• Joel Randolph

    Joel Randolph

    "Joel"

    Started singing at age 3 in church choir, piano at age 10. Started playing professionally when 15 rock and country bands. Toured the country for 10 years then settled at Rum Runners Lansing in... read more

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    Greg Cloninger

    "El Grego"

    Originally from Dallas, NC, Greg has been playing piano since he was in second grade. He still hasn’t figured out which end you’re supposed to blow into…

    His favorite... read more

  • Will Fink

    Will Fink

    "Will"

    From a young age Will has always had a fascination with music and has since made a life’s goal of becoming a career musician.

    Starting in classical and gospel, moving to bluegrass, then... read more

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    Jonathan Ansley

    "Jonathan"

    Jonathan has been entertaining audiences from coast to coast and every in-between through out the U.S. for well over a decade.

    I always play to the audience not at them. Performance at... read more

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    Brad Thoreson

    "Brad"

    Brad was born and raised in Valley City, North Dakota. Coming from a family with music in his blood, music has always been a vital part of his life. He began playing by ear at the age of four and... read more

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    Thom Dunn

    ""DJ 40 oz""

    “DJ 40 oz.” has been WOWing crowds for over two decades. From house parties, to special DJ festivals, to residences at major nightclubs, “DJ 40 oz.” has ROCKED THE PARTY... read more

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    Ashton Wolf

    "Ashton"

    Player Bio: Ashton has played at various Rum Runner locations including Destin (FL), Wilmington (NC), Raleigh (NC) and Mishawaka (IN). For the first six months of 2005 he played the dueling piano... read more

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    Ben Michaels

    "Big Ben"

    Ben Michaels (aka The Musical Gym Rat, aka Benny Upgrades, aka Benny Late Fees, aka Christo) played his first song, “A Russian Lullabye”, on the piano when he was 3 years old. He... read more

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    Bill Witherington

    "Wild Bill"

    Born in Paducah, KY, Bill started playing the trombone at the age of 10. In 1976, he moved with his family to Indiana, where he attended and graduated from Carmel High School. He was awarded a... read more

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    Dan Louisell

    "Ol' McGreggor"

    Dan Louisell is a member of the mammalia class. Like all mammals, he is an air-breathing vertebrate characterized by the possession of endothermy, hairy skin, and three middle ear bones. The... read more

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    Dew Pendleton

    "Dew"

    Born in Alabama and raised on the family farm, you might expect to find
    him as country as that all sounds, but it is only a small part of the
    puzzle that creates Dew’s unique sound.... read more

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    Eric Forbis

    "Erock"

    I grew up in a small town outside of Charlotte, and started singing as soon as I could talk. I learned everything I know about music from my Dad who has been a High School Choir Director for 35... read more

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    George Winters

    "Smokin George"

    My Dad was a B3 salesman, and I had access to instruments at a young age. Played my whole life, did the band thang & then raised my kids doin’ a single. I guess that’s why i love... read more

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    Jared Wood

    "Jared"

    Jared began playing regularly for church at the age of 12. Since then, he has been involved in over 20 musical theater productions, including several at his alma mater, Duke University. He was the... read more

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    Jason Brady

    "Jason B"

    Jason was born and raised in the Rock-N-Roll capital of the world, Cleveland, Ohio. At the tender age of five he began working as a musician with his father in local venues and events. His first... read more

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    Jeff Paschall

    "Jeff"

    Originally from VA Beach, VA Jeff has called North Carolina home since the age of 18. Jeff has played in numerous bands since the age of 16 and recorded his first album in 1996 with The... read more

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    John Taylor

    "Opie"

    Born and raised in Wayne County, NC, John dreamed of becoming a cartoonist until he was bitten by the music bug. Although largely self-taught, he attended music classes at Wayne Community College... read more

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    Jonny Ellis

    "Deaf Jonny"

    Music is in my blood! I’ve been playing piano professionally for over 20 years, and I’ve been dueling or 13. Drums, fiddle, vocals and piano are all a regular part of my performance.... read more

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    Joshua Hamilton

    "Clark Kent"

    Joshua is actually a nutrition/exercise consultant in disguise. He travels the globe giving presentations about healhty diet and exercise, realizing dreams, as well as raising awareness for... read more

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    Lori Crane

    "Lori "

    Lori began classical piano training at the age of five. By age nine, she was the church pianist and toured the Midwest with a gospel group, She has toured extensively around the world with a... read more

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    Michael McCaslin

    "MIke"

    Started as a wedding DJ in high school, went on to work as a solo ‘one man band’ act through college at Michigan State University studying music. Recruited for dueling pianos in 2001... read more

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    Mike Johnson

    "Mikey J"

    Mikey has been with Rum Runners for a number of years and still loves calling the gulf coast of Florida home.

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    Nathaniel Sangsland

    "Nate"

    I started playing and singing in church as a child. I became a music major in college studying vocal performance. I then enlisted in the Army for 4 years. I was stationed in Germany, Texas and... read more

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    Nicholas Pearson

    "Nick"

    Starting my music education in high school, I played in Jazz band, marching band, and concert band. I used to drum on pots and pans as a little kid a lot too. Born and raised in Daytona Beach, FL.... read more

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    Noel Leaman

    "Noel"

    Noel Leaman is a Saginaw Mi, native. Son of Piano teacher, Grandson of a Violinist and Celloist. Started playing drums and piano at age 3. Composed music at age 10. Performed in various bands... read more

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    Norm Hastings

    "Norm"

    I’ve been playing piano since I was 8. Started playing in churches and a couple of college bands, then started playing professionally in 2003 when I moved to Mobile, AL. Currently I play in... read more

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    Patrick Raymaker

    "Pat"

    Patrick Raymaker is a multi-instrumentalist and has played the piano since the age of 4. He started singing at the age of 7. At the age of 18, he received a scholarship to attend the famed Berklee... read more

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    Paul Bickel

    "Paul"

    Paul Bickel has been worked at Rum Runners since February 2006, at the Mishawaka, South Bend, Fort Wayne, and Lansing clubs.

    In his spare time, he is a full-time band director at Western... read more

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    Mark Toney

    "DJ Mark T"

    Brooklyn born and raised , grew up listening to Disco, Hip hop, Funk , Soul & Pop. I have always been fascinated by the DJ !! I finally one day walked into Guitar Center and said “Set... read more

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    Paul Therrell

    "Paul"

    I started my professional music career in 1980 (as a complete amateur!), and over the last 3 decades have worked my way up to being the most nearly famous person in music. ; )

    On the... read more

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    Rob Legere

    "Rob"

    I discovered my passion for music at an early age. I started playing in church when I was around 12 years old. I then moved on to playing local bars and restaurants around 18. I have been... read more

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    Scott Rockwood

    "Scott"

    Scott Rockwood began playing guitar at age 11. In 1996, a year after graduating from High School, he co-founded a band that wrote music, recorded and toured for the following fifteen years. In... read more

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    Shawn Hartung

    "Shawn"

    Shawn began playing and singing at an early age and was very active in dance, choir and musical theater in school. She taught elementary music for six years in the Missouri public school system... read more

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    Tim Hunt

    "Tim"

    Tim spent money at Rum Runners for over a decade before figuring out his wife would let him spend more time there if he was paid every night. Starting in 2010 after playing one-armed drums to a... read more

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    Tommy Orr

    "Eeyore"

    Tommy has been performing in a wide variety of musical ventures since the early ‘80s, including rock & roll bands, musical theatre, weddings and various solo gigs. He has been dueling since... read more

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    Wes Heath

    "Wes"

    I’ve toured the U.S. and Europe. Been at Rum Runners since 2006.

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    Will Hamlin

    "Will Hamlin"

    Will is one of the most popular performers at our FT. Wayne, IN location, you can always find Will rocking and rolling on stage.

    Personal Quote: Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em

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    Tom Mata

    "Tom Mata"

    Tom began playing guitar when he was 14 and started his first band, Firethorn Drive, at age 16. After a brief time away from the scene, Tom began playing in a band called Blissfield in 2010.... read more

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