By Mitzi Beliveau
From time to time bands change band members. With the Mr Winky Band, it was a wonderful opportunity to add to the band. New to the band is Vern Mooney, Vern as his friends call him, Sings, plays Keys, Piano, Sax. A very amazing man and a very talented man in the band. Congratulations Mr Winky Band!
Great group of friendly men with remarkable talent. Individually and blended as the band. The first thing I noticed was the large group of people who came out to hear the Mr. Winky Band. Both dancers and music lovers. The place was hopping with music. Rock and Roll, Country, Motown, Older Rock and Roll, and they did request!
The main singer is Bob Arndt, also known as “The Singing Realtor.” Bob, as a super voice both as lead and, blended. Bob is one of the best five-state area singers for versatility. I must say here this band has one of the best-blended singers I have heard. Great job, guys. Bob also uses percussion instruments as well. A powerful voice and is very versatile with the different types of music that the band plays. Bob, as his friends call him, was right on beat and notes in every song he sang.
The drummer was Kent Pierce, Kent, as the crowd and band call him worked the magic of the music with his drum and singing. Both blended singing and his solo song and part. Always on the beat with the drum and singing. Every band needs a steady drummer, Kent is it!
Dave Jensen, Dave as the band member and band followers, calls him to play the lead guitar and sings blended and solo parts. Dave won the hearts of a few ladies out in the crowd that night with the love song he sang. Dave makes music on his guitar and works it to sing beautiful music. An outstanding lead guitarist! Right on lead, tone, and beat.
Next, we have the bass guitarist, Curt Olson. Curt, as everyone calls him, is the groove maker of the band. Smooth bass with the heart and soul of each song he played on his bass. You can feel the movement of the music with the bass tones, beat, and love with each plug and strum of the bass guitar. Curt also sings as the backup and blends very well with the others in the band.
Now posting all the places and times they go on Facebook Mr Winky Fan Cub. You can also contact them to book them for your events and parties. I did! https://www.facebook.com/groups/51158780184