Carl Burger, baritone and guitarist
for Those Guys, has lived on Orcas Island since 1992. His day job is to
run Spring Bay Inn with his wife Sandy. Despite his declared "lack of musical
training," he is a formidable musician with an outrageous sense of humor.
He is also a gifted lyricist: his song parodies add spice to every TGFO
Anna Tejada, tenor, loves to sing
and it shows! She's been singing along with Broadway musicals since she
was a child, but it was only after she came to Orcas that she found the
courage to sing in public. Perhaps best known for her performance
as Nellie in South Pacific, Anna also sings with Beloved Child, a local
group which performs original Christian songs. She is also a talented painter.
Diane Walker sang tenor in the Shaw
Island Chorale for three years before moving to Orcas, but her work with
Those Guys from Orcas is both her first experience in a small group and
her first experience singing "the high part." Walker, a photographer, has
been singing in school, church, and community choirs since the age of three.
She has also studied clarinet, piano, and bassoon.
Paul Louden, bass, provides a solid
bottom to the group. Paul's musical background includes glee clubs, church
choirs, and the West Valley Community Chorale of Saratoga, California...as
well a marching bands, drum and bugle corps, and light opera. Paul says
he's retired, but we know better!
Dan Sholl, lead tenor, is the newest
member of the group. A gifted woodworker with a sweet voice and a gift
for making unusual musical instruments, Dan brings an enthusiasm for music
and an appreciation for the musical heritage of other cultures to his work
with Those Guys from Orcas.
John Liger, bass/baritone and artistic
director/founder of the group, has been singing since the age of three.
His mom is still a talented pianist at age 87, and his dad was a professional
singer on the radio. He has sung pop, gospel, and the classics, but his
deepest love is for jazz. After a long career in business, he began singing
professionally in 1995 and is in constant demand
in the islands and beyond.
Call 360-376-4784 to arrange
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