Alicia wrote her first song and joined her first band over 10 years ago. After two band experiences, Amethyst Blyss with her sister and the next short-lived project Lily Black, she started The Changeups in mid-2009 based on her songs.
Jimmy is the other member of the original lineup who has an extensive band history including Baked Iguana, Lewd Panache, Crazed Individuals (for seven years in CO) and currently also plays with Eddie Mac.
Aaron joined The Changeups last year and also plays with Matt Jennings and the Fabulous Chestertones. He recently moved back to Minneapolis after living in Brooklyn, NY, for 12 years. He's collaborated with many musicians including Desdamona, Omaur Bliss, Javier Trejo, Toriano Sanzone and MMF.
Violinist, Wendy Tangen-Foster, also joined the band last year. Trained classically, Wendy has toured nationally with the Jason Shannon Band and has performed with such artists as Randy Sabien, Nick Haas, Jessie Bryan, and Bob Schneider. Wendy is also a member of Rogue Tango and Charanga Tropical.
Kendra, a long time musician, is new to the band experience. She switched from guitar to bass two years ago to help form The Beavers. Loving her new role as bass player, she is the most recently added member of The Changeups.