Rich can come with his amazing Friends, called “The Little Tribe” for a larger Event!
Some of the finest musicians and funniest human beings he has met in all of his travels 🙂
Meet some members of The Little Tribe………
Brittany Clauson – Upright Bass, Voice
Brittney Clauson is a 2010 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Music. During her time at UWSP, Brittney studied both classical and jazz bass.
Upon college graduation, Brittney took over full time management of the Clauson Family Music Show. Currently she manages the office and theatre facility along with overseeing the kitchen for all dinner shows and special events.
Brittney also performs in the show with string bass, accordion and vocals. In addition, she performs regularly with the Cody Clauson Trio, traveling throughout the United States.
Meg Thomas – Percussion and Drums
Drummer and percussionist Meg Thomas has performed in musical realms that range from rock to calypso, avant-garde to spoken word, Latin-jazz to punk, and dance ensembles to percussion ensembles.
Her drum and percussion set-ups range from the traditional ideas to unique set-ups that incorporate a vast range of percussion instruments.
Meg received her degree in Music from Millikin University and she founded and runs the Chicago Women’s Drumming Group. Meg is a Vic Firth Private Drum and Percussion Teacher and teaches lessons out of her studio in Chicago. She plays recording sessions, performs with an array of bands and ensembles, and has toured the U.S. and Europe.
Meg won a Drummie in Drum! Magazine’s 2010 Drummie Awards as runner-up “Rising Star Percussionist,” was named “Musician of the Month” for January 2013 by the Chicago Music Guide, and is endorsed by Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, Evans Drumheads, LP Percussion, PureSound Percussion, and Humes & Berg Cases.
www.MegThomasPercussion.com [email protected]
Mark Johnson – Piano
Mark Johnson lives in Hanover Park, IL with his wife, Laura and there three kids, Kyle Kelly and Kevin.
Everyone in the Johnson Family plays piano, sings and plays additional instruments. His wife is the Choral Director at Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream, IL. Kyle and Kelly attend Millikin University and are majoring in Choral Music Education. Kevin, the youngest, wants to be a Band Director.
Mark is a true Renaissance Man, a Master Wood Workers who builds Leslie Speaker cabinets for Hammond Organ Company. He also flies Jets for DuPage Aerospace Corporation.
Mark is the Organist at First United Methodist church Elgin, IL [email protected]
Kim Chapman – Drum Set and Voice
Kim Chapman is a musician and worship designer. She is a lover of life, art, architecture, music, nature, John Wesley and Jesus.
Kim has served as a pastor and in the areas of music, youth, and campus ministry. Her passions for worship, design, and music have allowed her to serve as a visual artist, drummer, and vocalist for churches and conferences across The United Methodist Connection.
She enjoys her books, drums, and assorted Mac gadgets. [email protected]
Marianne Kim – Piano
Marianne Kim is a Chicago-based composer, pianist, organist, and harpsichordist. She is known for her vibrant performances and compositions in a wide diversity of musical styles, such as classical, jazz, Broadway musical, R&B, gospel, traditional & contemporary church music, and more.
Born and raised in Busan, Korea, Marianne studied piano and composition and earned B.M. in composition at Pusan National University, Korea. Working professionally in the States, she returned to school and earned dual M.M. in jazz studies and organ performance with full scholarship and prizes from Northern Illinois University.
As a composer, Marianne has been creating piano, organ, choral and instrumental music, and her arrangements are published through major publishers, including Lorenz Corp., Hope Publishing, Augsburg Fortress and Shawnee Press/Hal Leonard Corp.
As a soloist and collaborative artist, Marianne enjoys performing piano and organ recitals, chamber music and jazz. She regularly appears with the Lakeside Singers, professional mixed voices under the direction of Robert Bowker, performing highly demanding dual roles of classical accompanist and rhythm section keyboardist since 2005. Also Marianne has served at the Moody Church and Willow Creek Community Church.
Marianne is a member of ASCAP and AGO. More updates and detail information can be found at her website.