Roderick Overman – Vocals & Percussion
Roderick began singing over 20 years ago, first as a solo singer/songwriter on guitar. He also enjoyed performing as a chorus member in the comic opera The Abduction from the Seraglio and was one of four vocalist to perform in A Tribute to Freddy Mercury & Queen. From there Roderick transitioned into singing lead vocals for larger bands. That journey has included The Moonlighters & Joe DaddyO (Swing), The Work Band (Variety), Indy Nile (Classic Rock), Emerald City Horns & Co. (Funk), and now Boris Can Dance (R&B). More recently Roderick also began studying afro-cuban drumming and currently teaches beginning afro-cuban drum classes at Fremont Drum.
Josie Colby – Vocals & Percussion
Josie is a talented singer and performer. Her voice and stage presence will draw you in to every song she sings. Her vocal stylings are influenced by many great vocalists ranging from Aretha Franklin, to Norah Jones, Lydia Pense and Bonnie Raitt. She has deep roots in gospel music but enjoys singing a wide variety of musical styles from R&B to the Blues, Bluegrass, Country, Jazz, and Classic Rock. In addition to her work with Boris Can Dance, Josie has performed with a variety of local artists, has worked on recording studio projects and has been a featured soloist with gospel choirs. Josie is highly skilled working with musicians possessing a wide range of musical backgrounds. She is a professional educator, music director and engages singers of all ages.
Steve Montague – Trombone & Arranger
Steve writes the unique musical arrangements that make Boris dance! He has degrees in music and education from the University of Washington and has had several of his original songs and choral arrangements published. He’s also conducted and performed with a variety of choirs, bands and brass ensembles across the US and in Europe.
David Bernhardt – Trumpet
A life long native of Washington, David studied Trumpet at the University of Washington, performing in the UW big bands and Husky Marching Bands and has been active performer in the greater Seattle area music scene for the past two decades. He has performed with numerous Seattle area bands over the years including Andy-O, Groove Mob and The Curtis Hammond Band to name a few. David was a Washington Blues Society nominee for Best Blues Horn in 2013 and also currently performs regularly with another Seattle area R&B band, Mojo Cannon.
Eric Lindberg – Tenor Saxophone
Eric studied Music Composition at University of California at San Diego where he was also a member in a variety of bands including Mungus (jazz), Bungie Thump (garage), Gangbusters (ska) and a number of free jazz ensembles. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Eric got an early start in the electric guitar, clarinet duo Cobra Death. More recently Eric has been gigging in a variety of jazz combos such as Live Wire, Blue Fuse, Buckle, and The Jazz Resins.
James Myles – Baritone Saxophone
After studying Saxophone and Composition at the Manhattan School of Music, James returned to Seattle to create and teach music. A regular performer on the alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, James keeps himself active with all types of music. From R&B to Indie, from Big Band to Brass Band, from Classical to Metal, James’ musical projects are almost as eclectic as he is. When he’s not playing, he stays active as an educator, teaching over 40 private students and regularly giving clinics across the state.
Kim Saunders – Keyboards & Background Vocals
Kim has been a keyboardist and music director for church, community theater, and college groups. She toured for several years with RCA recording artists Stacey Lattisaw and Johnny Gill, and recently co-wrote Newton’s Cradle, a new musical about a family grappling with autism, which won Best Musical at the 2016 New York Musical Festival.
Mark Colombo – Rhythm & Lead Guitar
Mark has played in local bands for 35 years. His musical career also includes years as a recording engineer and producer. Influences include Terry Kath, Jimi, Johnny Smith, Danny Gatton, Todd and Snow Goose Ice-cream. Oh yah, Wes, Johnny Ramone and Phil Keaggy.
Mark says, “Have fun, support your local artists and see you on the dance floor!”
Patrick Kolsch – Bass
Patrick started playing bass in Germany sometime in the early 80’s. Listening to Motown and influenced by Soul, Funk, and Rock music of the times, he has written, recorded, and performed originals for many years. Patrick moved to the Pacific Northwest a few years ago and has been playing around town in various bands, big bands and jazz ensembles.
Frank Heye – Drums
Frank has been playing drums since the 1980’s. He’s been teaching drum techniques and styles to students for almost as many years. He grew up listening to Rock, Motown, Funk and Soul and attended North Texas State University where he performed in a variety of ensembles. Frank has lived in the Puget Sound area for over a decade and is in demand as a performer, studio musician and teacher.