Kate Mertz - Vocals, Percussion
Kate was involved in chorus since the age of ten. She was so into sports growing up that she didn't realize she could sing until she was seventeen or eighteen. In her early twenties, she was a member of "Hog Leg", a classic rock cover band that played in the Lehigh Valley area. Later, she sang across the tri-state area with "Johnny Rock It", an original rock-a-billy/pop band. Kate is involved with many charitable organizations and has collaborated, and recorded with several artists in our area. She is also working on advanced degrees in Psychology and Biology. Kate has the distinction of being nominated as "Outstanding All Around Performer" for the 2014 Lehigh Valley Music Awards. She was the ONLY female among the nominees!
Ed Clauss - Electronics, Percussion, Guitar, Vocals
Ed first picked up drum sticks in second grade, and played in every high school band imaginable, covering all aspects of percussion including "triples" and tympany. In his spare time, he and buddy Scott Guman played together in a band called "Dionysus" back in the early eighties. Life events ensued until 2009 when Ed saw a rebirth of the interest in drumming. He has since played on local artist Perry Costello's CD "A Barefoot Life" and was a founding member of, and drummer for "That Being Said". Ed is a proud endorsee of Croaker Percussion Hand-Crafted Instruments.
Steve Harkins - Guitar, Piano, Vocals
A thirty year veteran of the Lehigh Valley music scene, Steve first picked up a guitar at the age of 16, validating his passion for music. Since then, he has been a sound engineer, vocalist, and a multi-instrumentalist for many area bands, including Tokar, Matryx, Flyin Blind, Jonas, Aggression, Curbshot, Gailforce, Handel, and BoneShakerz. He is also currently a member of POPROXX, The Day Drinkers, and Droppin' Trou.
Former Member: Mike Anthus - Guitar
A life-long resident of the Lehigh Valley, Mike started playing ukelele at the young age of eleven, and soon after picked up his first guitar. He has played with a number of cover bands over the years including "Apogee" and "Peripheral Vision" (the Olympus Corporate band) to name a few. Mike's guitar idols include Brian May of Queen, Joe Bonamassa and local favorite, Craig Thatcher. Mike's final show with us was August 17, Summer Fest at Northampton Liederkranz.
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What We Do
Kate & Those Guys are a little different from your typical acoustic trio. Kate, of course, uses the instrument of her voice to great effect, Steve sings and does all the guitar and piano heavy lifting, and Ed also sings and plays an electronic drum kit. The resulting sound is quite full for a trio, while being able to control the overall volume from background quiet to a full roar!
While most of our performances take place in Lehigh Valley area pubs and taverns, we are also ready, willing, and able to provide entertainment for corporate events, weddings, parties and family gatherings. Don't think something like this is affordable? Prices are VERY affordable for any budget! Contact us today to get a quote for YOUR event!