Electronic Press Kit
Annie Lyon - Vocals
Annie Lyon has been wowing all over Las Vegas, Laughlin and Texas with Common Ground for years! She is right at home with our powerful horn band! From soaring Rock and Roll and Blues vocals to luscious ballads she will keep you on your feet and capture your heart!
Brian Pollack - Vocals
Brian has toured the country singing and performing since he was young! After studying theater in New York he began acting and modeling in Los Angeles. He then studied at Playhouse West in Los Angeles studying with actors such as Val Lauren and James Franco.
In 2010 Brian started devoting all his time to singing in bands in Las Vegas.
Soon he started his own band Blue String Theory as lead singer. He has been wowing fans of all types and sizes of audiences at some of the best venues in Las Vegas for many years.
The Fremont Experience, Westgate Hotel and Casino, Station Casinos, MGM Properties, Caesars Entertainment, wonderful private parties and corporate events and much more.
Now with Common Ground he has been sharing even more of his musical diversity with our powerful horn band all while sharing his charisma and amazing vocals with new and growing audiences.
Dan Huber - All Saxes
Dan attended Arizona State University and studied Jazz Performance. He has lived in Las Vegas since 1978 and has performed all around the Las Vegas and Houston area.
Dan loves many styles of music such as R&B, Rock and Roll, Pop, Big Band and soaring ballads.
As the producer and musical director of Common Ground both in Houston and Las Vegas, Dan is the creative driving force behind the Common Ground experience.
Gene Keen- Keys & Vocals
Gene has traveled the world many times over, sharing his music with thrilled audiences.
His wizardry on the keyboards is diverse and extraordinary. Grooves from Stevie Wonder, Boogie Woogie, Rock and Roll, all the way to ballads with soaring strings. Gene produces the essence of each song. He is a master of harmonies and loves letting loose on lead vocals that will have you running to the dance floor.
We are blessed to have Gene do all the band's charts and arrangements!
His band “The Stellar Unit” was a staple in Las Vegas much of the late 80’s and 90’s playing all the Hotel/Casino “Hot Spots”
Jim Baich - Guitar
Jim and his guitar has been rockin' Las Vegas for many years now! Versatility is a must with the wide range of music Common Ground provides and Jim has the expertise to play it all! Come enjoy Jim's wide ranging grooves, and musical solos. Listen to his guitar “cry and sing” or just follow his boogie down to the dance floor!
John Kuramai - Drums
John has played his music all over the country with many top bands! We are excited to say he has joined forces with Common Ground! John is a groove-in the pocket-player who helps Common Ground play their diverse book of music. Whether it's R&B, Blues or Rock n Roll, you know John will have the dance floor Rockin'!
Paul Snyder - Bass & Vocals
A native Chicagoan, Paul has been playing bass for more than 40 years. He has lived in Las Vegas since 1992, where he has lent his full and powerful bass tones to many successful groups and acts including The Drifters, Cover Up, Sixties Sensation, Rev It Up and Common Ground in the mid-90's.. Paul’s gifted style and prolific output on the bass serve as major heft to the rhythmic backbone of Common Ground.
Mark Laity - Trumpet
Las Vegas native Mark Laity has been playing trumpet, keyboards, and singing in bands for most of his life. He trained for many years as a classical trumpet player, but his passion for various music types and genres led him to explore alternate styles. These days, Mark plays expertly in just about any music situation – from a rock and roll horn band to a wailing blues band or symphony orchestra, he brings the magic. Highlights from his musical journey include performing in cruise ship orchestras, touring with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, performing at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, and much more.
Michael Evans - Trombone
Michael Evans is from the Bay Area of California, has toured the world and has played with many bands and artists such as B. B. King, Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Human Nature, Postmodern Jukebox, Tony Vega, Jerry Rivera, and many more. Michael arranges music and composes for shows on the Las Vegas Strip as well as playing trombone, bass, piano, and drums. When he plays trombone; you listen.
Brett Hansen - Audio / Video
Brett provides Common Ground's uncommon sound for their live shows.
As owner and chief engineer at AUDIO ARTS RECORDING & MASTERING, Brett brings his expertise in mixing sound, lighting and video to the live production. Brett has worked with and recorded hundreds of musical groups and artists including B.B. King, Earl Turner, Esteban, and 17 number one billboard chartbuster Kristine W.
Origin: Las Vegas, NV
Genres: POWER SHOW BAND
Years Active: 2017- Present
The show band Common Ground was carefully crafted to provide a diverse and exciting show for audiences of all ages and venues in Las Vegas. From Conventions, Corporate parties, Music Festivals, Private functions, Slot Parties,Casino Lounges and more we bring generations together on the dance floor.
Depending on your needs we understand there are times the entertainment is to complement and support your function and then when the time is right to “raise the roof” with a groove that just won't stop!
3 Talented lead vocalists that blend like Tea and Honey and have true “Vegas style”. Three horns for a R&B sound that will “take you downtown! Bruno Mars, Chicago, Adele, Elton John, Stevie Wonder and everything in between!
We understand we represent your Hotel, Company, Brand, Agency and often personal reputation when we are hired and we never forget that.
Professional, Diverse, Respectful, Entertaining, Fun and full of Groove, that is Common Ground!
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Huber Productions Las Vegas NV
Management / Booking: Dan Huber | firstname.lastname@example.org