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The Roadshow Band: Bio

The Band

Originally the "Antique Roadshow", the band decided to stop using that name when several unhappy people showed up at an outdoor event one day to have their "collectibles appraised".....Wrong Antique Roadshow! After changing the name to "The Roadshow Band", the search for a "steady" (thats code for "same guy every week") bass player continued. Kurt took over on bass and the band played on. Another change saw Bill Morris leave and Art Creaney, Mikes brother, as the new lead guitar player for the Roadshow. After a few years, Art decided to retire and move to South Carolina. Tom Kolar joined took over as lead guitar and all was well for a few years until Tom contemplated a move to Florida. Looking for a replacement, Alan Joines came in at lead guitar for a short stint. A change in plans brought Tom back to the Roadshow in August rounding out the current Roadshow band. Music from the 60's , 70's, and 80's. Classic rock, a little country and a lot of fun. Great music never dies!

Barry Bianco - Drums

A transplanted Chicago boy from the north side, Barry started playing drums in high school. His first band, The Runaways, played extensively in the Chicago area at many of the local colleges, fraternities, and high schools. A former teacher, when not in his basement studio he can usually be found in the garage working on an old Mustang or Corvette or in his wood shop.

Mike Creaney - Vocals/Guitar

The "Front man" for the Roadshow Band, Mike has been in the music business most of his life. Coming from a musical family, Mike played in many bands over the years. In addition to duties with The Roadshow Band, Mike has been seen in many establishments in the area as a solo performer or just "jammin with friends" at the Harbor Club, J&L Club, or anywhere else that leaves a microphone unguarded!

Tom Kolar - Lead Guitar

Tom Kolar rejoined the Roadshow in August. As a professional musician for most of his life, Tom brings his musical styling's to the band as well as a polished singing voice expanding The Roadshows vocal arrangements and capabilities.

Steve Hansen - Bass Guitar

Steve joined the Roadshow band in January 2013. Steve plays lead and bass guitar and brings a bass/baritone voice to our vocal arrangements. Often referred to as "Johnny Cashes cousin" (Think Folsum Prison) , steve is a Navy veteran. The Roadshow Band now represents 3 of the 4 branches of the military; Army,(Mike),Navy(Steve)and Marine Corp(Barry). Steve has played guitar most of his life and The Roadshow couldn't be happier that he's now playing with us!