales

Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with emphasis on Music Theory and Composition, University of Missouri Columbia

Sean Scales
  • Electric and Upright Bass (22 Years performance experience throughout the Midwest, the Caribbean and the Mexican Riviera)
  • Additional background vocals
  • Sean has worked professionally for Royal Caribbean International and Carnival cruise lines and at the Osmond Family Theatre In Branson Missouri performing with the world famous Osmond Brothers
  • A veteran of all styles of music, Sean has performed in various professional settings including jazz clubs, big band and swing groups, classic rock, blues, country, Latin American, Vegas style production shows, weddings, corporate parties, ice shows, concerts, musical theatre, and studio recordings
  • Sean has backed a number of celebrity entertainers including John Davidson, The Osmond Brothers, Fred Travalena, Charo, Hal Frazier, and the original Star Search male vocal grand champion Kenny James
  • Sean also has extensive experience as a band leader, a music director, a private instructor, and a composer

Dave Dickey

Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from University of North Texas
Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from Florida International University (Miami)

Dave Dickey
  • Trombone (20+ years performance experience)
  • Dave is currently Director of the Instrumental Program at St Charles Community College, teaching jazz history, music appreciation, low brass, brass methods, jazz big band, jazz combos, and concert band.
  • He is also the trombone professor at University of Missouri - St Louis, jazz and classical.
  • Dave is the director of the Dave Dickey Big Band, an 18 piece professional big band featuring many of the top jazz musicians and educators from St Louis, Edwardsville, Columbia, Springfield, and Champaign-Urbana.
  • He is currently a board member of STLLBC (St Louis Low Brass Collective) and Past-President of MOAJE (Missouri Association for Jazz Education).
  • After high school Dave attended the University of North Texas and received a Bachelors in Jazz Studies (while recording 2 CDs with the famed One Oí Clock Lab Band).
  • He then moved to Miami and lived there for 6 years as a performing, recording, and touring musician. While living in Miami, Dave received his Masters in Jazz Performance from Florida International University.
  • Dave has performed with jazz artist such as Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Tito Puente, Nestor Torres, David Sanborn, Louie Bellson, Slide Hampton, John Fadis, Dave Liebman, Jim Pugh, John Fedchock, Bobby Shew, Eddie Daniels, Randy Brecker, Byron Stripling, Vincent DiMartino, Kevin Mahogany, Art Seres, Johnny Mathis, Vic Damone, Frank Sinatra Jr., Melton Mustafa Orchestra, Dennis Noday Orchestra, Four Freshman, Bob Hoose Orchestra, Lee Harris Orchestra, Dallas Jazz Orchestra, Pete Peterson Jazz Colection Orchestra, One O' Clock Lab Band, and many others.
  • Dave has also worked with Latin (salsa) artists such as Celia Cruz, Willy Chirino, Israel Lůpez "Cachao", Rey Ruiz, Eddie Santiago, Tito Nueves, Luis Enrique, Huey Dunbar (DLG), Roberto Torres, Hansel y Raul, Tropicana All-Stars, Tito Puente Jr., UNITY: Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson, Los Doctores del Ritmo, Marco Antonio Muniz, and others.
  • Dave has also worked with The Temptations, Roberta Flack, Denise Williams, The O'Jays, The Manhattans, and Spoon.

Tim Callihan

Tim Callihan

DJ Kent

DJ Kent
DJ Kent
  • Owner of Kent Audio Production Company
  • DJ has been the lead engineer on some of the largest shows produced in St. Louis either by his company or Logic Systems
  • Kent Audio also provides professional audio and lighting for corporate events and live concert events
  • There is a team of experienced professional engineers provided at each of our shows to manage all technical details
  • DJ has a warehouse full of equipment and a fleet of trucks to move it so thereís nothing that we canít provide for your event
DJ is responsible for the great sound and lighting (see below) at each performance of Spectrum Band. We recently purchased another brand new PA system that provides CD quality sound for our guests and we also purchased another brand new LED lighting system so that you and your guests will have an evening that's just as visually dazzling as it is musically dazzling. Donít let the stage size in the pictures below mislead you since we can fit in any venue. We use a sophisticated in-ear monitoring system that eliminates the need for lots of stage monitors (speakers for musicians) scattered about on the stage. We can set the band up in a very small space relative to other bands our size.


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