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The Phaders / Bio

Tom Luxem- Guitar & Vocals.
Chicago suburb Glenview is where you would find me in a garage playing three-chord rock for hours with my bass playing friend Jimmy Page.

No, not the same one. Yes, it bothered him.

In Iowa City, I learned about multi-tracking from some players down the hall at the dorm. One of the best classes I took for no credit.

Living in Tempe is where "Mongo" jam band-ed me to friends, 'Freeze Band' showed us happiness and hotels, and 'Music By Numbers' took me down the rabbit hole. It showed me where home is, between the amp and the monitors.
Brad Renner- Keyboards & Vocals
Born and raised in Topeka. Found his way in, out, through, over, under, and in-between the music scene for nearly 30 years, and has had great opportunities to play with some very fine artists in and around the area. Definitely a gear junkie...especially if it has keys, knobs, and levers. Ooh, I wonder what this button does? Has a deep if not slightly uncomfortable obsession with his organ...the Hammond kind you sickos. Likes nearly all genres and always keeps an ear towards the strange and unusual; however loves to just "git down and boogie."

Joe Gabel- Bass & Vocals
Bred and fed in Topeka, Joe started playing music in his early grade school years.
Starting with guitar, he added percussion, then bass in middle school. He focused on
bass throughout high school, where he discovered jazz and blues. After hanging up his
guitars for the better part of two decades, he had the opportunity to dust them off and
join a folkgroup at his church. Through some mutual connections, he found his way
back onto the stage in 2010. After playing with a few local cover bands, he joined the
Phaders in December 2012.
Cindy Luxem- Percussion & Vocals
Cindy's roots come from her Kansas heritage. Listening and singing traditional folk music of the heartland has helped her to find her voice.Performing started on the acting side of the stage. At Arizona State Univ. she performed in Reader's Theatre. Alot of church choirs over the years have helped in polishing her skills. Recently, before the Phaders, she has been performing folk music with Tom at the Paxico Blues Fest after-hours party for the past few years. Cindy has also been singing traditional folk music at nursing homes throughout Kansas as a way of sharing her talen with the people of Kansas. Cindy has helped give The Phaders a strong vocal presence.

Mike Douglas- Drums & Vocals

General Info

Band Members
Tom Luxem-Guitar & Vocals Brad Renner-Keyboards & Vocals Jeff Dechand-Drums & Vocals Joe Gabel-Bass & Vocals Cindy Luxem-Percussion & Vocals
Artist Name
The Phaders
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Active Since
Rock / Classic Rock

Contact Info

Berryton, KS