10013 NE Hazel Dell Ave. #118, Vancouver, WA, 98685
Lead Vocals / Writing
Wit. Humor. Talent. Oh snap ! What's she gonna do ??? Unpredictably fun, this band leader has the loudest voice. Lyrics are her forte. Awesome and strong vocals for the covers, awesome lyrics for the originals. Mountain lions are drawn to her voice and bobcats have been known to purr in her presence. Texas native Christi Mangner sings, writes, entertains for the band. For the audience.
Drums / Percussion
Yuck.Yuck.Yuck. Jim Schmeling. Could he be any more hilarious ? Jim keeps the band in stitches. And on beat. And his sweet dog Max is the band mascot. He’s been in bands in the Pacific Northwest for an excruciatingly long time. (Jim. Not Max) And since TSG practices in his garage, he has to feed them. The Shaman says so.
Keyboards / Vocals
Keys are not a basic part of every band, but they are in TSG. Lucky enough to have a virtuoso-level keyboardist bringing mechanical ability and knowledge to the stage. She's been an instructor for Yamaha. Back before TSG. So she knows the ivory board. And the mating behaviors of the Chinook salmon. And background vocals. Honora Whitaker-Mead. And watch out for the quirky, sneaky, well-placed piano diddy.
Guitar / Vocals
Rhythm guitar, lead guitar, background vocals, neuro surgery, veteranary science, calculus professor....oh wait. Just the music stuff. Co-writer of TSG's originals and big fan of them, Amy Wells calls TSG her favorite band of all time. Her favorite animal? This week it's the bald eagle. She has bird watching binoculars. And she has fun, too. How can you not with this crew !
Boomin. Right on the money. On the mark. Anthony "A.C." Carroll's 5-string bass is 1/5 of the band's sound. But his direction and knowledge of the music of TSG is so much more. Music knowledge, rock history, radio ga-ga, and needlepoint. The band would not have the tight sound it does without A.C. Kind hearted and sure footed like a winning greyhound, he lays down the funk and rock. Thank you Anthony. For all the funk you do. JK about the needlepoint. We really don't have any hard evidence...
The Giving Closet
The band is heavy in the world of distribution of goods to those in need through area organizations. One of them is Giving Closet.
Giving Closet is located at 2804-B NE 65th Avenue in Vancouver, WA, 98661.
The services provided are primarily for homeless, low income families, temporarily financially affected persons, domestic violence, or fire loss. Services are based on financial need.
That no one should be without clothing, food, and an education within our reach.
The Giving Closet is meeting new needs of the community through child, youth, and adult educational services. This new program, Giving Hope, begins October 1, 2011. They provide many new programs free of charge that will enhance the lives of many Clark County residents that have a great need to learn how to read and write. This program will include a child after-school tutoring program, a teen and Adult G.E.D. program, Adult Basic Education Program, and a mentoring program that includes basic life skills classes.
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