Rivertown Country Band Booking Kansas City Band 816-734-4558
Hometown: Kansas City, MO Genres: Country / Pop / Classic Rock Members: William Mears: Guitar/Vocals, Jesica Poell: Vocals, Alicia Kay: Vocals, Clayton DeLong: Lead Guitar, Andrew Johnson: Bass, Sebastian Muehlich: DrumsBill Mears: Lead Guitar/ Vocals- Bill Mears kicked off his music career playing in several successful bands on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Coming home to the Chicagoland area he continued to hone his craft and build a strong band bio. Bill has extensive on stage experience, attention grabbing guitar licks, melting vocals and harmonies, and an energetic stage presence.Clayton DeLong: Lead/Slide Guitar – While earning a degree in jazz guitar from the University of Missouri Kansas City, Clayton DeLong studied under Kansas City greats such as Rod Fleeman, Danny Embrey, Doug Niedt, Michael Pagan and Bobby Watson. Clayton has been a professional guitar instructor for six years and performs live music regularly in several bands including A La Mode, a classic Kansas City jazz band. Clayton played lead guitar in KC country rock band 6 Degrees West for 2 years, opening for country greats such as Eli Young Band, Sunny Sweeney, Gloriana, and Diamond Rio. Visit www.ClaytonDeLong.com to listen or for more information.Alicia Kay: Lead/Harmony Vocals: Alicia Kay, a traditional country sweetheart, has been warming the hearts of her audiences for over a decade. The twenty five year old has already had a prolific career thus far in popular venues throughout the Midwest and southeastern United States. Alicia has been a favorite front woman and opening act among country legends such as Vern Gosdin, Connie Smith, and Merle Haggard. Alicia has spent a significant amount of time in the studio since the age of twelve and has numerous recording projects including a duet with “The Voice” Vern Gosdin. Alicia moved to Nashville to be part of the music scene she longed for all her life, and made memorable appearances at venues such as Tootsies, The Stage, The Nashville Palace, John A’s, Legends, Hotel Preston, and many others (including working out harmonies in her living room with singing partner Vern Gosdin). Along with being an outstanding vocalist and performer, Alicia is also a gifted songwriter. She has been a featured songwriter at some of Nashville’s hottest venues. Alicia is a warm hearted, fun-loving, and polished entertainer. Alicia Kay is an unforgettable talent to grace the music world and the hearts of its audience.Jesica Poell: Lead/Harmony Vocals- Jesica, lead vocalist of Kansas City jazz band A La Mode, has studied classical voice for 8 years. She attended one year at Stephens College in Columbia, MO, pursing a degree in Musical Theatre Performance. She returned to Kansas City at age 22 to start her career as a working musician and has been in the entertainment biz ever since. Don’t let her small size fool you, this pint sized singer can pack a punch! Jesica has performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Arrowhead Stadium, The Plaza Art Fair, The National Cattle Congress, to name a few. Visit www.ClaytonDeLong.com for more information.Sebastian Muehlich: Drums- Sebastian started playing drums at the age of 11 and studied with Dennis Rogers for 8 years. He was first chair in the symphonic band at park hill high school, 3rd chair all-district band in ‘05 securing a 1 rating at district and a 2 rating at state for percussion ensemble, as well as winning 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place trophies at numerous drumline competitions. Additionally, he has a specialist certificate in producing music with logic pro from Berklee College of Music. Currently, Mr. Muehlich is teaching private drum lessons and continuing to hone his expertise as a sound engineer while studying privately with Doug Auwarter.Andrew Johnson: Electric Bass- Drew provides a powerful and intoxicating low end power to Rivertown. His style, imagination and cross-genre influences create a groove like no other! Drew has played in a variety of bands utilizing many styles but rarely straying from basements and house parties. In 2006 he joined Alt Metal band Seeking Surreal. He played with the band for several years winning Bands Across Kansas City in 2007. After leaving Seeking Surreal, Drew joined Jus’ Marley, a Bob Marley tribute band, that was one of the most on point projects he’d worked with as well as a great learning experience. Currently, Drew is studying with teacher Phil Rogers, learning the music language, progressive jazz and their application to bass, keys and guitar. His goal is to become a well rounded, professional musician and as always, to make booties shake!