Katie is very excited to be a part of Back 2 The Future alongside these phenomenal musicians! As a long time professional singer she has traveled the world and performed just about every genre of music. The 80’s is one of her all time favorites!
Katie has studied classical voice since the age of 12 and has a BA in Musical Theater from Point Park University in Pittsburgh. Throughout her career she has lived and auditioned in New York City performing across the country in Broadway Musicals including the Full Monty, The Music Man ( with Jeff Goldblum) and Me And My Girl ( with Sutton Foster). She also sang in many live shows and orchestras including The Starlight Big Band Orchestra at Busch Gardens Williamsburg VA, and the Fireside Big Band Orchestra in Fort Atkinson, WI.
Katie travelled the world as a lead vocalist for Princess Cruise Lines and Holland America Cruise Lines where she got to perform diverse and exciting shows of all genres and worked with an international cast from all across the globe. When she finally settled back on dry land Katie found herself in Omaha Nebraska where she worked extensively with Opera Omaha in several different Operas including The Mikado, and Flowering Tree.
Katie was a featured soloist with the Omaha Symphony and had the immense honor of opening a concert for Frankie Valli at The Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha Nebraska. Katie also had the opportunity to front two different bands while in Omaha (The Six and The 402) where she learned so much. Now in Cleveland Katie is continuing her love of performing with this fantastic and fun group of musicians and can’t wait to sing the best of the 80’s for you!
Don is in love with singing and percussion, and has been involved in both since Elementary School. Don went to high school and was in Show Choir, in which he had choreographed dancing, while singing and he also played the drums for the group!
After graduating high school, in 1986, Don's sister asked him to be in a band with her, and has been in various bands ever since. Don loves to sing lead and loves finding great backup harmonies, when not singing lead parts!
Don also loves 80s music and all the various forms! Be ready for high energy and lots of fun when Don is on stage! Thanks!
Freddy has been playing guitar since age eleven. Forty one years! Shouldn't he look older? lol. He started playing out in clubs at age 17 in and around the Cleveland area.
His 1st band Escape (Top 40 dance) started working with Spotlight Talent Agency after being chosen top 3 best bands by Battle of the Bands located in Westlake, Ohio. Freddy then kicked it with the band Kickback (top 40 dance) for several years before changing directions to an original Christian rock band called Last Days. His last project MadFly (Rock dance band) entertained folks of all ages with their collaborative musicianship. More recently,
Freddy had the privilege of being a fill in guitar player for about a year and a half with Cleveland's well known That 80's Band! His influences include Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Prince, and John Sykes to name a few. His favorite gear includes Paul Reed Smith, Gibson, & Fender guitars and Mesa Boogie Amplification. Freddy's high energy on stage is sure to keep you Enchanted...Under the Sea. (wink wink).
Jim has played bass for 40+ years in the NE Ohio area. He's played in a few original but mostly cover bands.
Playing many of the top clubs since the 80's, he's gained experience in his playing ability, showmanship and what it takes for a crowd to have fun!
His influences include John Entwistle (the Who), Geddy Lee (Rush), John Taylor (Duran Duran) and Flea (RHCP). He's excited to be a part of B2TF!!!