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We are an acoustic/electric duo playing a mixture of vocal and instrumental tunes in Jazz, Blues and Pop styles and have been performing as a duo since 2006.
Doug Arnold is on vocals and plays a Breedlove acoustic guitar.
Shawn Manske is on bass and vocals. He plays a Clevinger electric upright bass and Fender bass. Below are our individual bios.
- Doug Arnold -
Over 40 years of professional experience: Guitar and Vocals.
Doug started playing professionally at age sixteen with a valley group called the Win'Jammers. As a member of the Win'Jammers he played at The Riverboat Room in New York as the opening act for The Buddy Morrow Big Band, Three USO tours to Southeast Asia, Europe and Vietnam, Expo '67 World's Fair and the Hollywood Bowl.
Doug took music theory in college and studied music throughout the 70's. He has had over 20 years of experience playing in variety bands. Among them were Susanne & Company, The VIP Band, Shelly Standing & Standing Room Only and countless casuals. With Shelly Standing's band he opened for the Four Tops and Barbara Mandrell.
Doug retired from his day job in 2005 after working for 32 yrs at the Safeway Distribution Center in Tempe Arizona and is now pursuing his passion playing music.
- Shawn Manske -
Over 30 years of professional experience: Electric and Upright Bass.
Shawn studied jazz under the infamous Grant Wolf at Mesa Community College in the 70's.
Several years with the following local groups; Cosmo Topper, David Dodt and the Hi-Fi's, Michael Farrell Group, Sonya Jason, Delphine Cortez, Dan Pinson, and Standing Room Only.
Shawn performed with the Coasters, Brian Hyland, Frieda Payne, Otis Day and the Knights, countless casuals, and many years as bassist with the VIP Orchestras.