Contact the band for more information - Call Sean at 314-610-0128 or e-mail: sean@spectrumband.net

Melanie Mitchell

Melanie Roper
  • Lead Female Vocals (20+ 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 band's 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 Grant's 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 Ferguson's famed MF albums).
  • Drew has performed with: Dave Weckl, Jim Manley, Ray and Tom Kennedy, Phil Wilson and Ed Shaughnessy (drummer for Johnny Carson's 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
  • Marketing & Booking Manager
  • Electric and Upright Bass (25+ 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 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 (25+ 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 O' 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 Lopez "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.

Joe Weber

Bachelor of Music Education degree from Southeast Missouri State University

Joe Weber
  • Drums & Percussion (30+ years performance experience)
  • He auditioned and was selected to tour with The Glenn Miller Orchestra for four years. While on the band, he recorded two CD's, "Moonlight Serenade" and "Here We Go Again."
  • He has traveled worldwide and performed with celebrities such as, Red Skelton and Jerry Vale, and was also on a few TV shows.
  • After his tour with Glenn Miller, Joe has since performed with David Bennet, Corey Christiansen, Brad Ellis, Carl Fontana, Scott Hamilton, Ann Hampton Calloway, Steve Lippia, Jane Lynch, Jim Manley, Rene Marie, Lou Marini, Robin Mark, Arlan Salte, Warren Vache, Bill Watrous, and Jim Widner.
  • Joe has also performed with the St. Louis Symphony (performing the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Symphony, also with Jane Lynch, and Brad Ellis), The St. Louis Muny Orchestra, and the St. Louis Philharmonic.
  • Joe's drumming can also be heard on numerous Mel Bay Guitar Method books, along with different artist's CDs.
  • Joe has been employed by Mozingo Music for over 28 years, and also does clinics for jazz band drummers in the schools.



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