WHO WE ARE
We're a group of pros from the twin cities metro area who just love to entertain a crowd and get them up on the dance floor! Our members have performed for weddings, bars & nightclubs, casinos, street dances, rodeos, private parties and just about anything else you can imagine, with performance experience in the U.S. and abroad.
And, our approach is professional both on and off the stage, with a fun performance that your audience will remember!
TopShelf prides itself on entertaining your guests with a truly FUN variety of the top Modern Country, Pop & Rock hits from the 1990's to today, plus a good dose of timeless classics for all ages - we even throw in a little funk and blues to spice things up! You know...the ones that make you want to dance! Want some modern country rock? Got it. How about some classic rock & funk? Check. Do you like the biggest pop hits and groovin' dance tunes? We've got that too!
Whether it's for a wedding, special event or to entertain your customers, TopShelf provides top notch entertainment from very experienced musicians, at a reasonable price.
Tamara, Lead Vocals
Tamara has been singing most of her life, and has a natural talent that makes people want to smile. She joined every choir or ensemble she could get her hands on in 5th grade and continued through college. In high school and college she performed in select, show, and jazz choirs, costume caroling and community choirs, and majored in Musical Theater at Concordia St. Paul.
In addition to performing in a many groups, Tamara has the unique experience of running a high end music group for a large church in Chicago. As Creative Director for over 12 years, she directed the band, vocalists, and choir, as well as heading up the drama and production teams. Tamara then moved to the western Wisconsin area, just outside of the twin cities metro. Her performance style and interaction with the crowd will keep you engaged all night long!
Charles, Keyboard, Vocals & Guitar
Charles started playing piano at age 11, and picked up drums a few years later. Playing music has been a part his life ever since. Garage bands, church bands and even some songwriting were scattered throughout his early years. Following a stint with a christian country band (included two great studio albums), he join several Twin Cities cover bands later in life, hammering out key parts for classic rock, blues and country tunes for the last 15 years. Joining this outstanding group is a great next step in his musical evolution.
Marc, Lead Guitar
Marc brings 35 years of gigging and recording experience as a lead guitarist and vocalist. A finalist in the original "Twin Cities Lead Guitarist" competition, Marc has toured the Midwest as part of Northern Lights, and later, Cain. He’s a session player on numerous local recordings, including the soundtrack for the award winning-musical “Philly”. Marc has also been occasionally spotted as George Harrison in the Beatles tribute A Hard Day’s Night.
Boyd has extensive performance experience in the U.S. and Internationally, and has been playing bass since he was a teenager. By the time he was in high school, he was already touring throughout Asia, and has been rocking the stages ever since! Originally from the Phillippines, he moved to the U.S. and has been a popular bassist in the twin cities for many years. With an infectious smile and stage presence, you can both hear and feel his music!
John, Drums & Band Leader
John has been hitting things (of the stick and drum variety) for over 35 years. He has been performing in and leading a variety of groups in the Minneapolis, Chicago and Denver areas since 1984, ranging from country and rock bands to musical theater and classical groups. He also a lot of experience on the business side of things, so you can be assured of a professional approach from the time you book us until we're done performing the last song for your event!