Thanks so much for the awesome review!! We truly enjoyed performing for you and we had a blast!! Again thank you for the great review!!!
Amber Reese fronts the band and has an exceptional voice! She participated as a contestant on "The Voice" and has fronted bands in Louisville and Nashville! Now she brings her talent to Usual Suspect Band!
Lead Guitarist Bruce Jones has been performing all over the U.S. for the past 36 years, sharing the stage with the likes of Tom Sholz of Boston, Travis Toy of Rascal Flatts and Jeff Douglas of the Oak Ridge Boys. Bruce says his influences come from the artists above, as well as Terry Kath...guitarist of the Legendary Band Chicago! Other influences are Average White Band, Tower of Power, Weather Report and many artists from the Motown era.
Martina Shirley has an extensive background in musical performance on the Upright and Electric Bass for over 20 years. Martina has performed in a variety of venues across the Region and has experience playing in Classical Strings Orchestras, Rock, R&B, Motown, Gospel and Jazz Groups.
Mike Damron comes to USB as a well-known Piano Man from the Lawrenceburg Kentucky area. He is an accomplished pianist and vocalist that has performed all over the Eastern U.S. He has also been known to lend his talents to Off Broadway Musicals and plays one mean organ!
Annalie Durbin is the Heart Beat behind the Usual Suspects Band. This Morgantown WV native has been performing on the Drums and Percussion for 12 years and is currently working on her Masters Degree at the University of Louisville. A talented percussionist, Annalie says her influences come from many genre's of music, including Rock Drummer Neil Pert, as well as famed Jazz Drummers Buddy Rich and Dave Weckl.
Then we get to our ultra talented "Hornsmen" of the Usual Suspects Band...
Featured soloist Trevin Little brings his soulful saxophone sounds to USB with over 15 years of performance and teaching experience! He is also a highly regarded music educator and continues to teach and perform in Louisville.
Tenor Saxophonist Jeff Mackey has 26 years of performance experience and is the Founder of the Usual Suspects Band. Jeff studied Music at the University of Louisville, learning from Local Sax Greats Mike Tracy and Jamie Aebersold. He has performed on the Louisville Music Scene with Leo Night and The Moonlighters as well as the popular rock band Goldbrick. Jeff also does the managing and marketing for the group so when you need USB, call him!
Doug Finke is a well known Trombonist with national and international performing experience. After making Louisville his home, This Chicago native has performed all over the world. He has performed with Jim Beebe's Chicago Jazz Band, Bob Shulz Frisco Jazz Band as well as with Warren Vache, Kenny Davern, Richard Wyandss, Jim Cullum, John Bunch and James Charillo and is a much sought after Free Lance and Studio Musician.
Lastly, we have the musical Prodigy Isaac Stephens. Power and High Notes on the Trumpet is not the only thing this Lead Trumpeter brings to the Usual Suspects Band. He is also an accomplished Saxophonist, Guitarist, Drummer as well as Writer and Arranger! He has toured nationally and internationally and is in high demand as a Studio Musician.
When you spend an evening with Usual Suspects Band, you will be treated to music covering the likes of Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Delbert McClinton, Otis Redding, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Ritchey, Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, The Blues Brothers and Tower of Power among many others. Contact USB to entertain your next Event!!!